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Address: 611 Enterprise Court
Livermore
CA, 94550
United States
Phone: 925-294-5270
Fax: 925-294-5274
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Primary: Brian Lloyd
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Where Service, Meets Quality!

Vintage 99 will help you decide the print process that suits your design and budget needs.  
As our clients grow, their designs evolve and their expectations expand, Vintage 99 has the capacity to meet your label requirements. With our extensive print capabilities, our clients do not give any extra thought “if” we can handle their print requirements, they know we can.

 

Print Production

 

Waterless Offset

Offset provides superior results with flawless detail, smooth blends and fine tints,
which produces vibrant colors with a dot pattern almost invisible to the naked eye.
 
Flexography
 
Our flexo screening is a cutting edge technique that alllows for high quality color control
at an affordable price for medium to large sized runs.
 
Digital Press
 
Superior print results with waterless offset print quality for short to medium sized runs.
 
Prepress Kodak NX Plate System
 
Our Kodak NX plates with Digicap screening allows us to print finer dots, higher line screens with more detail and denser solids.
The print quality with our new plate system is truly remarkable.
Label Printing Services Offset . Flexo . Digital

Now in two Locations:

611 Enterprise Court, Livermore CA 94550 (925-294-5270)

3663 Regional Parkway, Santa Rosa CA 95403 (707-546-3384)

 

Vintage 99 the Wine Label Specialist since 1999!

No one understands the critical importance of the wine label more than the dedicated staff of Vintage 99 Label. For us, producing a wine label is still a unique craft just like the process of winemaking itself. For over 11 years the most skilled wineries in the industry have trusted Vintage 99 to tell their story and deliver the quality, service and value that an exceptional wine deserves.

Just a few of the ways Vintage 99 Label offers more to its clients:

- Unmatched leadtimes of 10-12 days, not 4-6 weeks

- All three printing processes: Offset, Flexo & Digital

- In-house Graphic Design

- Two locations to serve you: Livermore, CA and Santa Rosa, CA

- Highly experienced Customer Service Team

- Competitive pricing

Call 925-294-5270 for a non-obligation consultation and quote of your label project. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Visit Vintage 99 Label at WiVi Central Coast this Thursday
18 March, 2014


Be sure to stop by our booth #A65 this Thursday at the Wine and Viticulture Symposium and Tradeshow. We're celebrating our 15th year anniversary (Feb 1st 1999 – Feb 1st 2014) with a 15% discount off any new label quote or order through 3/31. Stop by Booth #A65 for more info.

Need a free ticket? Just click on the link below and enter your info for a free ticket on us:

https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=67390&categoryid=712585&utm_source=IMPORTANT+Exhibitor+Information&utm_campaign=Final+Exhibitor+Details&utm_medium=email

While you're there learn about all of the exciting new things we have to offer our customers this year such as a New Production Plant in Santa Rosa CA, In-House Label Design, a New Xeikon Digital Label Press, High Speed Defect Detection, plus lots more........we are making our 15th year bigger than ever just for you!


New Digital Press Provides New Label Printing Options to Northern Ca Wineries
07 February, 2014


In keeping with the goal of giving Northern Ca Wineries more wine label printing options, Vintage 99 Label of Santa Rosa has now added the new Xeikon 3300 Digital press to their local printing plant. The digital press pushes the boundaries of printing to higher line screens comparable to high quality offset printing but with short run size abilities. The Xeikon press can also accommodate the longer run sizes as well that most digital presses cannot. "By adding Xeikon digital printing into V99 North it will allow us to cover 3 conventional print processes Offset, Flexo and Digital with two presses" says Gary Cane, Director of Northern Ca Operations. The Xeikon can print on virtually any stock without the special pre-treating methods that in the past added extra time and cost to digital print jobs. The ink (toner) also offers more vibrate colors than its competitors, and is environmentally friendly and FDA approved.

Call 707-888-5271 for more information or to schedule an in person tour of the new press and facility. 

Vintage 99 Label Mfg | 3633 Regional Parkway Santa Rosa, CA 95403 | 707-888-5271


Visit Vintage 99 Label at Unified for an instant 15% OFF and Enter to Win a Kindle - Booth 201
27 January, 2014


Be sure to stop by our booth #201 this Wed or Thursday at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento. We're celebrating our 15th year anniversary (Feb 1st 1999 – Feb 1st 2014) with a 15% discount off any new label quote or order between 1/29 – 3/31 and holding a drawing to win a new Kindle Fire HDX. Just stop by Booth #201 in the main building to get in on both offers.

While you're there learn about all of the exciting new things we have to offer our customers this year such as a New Production Plant in Santa Rosa, In-House Label Design, a New Xeikon Digital Label Press, High Speed Defect Detection, plus lots more........we are making our 15th year bigger than ever just for you!


