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Want to know more about KDV Label and its products? Here are answers to some questions our customers frequently ask. If you do not find your answer here or have further inquiries, please contact us.

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Yes, foods imported to the United States will need to meet the final requirements.

Manufacturers will have until July 26, 2018 to comply with the final requirements, and manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales will have an additional year to make the changes.

Some serving sizes will increase and others will decrease because by law, the serving sizes must be based on the amounts of food and drink that people typically consume, not on how much they should consume. Recent food consumption data show that some serving sizes need to be revised. For example, the reference amount used to set a serving of ice cream was previously ½ cup and now is changing to â…” cup. The reference amount used to set a serving size of soda was previously 8 ounces and now is changing to 12 ounces. The reference amount for yogurt is decreasing from 8 ounces to 6 ounces. Nutrient information on the new label will be based on these updated serving sizes so it matches what people actually consume.

You will still recognize the label, but we have made some improvements to the format to provide significant public health information. Changes include:

  • Highlighting “Calories,” “servings per container,” and the “Serving size” declaration by increasing the type size and placing the number of calories and the “Serving size” declaration in bold type.
  • Requiring manufacturers to declare the actual amount, in addition to percent Daily Value, of the mandatory vitamins and minerals.
  • Adding “Includes X g Added Sugars” directly beneath the listing for “Total Sugars.”
  • Changing the footnote to better explain the percent Daily Value. It will now read: “*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.”

Vitamin D and potassium are nutrients Americans don’t always get enough of, according to nationwide food consumption surveys (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/), and when lacking, are associated with increased risk of chronic disease. Vitamin D is important for its role in bone health, and potassium helps to lower blood pressure. Calcium and iron are already required and will continue to be on the label.

Trans fat will be reduced but not eliminated from foods, so FDA will continue to require it on the label. In 2015, the FDA published a final determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the source of artificial trans fat, are not generally recognized as safe, but this determination would not affect naturally occurring trans fat, which would still exist in the food supply. Trans fat is present naturally in food from some animals, mainly ruminants such as cows and goats. Also, industry can currently use some oils that are approved as food additives and can still petition FDA for certain uses of PHOs.

The definition of added sugars includes sugars that are either added during the processing of foods, or are packaged as such, and include sugars (free, mono- and disaccharides), sugars from syrups and honey, and sugars from concentrated fruit or vegetable juices that are in excess of what would be expected from the same volume of 100 percent fruit or vegetable juice of the same type. The definition excludes fruit or vegetable juice concentrated from 100 percent fruit juice that is sold to consumers (e.g. frozen 100 percent fruit juice concentrate) as well as some sugars found in fruit and vegetable juices, jellies, jams, preserves, and fruit spreads.

For industry and those interested in the more technical version of the definition, please consult page 33980 of the Nutrition Facts Label Final Rule.

The scientific evidence underlying the 2010 and the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans support reducing caloric intake from added sugars; and expert groups such as the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Institute of Medicine and the World Health Organization also recommend decreasing intake of added sugars.

In addition, it is difficult to meet nutrient needs while staying within calorie requirements if you consume more than 10 percent of your total daily calories from added sugars. On average, Americans get about 13 percent of their total calories from added sugars, with the major sources being sugar-sweetened beverages (including soft drinks, fruit drinks, coffee and tea, sport and energy drinks, and alcoholic beverages) and snacks and sweets (including grain-based desserts, dairy desserts, candies, sugars, jams, syrups, and sweet toppings).

The FDA recognizes that added sugars can be a part of a healthy dietary pattern. But if consumed in excess, it becomes more difficult to also eat foods with enough dietary fiber and essential vitamins and minerals and still stay within calorie limits. The updates to the label will help increase consumer awareness of the quantity of added sugars in foods. Consumers may or may not decide to reduce the consumption of certain foods with added sugars, based on their individual needs or preferences.

The final rule requires “Includes X g Added Sugars” to be included under “Total Sugars” to help consumers understand how much sugar has been added to the product.

The changes include modifying the list of required nutrients that must be declared on the label, updating serving size requirements, and providing a refreshed design. The new Nutrition Facts label will make it easier for consumers to make informed decisions about the food they eat.

The current label is more than 20 years old. In order to make sure consumers have access to more recent and accurate nutrition information about the foods they are eating, it’s time to make changes to the Nutrition Facts label. The changes recently announced are based on updated scientific information, new nutrition and public health research, more recent dietary recommendations from expert groups, and input from the public.

Yes. We are a full-service graphic communications company offering complete prepress, printing, finishing and fulfillment.

Die cutting is a method of cutting paper in a shape or design by using a die or steel cutting rules positioned in the shape of the desired pattern.

We have a large variety of paper types available for you to choose from. We can show you samples of paper in different weights, textures, finishes and colors.

Web graphics are different than high resolution graphics for printing. Web graphics are designed at a low resolution to allow web pages to load faster. These low resolution images use fewer dots and will not print sharply. Edges will look pixelated or fuzzy. It’s best to use an original scanned photo or supply the original photo with your design file.

Customers are responsible for the accuracy of your artwork. Please carefully inspect the positioning, copy, and design elements in your art files before submitting them to us. You will get a chance to approve a proof copy of your finished printing project. Any changes after final approval may incur additional charges and affect the delivery time.

This all depends on what is necessary to produce your order; like design, pre-press, printing, converting, finishing and packaging. It’s best to ask at the time of order placement for an estimated timeline for your project from start to finish.

