Let’s Talk Labels: What Media Products Does QuickLabel Have to Offer?

Posted on by Kelsey Sullivan

There’s more to labels than meets the eye. There has to be some consideration taken into the presentation, storage and intended use of the product. That’s why we’re here to make it easy for you. So what media products does QuickLabel have to offer?

What Media Products does QuickLabel Have to Offer?

We have four main types of labels and ribbons, each with a variety of options to best suit your product and design, whether it be beverage, shipping, medical, chemical labeling or more.

Let’s break it down for you.

1. Inkjet Labels

QuickLabel has developed special materials that are capable of absorbing the Kiaro! inks so that printed labels do not smear and are able to produce the most accurate colors possible.

Whether you choose a textured paper label for wine labels or a glossy clear synthetic label for cosmetics labels, there is an ideal Kiaro! inkjet label for you.Kiaro_La Crema

We don’t stock a large inventory of finished labels – they are made fresh to order. When you place your order, we produce each order from raw material, using our efficient just-in-time production management system.

QuickLabel also produces and sells die-cut labels for use on our own line of label printers and offer multi-color and single-color thermal transfer label printers that resists fading, abrasion, smudging, and incidental moisture contact.

We even sell labels for use on other printer brands.

Carrying over 100 different label and tag stocks, if we don’t have the material you’re looking for, we can source and test new raw materials to meet your end use requirements. Just ask one of our Media Sales Specialists!

See how Browndog Creamery uses our inkjet labels to not only create delectable designs to match their delicious ice cream, but how our labels maintain color-fastness and quality even in their freezing storage conditions.

To read descriptions of our inkjet label and tag materials, click here.

2. Thermal Transfer Labels 

Enhancing print performance, QuickLabel’s Media Lab created our line of thermal transfer label materials. These produce excellent print quality and end-use durability – especially when used with QuickLabel’s own line of thermal transfer ribbons and label printers.

Our labels also produce high-quality printing on other brands of thermal transfer and barcode printers. Like the inkjet labels, all of our labels are made to order.

With QuickLabel, you have the choice of 70+ Materials. IMG_0458

We manufacture and stock over seventy different pressure-sensitive and non-adhesive printing materials.

To read descriptions of our thermal transfer label and tag materials, click here.

3. Thermal Transfer Ribbons (Black or Color)

The question is “What media products does QuickLabel have to offer?”, which means we are not limited to labels.

We also manufacture and sell barcode ribbon (also known as thermal transfer ribbon) for your barcode printer at a factory.

Our barcode ribbon is sold at a direct low price. From general-purpose black wax ribbon to black wax-resin ribbon and black resin thermal transfer ribbon for every thermal printer brand.

imageQuickLabel manufactures the largest variety of spot color thermal transfer ribbons in the industry. No one has as many thermal transfer ribbons colors as us.

We also sell process color thermal transfer ribbons for our family of digital color label printers which use thermal transfer technology.

  • Black Barcode Printer Ribbon: Wax, Wax/Resin, Resin, Premium Resin, Special Resin
  • Color Thermal Transfer Ribbons: Wax, Wax/Resin, Resin, Premium Resin

4. Laser / LED Labels

We’ve even developed special materials that are capable of withstanding high fusing temperature while producing vivid, long-lasting printed labels.  These labels can also resist moisture, UV light, abrasion, and most solvents – even without lamination.

Our labels are able to portray highly accurate design and multi-level shading for superior print quality and clarity. To read descriptions of our Laser / LED label and tag materials, click here.

Ultimately, we have label materials for any and all product labeling requirements. No matter what industry or storage specifications, we make sure our labels always remain durable and maintain high quality and color-fastness.

To shop our complete list of labels and ribbons and learn more about what we offer, check out our supply store.

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She gives QuickLabel its sense of fun: meet Bethany!

Posted on by Savannah Brodeur

bethanyEver wonder who gives QuickLabel its sense of fun? If you live in New York, New Jersey or New England, you already know her: Bethany Rosevear. If you’re not lucky enough to know her just yet, read on. She is a fairly new member of our team who just joined us in November! But even though she hasn’t been here long, she has definitely made a name for herself among QuickLabelers and customers alike.

She’s amazingly friendly, and will talk to just about anyone! And here, at QuickLabel, it’s about high time we interviewed this cool individual. But before her personal interview is introduced – let’s get into how her fellow co-workers would describe her.