New Santa Rosa Location brings High Quality Wine Labels to Northern CA
07 January, 2014


After successfully servicing the California wine region and beyond for 14 years from its Livermore plant, Vintage 99 Label has completed  the opening of it's second location in Santa Rosa, California, the epicenter of Northern California’s wine industry. The wine label industry’s well known and respected Gary Cane, is the director of Northern California operations of V99 North.  “With the wine industry’s continuous growth in Sonoma and Mendocino counties, not to mention the well-established vineyards and wineries of the Napa Valley, Vintage 99 Label feels the need to offer clients the option for a more localized service in Northern California,” says Mr. Cane, who has been in the industry for over 30 years and is a local himself as a resident of Windsor.

V99 North is a full service operation offering high quality print capabilities such as waterless offset, inline foil and emboss, deboss, and selective varnishing. But more importantly they will be expanding their capacity in Northern California. Additional print capabilities will be added in the near future.

Vintage 99 Label Mfg., Inc. opened in 1999 in Livermore, CA primarily to service the wine industry’s label needs.  Over the years Vintage 99 has established itself as a premium wine label producer, offering the quickest lead-times in their industry, while maintaining ultra-high quality printing and customer service. Kathleen Gonzales, Vintage 99’s president, states, "We've been contemplating another location for several years but the state of the economy prohibited us. With the acquisition of a few key new hires, Gary Cane first and foremost, we are positioning ourselves to service the wine industry better than ever.”  Kathleen goes on to say, "Vintage 99 has been committed to the wine industry for more than 14 years and nothing demonstrates our commitment better than the opening of our new plant in the heart of the wine area where most of our clientele is based.”

Contact Gary Cane for more information or a label quote at garyc@vintage99.com or 707-546-3384


Vintage 99 Label to hold Open House for New Production Plant in Santa Rosa on Dec 5th
26 November, 2013


You are invited to the Vintage 99 Label Open House event on Thursday, December 5th featuring our new full-service label printing facility in Santa Rosa!

We will be open all day to make it easy to drop by during the North Coast Wine Industry Expo, and will also be exhibiting at booth #815. Survey live press demos, preview our new 3D proofing system, and ask our knowledgeable staff on hand any questions about wine label production. Learn something new or save money on your next order with our special open house promotions.

Grab a cup of coffee or cappuccino before heading to the 2013 North Coast Wine Industry Expo or join us for lunch or dinner by Forks Catering later in the day. Take a minute, or twenty to relax and indulge in a foot and neck massage by Infinite Massage to recover from a busy day at the Expo.

Open from 8am to 7pm with drinks and coffee served all day.

Lunch served from 12pm to 2pm Dinner and cocktails served from 5pm to 7pm.

RSVP online here: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/9072793971

The open house is located at 3663 Regional Parkway and just 13 minutes from the Expo, or 2 minutes from the Hilton Garden Inn on Aviation Blvd. Admission by invitation or online RSVP only.

Come join us!”


High Quality Wine Label Producer Vintage 99 Label Announces Expansion to Sonoma County.
21 October, 2013


After successfully servicing the California wine region and beyond for 14 years from its Livermore plant, Vintage 99 Label has revealed the details about their second location. Fittingly labeled as V99 North, Vintage 99’s second plant is in Santa Rosa, California, the epicenter of Northern California’s wine industry. The wine label industry’s well known and respected Gary Cane, will be the director of Northern California operations of V99 North.  “With the wine industry’s continuous growth in Sonoma and Mendocino counties, not to mention the well-established vineyards and wineries of the Napa Valley, Vintage 99 Label feels the need to offer clients the option for a more localized service in Northern California,” says Mr. Cane, who has been in the industry for over 30 years and is a local himself as a resident of Windsor.

V99 North is a full service operation offering high quality print capabilities such as waterless offset, inline foil and emboss, deboss, and selective varnishing. But more importantly they will be expanding their capacity in Northern California. Additional print capabilities will be added in the near future.

Vintage 99 Label Mfg., Inc. opened in 1999 in Livermore, CA primarily to service the wine industry’s label needs.  Over the years Vintage 99 has established itself as a premium wine label producer, offering the quickest lead-times in their industry, while maintaining ultra-high quality printing and customer service. Kathleen Gonzales, Vintage 99’s president, states, "We've been contemplating another location for several years but the state of the economy prohibited us. With the acquisition of a few key new hires, Gary Cane first and foremost, we are positioning ourselves to service the wine industry better than ever.”  Kathleen goes on to say, "Vintage 99 has been committed to the wine industry for more than 14 years and nothing demonstrates our commitment better than the opening of our new plant in the heart of the wine area where most of our clientele is based.”

