RainShadow Labs offers full service in-house filling, labeling, and packaging capabilities. We can fill most bottles, jars, tottles, powder canisters, candle jars, votives, and tubes. We can provide complete finished product packaging and filling, including unit cartons; lot stamping for boxes; pre-tied ribbons; stickers; bagging finished product; case packaging; wrapping in tissue paper; wrapping in bubble wrap; and any other fine detail for your package. Rainshadow Labs is unable to fill product that has not been manufactured here at our facility. We are also unable to fill aluminum tubes. Minimum run requirements are 25 gallons for wet products or 200 lbs for dry products.
We will need the following information and components from you before we are able to provide you with a quote for custom filling:
- 1 of each container type with the product fill line marked on the bottle (your packaging company should be willing to send 1 at no cost)
- 1 of each finishing component (ribbons, unit cartons, etc.)
- 1 of each label (your label company should be able to produce blank labels that will give a representation of your finished label size.
- The Drop Fill Sample Packaging Submission Form
Labels and what you need to know:
Call your local label company to design your own or contact one of our preferred label vendors located on our Label and Packaging Vendor page . If we are applying the label for you, make sure to see the label specifications below (rewind #4 with 3 inch core and no overlap on the bottle or on the roll).
Do your homework. Please check out the FDA website http://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/labeling/default.htm for up-to-date information on labeling requirements. We will evaluate your label for your ingredient decks and proper fill quantities, but we will not get involved in any marketing or labeling claims.
More information on Labeling:
- When making your labels, allow extra time to get them to us. Your production time quote does not start until we receive all items to be used in your order production such as labels, bottles, fragrance, or special ingredients.
- Paper labels should be coated with a UV or similar coating to avoid scuffing of the label in transport. It is preferable for toiletries with paper labels to have a coating to guard against smearing when they come in contact with moisture. Consult your label professional for additional help.
- Make sure your label company tests its adhesive on the type of bottle you are using, whether ours or other packaging.
- We must see and approve the shape and size of your labels prior to quoting pricing and scheduling on a production run. Odd shapes or sizes may not fit on our assembly machine and may require hand labeling, which is more expensive.
- The label core size required to fit on our machine is a 3 core. Please let your label company know.
- Ship the labels to: RainShadow Labs, Attn: Your Business Name.
We will require all relevant packaging and labeling materials to have arrived in-house, along with a signed contract and deposit before your order will be entered into our production schedule. Please allow 3-8 weeks for completion of your order.
RainShadow Labs will warehouse your unused packaging materials here at our facility in between orders. There is a monthly pallet fee of $35 per pallet for component storage. If at any point a customer requests their materials to be inventoried, there is a $45/hour inventory fee. We will not warehouse any packaging materials that are not relevant to orders that we have in house for your particular company. We are not offering to be a storage facility for you, but we are offering to greatly diminish your costs by managing your excess packaging from one order to another in order to eliminate excessive back and forth shipping of unused materials.
For more information on our contract filling and labeling, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-366-3413 ext. 23.
Weights and Measures:
You can use these measurement equivalents on your labels. FDA requirement does say to have both ounces and ml conversions on your personal care product labels (for more information on FDA requirements see http://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/labeling/default.htm)