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New Website Coming Soon!

Welcome to Western Shield Label and Packaging! We are currently working on a new and improved website that will encompass all of Western Shield’s companies and locations across the USA. This includes Inline Label, DAC label, Label Print Technologies, and The Label Smith. Going forward, all locations will be known as Western Shield Label and…

Western Shield Label Company acquires Label Print Technologies

Rancho Dominguez, CA 3/2/2020 – Western Shield Label Company has today announced the acquisition of Label Print Technologies (LPT). Providing a range of complementary flexographic and digital label printing, the Mogadore, OH based company supports Western Shield’s continued growth plans and increases their presence in Ohio and the Midwest. “We welcome Jodi and her team…

Western Shield Label Company acquires Inline Label Company.

Rancho Dominguez, CA 1/3/2017 – Western Shield Label Company has today announced the acquisition of Inline Label Company. Providing a range of complementary flexographic label printing, the Middletown, OH based company supports Western Shield’s continued growth plans and accelerates entry into new and adjacent markets. “Inline provides an exciting opportunity for Western Shield”, explains Nizar…

The Future of Labels

I’ve been quite lax in my posting duties lately, but I came across this brief article and wanted to share.  More regular posts to resume shortly!   http://www.labelsandlabeling.com/blogs/carol-houghton/carol-houghton-visualizing-the-future-of-labels

Label Awards

The 9th annual Label Industry Global Awards are now taking nominations and entries.  We are planning to make a few submissions and will keep you updated with our progress via the blog.  It would quite an honor for us to be selected as an entry in any category.  We printed some truly stunning labels this…


Just a quick link today, we wanted to take a minute to offer our congratulations to all the winners of this years TLMI Eugene Singer Awards.  Check out the link below for more details.  Nice work, everyone!   http://www.labelsandlabeling.com/news/latest-news/tlmi-announces-eugene-singer-award-winners-12

Food Labels

Designing an eye-catching, yet informative food label is no easy task.  Obviously, the required FDA information is the first thing companies consider when designing a food label.  In reality though, that’s just the beginning.  If your label is only communicating the necessary regulatory and ingredient-related information, you are probably losing out on opportunities to increase…

Top 10 Questions

Here’s a great feature from the Labels and Labeling website.  David Ohnmeiss from Mactac took the time to write out the top 10 questions most commonly asked by converters.  Definitely worth a few minutes of your time…it’s pretty clear to see that adhesive questions are still at the top of the list!   http://www.labelsandlabeling.com/news/features/the-top-10-0

Check us out on Facebook

That’s right, label printers can have Facebook pages too!  We’ve even got over 1100 fans!  Granted, I’m not quite sure where all our fans came from….but we’ve got them nonetheless! In all seriousness though, we do have a Facebook page and we update it 2-3 times per week with company news, industry articles, and fun…

QR Codes

Recently, a lot of our customers have started asking about QR Codes.  QR is short for ‘Quick Response’ and it is the trademarked name for a type of matrix barcode. Today, they are commonly used as marketing tools whereby someone can scan the code directly from product packaging using their smartphone and be taken directly…

The Chef in Black Chinese Dressing Labels

We were recently fortunate enough to print some labels for a new customer, The Chef in Black.  Dorene Humason, the Owner and Founder of The Chef in Black, worked in the food industry for over 25 years before striking out on her own a few years ago.  Seems like a successful venture as her products…

Instant Redeemable Coupons

Looks like the economy is finally starting to rebound…great news for everyone!  One thing that’s likely to stay true even during the recovery though is that consumers are more apt to look for good deals.  Coupon usage is up, but the modern consumer doesn’t have time to clip paper coupons out of the Sunday paper….

Presidents Day

Hi Everyone…just a quick reminder that Western Shield will be closed on February 20th in observance of Presidents Day.  We’ll be back at it first thing Tuesday morning.  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  

For the Troops…

Just wanted to mention that we recently had the opportunity to work with an organization that’s doing some wonderful things for our troops.   They are called ‘For the Troops’ and their mission is to send care packages to our troops on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. We had a small part to…

A Recommendation

One of the challenges of running a small-medium sized business is finding a reliable insurance broker.  We’re fortunate to have found one in Conrey Insurance Brokers.  Like their motto says, they offer ‘exceptional service for everything you care about’. We’ve been working with them for a little over a year and couldn’t be happier.  Great…

FDA Requirements for Food Labels

We talk to a lot of entrepreneurs who are getting ready to launch a brand new food product.  Whether it’s home-made salsa, bbq sauce, or a delicious dessert….there’s one question on everyone’s mind:  What information does the FDA require us to include on our food label? As label printers, we get asked this question the all time….

Redclay Interactive

If you’re checking out our new site and thinking that it might be time to update yours…I’d invite you to give Redclay Interactive (our designers) a call.   They’ve got a staff of great designers and account managers to walk you through the process.  Most important though, they understand the subtle differences between a B2B…

Lean Manufacturing

Thanks to Kirk Miltimore, our Directer of Operations, for writing the following post about Lean manufacturing principles.   Western Shield is continuing its journey of Lean / Six Sigma. We have learned of tools like Jidoka, kaizen, andon, kanban, SMED, visual management, 6S, and 5 Whys. We could fill up this page and more with…

Welcome to our New Website

Welcome to Western Shield’s new website! A lot has changed here over the last 5 years (new facility, new products, new presses, new employees!!) so we felt like it was time to update our website. We’ve broken the site up into two main sections, product and market. If you’re looking for information on a specific…

New Site Launched

WesternShield launches new website with the help of Red Clay Interactive.

Case Study Tulkoff Food Products

Tulkoff Food Products

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"We decided that an expanded content label (ECL) would work best for us since we had a lot of information that we wanted to communicate. So we called around, spoke...

Kenny Ridgeway, NutriBiotic