| | Re: 2 rough web layouts to compare
The strongest thing about the "Other" design is the left "Custom Printed Tags" graphic - it tells instantly what the business actually does.
The weakest thing about it is the top menu design, mainly because it uses such a big area of blank white space.
Overall both designs seem to lack a little 'oomph". Part of this I think relates to the fact that the designs both have the logo headers looking a bit jammed up at the top. I would increase the header height by a few pixels whichever way you go.
Hope this helps.