Farming & Seed Field Signage Growth and Innovation

CULTIVATING SUCCESS: The Role of Farming and Seed Field Signage in Growth and Innovation

In the heart of agriculture, where every seed planted holds the promise of a thriving harvest, the importance of effective signage and labeling cannot be overstated. As technology continues to reshape the farming landscape, incorporating advanced solutions into the field is essential for streamlining processes and optimizing yields. Let’s explore the transformative role of farming and seed field signage and labeling in the world of agriculture.

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  1. Precision Agriculture Unveiled:

In the era of precision agriculture, every detail matters. Farming signage is no longer just a marker; it’s a data point, guiding farmers with crucial information about seed types, planting dates, and optimal conditions. Smart field signage integrates with precision agriculture technologies, enabling farmers to make data-driven decisions for efficient resource allocation.

  1. Nurturing Growth with Seed Field Signage:

Signage in seed fields is more than just a label; it’s a blueprint for success. Clearly marked rows and organized plots enhance navigation and reduce the risk of errors during planting and harvesting. With accurate signage, farmers can ensure that each crop receives the right care, from irrigation schedules to pest control measures.

  1. Technology Meets Tradition:

Incorporating technology into field signage brings a modern touch to traditional farming practices. RFID-enabled labels and QR codes on seed packets provide instant access to detailed information about seed varieties, recommended planting practices, and even traceability data. This seamless integration fosters a harmonious blend of technology and age-old agricultural wisdom.

  1. Sustainability at the Forefront:

In the pursuit of sustainable agriculture, eco-friendly and durable signage materials are gaining prominence. Biodegradable labels and reusable signage contribute to reducing environmental impact, aligning farming practices with the global call for sustainability. These initiatives not only benefit the planet but also resonate positively with consumers who prioritize eco-conscious products.

  1. Enhancing Communication in Agricultural Networks:

Effective communication within the agricultural ecosystem is vital for success. Signage acts as a silent communicator, conveying critical information to farmworkers, suppliers, and stakeholders. From crop rotation schedules to safety guidelines, well-designed signage fosters a collaborative and informed farming community.

  1. Compliance and Regulation:

Navigating the complexities of agricultural regulations is a challenge for farmers. Proper signage that complies with regional and industry standards simplifies the regulatory landscape. Whether it’s indicating GMO-free zones or meeting organic certification requirements, well-labeled fields help farmers stay compliant and build trust with consumers.

  1. Branding the Harvest:

In a world where consumers are increasingly interested in the origin of their food, branded signage becomes a powerful tool. Personalized labels and signage not only create a visual identity for the farm but also establish a direct connection between farmers and consumers. This branding strategy contributes to consumer loyalty and market differentiation.


In conclusion, the synergy between farming and seed field signage and labeling is a cornerstone of modern agriculture.

From precision farming to sustainable practices and effective communication, the role of signage goes beyond mere markers—it’s a catalyst for growth, innovation, and a sustainable future for agriculture.

As farmers continue to embrace technology and eco-conscious practices, the humble field sign emerges as a beacon guiding the way toward a bountiful and sustainable harvest.(

Recyclable Flexible Packaging

Sustainable Labels & Packaging


As more and more companies commit to sustainability goals, funding and partnerships have sprung into action. The recent industry buzz is all about more collaboration between consumer packaged goods companies, suppliers, and recycling facilities. Whether your customer’s label or packaging goal is biodegradable, compostable, environmentally benign, recyclable, repulpable, has recycled content, is water dissolvable, or is FSC Certified, sustainability is the focus of the material, adhesive, and ink suppliers driving change.

