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Revisit Our Favorite Craft Beer Labels From 2022

Posted by Chris Erbach

Jan 23, 2023 10:15:54 AM

Digital-Craft-Beer-Label-2022Our Digital Label Presses were really busy again this year cranking out some amazing-looking craft beer labels for our customers. I took a walk back to the Digital Press Room and gathered up 10 cool labels to share with all of you.  Weber has some amazing customers that trust us to take their incredible artwork and turn it into labels that will showcase their brand.

It is really interesting to see what different breweries around the country think about both naming their beers and creating artwork for them. I am continuously amazed at the thought process and creativity often overlooked when enjoying one of these beverages. I view labels as a look into the soul of a brewery and a reflection of who they are and what they are like (Humorous? Serious? Artistic?)

We are now also printing lots of labels for craft soda, ciders, cold press beverages and even kombucha. And, wow, these are some great looking labels!

So here is a sample of some cool labels from a couple of my favorite crafters in 2022. Enjoy!

 

 

1. Benny Brewing Company - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Sun-Souci-beer-labelThis one caught my eye right away. White Sangria IPA? And then the recreation of a Capri-Sun-like label looks amazing! Check out the "attached straw"! Benny Brewing has an incredible artist creating all their labels and each one is truly something to look at. Plus the puns never hurt, right?

Ben Schonfeld opened the Benny Brewing Company on June 10th, 2010. His nano-brewery is brewing on a 30 gallon SABCO system and supplies many local establishments with his 4 core brands and a wide variety of seasonals. A WIDE variety. His beers are inspired by a variety of ingredients, social and cultural trends along with fun food pairings.

All of Benny's labels are colorful masterpieces of art, using bright colors and special effects to catch the customer's eye. They might be a small local brewery, but their products would be well-received by a larger audience.

His labels are printed on white BOPP film with a gloss laminate to enhance the color and protect the label from moisture and abrasion.

 

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Benny Brewing Company - Wilkes-Barre, PA

I told you all their labels are cool. Check these out.

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I know my scans don't do them justice but our HP digital label presses sure do! All of these labels are bright illustrations that jump out at you. Our hats off to the designer who does these for Benny Brewing. Each of them makes me want to grab a six-pack of each just to see what they taste like.

I'm sure we will be seeing more great labels and craft beer flavors from this small but mighty brewery in the near future. Stay tuned!


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Topics: craft beer can labels, craft beer label materials, cider labels, craft soda labels, kombucha labels


The Past, Present and Future of Labeling Excellence

Posted by Chris Erbach

Dec 15, 2022 11:44:30 AM

90 Years and Just Getting Started

This year, we celebrated our 90th anniversary–a truly momentous occasion. As we interviewed customers and employees throughout 2022 as part of the celebration, one thing became clear. Labeling excellence starts with excellent service. Whether it’s how we treat our employees, how we support our customers or the technologies we provide, at Weber, we work in service to others.

Read on to explore some of the highlights from this year’s celebration.

 

Our Customers Are the Best–Plain and Simple

At Weber, we don’t look at our customers like a transaction, we look at our partnership as a shared path and at our customers’ success as our own. We were thrilled to hear what some of them had to say about us!

Jeremia Steves from Boar’s Head shared, “Great folks with great solutions–plain and simple. Weber has experience within the space and does a great job of connecting customers' needs with executable solutions.”

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Topics: Traceability Labels, Label Applicators, Labeling Systems, Digital Labels, Beer Labeling, Label printer applicator, 90th anniversary


What's Next For Weber Packaging?

Posted by Chris Erbach

Dec 5, 2022 2:15:00 PM


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The Future of Our Legacy

After 90 years in business, we continue to look for ways to innovate and carry our legacy of labeling excellence into the future.

We’re not just thinking about what’s now – we’re thinking about what’s next. As our business continues to expand, we work towards meeting current and anticipated needs of our customers, who make it all possible.

Read on to learn more about how we’re continuing our legacy.

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Making print-apply labeling more efficient

At Weber, we’re setting a new standard for print-apply labeling. By moving to more customer-based solutions, our products will be the most robust, hard-working systems available. And with a more modular feel for expanded versatility, we’re giving our customers the flexibility they require. For instance, our Model 4050 label printer-applicator is a modular high-speed system that is more energy efficient than previous models, easier to service and will be the new standard of print-apply labeling.

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Topics: frozen food labels, Model 4050, extended content labels, 90th anniversary, high-speed labeling


Marking a Milestone: What 90 Years Means to Our Employees

Posted by Chris Erbach

Nov 29, 2022 11:15:00 AM


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“It's a team effort–that's why we're here 90 years."

To celebrate our 90th anniversary, we asked some of our employees what this milestone means to them. We were flattered to hear that they believe in us as much as we care about them–a testament to why we’re still in business after all these years.

Here’s what they had to say:

 

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Our President/CEO Doug Weber, the grandson of Joseph Weber Sr, said, “It’s something we can be very proud of. This isn’t just something one individual, one person can do, but really, it’s the whole organization–those that preceded us and those that will be part of our future.”

Watch Doug and his sister Connie’s full interview 

 

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"Everybody here is great to work with, and we do so well together as a team,” said Jim Vanderwiel, our Manager of Systems Engineering. “It's not just an individual, it's a team effort by the company–that's why we're here 90 years."

Listen to Jim’s testimonial

 

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“Weber has always been a very iconic company,” said Harrison Chien, our Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “It's a company I’ve always admired throughout my career, and being here is being part of this group, part of the family. There’s a lot of pride that I think our employees and especially myself have, and it’s a testament, really, to the Weber family.”

