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715 South Guild Ave
Lodi
CA, 95240
United States
Phone
(209) 370-1616
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Heather Chartrand

About Us


Watermark Labels is an innovative label company, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and attentive, knowledgeable customer service. We are committed to providing our customers with premium labels at a competitive price. Our labels tell your story, and we take that responsibility seriously.

In 1964, our parent company, Lustre-Cal Corporation began producing high quality labels for worldwide manufacturers. As customers and other producers began requesting labels for wine labels and specialty foods, a new specialized division evolved--Watermark Labels.

At Watermark Labels, we understand the need for durability--balanced with the reality that some labels only require a short life. Because of our heritage, we have an array of resources available to meet your label needs with unique, value-added capabilities, and are able to offer a myriad of options unavailable through the average vendor.

We operate from a high-tech facility in Lodi, California. The capabilities of this facility, combined with a knowledgeable staff and decades of proprietary innovation, allow us to deliver quality products and superior value to our customers. We are proud of our heritage, relationships, and capabilities--all of which enable us to tell your story in the most effective and exciting way possible. It’s a crowded market, what better to set you apart than a unique label which accurately conveys your brand? Let us be your face in the crowd!

Finishing, Printing, Graphic Design


 

Our capabilities set Watermark apart. Our decades of experience ensures that our valued customers receive an unmatched array of capabilities, creating a wine label that sets your brand apart in the premium wine labels marketplace. Please contact us to learn more about the breadth of our unsurpassed production capabilities.

FINISHING

Custom die-cutting makes your label stand out from the rest. Designing a custom shaped label, unique from the competition, allows your bottle to catch the eye of potential customers and speak your brand visually. 

Debossing is a different approach to creating dimension on a label. An image is pressed into the surface of the material with a die, creating depressions (rather than raised impressions as is done with embossing). The same techniques used for embossing- blind, foil, and ink- can be used with debossing to create a variety of visual effects and texture.

Embossing provides labels with texture and depth, creating an enhanced appearance for your product that is both eye-catching and elegant. The embossed text or artwork draws attention to your label, increasing both brand awareness and recognition.  Whether you are embossing anodized aluminum, plastic or paper stock, the options are endless and the extra details add immeasurable results—giving you just one more way to more evocatively portray the story of your wine.

Foil Stamping transfers a metallic or pigment finish from a foil onto a substrate using heat, pressure and time. Embellishing a wine label with foil stamping creates a uniquely enhanced design appearance. Watermark Labels achieves an incredibly precise registration with a +/- 0.010” printing, embossing, and die cutting accuracy. We are able to hold extremely fine print—down to 4 point—as well as heavy flood prints. Watermark can produce labels as large as 9” x 9”; in addition, our independent printing stations allow for multiple combinations of colored and/or metallic foils.

Protective coatings create a water-resistant label using clear film over-laminates or topcoat varnishes.

Roll, sheet and individual printed labels are available in various formats. 

Component label sets allows for the consolidation of multiple labels (for one product) into one sheet or roll. Label sets can not only shorten the time for final product application, but also are helpful with organizing and simplifying inventory evaluation.

Serializing and bar coding enables you to create SKU’s and number products as well as track inventory. Our more than 45 years of experience, along with multiple printing capabilities, ensure that you achieve the numbering option and purpose required.

Variable data printing offers customization of your labels as well as cost efficiency in consolidated print runs.

PRINTING

Digital Printing
Watermark Labels premium digital presses and offset printing capabilities enable our customers to design intricate wine labels that set the stage for the most important part of the process: the wine.  Artwork files are transmitted directly to the press, which lowers traditional tooling costs and makes short run pricing far more affordable. Additionally, our digital files enable our customers to take advantage of higher quantity breaks, even if the print run contains multiple versions. Digital printing provides the highest quality graphics, as well as quick turnaround, and incredible versatility.

Customers can incorporate variable data for individual bottle numbering or personalized custom text and/or images, or two-sided printing for viewing text or graphics through a bottle. In addition to wine labels, we can digitally print on wood or glass panels up to 2” thick, copper, aluminum, stainless or brass –all of which makes sure that that the only limitation for packaging or marketing purposes is your creativity. If you conceive it—we can do it.

