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Mistakes Happen – Use Blackout Material to Perfect Your Label Project

Posted by on October 29, 2018

mistakes on label

It happened. No one’s perfect. Somehow, your seemingly print-ready design wasn’t so perfect, and now you have labels that seem unusable. It doesn’t matter who’s to blame, it just needs to be fixed asap! Believe it or not, this is not the trash it and start over emergency that it appears to be – with a little rework and redesign, Presto Labels can cover the mistakes with a blackout material label.

Sometimes called a cover-up label, blackout materials can help to fix small design issues, like a UPC bringing up the wrong price, a misspelling, or another misprint. Basically, any text or graphic design issues can be solved with a cover-up label.

When we help our customers with labels that weren’t so perfect to start with, we have a few goals to achieve the best possible outcome. First, we want to make sure that the mistake cannot be seen under the new label. Next, we want to make the solution seamlessly fit the original design. It’s bad enough you know it’s there, we want to be sure that everyone else sees a polished, finished product. Last, we want to make sure that you’re not out the money on the original printing, and blackout materials can save you money compared to a total reprint.

How can we help correct mistakes on your labels?

As soon as you know that you need a correction to a label, let us know. We can work with you to design the blackout material label, or if you have a finished artwork file, you can send that over to us. Once the file is received, we can review the artwork and create a prepress proof. Be sure to have extra eyes review the proof to make sure it will solve the problematic original label. Once the proof is approved, we can work with you to determine the perfect cover-up material, then get to work printing!

Don’t let design, font, misspellings, and other errors and issues cause you to have a meltdown. Presto Labels can send you samples of blackout cover-up labels, and we can walk you through our process to help you fix these mistakes, meaning your customers will only see what you want them to see.

If you have any questions about blackout material options, or need help with a cover-up label, contact us!