If you’ve ever attempted to apply thermal labels in a cold environment, you’ve probably run into problems with ink smearing and labels not sticking properly. This could be caused by a myriad of problems, ranging from poor application to using the wrong label type.
Label failure leads to reprinting and reapplication, both of which are an overall waste of time and money. In many instances, problems can arise with faulty label adhesion in the wrong temperature, especially in fall and winter months when temperatures are significantly lower.
Cold warehouse settings with unregulated temperature changes can expose packages to varying uncontrolled environments. Shipping areas provide unreliable temperature settings for applications and, depending on the weather conditions, labels and their adhesives may become firm and brittle, which lowers the tack quality.
While the loss of adherence may not show initially, the label may fail and fall off at a later time.