See the full interview 

 

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Oscar Altergot, our Senior Press Operator, said, “When Mr. Weber started this company, he had a goal to produce high quality equipment and labels for the customers. And 90 years later, here we are, still doing the same thing.”

Hear what else Oscar had to say

 

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“The years that people have worked for Weber certainly makes me feel good about working for Weber–because I feel needed,” said William Laboy, Lead Field Service Engineer. “I feel that they appreciate everything you do for them.”

Listen to William’s full interview 

 

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Todd Peterson, Production Manager, shared, “I’ve been here over 36 years, I've had my wife working here, I’ve had my son working here, I've had my daughter-in-law working here. So, at one time, there were four of us working here in this plant. Weber’s 90 years means a lot to us. We’re a very grateful family.”

See what else Todd had to say

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Topics: 90th anniversary


What Our Customers Are Saying About Weber

Posted by Chris Erbach

Sep 27, 2022 2:49:11 PM


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"Great folks with great solutions – plain and simple."

For 90 years, we’ve been committed to building lasting partnerships that promote growth at Weber. From offering a range of labeling solutions to our unmatched service and support, we aim to provide our customers with the best experience possible. We do this by bringing technologies to market that improve packaging automation, product identification and brand recognition.

As we have grown as a company and the technologies we provide have continued to evolve, it has been amazing to watch our customers grow alongside us, and we look forward to a future of continued growth.

But don’t take it from us – our incredible customers say it best!

Here’s what some of them are saying:

2 Fools Monte Summers“Weber has really helped out a lot. It’s been a great relationship. I’m saving about six cents per can by labeling instead of using shrink. A pallet of 100 cases saves me $600 per pallet. Times 10-20 pallets a month, that pays my rent!”

 - Monte Summer, Owner, 2 Fools Cider

💡Read more about 2 Fools Cider on our blog, Constant Improvement Leads To Cidery Success.


“Great service, Weber knows the importance in what we do and quickly respond to keep us up and running.”

 - Louis Deering, Abbott Diagnostics

 

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“We knew right away that we had a good solution with the Weber system. We liked everything about it, including the footprint of the machine itself and the fact that Weber manufactured labels, too.

The Weber system is very efficient. It's very fast and it just keeps on working. And our labels look great. We’re very satisfied.”

 - Tim Smothers, Owner, Julian Pies

💡Read more about Julian Pies and watch a video, A Labeling Solution As Easy As Pie!

 

“Very reliable company. My orders are on time and accurate.”

 - Dawn Sellner, Kraft Heinz Co.     

 

“Great folks with great solutions–plain and simple. Weber has experience within space and does a great job of connecting customers' needs with executable solutions.”

 - Jeremiah Stevens, Boar’s Head

 

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Topics: 2 Fools Cider, 90th anniversary, customer satisfaction


90 Years of Innovation: Weber’s Products Through the Years

Posted by Chris Erbach

Aug 23, 2022 9:30:00 AM

As we celebrate 90 years since opening our doors at Weber, it’s a great time to look back at where we’ve come from! A lot has changed since 1932, and our product offerings are no exception. From handprinters 90 years ago, to label printer applicators today, Weber is constantly evolving with the world around it.

Read on to explore some of the highlights of Weber’s product offerings through the years!

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1938

In 1938, Joseph Weber Sr. introduced the first handprinter, the Tag-O-Graph Jr. This handprinter was a small curved block of wood to which Joseph affixed a glass handle, a cheesecloth ink pad and a framed mimeograph stencil. It’s amazing to look back at the original design and see how far printing has come since!

 

 

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1947

As the mid-point of the 20th century approached, Weber launched its first mechanical addressing machine, a hand-operated device developed by James Thomas that printed an address from a paper “ad-roll” rather than a stencil. This machine was used to print hang tags that identified products, prices, or address information on packages.

 

 

Stenmark-system-small1964

The Stenmark stencil preparation system is introduced to make stencils for handprinters and labelers. This allowed for printing larger type in variety of fonts for easier product identification. It was basically a stencil typewriter!

 

 

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1972

Model 40 label printer introduced, which was marketed as a small and economical label printer that could print 105 labels per minute. Also known as "Green Machines", this system used a stencil or interchangeable type slugs to print onto dry-adhesive rolls of paper that, when slit into individual labels, could be put on products.

 

 

Original-Legi-system1984

As technology began to rapidly advance, the Legitronic 1700 electronic labeling system featuring a computer terminal and dot matrix printer was introduced. Variable label information was printed onto pressure-sensitive labels after being formatted by the computer program.

 

 

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The Model 5100, Weber’s first label printer applicator designed and built in-house, went on the market. This built-in-the-USA print-apply system was designed to use Zebra print engines. A wide-range of label application arms allowed it to apply one or two labels to the sides of passing cartons or products.

 

Model-4050 label printer applicator2022

Weber keeps innovating with a range of high-speed labeling systems. The new high-speed modular Model 4050 label printer applicator is introduced along with the Legi-Flex high-speed vision-alignment labeling system for distribution centers. These systems, along with the high-speed Alpha HSM label applicator, show Weber's dedication to the ever-changing requirements of the packaging industry.

 

And we’re just getting started!

Want to learn more about Weber’s history and what we can do for you? Subscribe to follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter! (top right) You won’t want to miss joining in the fun of our 90th anniversary celebration!

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Topics: 90th anniversary, Weber history


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