V99 North is scheduled to open during harvest. Open House party will be Thursday, December 5, 2013. RSVP required for entry. RSVP/Inquire here: openhouse@vintage99.com


High Quality Wine Label Producer Vintage 99 Label Announces Expansion to Sonoma County.
01 October, 2013


After successfully servicing the California wine region and beyond for 14 years from its Livermore plant, Vintage 99 Label has revealed the details about their second location. Fittingly labeled as V99 North, Vintage 99’s second plant is in Santa Rosa, California, the epicenter of Northern California’s wine industry. The wine label industry’s well known and respected Gary Cane, will be the director of Northern California operations of V99 North.  “With the wine industry’s continuous growth in Sonoma and Mendocino counties, not to mention the well-established vineyards and wineries of the Napa Valley, Vintage 99 Label feels the need to offer clients the option for a more localized service in Northern California,” says Mr. Cane, who has been in the industry for over 30 years and is a local himself as a resident of Windsor.

V99 North is a full service operation offering high quality print capabilities such as waterless offset, inline foil and emboss, deboss, and selective varnishing. But more importantly they will be expanding their capacity in Northern California. Additional print capabilities will be added in the near future.

Vintage 99 Label Mfg., Inc. opened in 1999 in Livermore, CA primarily to service the wine industry’s label needs.  Over the years Vintage 99 has established itself as a premium wine label producer, offering the quickest lead-times in their industry, while maintaining ultra-high quality printing and customer service. Kathleen Gonzales, Vintage 99’s president, states, "We've been contemplating another location for several years but the state of the economy prohibited us. With the acquisition of a few key new hires, Gary Cane first and foremost, we are positioning ourselves to service the wine industry better than ever.”  Kathleen goes on to say, "Vintage 99 has been committed to the wine industry for more than 14 years and nothing demonstrates our commitment better than the opening of our new plant in the heart of the wine area where most of our clientele is based.”

V99 North is scheduled to open during harvest. Open House party will be Thursday, December 5, 2013. RSVP required for entry. RSVP/Inquire here: openhouse@vintage99.com


Vintage 99 Label Offers Unbeatable Order Lead Times for Wine Labels During Busiest Season
24 July, 2013


Vintage 99 Label is excited to be able to offer its new and existing customers much quicker lead times than are commonly found within the wine label printing industry. Lead times of 5, 6 or even 8 weeks after proof approval are common within the wine label industry, especially this time of the season. However Vintage 99 Label promises delivery within 2 weeks of proof approval year round. "Our company is unique from our industry in that we focus on the bottling needs of each customer we serve and are willing to do what it takes to make their bottling dates. We do this by running a very flexible schedule based on delivery dates and by partnering with vendors that produce high quality label tooling and materials with very short manufacturing times" says Brian Lloyd, Customer Service Manager. "This change to the way traditional label printing and scheduling is done routinely amazes our customers that are used to being told that they need 4-6 weeks for their order".

To learn more about Vintage 99 Label and to get a quote on your label order, contact Brian Lloyd at 707-775-7421.


Vintage 99 Label Hires Industry Expert Gary Cane as Northern Ca Operations Director
13 June, 2013


Vintage 99 Label is pleased to announce the hiring of label industry expert Gary Cane to expand it's service and support in the Napa, Sonoma, and Healdsburg areas. Gary has been in the Label printing industry for 39 years, in the UK, Canada and the United States. He has lived in Windsor, Ca of Sonoma County for the past 18 years. Gary has an extensive background in Label Printing methods for the Wine Label Industry such as Letterpress, Offset, Flexo and Digital. He has acted as Press Operator; Production Manager; General Manager, and over the past couple of years as a sales rep. "We are excited to add Gary to our team", says Brian Lloyd, Sales and Marketing Director for Vintage 99. "His extensive production experience has helped many winery customers over the years find better solutions with their labels while adding more impact and quality." Gary can be reached directly at 707-888-5271 


Vintage 99 Label Hires Award Winning Label Designer Samantha Gomez to Head In-House Design and Art Department
22 May, 2013


Vintage 99 Label of Livermore, CA is pleased to announce that Samantha Gomez has been hired to offer its clients expertise in label design and creative engineering of their projects. Samantha has worked in the design, print and packaging industry for 20 years and has an artistic eye for enhancing established designs and recommending customized yet affordable solutions to help brands increase their visual impact. Samantha joins the Vintage 99 team with a host of awards from the printing industry including the Visual Media Alliance's Grand Award for Most Intriguing Label Design and the IAPHC's Gold award for Best Label Design. 

According to Samantha, "I draw inspiration for design through listening to clients and experiencing their passion and vision for their brand".

