Still COVID-19 Strong!

Still COVID-19 Strong!

COVID-19 Safety First

We have many responsibilities to our customers, vendors, and community.  None of these is more serious than the health and safety of our crew.  We have taken serious and lasting measures to keep our people safe while still turning out high quality labels every day.  Safety first.  Always.

All these add up to a safe, healthy workplace for everyone. Kind of like our environmental commitment, which is just a series of progressive right decisions, our safety commitment is the new normal at Rose City Label.  Everyone gets it and everyone respects the importance of safety.

Details Matter

Masks in meetings

Staggered Shifts

Dividers in offices

Front Desk Screen

Virtually No Visitors

Masks are Still Cool Here!

Most of our people work far enough apart in an open warehouse environment that we don’t need masks at all times.  But – when we are in meetings or close quarters – we mask up.  Safety first for eveyone.  We need to be here to continue to protect ourselves and our business.  We need to be here to support our customers.

COVID-19 isn’t going away!

There isn’t any sign that we will be done with this for at least 6 more months.  We are in for the long haul. This is the new ‘abnormal’ and we have invested in systems and physical barriers to keep our people safe so we can keep producing for you.  This is not the time to get complacent or lazy.  We are vigilant to protect our business, our customers, and most of all – our important team members.

Safety First Always

Thank you to our amazing customers!

We remain very busy serving beer, wine, food and specialty companies each day.  Your business is critical to us as we push through this crisis together.  We aren’t backing down and we aren’t getting lazy.  We are moving forward with safety as our first priority.  Thank you for taking the ride with us.  Cheers!

Farewell to Jeff!  Thank You.

Farewell to Jeff! Thank You.

Thank you Jeff Dietz!  We are sad to see you go, but thankful for all the good work you did for us and our customers all these years.  The quality reputation we have as a business was built by people like Jeff who go the extra mile to get the job done day in and day out for over 25 years!

  • Jeff has been our McGyver – taking on challenging jobs
  • His mechanical skills helped us considerably
  • We hope to remain friends for many years!
Jeff Smile Goodbye

Socially Distanced Farewell Party for Jeff in our back field

Social Distance party outside

Cheers to Jeff and his family.  The heartbeat of our business has always been the people that take care of our customers each day.  If you want top quality labels printed by dedicated, long term people, please call us today.  We can help you decorate any product in a bag, box or bottle.

Black Is Beautiful – Thank You Weathered Souls!

Black Is Beautiful – Thank You Weathered Souls!

Black Is Beautiful Beer

Rose City Label is proud to be a part of the solution – using BEER as a force for GOOD!  With great leadership from a wonderful brewery in Texas, we were able to partner with the Oregon Brewers Guild to support this wonderful program.  We offered FREE labels to the first five OBG member brewers that wanted to brew this beer, but we got 10 fantatsic breweries signed up that same day so we decided to print FREE labels for all 10. What an amazing outpouring of support here in our own community – well done Oregon Brewers!

Thank You Weathered Souls!

Big thank you to Weathered Souls Brewing in San Antino, TX for getting this project moving so quickly.  Just a short time after the public outcry about police brutality toward people of color, the team at Weathered Souls had a dedicated website built to help all of us use beer as a force for good.  Check out Black is Beautiful – the hub for this project that has attracted over 1,000 breweries in all 50 states and 19 countries.  Well done!

Their website gave label artwork, recipe, and a description of the cause.  All they ask is that you donate the proceeds to any good cause that benefits justice for people of color.

Amazing Oregon Brewers that Stepped Up Big!

These 10 were the first to jump in for free labels, but several others have joined in later.  (** For anyone who still wants in on the program, we are offering the labels at a wholesale cost basis from here on out).

Thank You Sasquatch Brewing

This is the first amazing Black is Beautiful label I got to drink personally, and it was wonderful – the flavor, the color, the brewer, and the cause it supported!  Thank you Sasquatch.

2,300 Trees Saved last year alone!

2,300 Trees Saved last year alone!

We are 100% Wind Powered – and Proud of It!

When we found out our local power company offered 100% clean wind power, it was an easy decision for us.  More than 2 years ago we made the commitment and we never looked back.   The program was easy to set up, economical, and very effective.  We use lots of energy making labels for our customers and it is nice to know that energy doesn’t come from fossil fuels.

200,000 and 300,000 – these are big numbers

Total consumption in 2019 was 191,000 kWh – that’s almost 200 MILLION watt hours of energy.  More impressive, is that using the renewable wind power saved the environment from 306,000 pounds – 150 TONS – of CO2 emissions.  Check the certificate by clicking here.

Part of a Larger Mission for the Earth

Wind power is only one part of our larger mission to protect the Earth.  We also pioneered the use of water wash plates.  All of our ongoing sustainability programs are listed in this post and this one.  Recycling pallets, plastic wrap, and even encouraging our vendors to send supplies without unnecessary packaging – all these are baked into our sustainability DNA.  For all these reasons, we were the first major label company awarded the SGP certification – read more by clicking here.

The Right Thing to Do – And More!

Being a good environmental citizen is something we can all agee on.  Nobody wants to pollute or damage the Earth, but they think it is hard or expensive.  In fact, it is neither. It is simple to start.  We have been building this program over 10 years – it didn’t happen overnight.  And, rather than costing more, it costs about the same AND it is a great reason to call your customers with positive news.  And, amlost more importantly, it is a wonderful recruiting tool.  As our workforce gets younger and more interested in the environment, being a mission driven organization becomes even more valuable.

Thank You Customers and Mentors

We couldn’t have done any of this without leaders that have gone before. Others have paved the way with sustainable business and our vendors have been very receptive to all our ideas.  Customers are appreciative of our efforts, but we couldn’t do it withouth people trusting us every day.  We take the responsibility seriously and will continue to move forward as a sustainable, family owned company into the future.  Thank you for your ongoing support.

High Speed Cold Foil Printing

High Speed Cold Foil Printing

High Speed Cold Foil Printing

This amazing technology doesn’t fully replace hot stamp printing, and it isn’t perfect for every application, but it solves many problems.  This runs at near full press speed (up to 150 feet per minute) and completely avoids the processing on a separate machine.  It takes one full step and station out of process which saves time and money.

 

First, a special UV-curable adhesive is printed onto the label stock using a standard printing plate – no need for an expensive engraved metal plate

Next the foil is laminated to the label stock with the wet adhesive below it.  Then, the UV lamp cures the wet adhesive throught the foil.

Finally, the foil is peeled away from the label.  You can see where the printed image was left on the label – held down by the cured adhesive. 

Perfect for Labels

This inline high speed cold foil printing is perfect for labels. Here is why:

  • Faster press speeds reduce overall cost
  • No need for expensive engraved copper plates
  • Reduced handling for faster delivery
  • Wide variety of foils available

Thanks for considering this relatively new technology for your next project.  We are growing more excited about this with every job we run.  Call us today!