Generally, we will provide a proof within one to two business days after receiving your electronic files. This, of course, depends on what other pre-press work needs to be done once we receive your file. KDV Label offers digital and physical proofs. If you would like to receive a physical proof, we will send them to you or we’ll call you when they are ready and you can view them in house.

Usually not. White is the color of the paper, and is showing due to a lack of ink in that particular area. However, when printing on color or clear materials, white ink can be used.

Laser printers and computer monitors produce colors differently than printing presses. Office printers and monitors produce color in the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) color spectrum. Printing presses produce color using the CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) color spectrum. The RGB spectrum is wider than the CMYK spectrum causing some colors (most notably red) to be a little less vibrant than expected. In some cases this can be alleviated using a fifth color unit and selecting a replacement ink color from the PMS color chart. Ask your salesman for more details.

PMS is the acronym for Pantone Matching System. The PMS is a color reproduction standard in which colors all across the spectrum are identified by a unique, independent number or name. The use of PMS allows us to precisely match colors and maintain consistency through out the printing process.

Full color printing with quantities ranging from one to many thousands of copies. Sizes can vary from smaller than a business card up to a label size of 16.5 x 24. Products range from………

We employ human beings to produce your work and, although we strive for perfection on every job, humans are imperfect. Your approval on the final proof is assurance that you have looked over every aspect of our work and approve it as accurate. This benefits everyone if errors are caught in the proofing process rather than after the job is completed and delivered.

A proof is a way of ensuring that we have set your type accurately and that everything is positioned according to your requirements. Typically, we will produce a proof which will be sent to you online but we can also produce a color match proof printed on paper which can be viewed in our shop or delivered to you.

If your files were created on a Macintosh and you are using Postscript Type 1 fonts, you will need to send both the printer fonts and the screen fonts; with Truetype fonts, there are no separate printer and screen font files to worry about. These files will most likely be found in the fonts folder located inside your Mac’s system folder. Simply highlight the fonts you need to collect, and drag them to the folder or disk onto which you are going to copy the fonts while holding down the option key. Please note that it is critical to hold down the option key in this process. Otherwise, you may move the fonts instead of copying them.

On the PC, the most common font format is Truetype (.ttf files). These files will most likely be found in the fonts folder located inside your PC’s Windows folder. If you are using Postscript Type 1 fonts, you will need to send both the printer fonts and the screen fonts (there will be 2 files with the same name, except for the file extension of .PFB and .PFM). Simply highlight the fonts you need to collect, click Edit/Copy in your Windows Explorer window, move to the folder or disk onto which you are going to copy the fonts, and select Edit/Paste in your Windows Explorer window.

First of all, we may not have some or all of the fonts you used. Also, fonts carry programming information within them that affects how the lines of text break and determines how the characters appear on the screen and on the page when printing. These characteristics can vary from font manufacturer to font manufacturer, so substituting our different version of a particular font (i.e. Times) may cause dramatic and undesirable changes to the way the text flows within the document and the appearance of the final output.

If you send us an RGB file, there is a chance that a color shift may occur and you may not be satisfied with your job. You should always start and finish your designs in CMYK color mode.

The best way for you to get a quick, accurate quote from us is to use our online quote request service. When we receive your request, we will review your specifications and either e-mail or phone you with a quote. Or, if you prefer, you can call us at 262-544-5891. We can work with you over the phone, you can stop in to our location, or one of our representatives can come to see you.

We work with a variety of software programs, whether you use a PC or a Macintosh. Our prepress department supports most recognized graphic software programs, like Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and PhotoShop. If you are working with software that you do not see listed here, please give us a call. There is a good chance we will still be able to use your computer file.

We require 1/16 inch bleed (0.0625″) around all four sides. Bleed is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet after trimming. The bleed is the part on the sides of your document that gives us the small amount of space to move around paper and design inconsistencies. If you want ink to the edges, you have to use bleed. You should build your document to allow 1/16″ beyond the trim on each edge.
Example: A job with a trim size of 8-1/2″ x 11″ with bleeds would need a document size of 8-5/8″ x 11-1/8″.

We will do our best to match the color you need. If you are using a PMS Pantone spot color, we can absolutely match it. However, some process colors are more difficult to match than others, especially certain shades of reds and blues. Some things to consider that affect color match include screen calibration, substrate (what it is printed on), output device (where it is being printed from), the light source, and, believe it or not, the age of the person viewing the document. For more info about color

QR_codeHave you seen these odd looking black and white squares (like the one displayed here) in magazines, on signs, and online? They’re called QR codes or quick response codes.

If you can picture it, we can help you design it. Our graphic designers can create anything from a simple label to a complete product family redesign. We will work with you during every phase of the project, helping you to select paper stock, ink colors, graphics and fonts to create a piece that will make you stand out from your competition.

blog_5It really depends on the amount of work involved. Once we receive the order, discuss the specifics (such as whether or not design work is involved), and you approve the artwork, we can give you a more accurate completion date. If we are missing any element of a file, we will contact you or someone at your organization as soon as possible to get the missing information, so please be sure to provide accurate contact information with your incoming order.

The most common file formats that we use are AI, EPS, and PSD, although others can be used. Always provide a print out of your project to ensure that it comes out exactly the way you envision. To have a full-color image printed, make sure you save it as CMYK. Check to make sure any links in your project are also included. If you have any more questions about what to include with your file, do not hesitate to ask.

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