Let's talk about labels
The story behind our good labels, what preceded this?
It starts with a label design, this design is converted by a printer into a file for printing. As soon as this file is approved, the label will be printed, this is done in very large numbers.
To avoid having many different types of labels in stock, we have chosen to print a part of the label by ourselves. There’s also some work to be done here, first a format has to be made in a special program. Once this is completed, the labels can be tested to see if everything fits on the label that we have entered on our screen.
In some cases, the ink may not adhere well to the label and may be wiped off or the text may not print sharply. Then we have to look at a new ink variant. The ink we use is not, as most people are used to, in a cartridge. It sits on a plastic ribbon, along with this ribbon and the heat from the printhead the label is printed.
The ambient temperature is also adds a degree of difficulty, we work in a cooled room and it has a higher humidity. The label must adhere well to a greasy surface and must withstand very low temperatures when the products cooled back to -35 degrees and during storage at -18 degrees. All factors mentioned therefore influence the labels and make it a nice challenge to get a perfect label.