Etching
Watermark Labels offers customers and designers a choice of many unique materials. Wine labels created using our anodized aluminum and etching processes have a distinctive appearance and are resistant to the moisture that can damage a traditional label. The etched anodized aluminum process permanently embeds text and graphics into the anodized and sealed aluminum surface. This allows for exceptional clarity of graphics and text with superior durability—your wine won’t be the only thing that will age well.

The aluminum labels are pliable enough for neck label application and can be embossed or debossed with extreme precision. Choose from a variety of different finishes: shiny, matte and frosted.

Screen Printing 
Watermark Labels has been utilizing screen printing technology for decades, using a variety of ink systems. We achieve precision color-matching using your choice of supplied samples or industry Pantone standards.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Watermark has a full-service graphic design department who can design your label from start to finish—or work with customer/designer-supplied art. Please send us an email art@watermarklabels.com or call 1-209-370-1616 to get started.

Prototypes
Prototypes are available at a minimal cost.

 

 

 


News Archive


2017 Best of Class - Classic Label Design
20 March, 2017

We are proud to announce our 2017 BEST OF CLASS award in the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for Classic Label Design! Working together with Elevation Ten in Clarksburg, and designer, Alison Wong.


It's Just About Bottling Season!
21 November, 2016

Watermark Labels is ready to help your winery with your label needs. 

At Watermark Labels, our labels tell your story, and we take that responsibility seriously. We understand the need for durability”we'll ensure that it's not only your wine that'll age well!

Because of our heritage, we have an array of resources available to meet your label needs with unique, value-added capabilities, and are able to offer a myriad of options unavailable through the average vendor.

We are proud of our heritage, relationships, and capabilities--all of which enable us to better tell your story. It's a crowded market, what better to set you apart than a unique label which accurately conveys your brand? Let us be your face in the crowd!

CAPABILITIES

Our capabilities set Watermark apart. Our decades of experience ensures that our valued customers receive an unmatched array of capabilities, creating a wine label that sets your brand apart in the premium wine labels marketplace. Please contact us to learn more about the breadth of our unsurpassed production capabilities.

Finishing

Printing

Graphic Design

Gallery


Be Unique from the Competition
15 July, 2016

At Watermark Labels, our labels tell your story, and we take that responsibility seriously. We understand the need for durability we'll ensure that it's not only your wine that'll age well! Below are the finishing options we offer that really make your wines stand out.

Custom die-cutting makes your label stand out from the rest. Designing a custom shaped label, unique from the competition, allows your bottle to catch the eye of potential customers and speak your brand visually. 

Debossing is a different approach to creating dimension on a label. An image is pressed into the surface of the material with a die, creating depressions (rather than raised impressions as is done with embossing). The same techniques used for embossing- blind, foil, and ink- can be used with debossing to create a variety of visual effects and texture.

Embossing provides labels with texture and depth, creating an enhanced appearance for your product that is both eye-catching and elegant. The embossed text or artwork draws attention to your label, increasing both brand awareness and recognition.  Whether you are embossing anodized aluminum, plastic or paper stock, the options are endless and the extra details add immeasurable results—giving you just one more way to more evocatively portray the story of your wine.

Foil Stamping transfers a metallic or pigment finish from a foil onto a substrate using heat, pressure and time. Embellishing a wine label with foil stamping creates a uniquely enhanced design appearance. Watermark Labels achieves an incredibly precise registration with a +/- 0.010” printing, embossing, and die cutting accuracy. We are able to hold extremely fine print—down to 4 point—as well as heavy flood prints. Watermark can produce labels as large as 9” x 9”; in addition, our independent printing stations allow for multiple combinations of colored and/or metallic foils.

Protective coatings create a water-resistant label using clear film over-laminates or topcoat varnishes.

Roll, sheet and individual printed labels are available in various formats. 

Component label sets allows for the consolidation of multiple labels (for one product) into one sheet or roll. Label sets can not only shorten the time for final product application, but also are helpful with organizing and simplifying inventory evaluation.

Serializing and bar coding enables you to create SKU’s and number products as well as track inventory. Our more than 45 years of experience, along with multiple printing capabilities, ensure that you achieve the numbering option and purpose required.

Variable data printing offers customization of your labels as well as cost efficiency in consolidated print runs.

