Do you want to design a cool label for your brand that attracts everyone's attention when displayed on the shelves? Well, we got you covered! At Summit Labels, we're dedicated to helping you create eye-catching labels that stand out in the competitive market. In this blog post, we'll share five essential tips to consider when designing your food labels. 


1. Research Regulations and Market Standards: 

Before diving into your label design journey, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with Canadian food labeling regulations overseen by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Ensuring compliance with these regulations is essential to avoid legal issues and earn consumer trust. Remember to incorporate all mandatory information required by CFIA regulations to craft a comprehensive and compliant label. Learn more about CFIA regulations here. 


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2. Get Creative with Design

Once you've covered the mandatory information required by regulations, it's time to unleash your creativity! Designing a label involves a blend of detail and innovation. Consider the packaging layout, size, and components needed on the label. At Summit Labels, we offer personalized custom labels to suit your unique requirements. Our team can assist you in determining the sizing and dimensions needed for your labels. If you have any questions or need guidance, don't hesitate to contact us to speak with one of our label specialists. 


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3. Essential Information to Include: 

To ensure your label is comprehensive, here's a checklist of essential information to include:  

  • Company name/Logo 
  • Statement of Identity/Standard product name 
  • Small description 
  • Image for branding and consumer attraction 
  • Nutrient Content Claim 
  • Net Weight Statement 
  • Ingredient callout for marketing & consumer attraction 
  • Nutrition Facts Panel 
  • Preparation steps for the product 
  • Ingredient Statement 
  • Manufacturer Address and Phone Number, Bar Code, and Lot Code/Tracking Code 


4. Seek Inspiration: 

Looking for inspiration? Explore platforms like Pinterest, Instagram, or visit local stores for ideas. Getting inspired by existing designs can help you create a unique and impactful label for your product. If you have a graphic designer, utilize their expertise to bring your vision to life. 


5. Stand Out with Specialty Labels: 

Make your products stand out with Summit Labels' specialty options! From labels infused with real coffee to those printed on tree-free material and adorned with metallic foil stamping, we offer a range of embellishments to elevate your brand. With years of expertise and top-notch quality, Summit Labels is your partner in creating unforgettable labels. 


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Ready to Elevate Your Label Game? 

Check out our embellishment options and explore examples of labels we've printed for our clients. Then, contact our label specialists to discuss your project and turn your label dreams into reality. Let's create something extraordinary together! 


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Ready to Bring Your Label Designs to Life? 

At Summit Labels, we're committed to delivering excellence in label printing. Contact us today to get started on your label design journey!