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Brook & Whittle acquires ILS and Wizard Labels

Brook and Whittle has announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire Innovative Labeling Solutions, Inc. (ILS) and Wizard Labels LLC in partnership with founders, Jay Dollries, Steve Wolf and Steve Smith. Brook & Whittle is majority-owned by private equity firm Snow Phipps Group, LLC. The closing of the acquisitions is expected to occur within 30 days.

Innovative Labeling Solutions is a 2020 Goering Center Family and Private Business Award Honoree

Innovative Labeling Solutions has been honored with a University of Cincinnati Goering Center Family and Private Business Award.

Labeling business serves customers, protects workers

Throughout COVID-19, Innovative Labeling Solutions took its duty as an essential business seriously. The Fairfield Township-based company provides digitally-printed labels, shrink sleeves and flexible packaging for consumer-packaged goods such as hand sanitizer, cleaning products, nutritional supplements, food and beverage products and medical supplies.

Trending Needs Flexible Packaging Spotlight: Innovative Labeling Solutions

It’s important to invest in trusted technology, especially when at the forefront of the next big innovation. Once predominately produced via flexography, flexible packaging benefits from increased advancements in digital technology. Brand owners and their agencies demand shorter runs and increased versioning at faster times to market—all requirements met by digital printing. Print providers who identify the advantages of digital printing and are able to implement these capabilities in house are poised to offer customers exactly what they want.

Wiley Roots Raises $5,500 to Fight COVID-19, Partners with ILS

On May 1, 2020, Wiley Roots released Howl at the Moon Together, a blood orange hard seltzer in 16oz four-packs, to raise money to supply local organizations with needed sanitizer and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including gloves and masks. By partnering with Innovative Labeling Solutions, Source of Nature, Propagate Lab, and the distribution arm of WeldWerks Brewing Company, Wiley Roots was able reduce the cost of production, allowing the brewery to raise as much money as possible from the sale of the hard seltzer.

ILS Partner, Label Traxx, completes integration with HP PrintOS job costing tool

Label Traxx, a management information software (MIS) provider for the label converting industry, has completed integration with HP PrintOS Print Beat Jobs API. Label Traxx job costing analysis can now capture information from HP Indigo presses to include in costing.

The Logistics of Can Art for Weldwerks

With more than 120 different labels put out by Colorado’s Weldwerks Brewing in each of the past two years, and Director of Marketing Jake Goodman indicating that more than 80% of those being new beers with new labels, the process of can design might be a tad different than larger breweries.

HP Indigo Digital Packaging Innovation on Display at Thrive Event

At its recent HP Indigo Thrive Event, held August 6-7 near Cincinnati, prospective HP Indigo customers and industry partners learned the latest on the company’s numerous offerings for the label, flexible packaging, and folding carton segments, along with its emerging digital embellishment capabilities.

The perfect mix

Whether printing on pressure-sensitive labels, clear film, cartonboard or any other packaging substrate, the performance and characteristics of the ink used are an integral part of the production process.

The Perfect Fit: Driven by the craft beer market, shrink sleeves are all the rage when it comes to small runs and 360-degree graphics.

With so many small producers in the wine, beer, spirits, and cider markets, standing out from the crowd is top of mind. One way to do so is with shrink sleeve technology, which offers virtually unlimited creativity regarding graphics, look and feel. The biggest market for this has been craft beer, but other types of producers are discovering and employing it due to its suitability for small runs. Easiest for canned beverages, shrink sleeves are also suitable for glass bottles of any shape and size.