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All About Nice Label Labeling Software

All About Nice Label Labeling Software

Nice Label is a labeling software offered by Great Lakes Label which makes it easy to design your own basic labels. This is ideal for variable data printing, barcode labeling, and other simple black and white labels. So, see how it will save you time, money, and energy. Then, get in touch so we can get you started with Nice Label and a printer appropriate for your needs.

What is the digital transformation of labeling?

Traditionally, companies have relied on label or forms design software to support their entire labeling process. The costs of this legacy approach are greater than many companies realize. By digitally transforming their labeling, companies can reduce the direct and indirect costs of their labeling, and avoid missed opportunities.

The Benefits of Nice Label

First, the templates are universal, which means that they are compatible with any printer you may already have. It also makes it easier to provide accuracy with content placement and multi-language incorporation. It’s even easy to connect to Excel, providing you with flexibility in transferring data. Of course, most importantly, meet industry standards every time.

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How it Works

Get started with a clean slate, or select from pre-made templates to make your label design process easier. Then, you’ll choose your dimensions and which printer you’re going to be using. After that, you’ll select what kind of stock you’ll be printing on, whether that be a roll or a sheet. Of course, you’ll also select landscape or portrait mode as well.

Once you complete the pop-up prompts the real fun begins. There are a bunch of tools available at your disposal to create the design of your dreams. Plus, the layout is simple and easy to use. So, it’s not like learning all the intricacies of Adobe Illustrator. Instead, you get the perfect balance of simplicity and usefulness.

Want to check it out for yourself? Try Nice Label’s 30-day free trial! Or, check out the below video tutorial on getting started with the program.

NiceLabel 2017 – Designing Your First Label

Explore basic label design and design your first label. This video will present most common objects and how to add them to the label.

Learn how to use even more marketing strategies to create labels that will delight customers! Download our e-book, The Marketing Guide here.

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Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017

Pantone’s color of the year  is 15-0343. It is also known as Greenery, and is a reflection of the desire to refresh in a nature focussed environment. Pantone chose the color based on patterns found in fashion, and design as well as a symbol shifting cultural emotions. This color will influence label and packaging design in 2017, so how will it impact your branding?

PANTONE Color of the Year 2017

PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery is the PANTONE Color of the Year selection for 2017! A fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Greenery symbolizes the re-connection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose amid a complex social and political landscape.

Incorporate Pantone’s Greenery in your label design.

There’s a chance your label may already be utilizing the revitalizing color. Consider how natural elements will enhance the color, and the philosophy behind it. The idea behind the choice is that we as a global community are all seeking nature, and calm in such a chaotic and challenging world. Represent these ideas through motifs or soft, impressionistic shapes.


If your label is not using the color Greenery, but does not have room for it in the label color scheme, consider rebranding possibilities. Or, use Greenery on promotional or seasonal labels.


Pantone's Greenery as seen on various Great Lakes Label products


Take a look at these color incorporations.

All above labels are produced by Great Lakes Label, including some Label Gator Brand designs. No labels are a perfect match to the color of the year since they were all designed and printed before the announcement.


Okay, disclaimers are over. Let’s analyze.

In line with the philosophy of the choice, many designs feature grass, plants, and leafy symbols. You can see how this imagery creates a calming tone. What you may not be able to tell is that these motifs are being used across a wide range of industries.

  • Food products
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Milk
  • Pet Food
  • Cleaning products
  • Plants

You’ll also notice that while calming, it provides a bright, bold look which draws the eye. Some of the labels pictured above use techniques such as foiling, and tri-panel labeling. The possibilities are endless.


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