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November 15, 2022
5 Tips for Labeling Beauty Products
Labeling beauty products can be tricky, especially if you're not unsure of what information to include. We’ve put together a short list of five tips to help you label your beauty products.
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November 15, 2022
November 10, 2022
What Not to Do When Designing Custom Labels
While designing custom labels for your product can be fun, there are definitely some common pitfalls that you’ll want to avoid. We’ve come up with some custom label design “don’ts” to help you and ...
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November 10, 2022
November 1, 2022
Packaging Design Trends to Know About For 2023
Just as fashion and hairstyles are ever-changing, packaging trends are constantly evolving to adapt to the modern consumer. When designing packaging for your products, it’s essential to stay in the ...
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November 1, 2022
October 27, 2022
Your Guide To Sustainable Labels
Eco-friendly labels send the message to your customers that your brand is moving towards a more sustainable future. If you are looking for a more environmentally friendly label, Leapin’ Lizard Labels ...
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October 27, 2022
October 4, 2022
5 Helpful Tips For Coffee Label Creation
Coffee labels are an important part of the coffee business, and they can make or break a brand. The best labels tell a story and help coffee drinkers feel connected to their brews. With these five ...
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October 4, 2022
August 9, 2022
How To Design Using Illustrator
Want to design your brand’s logo personally but don’t know where to start? Let us help you with that by walking you through using Adobe Illustrator!
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August 9, 2022
July 26, 2022
Keeping It Simple: Label Consistency
Keeping your labels consistent is a powerful marketing and branding technique that will build trust between you and your consumer. Read on to find out how!
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July 26, 2022
July 5, 2022
Creating Designs with Canva
Canva is simple to use and packed with features that allow you to create beautiful designs for digital and print projects.
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July 5, 2022
June 2, 2022
Fun, Creative Ways to Use Floor Decals
Floor decals are the perfect way to add fun and creativity to any room without breaking the bank. Read on to learn more about the fun and creative ways to use them!
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June 2, 2022
April 14, 2022
The High Cost of DIY Label Printing
This article will break down what makes DIY label printing so expensive and why outsourcing your label printing is the right move for growing your business.
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April 14, 2022
March 31, 2022
Employee Spotlight: Kristina Bales
This week, our employee spotlight is featuring Kristina Bales, one of our Customer Service Representatives! Kristina has been with our team for almost three years, and her smile and positivity are ...
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March 31, 2022
March 24, 2022
How We Have Simplified The Print Process
We have simplified things by implementing an effortless, 7-step ordering process so that bringing your designs to life is as painless as possible, and might even be fun along the way!
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March 24, 2022
February 24, 2022
The Lamination Process Step by Step
Take a closer look at an overview of the lamination process step by step so that you can create successful and professional-looking laminated materials for your business.
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February 24, 2022
January 27, 2022
Sourcing the Right Paper for Your Project
Utilizing the best paper for your important projects will ensure you maximize final quality and save time, but it can be a time consuming trial and error process if you don’t have prior knowledge.
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January 27, 2022
January 25, 2022
12 Company Rebrands We Love
As times and styles change, so do consumers’ desires, and companies have to keep up. Here are some examples of rebrands we think were successful.
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January 25, 2022
October 15, 2019
Six Steps Your Company Can Take to Go Green
We’ve cataloged six simple steps that you can take to improve your company while saving the earth — including our environmentally friendly labels printed on recycled label printing stock to stick on ...
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October 15, 2019
October 15, 2018
Choosing the Right Symbol for Your Brand
If you’re uncertain about the best symbol to represent your brand, your business, and your services or products, we’re here with a few tips that you can employ to identify the ideal solution.
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October 15, 2018
October 3, 2018
Label Limelight: Pi Chai
For today’s Label Limelight, we spoke with Jennifer Lopez, owner of Swallowtail Foods, a Fort Collins-based company that manufacturers of Pi Chai, a delicious chai mix line.
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October 3, 2018
September 20, 2018
7 Events That Require A Custom Label
Label printing isn’t exclusively reserved for boring business brands. Follow along in today’s post as we reveal the top events that may require a custom label!
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September 20, 2018
January 12, 2018
Make the Most of Your Product Packaging Part II
Additional tips to pick the perfect packaging style and material to market your product, including picking the right customized product label, standing out from the crowd, and creating a recognizable ...
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January 12, 2018
November 2, 2017
Label Limelight: Cohere Bandwidth
For today’s Label Limelight, we spoke with the founder of Cohere Bandwidth, Angel Kwiatkowski, about the shared music rehearsal space in Old Town, Fort Collins.
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November 2, 2017
September 12, 2017
7 Design Don’ts for Your Label
If you’re designing a label to represent your company and products, you’ll have a demanding task on your hands. Here are our design don’ts for your label.
