28 June 2019

Amherst Label VP applies himself to service projects in New Orleans


Just back from a week of service I caught up with Amherst Label VP Nye Hornor the first morning after he returned from a service trip to New Orleans with his 16-year-old daughter Carolyn and her youth group. “Powerful. Life-changing. Energizing.” Three words Nye used to sum up the experience. The sixteen New Hampshire kids […]

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19 June 2019

A textured label laid-out-in lavender


We often talk about taking the pain and stress out of label ordering so when it came time to choose seeds to share this spring, lavender seemed like a good choice. The pretty plant with delicate purple blossoms inspired our label-covered envelope. We literally laid-it-out in lavender, as the old phrase goes. The Egyptians used […]

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18 June 2019

Inspired By A Label


Red, white and blue American flags surround the common in Colonial Amherst, NH, on Flag Day. The Flag Day 5k race starts and finishes at the idyllic church overlooking the green—a church where people in the area have experienced weddings, funerals and baptisms whether or not they go there on Sundays. So the scene is […]

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11 June 2019

2019 Business Leader of the Year: Amherst Label’s Nick Calvetti


The keynote speaker at the 2019 Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration, Wendell Davis of the Small Business Association, had some lofty ideas to share about America’s entrepreneurial spirit. Citing French philosopher Alex de Tocqueville, Davis asserted that, “The pursuit of happiness is a necessary component of a successful society.” Davis […]

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30 April 2019

Q&A with Outside Sales Rep Nicholas Kepka Calvetti


“Companies depend on us to do a great job,” says Nicholas. “When that’s understood and we are able to help people, to come through for them, that’s the best part. ” How would you describe your background? I went to WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) and have a degree in Management Engineering with a concentration in […]

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12 March 2019

“Every picture tells a story”


Photography exhibit at Amherst Label features highlights of Bob Hug’s 40-year career  “From Darkroom to Digital” is the title of Bob Hug’s new exhibit in the Amherst Label cafeteria. The opportunity to display his photos “accelerated Bob’s plans to frame his favorites” from decades of seeing things in his unique way and capturing them with […]

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18 February 2019

Textured labels create sensation


Textured labels for specialty foods and beverages Beautiful, textured labels at an affordable price printed on our Domino UV Digital Press With the only Domino UV Digital press in New England, Amherst Label can produce textured labels with patterns you can see and feel. Imagine the design possibilities! Ocean waves, sun rays, bricks, checkerboards, honeycombs, […]

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15 February 2019

Q&A with Sales Coordinator Jessica Ackerman


Jessica says, “The most meaningful thing about my job is helping my customers.” How would you describe your BACKGROUND? I am a customer service professional. I have over 10 years of experience working with customers. I’m also a baker, with a professional certificate in Baking and Pastry from Lakes Region Community College. What would SURPRISE […]

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6 February 2019

Nye Hornor


Nye Hornor, VP of Sales and Marketing Nye says, “Turning around a job to help a customer meet a deadline or helping a co-worker come up with a solution is truly what makes my job meaningful.” Read on to get to know a little more about Amherst Label’s Nye Hornor. 1) How would you describe […]

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1 February 2019

Amherst Label renews commitment to green label printing


Amherst Label has applied for SGP Certification, replacing our LIFE environmental certification. Here’s what it’s all about. What does SGP mean? Sustainable Green Printing Partnership   Why SGP? Amherst Label earned environmental-certification in 2015 through the Tag and Label Manufacturers’ Institute (TLMI). At the time, we were one of only 19 companies in North America […]

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7 January 2019

Dawn Mahoney




Dawn Mahoney is pictured in our Digital Press Room with Scott Vander-Heyden. Dawn says, “The best thing is the relationships I have made with customers and the part that we get to play in the success of their products….” Read on to get to know a little more about Amherst Label Sales Rep Dawn Mahoney. […]

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2 January 2019

Love your labels




3 SUM IPA. A play on words and symbols with lots of primary colors, Curtis Dopson’s design for this label is more geometric and abstract than his other label designs. His range is intentionally daring: “Even if someone is criticizing my label, at least they’re talking about us, hearing about us.” The exchange is all part of the […]

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11 December 2018

Ideas on Creativity and Innovation from TLMI




At the 2018 TLMI meeting this fall, Angela Calvetti Hornor and VP Nye Hornor from Amherst Label were very impressed with Josh Linkner’s presentation entitled “Harness Creativity & Innovation to Win.” Angela compiled her notes and Josh Linkner’s presentation links and shared the insights with Amherst Label employees at a Lunch & Learn in November. The […]

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14 November 2018

Amherst Label Team Focuses on Happiness




An educational program offered by the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce in November echoes themes in Amherst Label’s Painted Picture Strategic Plan. Three members of the A-team attended the class and here’s what we learned. “When we are happier, we make fewer mistakes.” I bet that got your attention. On a Thursday evening in early […]

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31 August 2018

Labels have a role in 9/11 Memorial




Amherst Residents Rick and Libby Crocker honor 343 First Responders lost on 9/11 Save the date: 9/11 Memorial Tribute, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 6pm/Dusk Held at Rick and Libby Crocker’s home, 73 Boston Post Road, Amherst, NH Free, open to the public   Amherst Label was recently connected with a wonderful local 9/11 Memorial Tribute through […]

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18 July 2018

The Moving Wall




Amherst Label is proud to be part of this wonderful cause Edited 7/24, added these three photos by Bob Hug showing the Wall More Information about the Moving Wall coming to Amherst, NH When the Vietnam Memorial Wall comes to Amherst, NH, this week, employees of Amherst Label will visit alongside other residents of our region. […]

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21 May 2018

Observations on the Opening of the exhibit “Art & Innovation” at Amherst Label on Friday, May 18, 2018




Observations on the Opening of the exhibit “Art & Innovation” at Amherst Label on Friday, May 18, 2018 Photos by Bob Hug   Observed: Plenty of plaid. Overheard: more than one discussion about Bennington Battle Trail, the road where Stanley Hallett lived and painted. Noted: Curiosity about Amherst Label’s old, old press and its newest […]

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8 May 2018

Exhibit Opening Friday, May 18, 4-6pm by reservation




Art & Innovation: Celebrating Stanley Hallett’s Art and Amherst Label’s 40th Anniversary   When Amherst Label was founded in 1978, gas was 60 cents a gallon and label design was done by pasting up type and black and white line images for “camera-ready” art. Wilton artist Stanley Hallett had gained a following as an innovative impressionist painter […]

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12 April 2018

Understanding Thermal Differences




Direct Thermal vs. Thermal Transfer Labels A guest blog from Sarah Thayer Simple, clear label printing…. explained simply and clearly! Amherst Label routinely produces beautiful, colorful, and eye-catching labels. Sometimes, though, a customer needs a simpler label: a blank label that can be run through a thermal printer, for example.  A thermal printer is great for […]

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19 March 2018

From Hobby to Business with Custom Labels




Custom labels are part of a dream come true for Jessica Ackerman and her family Left: Every day, Jessica helps other people get the labels they need for their products. Today, Amherst Label created custom labels for Jess. Many a New Englander has daydreamed about making their own maple syrup in a quaint little sugar […]

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