Mactac developed a Simply Sustainable brand that is their initiative to choose environmental best practices, ingrained in responsible innovation, culture, and values.5 SunChemical’s sustainability portfolio supports the five R’s: Create products and technologies that Reuse, Reduce, Renew, Recycle and Redesign to support the transition from a linear to a circular economy, thereby reducing CO2 and environmental impact.1 UPM Raflatac takes a 360° approach to sustainable packaging solutions—from responsible sourcing to manufacturing, services, and design. UPM is committed to its vision of labeling a smarter future–beyond fossils.8 HP is recognized among the 2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World and has achieved numerous sustainability awards year after year. The HP Indigo press has compostable inks that are certified compatible for recycling.4

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In the label industry, material suppliers are choosing environmental best practices and are building a culture of responsible manufacturing and innovation. They are using less energy for manufacturing and less raw materials, reducing freight (which includes reducing fuel and CO2 emissions), reducing packaging waste (cores, cartons, wrapping, etc.), and increasing productivity. Suppliers are also innovating new products to reduce waste and promote recyclability for the entire supply chain.5


  • Material suppliers are using post-consumer waste label stock within the product construction.8 UPM Raflatac announced it is the first label material producer to bring a new wood-based polypropylene film material into the market. UPM converts pulp production residue into renewable naphtha, a drop-in raw material for the chemical industry. Replacing fossil raw materials bring substantial climate and environmental benefits. This film will help brand owners who need to replace traditional fossil-based virgin materials with renewable non-fossil-based materials.7


  • Adhesives are being formulated with renewable resources.
  • Polypropylene label stocks are being manufactured with an adhesive that will float off PET clamshells, bottles, and other containers during the washing process for recycling, leaving no adhesive residue behind. This allows the recycled PET to be utilized for new high-value products creating a circular economy. 5
  • Recycle-compatible adhesives, which when applied to paper, can be recycled with paper that is repulpable.5


  • Material suppliers are making thinner liners, which reduce environmental impact and provide up to 15% more labels per roll.5
  • Instead of bleached liners, Kraft liners are being used to reduce carbon emissions.5
  • Suppliers are using recycled and post-consumer waste in their liners.5


Shrink Sleeves

  • New resin technology has been developed, allowing the PET shrink sleeves to be recycled together with PET bottles.
  • Ink supplier, SunChemical®, has developed washable ink technologies to allow increased recyclability of shrink sleeves. The inks are formulated to detach from the film so that the ink particles can be filtered from caustic wash solutions in typical recycling processes. The inks removed do not bleed or stain the PET flakes that are being recycled.1


Flexible Packaging            

Made possible by material advancements and new technology, flexible packaging’s growth has been primarily due to a need for economic and sustainable alternatives to ridged packaging.

  • Fifty pounds of glass bottles equal one and a half pounds of pouches. An unfilled 8-ounce glass bottle with a metal cap weighs 198.4 grams. In comparison, flexible material with the same product capacity weighs 5.7 grams. For equal amounts of product, 26 truckloads of bottles are needed, but only one truckload of unfilled 8 oz. pouches.9
  • In addition to flexible packaging using less energy and generating less CO2 emissions in transportation, it also has reduced mass and contributes less to landfills.9
  • The Flexible Plastic Pouches Market will be worth $73.5 Billion by 2026. This increase in demand is due to flexible packaging being lightweight, convenient, and a cost-effective packaging solution for food and beverage applications.3
  • The Polypropylene Recycling Coalition will distribute around $1 million in catalytic grants to advance polypropylene recycling in the United States. This investment targets sortation of polypropylene (PP) at mechanical recycling facilities and local consumer education efforts. The funds will improve curbside PP recycling for an additional 3% of all U.S. households and increase the recovery of 4.3 tons of PP annually.2

Sustainability is a global issue and is no longer a future problem; it is a personal and corporate responsibility. How are you answering your customer’s sustainability goals for labels and packaging?


1    Nikola Juhasz, Global Technical Director of Sustainability at SunChemical® podcast: (

2    Flexible Packaging Magazine (

3    Polypropylene recycling hitting its stride in 2021 article, Flexible Packaging Magazine (

4    Hewlett-Packard® 4AA7-8653ENW.pdf (

5    Mactac® | Simply Sustainable Roll Label Solutions (

6    Accucote® Sustainable Products (

7    UPM Raflatac® responds to the growing need for renewable packaging materials by unveiling the industry’s first wood-based film material (

8    Sustainable Labels (

9    FPA, “Flexible Packaging: Less Resources. Less Footprint. More Value.” Case Study Brochure (


The Multifaceted Benefits of Flexible Packaging

UNVEILING THE FUTURE: The Multifaceted Benefits of Flexible Packaging

In the dynamic landscape of packaging, innovation is key, and one trend that has been making waves is the widespread adoption of flexible packaging. Flexible packaging has emerged as a versatile and sustainable solution, offering a plethora of benefits that cater to the evolving needs of both consumers and businesses. Let’s delve into the world of flexible packaging and explore the myriad advantages it brings to the table.