Bethany has been described as tenacious, witty, and generous… When I asked a fellow co-worker what one word they’d use to describe Bethany they’d replied with: “I would use ‘giving.’ She is constantly giving of herself to others, whether it is to fundraise for a charity or just to make sure that someone has a great birthday here at work. That same giving spirit shines through when she works with her customers.”

Along with being generous, she’s been known to be genuine in every situation (“You’ll always get 100% Bethany from her”) and in the business world, Bethany has proven herself to be an adamant Media Sales Specialist who also knows what a customer wants and how to handle their labeling needs.

But you, reader, might not know her yet – so why not take a look below and get a running start?

QuickLabel: What US states are yours and what can you tell us about the people that live there?

States that Bethany takes care of (Region of New England, NY and NJ.)

Bethany: I have the Northeast, and that includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, 1/2 of New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. My customers love working with a company that is “local” from beginning to end: Manufacturing, to shipping, to customer service… They love buying local.

QL: What experience in life best prepared you to work at QuickLabel Systems?

Bethany: I would have to say years of experience in customer service.

QL: I understand that you’re a Media Sales Specialist. What does that position entail?

Bethany: Developing relationships with customers to best service their needs, and it also entails creating good working relationships with RSM’s and MSS’s, so that we can all work together to achieve the sales goals!

QL:  What do you like best about being a Media Sales Specialist? Do you have a favorite customer?

Don't these look great? Bethany is a mail enthusiast.
Don’t these look great? Bethany is a nail enthusiast.

Bethany: Favorite customer… I like them all in different ways for different reasons. If I want to chat and have a laugh, then I know who to call.

QL: Do you have a favorite Regional Sales Manager?

Bethany: I haven’t had much exposure to working with the other RSM’s, but I love working with both Chris and Lou – they are both so patient with me since every day I am learning something new.

QL: Tell us about your family! Do you have any pets?

Bethany: I have 2 brothers and a sister. I am the third child but the youngest girl and will always be daddy’s princess. I grew up in upstate NY and PA. With the exception of me and my younger brother (who lives in Kentucky and has a chiropractic office), my entire family is all within 10 miles of each other. I have 6 nieces and nephews with a new niece or nephew expected in February. Even though she lives in PA, my sister is my best friend. My boyfriend and I have been together for 11 years, and he is wonderful! And then I have my baby, Bella… She’s a 4 year old Shi Tzu, but she is so spoiled, that she thinks she is a person and not a dog!

Bethany and her boyfriend.
Bethany and her boyfriend.
Bella. She really is "bella"!
Bella. She really is “bella”!

QL: What are your hobbies/interests?

Bethany: I love to fish (both freshwater and salt water)! I am a big reader – I will read just about anything with words… I enjoy working on my cross stitch projects, and I love watching baseball and football with my boyfriend… GO YANKEES!!!

 

 QL: We all love the birthday parties, wing nights, and BBQs you put together. Why do you think it’s so important to celebrate?

Bethany: I have worked in places where frankly, the morale sucked and people came in, did their job, went home, and were miserable!

I am a very social person, and I know that morale can make or break a company. Having a high morale level makes people happier, and being happy while at works makes an enormous difference on a person as a whole, because we spend so many hours at work day in and day out with the same people. I enjoy doing things to help morale, bring people together, whether it is a work setting or outside. It gives people chance to create personal relationships/friendships which in turn creates better work relationships. I know that not everybody in the world is as outgoing as I am and I enjoy the challenge of breaking people out of their shells.

I guess it comes down to: high morale = happy employee= happy workplace.

QL: Lastly, if you could have lunch with any celebrity – dead or alive – who would it be and why?

Bethany: Hmmm, that is a tough one. Alive – Luke Bryan, but that is just because he is pretty to look at. Dead – Harriet Tubman. I think she was an amazing woman that stood up for what she believed in, knew right from wrong, and did her best to right the wronged.

 

Meet Bethany Yourself

Now that you have a little insight on Bethany, I’m sure you would like to get to know her better – especially if you live in her states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, or Maine!

When you’re ready to order labels or inks for your label printer, please contact Bethany at brosevear@astronovainc.com or phone her at 877-757-7978 ext. 216. She’d love to hear from you!

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Get to Know Media Specialist Chris Chabot!

Posted on by Kelsey Sullivan
Chris with her granddaughter and husbands
Chris with granddaughter Kaelyn and husband Jim

Learn why Chris’ customers love having her as a Media Specialist!

Although you may be getting to know Chris for the first time, she isn’t new to QuickLabel or Rhode Island. Chris has been with the company for about 9 years actually is a native Rhode Islander!

