Here at Nev’s Ink, it is our pleasure to fulfill any and all of your labeling needs. We offer both permanent and removable labels made of various materials. Although permanent labels are intended to stay on the surfaces you adhere them to, sometimes they need to be removed.
If you find yourself needing to remove labels often, consider switching from a permanent adhesive to a removable adhesive. If you are trying to remove a label that leaves adhesive behind, we ask you to follow these steps and possibly reconsider a removable adhesive product. Depending on what the label is stuck to, there are different ways to remove them.
Glass and Metal:
We tested this method on a few glass test tubes. Submerge the object in a container of warm water and soap and allow to soak for about 2 to 5 minutes. Remove from the soapy water and try to peel off the label if you can, then use friction to scrub off the remaining adhesive with a Scotch-Brite pad, cloth or sponge. We suggest using the coarse side of a sponge to get the job done faster.
Plastic: Adhesives commonly stick stronger to plastics, because of their chemical makeup. In the pressroom, we use acetone to get the more stubborn adhesives off the press. The only problem with using acetone is, it tends to discolor whatever object you use it on. This is why we used isopropyl alcohol for removing a label from a water bottle. We advise you to use a generous amount of isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol and a rough sponge. To remove a label from plastic, first, saturate the label with isopropyl alcohol for a few minutes to soften the adhesive. Then, with a Scotch-Brite pad, rub or scratch off the remaining paper label, and then continue to the adhesive. When only the adhesive is remaining it is easier to remove it with the isopropyl alcohol.
If you are having additional trouble with removing your permanent label, try using olive or cooking oil. Saturate the label with a thick coat of oil and let it sit a few hours or overnight. Later, you will notice the oil has softened the label and you should be able to peel the label off cleanly. If not, use the rough side of a sponge or Scotch-Brite and the sticky residue will come off easily.
Our removable adhesive labels are a great alternative to permanent labels and don’t leave sticky residue or damage. Generally, they are made of plastic or vinyl material that resists tearing and sticks to various surfaces with an adhesive that has lower tack.
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It is unclear who first suggested we get a 3D printer, but whoever was involved probably never thought it would be this exciting!
The reason we first purchased a 3D printer was to make modifications on our current label dispensers and to have a way to present a finished product idea before mass-producing it. When a prototype is deemed good enough to mass produce, it is sent on to an injection molder with our 3D dispenser as the model. Of course, we are not limited to dispensers! We have already experimented with a few different designs including “Nev’s Ink” in a 3D text, a toy car, butterfly, swan, robot, and part of an elephant.
Our in-house engineer, Mike Flynn, modified our blue tape dispenser (model HD-500) and added hooks or “cleats” on the bottom of them to organize the rolls to the inside wall. Jon Sprecher from production also contributed to the dispenser by detailing the outside and coming up with an add-on for the back of the dispenser for holding pens, pencils or markers. Both Mike and Jon are configuring a way to mix and match any add-ons to the dispenser so customers can attach a pencil holder and change it out for something else later if desired. Mike and Jon are currently inviting any feedback for what customers may want to attach to a dispenser. Be sure your voice is heard at https://bit.ly/2eq5YYH.
The 3D printer we have in the shop is printing with black PLM plastic which is -interestingly enough- made from sugar. Mike has also used a white ABS plastic for some of his test runs. This cross section of an elephant details the inside of 3D printed objects. The objects are more often than not, hollow and structured with a crosshatch grid because the printed object needs a support structure in order to print on top of previous lines. This being said, there is a varying definition that governs the line weight and the number of lines. The printer we have now has a build rate of 0.06 mm per level printed. For one of our more detailed and smoother test runs, a toy car, the run took a total of 35 hours to print because of the definition. On the other hand, our 3D Nev’s Ink text took about 18 hours because it used a larger strand of plastic to build the shape.
Jon and Mike are enthusiastic about the possibilities of this modern technology and look forward to customer input about what they can do to further improve customers’ experience with our dispensers and more.
Aaron started at Nev’s Ink when he was 18 years old, and was temporarily hired for a project that was to last 3–5 days. Eight years later and he is still around! When we asked what his favorite part of working at Nev’s Ink was, Aaron told us that it was getting to work with a group of great people that he genuinely cares about. He says along with that he really enjoys having the opportunity to make Nev’s Ink a happier and healthier place to work.
Working at Nev’s Ink for close to a decade Aaron has held many positions. He was a press operator for the grand total of ONE DAY until it was determined the more immediate need for help was on a machine in the Finishing Department. He joined the Finishing team and hopped between a machine operator, shrink wrapper, rewinder, and shipper. For a couple years he floated between those tasks, ran digital printers and started helping in the Art Department while he went to school full time. He would spend half of his day in finishing, and the other half was spent in the Art Department. Eventually Aaron moved to Art full time and took over as manager. Aaron now manages the Art and Marketing Departments, assists in sales, and is a member of our Vitality Committee. Oh yeah, he also managed the IT department for over a year and still assists when needed. The real question is, what hasn’t Aaron done at Nev’s Ink!?
