In any survival situation, it’s critical to diagnose quickly and correctly. Asking the right questions can help you determine if you have a label application or a label construction problem. We have gathered and analyzed the most typical scenarios and put them together for you. Here is a sampling of what we feature in our Labeling Survival Guide for the Prime Market.
|Question||Discussion||Application Issue||Construction Issue|
|What type of product surface is being labeled (round, flat, contoured)?||For example, an irregularly contoured surface can make a line speed difference in efficiently applying your label to the product.||
|What is the construction of the product surface?||Selecting the correct label adhesive assures maximum bonding of the label to the product surface||√|
|What is the application environment (cold, hot, wet)?||Some environments create unique challenges, for example some products have hot material filled into the product container and immediately frozen for storage until used.||√||√|
|What is the size and construction of the label material?||Sometimes with auto label applications, the label size relative to the product surface shape and size must be considered.||√|
|Are the labels predispensing on the applicator?||Where on the labels predispensing? Check for tension on unwind and/or tackiness of the adhesive.||√||√|
|What is the label application process run speed (labels/min)?||If the label application process run speed is not closely synched to the speed of the product handling equipment.||√|
We are here to help should you encounter any label or labeling application issue. With our 30+ years of experience along with our broad network of resources, no challenge is too large.
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