  1. Versatility in Design: Flexible packaging provides unparalleled versatility in design, allowing for creative and eye-catching packaging solutions. Whether it’s stand-up pouches, sachets, or wraps, the flexibility in design enables brands to showcase their products attractively, enhancing shelf appeal and consumer engagement.
  2. Lightweight and Space-Efficient: One of the standout advantages of flexible packaging is its lightweight nature. Compared to traditional rigid packaging, it significantly reduces shipping costs and carbon footprint. Additionally, its space-efficient design ensures that more products can be transported in less space, contributing to cost savings and environmental sustainability.
  3. Extended Shelf Life: Flexible packaging often incorporates advanced barrier technologies that protect products from external elements such as moisture, light, and oxygen. This extends the shelf life of perishable goods, reducing food waste and ensuring that consumers receive products at their freshest.
  4. Reduced Environmental Impact: Sustainability is at the forefront of packaging discussions, and flexible packaging takes center stage in this regard. With advancements in eco-friendly materials and the ability to use less material overall, flexible packaging minimizes waste and has a lower environmental impact compared to traditional packaging methods.
  5. Convenience for Consumers: The convenience offered by flexible packaging cannot be overstated. Resealable closures, easy-to-pour spouts, and ergonomic designs enhance user experience. Consumers appreciate the convenience of being able to reseal a package, preserving product freshness and preventing spills.
  6. Cost-Effective Production: Flexible packaging often involves lower production costs compared to rigid alternatives. The materials used are generally lighter, reducing transportation costs, and the manufacturing processes can be more streamlined. This cost-effectiveness is attractive to businesses aiming to maintain competitive pricing.
  7. Innovation in Sustainability: In response to growing environmental concerns, the flexible packaging industry continues to innovate in sustainable practices. From recyclable materials to the incorporation of post-consumer recycled content, manufacturers are actively working towards reducing the environmental footprint of flexible packaging.
  8. Brand Differentiation: In a crowded marketplace, standing out is crucial. Flexible packaging allows for unique and customizable branding opportunities. Whether through vibrant printing, unique shapes, or interactive features, brands can differentiate themselves and create a memorable impact on consumers.

Flexible packaging is not just a trend; it’s a transformative force in the packaging industry. Its ability to adapt to changing consumer preferences, offer sustainability benefits, and drive cost efficiencies make it a compelling choice for businesses across diverse sectors. As we navigate the future of packaging, the flexibility and innovation inherent in flexible packaging will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in shaping the industry landscape.(


Unveiling the Power of RFID Labels: A Game-Changer in Modern Business

Unveiling the Power of RFID Labels: A Game-Changer in Modern Business

In the fast-paced world of business, efficiency and precision are paramount. As industries continue to evolve, so does the need for innovative solutions that streamline processes and enhance overall productivity. One such revolutionary technology making waves in various sectors is Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID), and at the forefront of this innovation are RFID labels. These unassuming labels are proving to be a game-changer, offering a myriad of benefits that can significantly transform the way businesses operate.