"Offering our clients expert design advice and creative engineering of their labels is just one of many no-cost advantages of partnering with Vintage 99 Label", says Customer Service Manager Brian Lloyd. "Clients can sometimes get caught between the worlds of label buying and label design and routinely welcome fresh ideas and suggestions, especially when an outside designer isn't involved in their project. We are very excited to offer our customers this creative service as a standard part of what we do each day". 

To learn more about how Samantha can assist you with your labels or speak to one of our Customer Service professionals, please call 925-294-5270 or go to www.vintage99.com


Vintage 99 Label now offering Design Liaison Services
16 May, 2013


At Vintage 99 Label we understand that it takes more than an art file to make your vision a reality. You need a printer with extensive knowledge in print production, art preparation, and design to make your project a success. 

 Our Design Liaison acts as your personal consultant to help guide and make recommendations so that all of the necessary production details are taken care of and to ensure that your vision is communicated back to our production team. 

 Our Design Liaison can:

  •  Help the designer gather all the necessary production details and specifications
  • Recommend unique finishing options using our foil, embossing, and high build varnish capabilities
  • Serve as the main point of contact for the customer when production questions arise
  • Partner with the designer to understand the vision of the design and ensure that the finished product has the right look and feel. 

Ask your Sales or Customer Service Representative for more information about this unique service or how to schedule a meeting with you or your designer. 611 Enterprise Court Livermore, CA  |  925-294-5270  |  www.vintage99.com


Visit us at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium!
15 January, 2013


Vintage 99 Label Mfg of Livermore Ca. is excited to be a part of the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento on Jan 30th & 31st.

Stop by booth #201 to see what’s new in wine label design, water/chill proof papers, virtual 3D label proofing, and more.

Exclusive 15% discount for new label orders.

Visit www.vintage99.com for more information or contact Brian Lloyd at 707-775-7421


Vintage 99 Design Liaison Service
03 December, 2012


At Vintage 99 Label we understand that it takes more than an art file to make your vision a reality. You need a printer with extensive knowledge in print production, art preparation, and design to make your project a success. 

 

Our Design Liaison acts as your personal consultant to help guide and make recommendations so that all of the necessary production details are taken care of and to ensure that your vision is communicated back to our production team. 

 

Our Design Liaison can:

 

  • Help the designer gather all the necessary production details and specifications

 

  • Recommend unique finishing options using our foil, embossing, and high build varnish capabilities

 

  • Serve as the main point of contact for the customer when production questions arise

 

  • Partner with the designer to understand the vision of the design and ensure that the finished product has the right look and feel. 

 

Ask your Sales or Customer Service Representative for more information about this unique service or how to schedule a meeting with you or your designer. 611 Enterprise Court Livermore, CA  |  925-294-5270  |  www.vintage99.com


Vintage 99 hopes to see you at the North Coast Wine Industry Expo!
30 October, 2012


Vintage 99 Label Mfg of Livermore Ca. is excited to be a part of the North Coast Wine Industry Expo on December 5th in Santa Rosa. Stop by booth #80 to see what’s new in wine label design, water/chill proof papers, virtual 3D label proofing, and more. Exclusive 15% discount for new label orders. Visit www.vintage99.com for more information or contact Brian Lloyd at 707-775-7421.


Vintage 99 Received 8 awards at the VMA Showcase of Print/Design Excellence!
16 July, 2012


Vintage 99 would like to thank the customers and designers that contributed their artwork and orders which enabled us to win the following awards at the 2012 VMA (Visual Media Alliance) Showcase Of Print/Design Excellence!

 

Vintage 99 received 8 awards which included:

 

1 Gold

Knez Winery Series

4 Silver

Eagles Landing

Francis Coppola Director's Series

Rancho Ventavo Cellars

Sun Chase Vineyard - Vivier

3 Bronze

Bluxome Street Winery

Cross Springs Series

Shadow Ridge - Cabernet Sauvignon

 

1 Best of Category, Pressure Sensitive

Knez progressed to also receive the Best of Category award for Pressure Sensitive


V99 Partnered with Green Flash Recycling!
13 March, 2012


Vintage 99 Label Mfg. Inc. is proud to announce that we have partnered with Green Flash Recycling to handle all of our recyclable materials. Before Green Flash we recycled as much waste as possible, but had no practical means to recycle label waste materials. Now we recycle almost 100% of our waste thanks to Green Flash. As a certified green business Vintage 99 Label is committed to environmental sustainability and is continually looking for ways to help others in the business community to be environmentally responsible. We encourage you to look into using Green Flash Recycling to help your business save money and preserve the environment. Their slogan “We make it easy to be Green” says it all.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Green Flash Recycling, LLC was born in 2008 out of the founding partners' combined desire to develop a business that would not only become part of the solution to the question of environmental sustainability, but would also serve as a resource to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint while cutting expenses at the same time. 