This former surfer, now fully wrapped around her granddaughter’s finger, really knows the meaning of customer service. Take a look at these fun facts about Chris that I learned during our interview.

QuickLabel: What are your hobbies?
Chris Chabot: I actually like crocheting (yes some of my customers are probably saying “yeah right”), I love horses and horseback riding but have not been able to do it lately.  I was the Assistant Director of the ESA (Eastern Surfing Association) but when my granddaughter was born, my husband, who is a top New England surfer, and I decided that we wanted to put our time and energy into our “baby girl Kaelyn” so we don’t do that anymore.  She will be a surfer, though, if my husband has anything to say about it.

Chris and her granddaughter
Chris and her granddaughter

QL: Tell me about your family.
CC: OK, I have been married and divorced twice … you know what they say, the third time is the charm. My third marriage (yes I did it again) is to my wonderful husband Jim and we are still going strong.  Out of my first marriage, I was blessed with my daughter, Nichole, who is 23 years old now.  Nichole then blessed Jim and I with our granddaughter Kaelyn almost 4 years ago.  I thought there was no greater love than a mother’s for her child … throw a grandchild into the mix … all bets are off.  I tell my daughter all the time that she has to realize that she is was only the incubator for my grandchild and if I could have had Kaelyn  first, I would have.  My daughter knows that I’m kidding and most of my customers know my sense of humor and could see me saying that.  Life revolves around Kaelyn now.

QL: What did you do before joining the QL team?
CC: Where do I start?  I have been in the printing industry for about 28 years … give or take a few when I was the Medical Records Supervisor for Rhode Island Hospital for about 3 years.  I’ve worked in commercial printing, business forms, and promotional printing but I have to say that before coming to QuickLabel, the job that I enjoyed most was when I worked for a scratch lottery ticket printing company. I was with them for about 7 years I think and I was the Packaging Department Manager and Pressroom Supervisor.  When they decided to relocate to Florida I had to opt out … no insult intended to my FL customers because I did spend every other week there for about 3 months helping with the relocation and it is a beautiful state.

QL: What is your favorite QL product? 
CC: I would have to say that my favorite product (so far) is the Kiaro! inkjet label printer.  This seems to be a great printer from what I’ve heard from my customers and the Blanket Purchase Order (BPO) pricing program that we are now offering has made a lot of my customers happy and it actually makes my job easier once it’s in place because they don’t need to order every week or month. It’s automatic and I can concentrate on just calling them to see how they’re doing.

QL: What is your favorite part of your job?
CC: That’s probably the easiest question that I’ve been asked … talking with my customers.  No matter how busy I am, I love hearing about how things are going for them and they ask me in return.  I consider them my friends, not customers.  I have the best customers a Media Sales Specialist could possibly ask for.  Having said that, I can’t omit the fact that I have a great Regional Sales Manager that I am teamed up with, John Cuomo!  Funny story … and even John doesn’t know this …when I first started working for QuickLabel I was told to contact my sales people and introduce myself.  So I called John and did so … you know how you can get a picture in your mind from the voice of a person?…..I pictured John as a tall slender white haired older gentleman whom I was initially intimidated by.  Oh my god was I wrong!  When he finally came to RI for a sales conference, I was shocked.  My imagination just didn’t do him justice.

QL: Why do you make such an effort to connect with your customers? Why is great customer service so important?
CC: I feel that it is my job to make their job easier so if it means giving them a call when I see that they haven’t ordered in a while or just calling to say hello because all we do is e-mail or fax, that’s what I like to do.  There isn’t enough human interaction now-a-days so I try to keep that alive with my customers.

Show your support for Chris on Facebook!
Show your support for Chris on Facebook!

What Customers Are Saying About Chris

“Thanks Chris for all of your help and keeping our printers rolling.”

“Thanks Chris for always rushing me more labels when I run out at the last minute!”

“She has been putting up with our “emergencies” and jumping through the many hoops my orders send her way – saving me much grief countless times over the years!”

“Chris – it is always a pleasure working with you. You get my orders to me in a hurry and always put up with my “we are out” – thanks for all your help!”

“Chris is fast with correspondence and is a great big help with all of my orders! Thanks Chris!!!”

“Chris is the BEST! She needs to go to other companies and train customer service staff on how it’s done! She’s great!”

“Very helpful! Even if its weekend she gets back to me with answers to my questions!”

“Chris Chabot is the absolute BEST! She always helps and is timely and every company should have a customer service staff like Chris!”

“She always helps me out with my orders, can always tell me anything I need to know about the product. She’s saved me during super crazy order time, when we’ve run out of everything. She’s also super friendly and just a wonderful lady!”

