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Just keep at it!

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Thomas Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps." Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he succeeded.…

Trade Show Power

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Many companies go to trade shows to find potential new customers or to introduce themselves  to a market. Drawing in potential customers to your booth is critical to success. Early in February the NADCO team went to the MD&M West show in California. Our President, Rená, made fresh cookies during the…

Niche Products Are The New Thing

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There are so many hip new products now that nobody had heard of before until they were marketed in an ecommerce environment. Physical locations rely on foot traffic and location which definitely shrinks reach. Forward-thinking merchants want to reach a bigger audience to compensate for a smaller target group, ecommerce…

Let It Snow?

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As we enter into the last month of 2017, a dreaded date for some is December 21, the beginning of winter. Nadco is located in the Sunshine State of Florida, south of Tampa, and we very rarely get snow (flurries). Due to Florida's low latitude and subtropical climate, temperatures cold…

Why Turkey For Thanksgiving?

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In 1621 the Pilgrims of Plymouth had a celebration that is considered the First Thanksgiving. Colonist William Bradford noted in his journal that there were definitely wild turkeys in the Plymouth area. Since Bradford wrote of how the colonists had hunted wild turkeys during the autumn of 1621 and since turkey…

Let’s (Pet) Rock

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September 3rd was Pet Rock Day. Conceived in 1975 by advertising executive Gary Dahl, Pet Rocks are smooth stones gathered from Mexico's Rosarito Beach. They were marketed like live pets, in custom cardboard boxes, complete with straw and breathing holes. Dahl's biggest expense was the die-cutting and manufacture of the…

10 Days, 42 Days, Next Day

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10 Days – There's only 10 days left before the solar eclipse. On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun can be seen over most of the middle of the…

Stick It – Adhesive Talk

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When most people think about tape or labels, if it sticks it works. But there's a lot more to the adhesives used in tapes and labels than just being sticky. The adhesive that makes your label or tape stick can have varying levels of grip, shelf life, and longevity depending…

Industry Definitions

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NADCO®, like most companies, has industry terms and jargon, but what does it all mean? What does it mean to have your label kiss-cut versus die-cut? Or the 4-Color Process versus the 7 Spot Color Printing Process? Below you will find many of our industry terms and their definitions: Pressure-Sensitive…