Labels

My labels keep falling off

Why are my labels not sticking to the surface? There could be several reasons why your labels are not sticking properly to a surface and the reason why is not as simple to figure out as it may seem. Contamination or product content It could be that the surface is contaminated or affected by external conditions like moisture, dust, oil or water. Perhaps the material that you are trying to apply the label on is made from recycled materials containing silicone or wax? Perhaps the content of the ...

The difference between Direct Thermal (DT) and Thermal Transfer (TT)

Direct Thermal (DT) The direct thermal technology is based on a heat sensitive label stock and does not require a thermal transfer ribbon. This is highly recommended for applications where the label has a short lifespan, such a shipping and logistics labels. The drawback is the sensitivity of the material to external factors such as moisture, water, sunlight, chemicals and mechanical factors such as rubbing and scratching. For applications with shorter lifespan this is the best printing metho...

Overlays & Membrane switches - What are these?

Overlays and membrane switches could be considered as a kind of labels as they normally are self-adhesive and act as information carriers or displaying trademarks, but they also have a functional purpose. A normal design consists of a thin transparent plastic with varied textures, materials and printing colours, display window, embossing and adhesives. Overlays are used in a variety of electronic and electro mechanical products, as part of the design, for example, displays, keypads, as well a...