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At some point in your life, you have more than likely wrapped a present, painted a room, boxed up a package you were sent to a relative across the world, or had to fix a hole in a camping tent. So, what do all of these actions have in common? Tape, of course! Each one of those actions needs tape of some sort to complete. Whether that is packaging tape, painter’s tape, duct tape, or just regular transparent tape.
In 1845, surgeon, Dr. Horace Day, invented tape for the first time. His type of “tape” was used as bandages for his patients. In 1925, Richard Drew invented masking tape to help solve the problem of paint bleeding through while shops were applying paint to new vehicles. In 1942, duct tape was invented during World War II as American soldiers needed a strong and versatile adhesive for everything from repairing broken windows to making temporary bandages.
As you can see, the tape industry has evolved tremendously since its beginning. Now, there are essentially endless options for consumers to choose from. The entertainment industry is hugely known for using all types of tape. Artists rely on their crew to use tape to temporarily hold light fixtures, hold down wire and cable path cords, marking and label equipment, and use caution tape to mark off areas that should be avoided. Tape has evolved so much that a wide variety of colors are used to differentiate certain actions, glow-in-the-dark options are available to mark the stage so artists know where to go during each set as well as mark dark areas backstage. Tape, at some point, is used in every single industry from medical, arts, sports, packaging, automobiles – you name it. But it takes a high-quality paper core to ensure that it can hold the material that is being converted onto that. Because without a core, companies wouldn’t be able to convert their material, leaving us tape-less.
That’s where Yazoo comes into play. We’re recognized as the supplier of choice among all tape companies across the nation. Tape manufacturers have strict guidelines and rely on Yazoo to meet their specifications. Our ability to hold a tight tolerance remains very consistent, allowing companies to gang cores together on their slitters which lets them be more efficient with their runs. At Yazoo, we are proudly proving every day that our products exceed expectations, no matter what industry you’re in. We deliver innovative solutions to help support your customer’s needs. See what Yazoo Mills can do for you and your business.
Labels – whether big or small, they are all around us providing information about the product or object they are attached to. When you think of a label, your mind might quickly go to the shampoo bottle in your shower where it describes the scent or a ready-to-eat salad bowl you bought at the grocery store, listing all of the ingredients included in the package.
Labels surround us more than what we think and play a HUGE role into getting the consumer interested in the product and making a purchase. Take for example, the craft beer business has exploded over the past few years, making it a thriving market for label printers. The supply and demand of producing labels for new releases of beers has created a great opportunity for the label industry. Brands are finding innovative ways to incorporate designs to help their company stand out as well as create a connection to social which then creates a customer experience that draws them in.
Consumers are really starting to pay more attention to labels as they have evolved into works of art. Think about the last time you stood in a beer distributor and looked at all of the creative labels – you might not drink a certain kind of beer but because you saw a cool design that sparked your interest, maybe you bought it any way. The best way to set yourself a part from the competition is to create a memorable label.
Label companies across the nation rely on Yazoo’s 100% recycled paper cores to help keep business booming. Yazoo covers 90% of the label market as our cores are the starting point to getting jobs completed. We are all about the customer experience which is why we are continuously helping companies save time and money by offering no minimums and fast speed to market with 48-hour turnaround times.
Our stock core program is the perfect fit for the label industry. Our durable, high-quality paper cores are manufactured to maximize your processes, allowing you to convert more labels as well as improve your ROI. We stock over 110 sizes of 3” and 6” I.D. that are available for same-day shipment if ordered by 4pm EST. Yazoo’s stock cores allow companies to start their production immediately upon receiving their order as they are already cut down to the size needed. In addition, we also offer a full range of sizes, made to fit your specifications and custom capabilities to keep you ahead of your competition.