Wednesday, 28 January 2015

A star in our midst!

Being an aspiring young actor, it was only a matter of time before our very own David Battom (a Daniel Radcliffe look alike), landed a leading theatrical role. You see, when he is not involved in the despatch of our beautiful, high quality labels, David is a member of the highly acclaimed St John's Players amateur theatre group. The group, formed in 1947, is one of the oldest drama groups in the Cambridge area. They perform a wide variety of plays three times a year, including comedies, thrillers, modern-day and costume dramas.

David is playing his first leading role as Leonard Vole in the Agatha Christie classic, Witness for the Prosecution.  Performances take place over the period Wed 18th to Sat 21st Feb, starting at 7.30pm at The Fulbourn Centre, Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5BS. Box office details on 01223 210737 or

As for the plot, the play is set in post-war London, where a young and charming Leonard Vole is being tried for the murder of a wealthy, elderly woman whom he befriended. She has left him her fortune in her will. Vole is defended by eminent QC, Sir Wilfrid Robarts, who is up against the formidable Miss Myers QC for the prosecution. Although the circumstantial evidence is damning, he has an alibi for the time of the murder. However, when the evidence from his mysterious wife, Romaine Heilger, comes out at the Old Bailey trial, the alibi unravels and all seems lost for Leonard as he faces the hangman's noose…

The production will undoubtedly be thrilling and will hopefully be a defining moment in David’s amateur acting career.

On behalf of everyone at Royston Labels, we wish David every success in his performances and hopes that he ‘breaks a leg’!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

What's your mantra?

In an image-conscious beauty industry, product packaging is critical to market success. Working with the ‘Happiness Is’ brand to create innovative premium labels for their beauty & personal care products, Royston Labels has provided another example of applying technical expertise and utilisation of multi-process printing in developing innovative cost effective packaging for brands.

The silver labels were created by printing in up to 8 translucent colours onto a metallic base material, thereby providing a myriad of metallic effects. The process ensured that there were absolutely no gaps in the label from the shoulder of the tube up to the very top and end of the crimp, which produced a totally seamless effect.

The clear labels allowed the colour of the product to be seen, yet decoration was extended into the crimp area of the tube again giving an alternative and interesting look to the packaging.

The ‘Happiness Is mantra’ is dedicated to “achieving a higher state of happiness for everyone through positivity and optimism” - we are confident that our labels reflect a freshness and purity that embodies this statement.

To enhance your packaging please contact our sales team on +44 (0)1763 212020 and tell us what your ‘mantra’ is. Find out more at innovations