If you would like to support Chris leave a nice comment for her on Facebook   or send her an email!

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Meet Your New Media Specialist, Kris Chatlosh!

Posted on by Kelsey Sullivan
Kris and his Dad!
Kris and his Dad!

Get to know Kris with a K!

Although we call Kris an import (he’s from Massachusetts), he’s a great fit to help our New England customers with their label and ink needs! Kris has recently joined us full-time in our West Warwick, Rhode Island headquarters. I know what you are thinking, “don’t you all have enough people named Chris already?!”

As it turns out it’s okay because his name starts with a K. In fact, his parents almost named him Christer, because they wanted something unique. Kris doesn’t necessarily believe this story his parents told him, he says, “I think this was all a ploy to make it easier to Google me.”

Kristopher Chatlosh in the Providence College Pep Band
Kristopher Chatlosh in the Providence College Pep Band

Kris moved to Rhode Island to attend Providence College, where he majored in both Management and Finance. He also played alto saxophone in the Pep Band during college. He’s not coming to us fresh out of college though, he has worked as a Data Production Specialist where he programmed surveys and data interfaces, built reports and coordinated panel recruitment.

He’s not all work and no play though! Like several others in the office (not including me), Kris is quite the sports fan. In fact, when asked where his favorite place he has traveled to is he replied, “Madison Square Garden for the Big East Tournament because there is no atmosphere more vibrant.”

Kris as a young #14
Kris as a young #14

Not only does Kris enjoy watching sports, but he also likes to play basketball, dodge ball, softball and tennis. In the rest of his free time he likes to go fishing and go to concerts. Kris keeps all the ticket stubs from concerts and sporting events that he attends. Do you?

Kris has really enjoyed getting to know some of his customers, and delights in the fact that each day he learns new things about them. He loves hearing their stories and being able to help them in any way he can! He’s been surprised by the vast spectrum of industries and businesses that he has the pleasure of working with, as it provides a lot of variety for him.

Of course I wanted to know if Kris has a favorite QuickLabel product yet. He said, “it’s the Kiaro! inkjet color label printer obviously. It’s only the fastest, sharpest, purplest printer.” Kris is ready to help all customers though as he says, ‘because there are people in the world that are yet to have all of their label needs satisfied, I aim to change this!”

Now is the time to introduce yourself to Kris! Make sure you ask him about his face-painting skills!

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Get to Know QuickLabel Media Specialist, David!

Posted on by Kelsey Sullivan

Say Hello to Recently Promoted QuickLabel Customer’s Media Specialist.(Warning: Do not continue reading if you are a Yankees fan!)

chadwick_davidDavid has been training with Nicole Moosey, and is enjoying getting to know customers. He recently finished training and has taken over service to the states of AR, DE, IA, LA, MD, MS, NJ, OH, PA, VA, and WV. after Greg Azar was appointed to the position of production planner in our Media Plant.

David grew up in North Scituate, Rhode Island. His taste in foods matches accordingly; he loves Italian and Portuguese foods. However, he said that he will try anything once. Muahaha, what disgusting food can I get him to try? David just turned 40 (I couldn’t get him to let me agree to sharing a photo of him in the office birthday cape unfortunately), and he’s married with two adult step-sons. We asked him who the adorable baby is pictured in a frame on his desk. It’s actually an “honorary grandson.” David and his wife also have three other “kids.” These are their two cats, and dog named Buddy.

I hope you aren’t a Yankees fan if you are one of David’s customers! Just kidding, he won’t treat you any differently despite being a New England sports fan. For sports illiterate people like me, that apparently means he likes The Patriots, Red Sox, and the Celtics.

David helps himself to candy on Halloween
David helps himself to candy on Halloween

David’s love of sports isn’t what has prepared him well to be an asset to our team though. Actually part of what has, is his varied and extensive work experience. David has had a wide variety of experience including working in the legal department of a bank as an assistant to loan officers in commercial real estate, loan sales at a credit union, and even work in the Naval Reserves. David joined the Naval Reserves after 9/11, and worked in both Rhode Island and Florida.

David started with QuickLabel as a temp., so we asked him why he decided to stay. He replied, “Why wouldn’t I want to stay? QuickLabel Systems is a growing business always gaining new customers. Everything out there needs to be labeled of course, or we wouldn’t know what it is.” David also understands the importance of providing great customer service to existing customers, which makes him a great fit for this position.

Please welcome David and feel free to ask him any questions you may have in the comments below or by e-mail. He’s excited to get to know you!