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September 12, 2017
August 11, 2017
Label Design & Color Theory
Color theory, the meaning behind the various colors of the rainbow, as well as color schemes that are eye catching.
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August 11, 2017
January 5, 2017
Ring in the New Year With Custom Labels
Starting the New Year Fresh Phew, the holidays came and went in a flash (at least it seemed like that to me). With the holiday to-do list 99% completed, there is one final project on hand…
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January 5, 2017
November 30, 2016
3 Steps That Will Help Get Your Business Noticed
With all the frills that running your own business brings, it is still imperative that you work to get your company noticed. Follow these guidelines below to make yourself visible in a sea of ...
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November 30, 2016
October 25, 2016
A Day on the Trail
We recently went to Lory State Park, nestled up right along the front range in Fort Collins to do some volunteer trail maintenance.
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October 25, 2016
September 30, 2016
Get Prepared for the Holiday Season
The Holiday Season is right around the corner and with that, it’s time to start preparing for your custom holiday labels and stickers to make your brand stick!
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September 30, 2016
August 30, 2016
Creating Labels & Stickers That Are Made to Last
Everything from the type of paper material and laminate used to the types of ink and adhesive – all matter in the process of bringing branded products to the shelves and hoping they’ll look good and ...
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August 30, 2016
August 30, 2016
The Science of Beer Labels
There are many variables to consider when creating labels for beer. Here are a few tips that will help you to determine the correct materials for your homebrew.
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August 30, 2016
June 21, 2016
Helpful Hints for Jammin’ Jar Labels
Jar labels are infinitely customizable to give your product the pizazz it needs to make it pop. Here are some helpful hints and considerations for working with a professional printing team.
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June 21, 2016
May 13, 2016
Candle Label Design Tips
Candles are a fine art and in order for them to sell these creative pieces have to catch the attention of the shopper. From candle production to the perfect packaging, the final finishing touches are ...
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May 13, 2016
May 6, 2016
Entrepreneurs: 5 Reasons to Co-Work
As an entrepreneur, whether you are just starting out or have been established for a while, joining a co-working space offers many benefits to your work.
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May 6, 2016
March 4, 2015
Product Labels and Durability
When it comes to labels, durability is an absolute must. Your product’s labels must be able to stand the test of time on the shelf – and beyond.
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March 4, 2015
September 11, 2014
Variable-Data Label Printing
Variable-data printing is a form of digital printing, including on-demand printing, in which elements such as text, graphics and images may be changed from one printed piece to the next, without ...
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September 11, 2014
July 16, 2014
The History of Barcodes
We explore the fascinating history of UPCs (aka barcodes) and their impact on the modern retail industry.
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July 16, 2014
June 19, 2014
Branding for Beginners
We go over the history of branding and explore what it means today. Your brand is so much more than your logo!
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June 19, 2014
April 15, 2014
The Joint Was Jumpin’!
Leapin' Lizard Labels celebrates our annual party for our label, sticker, and banner customers, as well as a few friends.
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April 15, 2014
March 28, 2014
Business Frugality
We go over how we exercise 'lean working practices' to make our operations simpler, faster, and less wasteful.
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March 28, 2014
November 27, 2013
Product Placement Tips
Ever wonder how a retailer decides where to put items on shelves in their store? What’s their magic formula for who gets the bottom shelf vs. prime real estate?
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November 27, 2013
November 27, 2013
Product Shelf Appeal Tips
Here are some ideas we can pass along to entrepreneurs who want their products to fly off the shelves.
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November 27, 2013
November 10, 2009
Entrepreneur Business Tips: Part One
We share a few business lessons and insights we’ve learned from ‘living it’ as business owners ourselves, working with hundreds of business owners like you, and being relentless students of business.
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November 10, 2009
October 12, 2009
Label Printing and Packaging
Label printing and packaging design need to work together. You want to make sure that your ideas about your design work in the ‘real’ world in that they are both manufacture-able and drive sales.
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October 12, 2009
September 28, 2009
Label Printing and Food
Lets talk food label responsibility. Label printing for the food industry holds a unique set of responsibilities.
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September 28, 2009
September 3, 2009
Wine Label Design 101
Wine labels carry a lot of information, and you want to be sure to include everything required by law, and everything needed by potential buyers to induce them to purchase.
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September 3, 2009
July 20, 2009
Custom Labels and Local Markets
Custom labels and summer go hand in hand at the local farmer’s market. If ever there was a great showcase for fun labels and stickers, the farmer’s market has to be it.
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July 20, 2009
May 26, 2009
Label Printing in Colorado and Nationally
We Print Locally and Nationally! Label printing in Colorado is an eclectic gig. It is great to be a part of the local economy, and the Colorado entrepreneurial community is a strong one.
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May 26, 2009

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