At Green Flash Recycling, LLC, the strength of our commitment to environmental sustainability is matched only by our passion for serving the diverse needs of our clients and helping them achieve maximum efficiency in their various business models. 

To date, Green Flash Recycling, LLC has helped its clients divert over 12,000 tons of recyclable material from landfill while also improving their profitability. While both this ever-increasing number and the financial health of our clients are sources of great pride for us, we know there are still countless businesses throughout the greater bay area that could immediately benefit from the service we offer. For more info http://www.greenflashrecycling.com


Tips for the best storage and labeling conditions
31 January, 2012


Labelstock should be stored in its original packaging and away from strong light, at a temperature of 15 to 25 °C and a relative humidity of 50 to 55%. Printed labels should be used within 2 years of the labelstock’s date of manufacture for the adhesive to maintain the best possible properties for labeling. 

Under optimal conditions, bottles would beTroubleshooterwashed and dried before labelling, their  temperature above 15 °C and the relative humidity below 55%. However, these conditions are not often met, which is why UPM Raflatac has developed RP 30 and RP 40 for labelling on cold and moist surfaces. Tests are highly recommended for all applications.

 

Optimal bonding time

All our wine adhesives need time to bond onto the bottle. If bottles are packaged horizontally immediately after the labelling process, optimal bonding between adhesive and glass won’t be achieved.

It’s also important to note that when bottles from upper rows press heavily against bottles on lower rows, the labels can still move on the glass and this can lead to creasing. 24 hours should be allowed after the labelling process before optimal bonding is achieved.

 

1. The label doesn’t stick to the bottle

• Labelling pressure requires group applicator adjustment

• Check the smoothing of the label onto the bottle

• Check the synchronization of the dispenser and the bottling line

• Adhesive is not well adapted to the bottle surface treatment

• Printed labels have exceeded their date of expiry

 

2. The label stays on the backing

• Plate system/web tension not well adjusted

• Badly set dispensing tool 

• Dispensing tool not well adapted 

• Label shape not adapted to the labelling machine  

• Backing defect due to bad storage conditions

• Release is too high

• Lack of silicone on the backing

 

3. Pre-dispensing problem

• Release too low 

• Plate system/web tension not well adjusted

• Label with very little shape might be wound with the face side in, which is not recommended

• Printed labels have exceeded their date of expiry

 

4. Broken web

•  Web tension too high

• Micro-tears on the sides of the roll 

• Backing could be die-cut by a badly adapted die-cutting tool 

• Joints not well made

• Roll too tight

• Backing too thin, or backing not well adapted

• Web width too narrow 

• Silicone defects

• Speed too high

• Too much speed variation 

• Clumps in the adhesive

• Web not well set in the plate system

• Dispensing plate not well adapted

 

 5. Web doesn’t stop between each label

• Matrix stripping residue between labels

• Bad detection: cleanliness, settings or transparency of the face material

• Dirty photoelectric cell

 

6. The label is stuck on the reverse side of the backing

• Roll has been exposed to high humidity

• Roll too tight, causing adhesive to bleed

• Ink or varnish not well polymerised

 

7. Creases in the label

• Label roll and bottle speed not well synchronized

• Hygrometry

• Irregularities in bottle geometry

• Worn pressure rollers (non-contact zone between the bottle and the label)

 

8. The label is crosswise or incorrectly aligned on the bottle

• Labels have already been printed crosswise on the web

• Bottle guide, or more likely guide on label dispenser, is unsuitable

• Labels not well centred on the web

• Parallelism not well adapted between the web and the dispensing plate

 

 A few terms currently in use in the pressure sensitives industry

Tack: The feeling of stickiness when the surface of an adhesive is touched or when a label is applied to a surface and then quickly pulled away.

Adhesion: The state in which two surfaces are held together by chemical or physical force, or both, with the aid of an adhesive.

Release:

• High-speed release – the force required to remove the label from its liner and also the liner from the label.

• Low-speed release – the force required to separate the laminate construction at an angle of 180 degrees at a speed of 300 mm per minute.

Shear: A method of separating adhesive-bonded materials by forcing the interfaces to slide over each other.

 

 


Unified Wine & Grape Symposium 2012 - BOOTH #201
05 January, 2012


STOP BY BOOTH #201

Learn more about:

  • Digital Label Printing

Is it time to change the way your labels are printed? What are the in’s and out’s of printing Digitally? Stop by and ask one of our team members for an analysis of your labels.

  • Preferred Customer Program

As an existing Vintage 99 customer, we have an exciting new opportunity for 2012 that will reduce your companies label costs. Simply ask one of our team members for details.

