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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29 November 2016

Noni’s Toffee Digital Labels a Sweet Success Story

Digital labels are perfect for Noni’s Toffee because Stephanie needs to add new lots and change information frequently. We can make changes for her and go right to press. No new plates. High-quality, beautiful labels in small quantities with no extra charges.—Nye Hornor Custom Labels for Specialty Foods With special permission, we can picture Stephanie Jay here. She keeps […]

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17 November 2016


Milford NH. Sixty professionals from the US label industry—manufacturers and suppliers from all over the country—convened on Wednesday at the 6th Annual FLAG members meeting at sites in Bedford, Amherst and Milford, NH. The acronym FLAG stands for Flexo Label Advantage Group, and is, among other things, a buyers group connecting vendors and manufacturers for mutual benefit. Described as […]

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11 November 2016

Amherst Label Veteran-to-Veteran Benefits Package

As a veteran-owned and managed company, we are proud to serve veterans.  Pictured: Amherst Label owner Nick Calvetti with his daughter, Angela, and his granddaughter, Hadley, on July 4, 2015. Jeff Hall Photo. Amherst Label Veteran Benefits Package We’ve put together a special benefits package just for customers who have served the country as members of […]

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2 October 2016


2016 Update: Another GREAT day welcoming the next generation. Story in the NH Union Leader  Originally published October 2, 2015 The poster features a charming character made from gleaming blue labels who says in a cartoon bubble, “Hi–It’s Manufacturing Day and I’m AL.” AL is the Amherst Label ambassador and is announcing a special program celebrating […]

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23 September 2016

Dot Whacks for Impact

 We all know what a Dot Whack is, even if, like me, we don’t recognize the term. It is mildly embarrassing to admit that, despite decades of employment in the marketing field, I had not heard the term “dot whack” until I worked at Amherst Label. Not that I hadn’t designed and ordered dozens of dot […]

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8 September 2016

(Talk like a) Pirate Day is better with A LABEL

Amherst Label Customers Share in Pirate Treasure When the skull and crossbones flag is run up the flagpole and the Facebook page is changed to language=”Pirate,” we’re ready for our second annual “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” celebration here at Amherst Label. This year’s booty, shared with customers and prospective customers, is a pirate chest […]

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30 August 2016

Bottle Better with Amherst Label Custom Labels

Amherst Label ready to apply ourselves for water bottlers We are what we drink and we humans are about 2/3 water. In the US, we are drinking more and more bottled water, estimated at 34+ gallons per person, per year and the wave is expected to continue. Americans like the convenience of water on the go, available almost everywhere […]

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24 August 2016

Removable Labels Call Attention to Pumpkin Festival Book

When you publish an exquisite book in a limited quantity and need to communicate just how special it is, a removable label does the trick. In its 38-year history of printing innovations, Amherst Label has created hundreds of removable and repositionable labels. With high-quality flexographic printing and precision die-cutting, excellent results are achieved for an unlimited number […]

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25 July 2016

Amherst Label Captures Six Flags or Vice Versa

The inestimable worth of a traditional company outing For kids growing up in families where one or more parents work in manufacturing, an annual company outing is a big part of the impression the next generation develops of what their parents’ jobs are like. I remember when my father was retiring from a long career at […]

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20 July 2016

Amherst Label marks Million Dollar Month with Ben & Jerry’s

Visualize success. Stick to it. —From the Amherst Label Painted Picture Amherst Label has a three-year strategic plan, called its “Painted Picture.” It’s a 4-minute video and printed worksheet recommended by motivational business guru Cameron Herold, himself a self-made millionaire and favorite speaker at industry conferences. Herold is the best-selling author of Double Double: How to Double Your Revenue and […]

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