Outside of work Aaron is passionate about volunteering weekly at the Women’s Center in downtown Waukesha, which he has been involved in for the last 4 to 5 years. He went through a ton of hours of training to be able to work directly with clients, and his work is especially important because his “clients” are children. Aaron’s job is to serve as a positive male role model for the children and this brings him great joy.
Other than volunteering Aaron has a slew of hobbies. He is obsessed with traveling, and has a love for art. He really enjoys singing and music, reading, and more recently has grown to enjoy remodeling his first home. “It’s a pain, but through my most knowledgeable teacher more commonly known as “YouTube”, I have taught myself to do more than I ever thought I was capable of, and I like to think I’m a better human because of it,” Aaron explains.
Aaron sure is an overachiever, but he's one who sincerely aspires to be your friendly neighborhood Spiderman to fix any predicament people around him may face.
Nev’s Ink will be participating in the Vince Lombardi Run/Walk To at Festa Italiana for the 4th year in a row with all proceeds going to cancer research. The Aurora Cancer Care and the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation have teamed up to fight cancer.
Cancer research has directly impacted our lives and research has progressed tremendously in the past two decades. In fact, there is a 25% decline in cancer deaths since 1991 which translates to 2.1 million lives saved according to the American Cancer Society.
Whether you are a runner or walking, you can show your support for cancer research by registering for the event online at LombardiWalk.org.
The options for registering are:
3K Walk - Adult $30
3K Walk - Children ages 3-12 $15 (Children 2 and under are free)
5K Run with chip timing $35
***Festa Italiana admission is included in registration price
Nev’s Ink is committed to raising money for cancer research. Our 17th Annual Bags Tournament in June raised over $16,000 for the Vince Lombardi Foundation!
You can direct any questions to or call 888-568-0478.
Troy’s go-getter attitude and honest character represents Nev’s Ink accurately. Having been here for 2 years, he continues to learn while on the job.
Troy works the Turret where he welcomes the daily challenges he encounters. Helping at Nev’s Ink translates to all aspects of his life; wherever he can help, Troy is always saying yes. He has even created what he calls the "mini-tron", where he writes daily quotes and words of wisdom on a board by his press in efforts to inspire himself and those around him.
Outside of work, he enjoys running, playing chess, reading and adventuring in various ways to challenge himself. For instance, he once biked from Nev’s Ink in Waukesha to Madison AND back after work on a Friday!
Another interesting fact about Troy is that he has saved 3 lives performing the heimlich! He truly brings enthusiasm to his position and adds extraordinary value to Nev’s Ink with the work he does both on and off press.
We would like to highlight our popular and versatile labeling tape. Our color coding tape is easy to write on and removes easily without leaving any sticky residue behind.
Among laboratories and pharmacies all over the country and world, use our labeling tape for differentiating test tubes, petri dishes, laboratory equipment and utensils. Our tape can easily be written on with pencil, permanent marker, and pen.
Although our tape is popular in healthcare settings like laboratories and pharmacies it has various uses:
Painting and decorating
Arts and crafts
Color code organization
Marking audio equipment and instruments
Labeling moving boxes and storage bins
And many more
When applied in room temperatures, our labeling tape will stay adhered to items that are later exposed to hot and cold temperatures ranging from 10 degrees to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Our labeling tape comes in three different sizes including:
½ inch x 500 inch
¾ inch x 500 inch
1 inch x 500 inch
½ inch x 60 yards
¾ inch x 60 yards
1 inch x 60 yards
It also comes in several colors:
Additionally, store and use your color coding tape in our Nev’s Ink Multi-Roll Tape Dispenser. It holds multiple rolls of tape and allows for use of multiple colors and sizes of tape simultaneously.
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Thank you for helping Nev’s Ink raise $16,318.69 for the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation.
We thought this would be a good opportunity to talk about our partnership with the VLCF. The VLCF raises money on behalf of the legend, Vince Lombardi, who died of colon cancer in 1970.Over the last 47 years VLCF has raised over $18 million for cancer research in Wisconsin, and Nev’s Ink alone has raised over $50,000 for the organization with our events. Along with the Bags Tournament, Nev’s Ink employees and their families participate in the annual Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer.
