Mistakes To Avoid In Food Label Design

When it comes to marketing your product one of the most important pieces of the entire process is your products label.  When designing a food products label you are looking into creating an enticing label that projects an appetizing message, one that promotes the products enticing features of the products as well as conveys product information to your customers.

With food products the label is one of the main tools that you have to make a statement about your product.  It is important for your brand identification that you make the most of your label.  The label becomes even more important to your marketing mix when you are working with limited funds or only have access to a small retail space in which to display your product.

There are some common mistakes to avoid when designing your product label.  One that happens often in the product label design has to do with the text font that is chosen for your label.

The Use Of Too Many Fonts

When designing your food products label there are many options in fonts available to choose from.  It is tempting to choose all of your favorite fonts.  This is not an option in successful food label designs.  When you are trying to convey important information as is done with product labels it is important that the font is easy to read to all segments that you are marketing your product to.  Keep the font simplistic and consistent.  If the label is hard to read it will appear disconnected and turn clients away from choosing your product.   Stick to a one or two fonts on your product labels while keeping the style changes on the label to a minimum.

Brand Name Font Size Is Too Small or Too Large

There must be a balance between the size of the text that is used in your brand name, product information and label text.  It is possible for your brand name to over power or become lost on a label that is not designed properly.  Your brand name should be prominent along with the product name.  From there it is important to maintain the integrity of the text throughout the rest of the label.

Difficult To Read Font

With marketing you have a limited amount of time to grab your audience’s attention.  This is why it is important that label designs use clean fonts that are easily read from close or far away.  When using a decorative font remember that they will convey certain messages to customers.  It is important the message is one that you wish to send.  For instance a formal font used on a play-full product gives off the wrong message.  Mixing fonts also creates a mixed message.  Choose a text font that goes well with the logo font you have chosen.

If you are having trouble with choosing a font to use on your product’s label create a few different label designs.  Test the different versions on co-workers and get their honest reactions.  Trial and error in the office is far better than trial and error in the market.

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