Ever wonder why it can be so difficult to get your thermal labels to stick in a cold environment?
You may notice problems with ink smearing from the moisture or the labels just not sticking in general. This could be caused by a myriad of problems from poor application practice to simply using the wrong label.
Either way, label failure leads to reprinting, reapplication, and an overall waste of time and money.
In many instances, problems can arise with faulty label adhesion in incorrect application temperatures, especially in late fall or winter months when temperatures can be significantly lower.
Cold warehouse settings where humidity and temperature are not regulated can expose your packages to varying and uncontrolled environments.
Between open loading doors and products left sitting on the docks, application temperatures in shipping areas can drop to be as low as 20°F. In colder environments, labels and their adhesives may become firm and brittle, lowering the tack.
Even the slightest amount of exposure to these conditions can be enough to cause the label to buckle and lift. The loss of adherence may not show initially, but may cause the labels to fall off the next day.
And no one wants that to happen, right? Right.
If there was a label that could keep its tack in every environment, all of our problems would be solved.
Unfortunately, that is not the case.
Different environments and applications call for different thermal labels.
Frigid temperatures require thermal labels specifically manufactured for extremely low temperatures.
And within the freezer label category, there are even more subcategories:
Some are designed for cold, dry applications.
Others are made for applications where frost and moisture may be an issue.
So today, I am going to give you the solution to any application problem you may be facing.
But before we jump the gun and get ahead of ourselves…
Have you even purchased your freezer labels yet?…
And if not, do you know what to consider when choosing the best freezer label for your company’s specific needs?…
By now you might be thinking:
“Maybe I do need help finding labels…”
Well you’re in luck.
Getting started can be tough, so we put together this separate buying guide to take you step-by-step through the purchasing process.