  • New Label Design or Redesign

Is it time to redesign your label? Let us show you how our in-house design team can create or update your label with a fresh new look at a fraction of the typical cost.


Storage and Labeling Conditions
06 December, 2011


Labelstock should be stored in its original packaging and away from strong light, at a temperature of 15 to 25 °C and a relative humidity of 50 to 55%. Printed labels should be used within 2 years of the labelstock’s date of manufacture for the adhesive to maintain the best possible properties for labeling. 

Under optimal conditions, bottles would beTroubleshooterwashed and dried before labelling, their  temperature above 15 °C and the relative humidity below 55%. However, these conditions are not often met, which is why UPM Raflatac has developed RP 30 and RP 40 for labelling on cold and moist surfaces. Tests are highly recommended for all applications.

 

Optimal bonding time

All our wine adhesives need time to bond onto the bottle. If bottles are packaged horizontally immediately after the labelling process, optimal bonding between adhesive and glass won’t be achieved.

It’s also important to note that when bottles from upper rows press heavily against bottles on lower rows, the labels can still move on the glass and this can lead to creasing. 24 hours should be allowed after the labelling process before optimal bonding is achieved.

 

1. The label doesn’t stick to the bottle

• Labelling pressure requires group applicator adjustment

• Check the smoothing of the label onto the bottle

• Check the synchronization of the dispenser and the bottling line

• Adhesive is not well adapted to the bottle surface treatment

• Printed labels have exceeded their date of expiry

 

2. The label stays on the backing

• Plate system/web tension not well adjusted

• Badly set dispensing tool 

• Dispensing tool not well adapted 

• Label shape not adapted to the labelling machine  

• Backing defect due to bad storage conditions

• Release is too high

• Lack of silicone on the backing

 

3. Pre-dispensing problem

• Release too low 

• Plate system/web tension not well adjusted

• Label with very little shape might be wound with the face side in, which is not recommended

• Printed labels have exceeded their date of expiry

 

4. Broken web

•  Web tension too high

• Micro-tears on the sides of the roll 

• Backing could be die-cut by a badly adapted die-cutting tool 

• Joints not well made

• Roll too tight

• Backing too thin, or backing not well adapted

• Web width too narrow 

• Silicone defects

• Speed too high

• Too much speed variation 

• Clumps in the adhesive

• Web not well set in the plate system

• Dispensing plate not well adapted

 

 5. Web doesn’t stop between each label

• Matrix stripping residue between labels

• Bad detection: cleanliness, settings or transparency of the face material

• Dirty photoelectric cell

 

6. The label is stuck on the reverse side of the backing

• Roll has been exposed to high humidity

• Roll too tight, causing adhesive to bleed

• Ink or varnish not well polymerised

 

7. Creases in the label

• Label roll and bottle speed not well synchronized

• Hygrometry

• Irregularities in bottle geometry

• Worn pressure rollers (non-contact zone between the bottle and the label)

 

8. The label is crosswise or incorrectly aligned on the bottle

• Labels have already been printed crosswise on the web

• Bottle guide, or more likely guide on label dispenser, is unsuitable

• Labels not well centred on the web

• Parallelism not well adapted between the web and the dispensing plate

 

 A few terms currently in use in the pressure sensitives industry

Tack: The feeling of stickiness when the surface of an adhesive is touched or when a label is applied to a surface and then quickly pulled away.

Adhesion: The state in which two surfaces are held together by chemical or physical force, or both, with the aid of an adhesive.

Release:

• High-speed release – the force required to remove the label from its liner and also the liner from the label.

• Low-speed release – the force required to separate the laminate construction at an angle of 180 degrees at a speed of 300 mm per minute.

Shear: A method of separating adhesive-bonded materials by forcing the interfaces to slide over each other.

 

 


Green Flash Recycling....
03 November, 2011


Vintage 99 Label Mfg. Inc. is proud to announce that we have partnered with Green Flash Recycling to handle all of our recyclable materials. Before Green Flash we recycled as much waste as possible, but had no practical means to recycle label waste materials. Now we recycle almost 100% of our waste thanks to Green Flash. As a certified green business Vintage 99 Label is committed to environmental sustainability and is continually looking for ways to help others in the business community to be environmentally responsible. We encourage you to look into using Green Flash Recycling to help your business save money and preserve the environment. Their slogan “We make it easy to be Green” says it all.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Green Flash Recycling, LLC was born in 2008 out of the founding partners' combined desire to develop a business that would not only become part of the solution to the question of environmental sustainability, but would also serve as a resource to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint while cutting expenses at the same time. 

At Green Flash Recycling, LLC, the strength of our commitment to environmental sustainability is matched only by our passion for serving the diverse needs of our clients and helping them achieve maximum efficiency in their various business models. 