 

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QuickLabel Halloween Costumes

Posted on by Kelsey Sullivan

Take a Peek at QuickLabel’s Halloween Costumes, If You Dare!

A devilish Pearl made a surprise appearance in our weekly sales meeting.

Trick or treating, haunted houses, costumes, fall weather! These are just a few of the things I love about Halloween. It’s my first Halloween at QuickLabel, and my coworkers had informed me that everyone wears the most elaborate costume possible to work. (Do you think they are tricking me?) They were, so I opted for a pair of sequin Minnie Mouse ears instead.

Nicole and Mike Moosey’s daughter Michaela last year.

I’ve decided to gather some Halloween memories from some of the QuickLabel employees. Some of the team was too scared to send their childhood Halloween photos to be shared with you. So, I did also get quite a few “awww” worthy photos. Because seriously, what’s cuter than a baby in a costume? Not much at all.

Up first is Mike and Nicole Moosey’s daughter Michaela. Read more about our Media Sales and Customer Service Supervisor Nicole. Although her Mommy doesn’t like to wear costumes for some reason, baby Michaela sure does look cute and warm dressed in her Lady Bug costume. This year Nicole got crafty and put together a Patriot’s cheerleader costume for baby Michaela. I can’t wait to see it! As for Nicole, she hasn’t always been anti-costumes. As a child they had a box of homemade costumes to choose from. Her favorite was Raggedy Ann.

Chris Chabot’s husband Jim and granddaugthter Kaelyn

Next we have another cute little one. This is Media Specialist, Chris Chabot’s darling granddaughter Kaelyn. Chris and her family’s lives have revolved around Kaelyn since the moment she was born (actually before that probably). She told me from the moment she first held Kaelyn she, “has known no greater love.” Although her husband looks pretty scary in this one, the only scary thing about Kaelyn is how cute she is

Michael in 1992

This Batman is our new-ish Art Director. If you take a minute to read the blog introducing Michael Pekala, you will learn how he still feels about Batman. This photo is from 1992. I guess when you are a super hero it’s easy to be brave enough to send your childhood Halloween photos in for all of blog-world to see. Michael also enjoyed dressing up as an astronaut, a genie, and a mad scientist as a child. I still think he would choose to be Batman as a career out of all of those options though.

Obama and Romney pumpkin carvings!

I also have to add these jack-o-lanterns carved by Michael. He is really good at making templates from photos, and then using them to carve intricate designs in pumpkins. For his wedding, he even carved images of himself and his wife into pumpkins as part of the decor. Whether you like Romney or Obama, you are sure to like these!

Here’s another favorite cutie, Media Specialist Cassie Dib’s son, Jaden. She shared two great photos from last year and told me a little bit about them. By next year Cassie will have another little one to dress up for Halloween, I wonder what cute baby costume he will wear! She told me a little bit about these photos, I hope you like them as much as I do!

Rapunzel and Bumblebee the Transformer

“The first photo is my favorite Halloween pic from last year Jaden and I went back to Iowa on Halloween weekend and we all went to the “Night Eyes” event at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines.  In the picture is my brother Randy, niece Emma, my mom Carrie, son Jaden, sister-in-law Sierra holding my nephew Milo (he was a hamburger!!) myself, and my dad Leland. The other is of Jaden and Emma which has a little better picture of their costumes 🙂 Emma was Rapunzel and Jaden was Bumblebee the Transformer!”

I know I can’t compare to the cute factor in that last one, but here is a photo of myself (Isabelle), last Halloween. I was still living in Florida and working at Disney World. My boyfriend came to visit for my birthday and we went to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party as Cinderella and Prince Charming.

He’s such a great sport! I’ve never ever dressed up as something scary or gross for Halloween, which is not at all surprising if you know me. I always loved picking out my Halloween costume. As a child I remember being a fairy princess (for several years), American Girl doll characters and various costumes I chose because of the abundance of sequins. More recently I’ve been Dorothy, Tinker Belle, Princess Peach, and Raggedy Ann. I LOVE Halloween costumes!

Last, but definitely not least, is this gem I found in my inbox from QuickLabel Regional Manager, Bill Pizzuti. I may or may not have blackmailed him into sending me a costume photo, and this is all he claims he could find. Ha ha. I found this in my mailbox with the subject, “Coffee Delivery Man gonna git you!” If that’s not scary, I don’t know what is! Just kidding, there isn’t anything scary about Billy, except maybe this picture…

“Coffee Delivery Man gonna git you!”

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