In transport, logistics, and warehouse management, the primary goal is to deliver an undamaged shipment to the recipient, or to mark the product or package in a unique way. The accuracy of the data and information on the label must be observed with regard to storage conditions or transport time. The logistics industry is not so much about the graphical complexity of products as it is about maximum functionality.
Labels for logistics are most often produced in a non-print version in the required format and material according to the customerís needs, or as graphic labels. For these types of labels a free space is usually left for subsequent imprinting at the customerís premises, with the option of a protective printable varnish. Before commencing production it is always necessary to define the type and purpose of the product. We can help you with the implementation from start to finish.
The vast majority of labels in logistics are intended for imprinting. This can be applied using a TTR, laser, or inkjet printer, depending on the customerís needs or technology. If you want to save time and costs associated with imprinting, you can use popular digital printing technology. In this case, we offer small and large print jobs, variable data, and high-quality printing – we will provide you with unique, bespoke labels and print the required text or graphics for you.
For imprinting with a laser printer, we use labels in sheets and self-adhesive material designed specifically for this type of printing. For production, it is important to choose the correct printing backing, and ideally keep to its safety margins. These will prevent any leakage of adhesive or contamination of the printer.
For imprinting in a thermal transfer printer, you can choose either TTR tape or direct imprinting. It is possible to print almost any material over tape, provided the correct tape is used. For direct imprinting, thermal labels are used which, when heated by the print head, transfer the colour to the surface. This type of label is especially used in the food industry or on consumer goods – i.e. packaging with a short shelf life.
In inkjet imprinting the ink is sprayed onto labels; this method is often used to print identification parameters such as barcodes, QR codes or other unique codes, or the dates of manufacture/expiry.