To date, Green Flash Recycling, LLC has helped its clients divert over 12,000 tons of recyclable material from landfill while also improving their profitability. While both this ever-increasing number and the financial health of our clients are sources of great pride for us, we know there are still countless businesses throughout the greater bay area that could immediately benefit from the service we offer. For more info http://www.greenflashrecycling.com


Green Flash Recycling....
07 October, 2011


Vintage 99 Label Mfg. Inc. is proud to announce that we have partnered with Green Flash Recycling to handle all of our recyclable materials. Before Green Flash we recycled as much waste as possible, but had no practical means to recycle label waste materials. Now we recycle almost 100% of our waste thanks to Green Flash. As a certified green business Vintage 99 Label is committed to environmental sustainability and is continually looking for ways to help others in the business community to be environmentally responsible. We encourage you to look into using Green Flash Recycling to help your business save money and preserve the environment. Their slogan “We make it easy to be Green” says it all.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Green Flash Recycling, LLC was born in 2008 out of the founding partners' combined desire to develop a business that would not only become part of the solution to the question of environmental sustainability, but would also serve as a resource to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint while cutting expenses at the same time. 

At Green Flash Recycling, LLC, the strength of our commitment to environmental sustainability is matched only by our passion for serving the diverse needs of our clients and helping them achieve maximum efficiency in their various business models. 

To date, Green Flash Recycling, LLC has helped its clients divert over 12,000 tons of recyclable material from landfill while also improving their profitability. While both this ever-increasing number and the financial health of our clients are sources of great pride for us, we know there are still countless businesses throughout the greater bay area that could immediately benefit from the service we offer. For more info http://www.greenflashrecycling.com


Vintage 99 Label receives 3 Awards from the IAPHC!
24 January, 2011


Vintage 99 Label was presented with 3 Awards (2 Gold, 1 Silver) from the IAPHC for Superb Craftsmenship in Production for 3 labels we produced!

 

 


   

For more info read below.

 

36th International Gallery reaffirms PRINT ! Print is a Powerful Partner in the Media Mixology !

 

Minneapolis, MN USA, November 22, 2010.

The 36th International Gallery of Excellence presented a creative cavalcade of truly dazzling entries from around the globe to its International jurors over several weekends in October and November, 2010 at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. The competition is produced annually by the IAPHC, The Graphic Professionals Resource Network in support of the IAPHC’s mission-mandate to Educate, Promote, Inform and Connect (EPIC) its thousands of individual members and the global graphic community.

 

In 2010, entries originating inAustralia, Britain, China, Hong Kong, Korea, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore and South Africa joined hundreds of other entrants from around North America

in competing for awards honoring excellence in the arts and sciences of graphic expression.International judges trained their expert eyes on these entries which had to pass several grueling rounds of scrutiny to be deemed award worthy. The International Gallery has solidified its premier position as a world-renowned graphic arts event. IAPHC CEO Kevin Keane commented: "Perhaps resulting from graphic professionals embracing the global nature of the industry today, as well as understanding the marketing power the imprimatur of an International Award can have in the minds of current and prospective customers, the number of astonishing entries from accomplished graphics virtuosos has increased as individuals and companies vie for world-wide recognition.  Many winners seek to further leverage the impact of their award(s) by presenting their clients with prestigious duplicate award certificates as reminders of the award winning partnership of client and graphic professional." For more info see: www.iaphc.org


Vintage99 is now certified as a Green Business
05 January, 2011


We are proud to be leaders in Environmental matters.

How can you help the environment? Why not try an environmentally friendly label stock?     b 70# Bright White Felt 30% PCW (post consumer waste) product.   b 70# Cream White Felt 30% PCW (post consumer waste) product.   b Estate #12 (Estate #8) 100% PCW (post consumer waste) product.   b Tree-Free - White Environmentally friendly facestock made from bamboo, sugar cane, and cotton lintners.   b Estate #10 Bright White Vellum 30% PCW (post consumer waste) product.   b Classic Crest 30% PCS (post consumer waste) product.   b Matte Litho 30% PCW (post consumer waste) product.


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Vintage 99 Label offers three printing methods which are all quality controlled from our Livermore, CA facility including Flexo, Digital Offset, and Waterless Offset.

Please contact us at 925-294-5270 or email info@vintage99.com for a no obligation label quote. You may also want to refer to our Label Quote and Order Checklist below when requesting a quote which helps outline the information needed. 

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To see a sampling of current customers wine bottle labels, please go to our web site and view the photo galleries.

