Labels In Freezers Won't Stick?
You're probably using the wrong label.
What Label Works For Freezer Conditions?
Is warehousing and storing of frozen goods hard to label for proper organization?
by Timmy Thermal
If you work in an environment that is around freezing, have you noticed that thermal labels won’t stick as well as your tongue does when it touches metal?
Are your thermal labels not functioning properly in extremely cold temperatures. Are they falling off their packing? Is the ink causing a problem? Not all thermal labels are created equally. Different environments and applications call for different thermal labels. For example, if you’re working in frigid environments, you are going to need to use thermal labels specifically designed for extremely low temperature environments.
Finding a freezer thermal label isn’t where the fun stops either. There are generally two types of freezer thermal labels that you need to keep in mind when shopping for your freezer thermal labels. The type of freezer thermal label generally depends on whether you intend to use the labels in a freezing but dry environment, or a freezing environment where frost or moisture could be a factor in what the label needs to withstand. Freezer thermal labels intended for dry environments are typically made of paper while those made for environments with frost and/or moisture are made of moisture-resistant synthetics like plastics and vinyl.
There are certain things that must be kept in mind when choosing the right label for your product. First and foremost, the label must be able to withstand drastic changes in environment. Going from dry, room-temperature environments to freezing cold ones to boiling hot environments is par for the course when it comes to freezer-grade thermal labels. It’s imperative that they can withstand all of these changes and not only that, but hold up for extended periods of time.
On top of that, your thermal labels need to be able to adhere to a variety of product types: cardboard, paper, waxed board, plastic, shrink wrap and much, much more. These materials all have different characteristics that make the way in which they react to changes in environment different. Paper won’t react to extreme colds the same way plastic will – something to keep in mind.
MIDCOM carries a wide variety of adhesive thermal labels, thermal label printers and handheld barcode scanning computers. If you have any questions, talk to on of our Printer & Barcode Technology Specialists now by calling (800) 643-2554.
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