Lightning Labels Recognizes Earth Day and Spring's Return with Eco-Friendly Labels

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Eco-friendly labels support sustainability this spring.

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Using eco-friendly labels helps preserve and sustain resources.

Consumers may make purchasing decisions based on a product's eco-friendly labels, thus driving sales and awareness, says Julie Mcculley, Lightning Labels Production Manager.

Lightning Labels, a custom label and sticker printing leader, encourages manufacturers to honor Earth Day and spring's return with a full line of eco-friendly labels that support sustainability in April and beyond. Although Earth Day is officially recognized for one day every year, custom labels printed by Lighting Labels provide sustainable solutions all year long. Committed to preserving resources for future generations, Lightning Labels aims to provide consumers with viable alternatives to labels that are tree- or petroleum-based. As manufacturers peruse the variety of label options available, Lightning Labels aims to educate consumers about the most current eco-friendly materials available today.

Multiple Options Now Available for Eco-Friendly Custom Stickers

"Lightning Labels offers a lot of Earth-friendly options that manufacturers can use for their custom label projects," says Julie Mcculley, Lightning Labels Production Manager. "Although producers can feel good about their role in preserving the environment, many consumers will appreciate their efforts and may make purchasing decisions based on a product's eco-friendly labels, thus driving sales and awareness."

Here are some material options manufacturers can consider when brainstorming eco-friendly labels:

1. EarthFirst PLA
Lightning Labels recently became the first digital label printer in the U.S. to offer EarthFirst PLA eco-friendly custom stickers. Made from corn rather than petroleum, EarthFirst PLA labels are printed on a film material and deliver striking aesthetic value as well as durability. Because EarthFirst PLA is a compostable label material, the simple switch can reduce the excess of landfill waste made up of petroleum products that remain in the ground for years. This label type is biodegradable and is also durable, waterproof and oilproof.

2. Set in BioStone
Another eco-friendly label option from Lightning Labels is BioStone, which is made from stone instead of trees. Every part of these biodegradable labels - including the adhesive backings - is fully compostable and highly durable. BioStone labels enjoy excellent ink adhesion and are water-resistant, making these striking labels a rock-solid custom labels solution.

3. Recycled Kraft
A crafty way to reduce one's carbon footprint is by printing labels on recycled Kraft paper material made from 100 percent post-consumer waste. Strong and suitable for machine applications, these earthy, organic-looking labels are ideal options for conserving energy while providing products with an enduring, dependable look and feel.

4. Recycled Vellum
White vellum material adds an elegant and uplifting look to custom labels. Also recycled from 100 percent post-consumer waste, its sustainability and strong liner make it suitable for machine applications and add a one-two punch to any custom printing projects.

Eco-Friendly Packaging and Labeling First Step to Taking Sustainable Action

Choosing eco-friendly packaging and labeling is just the first step to reducing a carbon footprint. Consumers and manufacturers can keep the sustainability chain going with a few simple Earth Day tips, which are great year-round:

1. Reduce Energy Use
Keeping appliances maintained and using climate control systems, light timers and other energy-savers helps preserve money and natural resources. People may want to make sure appliances have good user reviews because faulty, inefficient systems waste energy and drain resources. A visit from an HVAC professional to check systems can ensure everything is as up-to-date and energy-efficient as possible.

2. Consider Composting
Creating a compost pile preserves landfill space and fertilizes soil, allowing better water absorption to help plants grow better. Food scraps, such as banana peels, apple cores and eggshells, are just a few examples of items that make good compost and reduce the need for spending money on fertilizing products.

3. Recycle
Keeping a recycling bin near office desks and at home may make it easier to remember to recycle packaging or other paper products that will no longer be used.

Ready to make the jump to sustainability? Lightning Labels offers free samples of all labels, including eco-friendly stickers, so consumers can see and test the quality for themselves.

Also, Lightning Labels is offering 10% off online orders of $500 or more through April 8, 2013, plus a chance to win a 70" flat screen TV using promo code MARCHTV at checkout. Orders of $500 or more qualify for automatic entry and for every $500 spent one additional entry is earned. The maximum discount is $1000. Free ground shipping applies to regularly priced orders shipped only within the US & Canada. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotion. Visit for details. No purchase necessary.

About Lightning Labels:
Lightning Labels uses state-of-the-art digital printing technology to provide affordable, full-color custom labels and custom stickers of all shapes and sizes, and now offers a full line of custom packaging products. From small orders for individuals, to the bulk needs of big businesses, Lightning Labels is equipped to handle and fulfill sticker, label and product packaging projects of all types. Best of all, like the name implies, Lightning Labels provides a quick turnaround to every customers' labeling and product packaging needs. Uses for Lightning Labels custom product labels and custom stickers include food packaging and organic food labels, wine and beverage labels, bath and body labels, and nutraceutical products, such as vitamins, essentials oils, and herbal remedies, as well as event stickers, adhesive window stickers and more. Lightning Labels strongly supports the development of environmentally friendly printing materials and carries EarthFirst PLA, a new kind of green label material made from corn instead of petroleum. While operating as a high-tech printer, Lighting Labels prides itself on its personalized customer service. Lightning Labels provides one stop shopping for all of your label and product packaging needs. For more information and to place orders online, visit For the latest in packaging news and labeling promotional offers, find Lightning Labels on Facebook, Twitter (@LightningLabels), and Google .

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