Visit our website to see what else we do! http://www.watermarklabels.com/home/


Unified Wine & Grape Symposium special offer!
05 January, 2016

Watermark looks forward to visiting with our customers and new wineries at the upcoming Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, booth #1828.

We would like to offer a 10% discount off your first order and complimentary press proof for any order. Please stop by our booth to pick up a voucher. If you are unable to attend the show, just mention this offer, and we will apply the discount to your order.

Watermark can incorporate variable data for individual bottle numbering or personalized custom text and/or images, or two-sided printing for viewing text or graphics through a bottle. In addition to wine labels, we can digitally print on wood or glass panels up to 2” thick, copper, aluminum, stainless or brass –all of which makes sure that that the only limitation for packaging or marketing purposes is your creativity. If you conceive it—we can do it.

Offer expires April 30, 2016.


10% off and complimentary press proofs!
19 January, 2015

Watermark Labels would like to offer a 10% discount off your first order and complimentary press proof for any order. We will be exhibiting at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in booth #148. Please stop by our booth to pick up a voucher. If you are unable to attend the show, just mention this offer, and we will apply the discount to your order.

Customers can incorporate variable data for individual bottle numbering or personalized custom text and/or images, or two-sided printing for viewing text or graphics through a bottle. In addition to wine labels, we can digitally print on wood or glass panels up to 2” thick, copper, aluminum, stainless or brass –all of which makes sure that that the only limitation for packaging or marketing purposes is your creativity. If you conceive it—we can do it.

Offer expires March 31, 2015.


Constellation Wines looks to Watermark to supply wine labels in multiple languages for their growing export business.
05 March, 2013

The following KCRA, Sacramento news segment highlights the growing export market for Constellation's Lodi wines. Constellation Wines looks to Watermark Labels to supply the labels required by the importing country. Labels are supplied in various languages and require specific information depending on the country of export.

http://www.kcra.com/Lodi-wine-heads-to-South-America/-/11798090/18545016/-/format/rsss_2.0/-/1he42a/-/index.html

If you would like samples for review, please contact us, 209-370-1616.


10% OFF New Label Orders and Complimentary Press Proofs
18 November, 2012

Watermark Labels would like to offer a 10% Discount on any new label orders from existing customers or new customers. We will be exhibiting at the North Coast Wine Industry Expo in booth #41. Please stop by our booth to pick up a voucher. If you are unable to attend the show, just mention this offer, and we will apply the discount to your order.

In addition, we offer complimentary press proofs to all customers, all year round.

Our premium digital presses and offset printing capabilities enable our customers to design the most intricate wine labels.  Artwork files are transmitted directly to the press, which lowers traditional tooling costs and makes short run pricing far more affordable. Additionally, our digital files enable our customers to take advantage of higher quantity breaks, even if the print run contains multiple versions.

Customers can incorporate variable data for individual bottle numbering or personalized custom text and/or images, or two-sided printing for viewing text or graphics through a bottle. In addition to wine labels, we can digitally print on wood or glass panels up to 2” thick, copper, aluminum, stainless or brass –all of which makes sure that that the only limitation for packaging or marketing purposes is your creativity. If you conceive it—we can do it.

Offer expires March 31, 2013.


10% OFF New Label Orders
15 November, 2012

Watermark Labels would like to offer a 10% Discount on any new label orders from existing customers or new customers. We will be exhibiting at the North Coast Wine Industry Expo in booth #41. Please stop by our booth to pick up a voucher. If you are unable to attend the show, just mention this offer, and we will apply the discount to your order.

Our premium digital presses and offset printing capabilities enable our customers to design the most intricate wine labels.  Artwork files are transmitted directly to the press, which lowers traditional tooling costs and makes short run pricing far more affordable. Additionally, our digital files enable our customers to take advantage of higher quantity breaks, even if the print run contains multiple versions.

Customers can incorporate variable data for individual bottle numbering or personalized custom text and/or images, or two-sided printing for viewing text or graphics through a bottle. In addition to wine labels, we can digitally print on wood or glass panels up to 2” thick, copper, aluminum, stainless or brass –all of which makes sure that that the only limitation for packaging or marketing purposes is your creativity. If you conceive it—we can do it.

Offer expires March 31, 2013.