The “emblem” highlighting your quality
Whether it’s filling quantity, form, or price label, or the company’s logo or barcode, anyone offering pre-packaged goods or canned goods must label them with comprehensive information. Labels and printers are thus mandatory in butcher shops. High-tech features, however, often provide a bonus.
Anyone who labels jars, cups, cans, or self-service articles with data on allergens, best-by dates, origin, or sales descriptions can turn these labels into an attractive company “ID card”. Manufacturers provide many products for this purpose, ranging from black-and-white to color printers and thermal to inkjet and laser devices. These can print thousands of times in high-performance mode, print more slowly in high-resolution, be combined with weighing or packaging machines, or be mobile for on-site marking (printed directly with ink).
Labels are available in a wide range of materials – transparent film, thermal paper, grass paper, as loop labels for Euro crates, or for full wrap labeling; or with company-specific layouts, holograms or QR codes as required. They are usually self-adhesive with an adhesive that’s appropriate for the intended use, for example for the TC sector or for easy removal.
When making a new investment, look for a clean print image, smudge-proof labeling, good coordination of printer, labels and software, and easy handling – for example, when changing label rolls and product parameters.
Larger operations often purchase equipment that can be integrated into production lines. Smaller enterprises tend to use printers that can be used flexibly for products on counters, shelves or in warehouses, or devices that can process many different label types and widths as well as on different substrates.
In this article, Die Fleischerei showcases a range of industry-specific printing and labeling solutions that can help establishments more easily comply with food labeling regulations.