The Challenge of CBD Oil Labels

With the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act in December 2018, CBD industrial hemp extract producers and distributors were freed from the stringent guidelines governing controlled substances. The new law removed hemp from the Controlled Substance Act, because there is no THC in CBD oil from industrial hemp extract. While this was a big shot in the arm for the industry it did not free it from label disclosures. While CBD oil is not regulated by the FDA reputable producers are responsible and careful regarding full disclosure in their labeling.

Typically CBD oil labels provide the following:

  • Batch #
  • Ingredients
  • Bottle Size
  • Serving/dosing information
  • Amount of CBD

Some states, like Indiana, now require QR codes and independent lab analysis results in addition to the information above. Label integrity and quality is extremely important whether the product is for humans, pets, etc.

Complicating or challenging label quality is the oil itself. Actual CBD extract is a white powder, which is diluted in carrier oil so the body can process (bioavailability) the extract without wasting any excess. The oils (e.g., avocado, olive, palm, etc.) actually enhance the effectiveness by allowing the CBD to bond with the fat molecules within the oil. The oils actually enhance the CBD extract. However, oil can be messy. The oil spills on the label and bottle, causing ink to run on the label and creating a mess. The labels need protection from the oil.

At Century Printing and Packaging we have found a solution to the challenge of oil saturated/corrupted labels. We have designed a single flap that peels provided extended label information. The label is printed on white polypropylene film with laminate. The laminate coated film stays through the life of the bottle so someone needing dosing information halfway through the life of the bottle (because they forgot, etc.) can have the information at their fingerprints without missing the information due to ink runs from the CBD oil.

Finding creative and innovative solutions to these challenges is what drives us at Century Printing and Packaging. We provide printing and packaging solutions for a variety of CBD hemp extract products.

Ben Waldrop, President
Century Printing and Packaging, Inc.
Greer, SC 29651
800.344.7509

The Challenges of CBD Oil Packaging and Labels

The new packaging allows producers to have more flexibility in packaging and presentation. This trend is something we are seeing in the industry and we are able to accommodate the label printing needs within the film packaging.

Distribution centers and stores like the film option because it saves space, money, and is more environmentally friendly. Plus it offers flexibility unavailable in traditional clamshell packaging. The film pouches do not require bins, or bin borders like open produce presentations so merchants can accommodate more product that lasts longer.

Producers welcome the chance to have their bag of produce in a consumer’s refrigerator, or counter sporting their name and logo with graphics that pop. From a store produce section to the home a producers name is front and center, instead of being thrown away in a clamshell label.

Retailers want to increase fresh produce space, profits, and turn produce quicker. By presenting produce in the new film packaging, grocers can reduce produce shrinkage from traditional open bin presentations, reduce waste from produce that falls on the floor and give customers the convenience of pre-packaged produce without having to spend the time digging through individual product in open bins/coolers.

Century Printing and Packaging can help your company with a variety of label and printing options. Contact us today to discuss your special needs.

Produce Packaging Trends

There’s a new trend within the produce industry showing up in the marketplace.   Producers are shifting from clamshell packaging to flexible film pouches.  The new packaging offers an option for producers who need to save space, time and money.  There are several advantages to the new packaging.  

The upright film bags allow producers to package fruits or vegetables in measured amounts just like the clamshells, but less plastic.  The trend is more eco friendly by reducing the amount of plastic and ultimately yields less waste.   Producers also have the ability to present all sides of their product as the film option allows a 360° view.

The new packaging allows producers to have more flexibility in packaging and presentation.  This trend is something we are seeing in the industry and we are able to accommodate the printing needs within the film packaging.  

Distribution centers and stores like the film option because it saves space, money, and is more environmentally friendly.  Plus it offers flexibility unavailable in traditional clamshell packaging.  The film pouches do not require bins, or bin borders like open produce presentations so merchants can accommodate more product that lasts longer.

Producers welcome the chance to have their bag of produce in a consumer’s refrigerator, or counter sporting their name and logo with graphics that pop.  From a store produce section to the home a producers name is front and center, instead of being thrown away in a clamshell label.  

Retailers want to increase fresh produce space, profits, and turn produce quicker.  By presenting produce in the new film packaging, grocers can reduce produce shrinkage from traditional open bin presentations, reduce waste from produce that falls on the floor and give customers the convenience of pre-packaged produce without having to spend the time digging through individual product in open bins/coolers.

Century Printing and Packaging can help your company with a variety of label and printing options.  Contact us today to discuss your special needs.

Trends Printed Labels

2019 Forecast for the Printed Labels Industry:

Rapid Growth

The adhesive label printing industry is witnessing advances like never before. According to an Adhesives & Sealants Industry (ASI) article that pulled information from ResearchandMarkets.com, “the self-adhesive labels market size is projected to grow from $31.06 billion in 2018 to $40.5 billion by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5%.”

Demand for Food & Beverage labels is on the rise

Rapid population growth and urbanization in burgeoning markets such as Greenville, SC, as well as specific industry demands, are driving this unprecedented growth. “Factors such as an increase in urban population, demand for pharmaceutical supplies, increase in consumer awareness, and growth of the e-commerce industry have propelled the growth of the global self-adhesive market.” Most telling is the fact that the food and beverage industry is predicted to grow at the highest rate in terms of volume. With the ever-increasing explosion of the craft beer and wine production markets in the Carolinas and Georgia, there is a demand for quality adhesive labels like never before.

“We have certainly seen a boom in the past few years,” says Ben Waldrop, President & Owner at Century Printing & Packaging (CPP). “And with so many new products, printers have had to find solutions to meet that demand. Customers always want two things: quality labels and quick turnaround so shipments can stay on schedule. At Century, that is always our focus: producing quality adhesive labels that stick and that are always on time.”

Need a label for cold, wet cans or bottles?

No problem

There’s a saying at Century Printing and Packaging: “If it needs a label, we’ll find one that sticks.” That includes cold, wet cans and bottles. As this video shows, CPP designs labels that can adhere to anything: even these moist beer cans at Pawleys Island Brewing.

See what our customers are saying

“Century Printing helped us bring our bottle labeling up to current industry standards. We wouldn’t work with any other label printer!”

— Donald Williams, Craft Beer Owner

“Great adhesion, after working with Chris and his team, our labels look fantastic and save us money.”

— Adam Shifflett, Three Brothers Brewing

All of my customers are using labels from Century Printing and Packaging. They look amazing, are made with high quality materials, and stick on great even when the bottles are wet.

— John Fleck, Bottle Works, LLC

Need solutions that stick? Contact us today

No matter what you print label needs, we have a solution. If we don’t, we’ll find one. We’ll do whatever it takes to meet the needs of our customers. As you will discover, we do much more than print labels. We help your products fly off the shelf. We look forward to talking with you.