Our president Gary Nevermann serves on the VLCF’s Board of Directors. Bart and Cherry Starr were Honorary Chairpersons of the VLCF for 44 years, but recently stepped down in 2014. The former Packer defensive tackle, Santana Dotson, now holds the foundation’s chairperson role for the Lombardi Walk/Run to Tackle Cancer in Milwaukee. He is notorious for his fun, energetic interactions with all participants. Among community members, local businesses, and athletes there are many people involved in the fight to tackle cancer, which include physicians, cancer patients, survivors and their families. Cancer touches almost everyone in some way and and also many of our employees.
We are grateful to have this great partnership with an organization that makes a difference not only in our community, but all around Wisconsin.
Join us for the 4th annual Nev's Ink Charity Bags Tournament on Sunday, June 25th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm rain or shine!
Registration is going on now, but is limited to the first 64 teams. It’s $50 for a team of 2 which includes team entry fee, lunch, and beverages (beer, soda or water). Tournament participants must be age 16 or older.
There are cash prizes for the winners and various activities will take place throughout the day including a bake sale, silent auction, and kid’s fun.
Check-in starts at 11:00 am
Tournament starts at 11:30 am
Most importantly, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Lombardi Cancer Foundation to help 'the tackle against cancer' (while having a bit of fun).
Sooner Than Already There is how we like to refer to our STAT labels.
Actually, Stat, used as a directive to medical personnel during in an emergency situation, is from the Latin word statim, which means “instantly” or “immediately.” Nevs Ink brand medical alert labels are a bright fluorescent red with black imprint so that users are able to identify the urgency. Like all of our stock label products, they are shipped same or next day to assure you recieve your order when you want it - STAT !
An alcohol resistant solution is now offered by Nev’s Ink for thermal IV Bag labels. These new thermal intravenous bag labels will not darken or smudge when wiped clean with alcohol or other sterile cleaning agents, ensuring readability and ultimately patient safety. Newly designed labels will also help your facility comply with federal regulations such as USP 797 and HIPPA.
Federal USP 797 is a far-reaching regulation that governs a wide range of pharmacy policies and procedures. USP 797 refers to chapter 797 “Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations,” in the USP National Formulary.
Labels from Nev's Ink come packaged in their very own label dispenser boxes, making them easy to dispense and adhere to whatever you may be labeling. Our unique adhesives won't stick to laboratory gloves!
Congratulations to Bob Uecker, legendary Milwaukee Brewers radio announcer, for receiving this year's Vince Lombardi Award of Excellence. Nev's employees braved the cold weather and snow to have a group picture taken at Miller Park.
Nev's Ink, Inc., the manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels and tapes, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary! To celebrate, Nev's hosted a dinner party for employees and their guests. With the majestic views of Old World Wisconsin as a backdrop, guests were treated to horse-drawn carriage rides, delectable hors d'oeuvres, and (to quote one guest) a spectacular main course. Gary Nevermann thanked employees and guests, as everyone toasted to the next 25 years. With moonlight and the crackling of bonfires, cocktails and smores were then enjoyed by all on an outside patio.
There are two types of thermal labels: thermal transfer labels and direct thermal labels. Both label types use a thermal printer that applies heat to the labels. The difference is that thermal transfer labels are printed with a ribbon. Direct thermal labels are more sensitive to heat and light, which makes a thermal transfer label a better choice for a longer lasting image.
A very easy yet effective way to determine whether your labels are direct thermal or thermal transfer is to scratch your nail across the label surface. If a mark is left, your labels are direct thermal (no ribbon needed). If no mark is left, your labels are thermal transfer.
These facts are important for a patient to know, and fortunately enough, auxiliary labels for drugs are available for pharmacists to utilize to convey all information necessary to their patients. Pharmacy auxiliary labels for drugs can make the difference between a medication effectively treating a patient and, possibly, further harming a patient.
Consecutively numbered labels are just as they sound; each label has a different number from the label preceding it. Whether you need five labels to be imprinted with the same number, a prefix that changes after one thousand numbers or barcodes that represent a consecutive number when read, Nev's Ink is the best place to order numbered labels. When ordering consecutively numbered labels, it is important to know the label specifications you want the label itself to follow (length, width, material, if sheeted, how many sheets per pack, or if on a roll, how many labels per roll), the number you want the series to begin with and end with, and the number of times each single number should be repeated. If you are reordering consecutively numbered labels that you have ordered in the past, we should be able to help you determine which number you ended at with your previous order so there is no duplication.Please contact our customer service department to order or for more information at 800.638.7465.
The Nev's Ink Truck got a recent update. We added our own personal touch by featuring some of our employees on the back of the truck, along with our brand promise: "We stand behind our labels and tapes 100%". The truck delivers directly to local healthcare facilities as well as moves inventory between warehouses.
Due to employee participation, generous donations, and overwhelming support, Nev’s Ink first bags tournament was a success! With 100% of donations going directly to Lombardi Walk / Run, we met and surpassed our fundraising goal!