  1. Enhanced Inventory Management: RFID labels enable businesses to move beyond traditional barcode systems, offering a more advanced and automated approach to inventory management. With RFID technology, businesses can track their assets and inventory in real-time with unparalleled accuracy. This not only reduces the likelihood of errors but also enhances visibility throughout the supply chain, allowing for more informed decision-making.
  1. Increased Efficiency and Productivity: Gone are the days of manual data entry and time-consuming inventory checks. RFID labels facilitate rapid and automated data capture, enabling businesses to optimize their operational efficiency. Whether it's in a warehouse, retail store, or manufacturing facility, RFID technology helps streamline processes, reduce labor costs, and boost overall productivity.
  1. Improved Traceability and Authentication: In industries where traceability is crucial, such as pharmaceuticals, food, and electronics, RFID labels offer an unparalleled solution. These labels can store detailed information about a product's journey from manufacturing to distribution. This not only aids in tracing the origin of a product but also helps in verifying its authenticity, mitigating the risks associated with counterfeiting.
  1. Reduced Errors and Shrinkage: Manual data entry is susceptible to human errors, leading to inaccuracies in inventory records. RFID labels, on the other hand, minimize these errors by automating data capture. The result is a reduction in shrinkage, as businesses can more effectively track and manage their assets, preventing loss due to misplaced or stolen items.
  1. Seamless Supply Chain Visibility: RFID labels contribute to a more transparent and interconnected supply chain. With the ability to track products in real-time, businesses gain a comprehensive view of their supply chain activities. This enhanced visibility not only improves overall logistics but also allows for quick identification and resolution of any bottlenecks or inefficiencies.
  1. Facilitating Smart Retail:In the retail sector, RFID labels enable a seamless and enhanced shopping experience. From inventory management to customer engagement, these labels empower retailers to implement smart solutions such as automated checkout systems, interactive displays, and personalized promotions. This not only improves customer satisfaction but also positions the business at the forefront of technological innovation.

RFID labels are proving to be a transformative technology with far-reaching implications for businesses across various industries. As the global market continues to evolve, those embracing RFID technology are gaining a competitive edge by redefining how they manage inventory, enhance productivity, and ensure the authenticity of their products. As businesses look towards the future, the adoption of RFID labels is undeniably a strategic move towards a more efficient, error-free, and interconnected operational landscape.

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Repacorp is a 2021 PEAK Award Recipient!


We are pleased to announce that the Print Services and Distribution Association (PSDA) has awarded Repacorp with a 2021 PEAK Award for Best Cost Savings Solutions for a Client, for the entry “Spatter”.

PSDA’s PEAK Awards program honors the work of industry professionals who have met their customers’ needs by providing outstanding value-added products and services through creativity in design, production, fulfillment, and other services while solving problems or improving business functions.

We are so proud of the work our team does every day, and this award is an affirmation of your commitment to producing outstanding work of the highest quality. Thank you to all of our team members who collaborated and contributed to this project!

Learn more about PSDA and the PEAK Awards.


Description of Challenge and Solution:

When we started running these labels the volume for 3 versions was low and we ran the job on our Digital­­ HP. However, due to the fact that it is a clear label and the label is going on a colored bottle, the client did not want the main color of the label affected by the bottle color so we had to print 4 layers of white ink and then the color. As the job grew, also did the cost. Running 4 hits of white, plus color, and then having to take to an ­additional press to varnish and cut and then to finishing equipment the cost was skyrocketing. The reason it took us so long to change our production process was the fact that 4 layers of white needed to be printed beneath a very detailed “splatter” of ink pattern–a pattern that is very difficult to hold multi-layers of ink on top of each other.

However, if we were able to accomplish the change, we could save the customer per order around $14,000.00. We performed a test print to see if we could hold the registration of 2 white plus 5 spot colors, plus varnish (8 total print stations). Not only did we hold the very difficult layering of the inks due to our amazing press operators, but we also ended up being able to match the colors the customer needed. The customer runs this job about twice a year. By switching the job to flexographic printing, the customer will save around $28,000 per year. For a small company that is a lot of money!

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Long Runs of Digital Labels

Long Runs of Digital Labels with Multiple Versions

Do you have an order with large quantities and multiple versions or SKUs?

If you answered “yes”, we have just the press for your application!

Repacorp offers high-speed digital technology for long runs of digital labels with multiple versions. This 13″ wide high-speed press combines the productivity associated with flexo, with the flexibility offered by digital rapid job change. The 4-color digital press uses curable UV inks, offers an opaque white option, cold foil, and two additional flexo stations for PMS colors, fluorescent ink, metallic ink, or spot varnish. Kyocera print heads provide 600 dpi native resolution, which means smaller drops are printed in order to create finer detail on both images and small point text.

This long-run digital press offers back printing, black variable data, and laminating with roll to roll or roll to sheet finishing on just about any material. Our three flexo die stations provide top cutting, perforating, sheeting, and undercutting capabilities. To top it all off, we added an Advanced Vision Technology system that delivers 100% in-line print inspection and quality control. With the AVT system, we are able to ensure quality and color repeatability from label to label and from one run to the next.