Title Name Email Phone
GM Northen Ca Operations Gary Cane, Santa Rosa Ca garyc@vintage99.com 707-888-5271
Sales and Marketing Brian Lloyd, Livermore Ca brianl@vintage99.com 707-775-7421
Client Services Tammy Dias, Livermore Ca tammyd@Vintage99.com 925-294-5270 Ext (103)

VINTAGE 99 LABEL MFG, INC 

A LEADER IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

We are at a time when companies need to lead our communities in the direction of sustainable practices.

Vintage 99 has made tremendous efforts to be such a company. We strive to reduce our energy usage and

raw material consumption, while improving the quality of our products

 

We have put in place very simple, obvious solutions to be environmentally responsible; from making recycling

effortless by placing more recycle bins throughout our plant, recycling obsolete dies/plates, and replacing

lighting; to making capital investments with upgrades to existing equipment, purchasing new equipment and

hybrid vehicles. We have reduced our gas consumption two consecutive years by 20%. Our participation in

our utility company’s ClimateSmart Program allows us to be “carbon neutral”. We have been participating in

the program over two years, offsetting over 3,000,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Our Flexographic presses use low VOC water based inks. We capture our waste ink, sending it offsite for

proper handling and recycling. We clean-up using non-toxic, biodegradable cleaners and recycle internally to

extend their usefulness. We upgraded our presses with servo driven web tension systems to

minimize material waste.

 

Our Waterless Offset press eliminates use of fountain solutions and need for water, reducing the impact of

greenhouse gases formed by VOC’s and wasteful water consumption as with traditional offset printing.

 

Our Digital press eliminates the release of VOC’s by capturing recyclable emissions and waste ink. It is the

most efficient print method for small runs, generating the least material waste when going from job to job, item

to item. Digital printing gives us an economical means to provide customers with press proofs of their labels

prior to production, eliminating travel to/from our plant for press checks.

 

Catering to the wine industry, our plant is strategically located between California’s three largest wine regions.

Each sales representative is also placed strategically to handle a territory that allows them to minimize their

driving while using hybrid vehicles.

 

We recently purchased a computer-to-plate system that eliminates film and toxic film chemistry from

our platemaking process. Our new chemistry is the least hazardous of all chemistries available, which

is recycled intofresh chemistry at almost a 99% ratio of recovery, allowing the chemical to be reused

almost indefinitely. Any leftover waste after recycling is used as bio-fuel additives and for electrical generation.

 

We were recently recognized by our resident county as a Certified Green Business. Through extensive audits,

this recognition concluded that we are achieving exceptional pollution prevention, conservation of resources

and meeting environmental compliance requirements. We are proud to be part of an elite group of companies

within our community given this coveted distinction.

 

We are committed to environmental sustainability everyday. Our next step is to assist other companies to learn

sustainable practices. By helping other companies to reduce, reuse, recycle, we expand our own efforts far

beyond our immediate impact, thereby contributing to true sustainability. We are a definite model for all in our

industry to follow.

Flexography:

Our flexo screening is a cutting edge technique that alllows for high quality color control at an affordable price for medium to large sized runs.

 

Flexo Advantage . . .

In 1999 we raised the bar in flexo print quality. As a poineer of producing high quality flexo wine labels that were tradtionally printed offset. We continue our legacy by investing in the future of this printing technology by bringing in the most advanced flexo plate system in house. Our Kodak NX plates with Digicap screening allows us to print finer dots, higher line screens with more detail and denser solids. The print quality with our new plate system is truly remarkable.

 

Offset

Offset provides superior results with flawless detail, smooth blends and fine tints, which produces vibrant colors with a dot pattern almost invisible to the naked eye.

 

Waterless Offset Advantage . . .

Taking a high quaity print method such as offset and making it better is something we at Vintage 99 can appreciate. Waterless offset raises the bar by printing even finer dots while eliminating the environmental problems of traditional offset. Taking these improvements one step further with the latest Digial Plate Imaging makes high line screens not only achievable but repeatable run after run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital

Superior print results with waterless offset print quality for short to medium sized runs, generally fewer than 50,000 labels.

- Variable Data and sequential numbering

- Most cost effective for unlimited SKUs

- Micro encoding for brand protection

 

Digital Advantage . . .

Lower production costs by eliminating films, plates, chemistry and waste, as well as reduced set-up time and less impact on the environment. No press checks necessary. Receive an actual *press proof of your label before your job goes into full production. (*excluding finishing elements ) 

 

Finishings

Wine labels are a unique art form, often what distinguishes a wine label are the finishing effects. 

 

Hot Foil Stamping (Flatbed, Full/Semi Rotary)

Embossing/Debossing (Sculpted Multi-Layer, Poly Single layer)

Rotary Screen High Build Varnish

Lamination

Aqueous Coating

Gloss and Matte UV Varnishes