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Factors To Bear In Mind When Selecting A Pressure-Sensitive Label

A pressure-sensitive label can be a big aid to a start up business in that you do not need special equipment to apply the label. Instead, all you have to do is put the label in place and apply pressure. On the other hand, depending on the characteristics of your products, you will need to choose an adhesive with the right characteristics to meet the demands of the environment that it will be used in. 


If the right additives are not included in the formulation of the adhesives used, then changes in temperature can adversely affect the performance of the adhesive. Both extreme heat and cold can cause the adhesive to fail. Thus, if you are using a pressure-sensitive safety label, you will want to consider the type of environment that it will be used in. If a safety label falls off due to the heat in a manufacturing warehouse, the users of your equipment can suffer. Thus, you will want to check with the label manufacturer to make sure that they include heat-resistant additives. 


While you should insist on using permanent labels to avoid the problems that could be created by mislabeling your goods, you should also consider using labels that are initially removable. While someone removing and mismatching labels can be a problem, mislabeling is not just a risk once your products leave your warehouse. Employees at your own company may also mislabel packages, and using labels which can be removed within the first few hours or days after application will give you a window to help correct the issue. 

Adhesion Value

If you are just placing a label on a beverage or nutritional supplement, then you probably do not need to worry about how well your label will bond to your product. On the other hand, if you need a label that will resist tampering or otherwise needs to be strong, you will want to look at the adhesion value of the adhesives used on the label. Labels with a high adhesion value will create a stronger bond than labels with a low adhesion value. 

As a first time label buyer, you might think that your sole concern when choosing a label might be the size of the label and the quality of the graphics featured on your label. You should also, however, consider the quality of the adhesive used on your label. Contact a company like Westminster Papers to learn more.