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Tag and Label Applications

 

Bin Labeling - Identifying bin locations for put ups and pulling of inventory. The operator scans in the bar code on the label to ensure the proper product match is made and then this information is stored for later retrieval. Color coding is also common for this application.
Label Materials:
Coated Papers, Kimdura, Polypropylene, Vinyl
Adhesives:
Permanent (water-based acrylic)
Recommended our ribbons:
High Mark General Purpose Ribbons
Prime Mark™ Premium Ribbons (Durability)
DC-200 Color Ribbons
DC-300 Color Ribbons for Vinyl
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Pallet/Carton Labeling/Compliance Carton Labeling - Shipping labels for whole pallets and/or individual cartons. Especially common for warehouses/manufacturers shipping to retailers. Major retailers and other industry groups require bar code compliant labeling that they use in receiving to automate their warehouses.
Label Materials:
Coated Paper Labels, Polypropylene
Adhesives:
Permanent (water-based acrylic)
Recommended our ribbons:
High Mark General Purpose
Prime Mark™ (Durability)
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Shelf Labeling/Shelf Talkers - Basic shelf labels or shelf talkers are bar coded labels on the shelves of most retailers. In addition, small signage and advertising signs are done with printers in each store. Some lasers are used. Ideal application for color thermal transfer.
Label Materials:
Synthetics, e.g., Polypropylene, Kimdura, Vinyl
Adhesives:

None

Recommended our ribbons:
R2 Prime Premium Ribbons (resistant to cleansers)
DC-200 Color Ribbons
PM-255 (great choice for vinyl)
DC-300 Color Ribbons for Vinyl
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Receiving Labels - Upon receipt of goods, bar coded labels are applied, information is scanned and captured, and product is "put away" in bins. The bins are also labeled so the bin label is scanned when the product is put away to identify its location. The process of labeling cartons/products in receiving is eliminated if the receiver has a compliance program forcing the shipper to pre-label per the receiver's format. Color coding of labels is also common and a good application for color thermal transfer.
Label Materials:
Coated Paper, Polypropylene, Kimdura 
Adhesives:

Permanent water-based acrylic

Recommended our ribbons:
High Mark General Purpose
Prime Mark™ Premium Ribbon
DC-200 Color Ribbons
 
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Nursery Tags - Permanent, weather resistant tags to identify plants and trees for many years.
Label Materials:
Polypropylene, polyethylene
Adhesives:

None for tags
Permanent solvent-based for labels

Recommended our ribbons:
SP-330 Super Premium
R2 Prime Premium Ribbon
Prime Mark™
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Lumber Tags - Tags that are bar coded and stapled to ends of lumber to identify type, grade, size, etc.
Label Materials:
Polypropylene, Polyethylene and ValeronĪ
Adhesives:

None

Recommended our ribbons:
R2 Prime Premium Ribbon
PM-255 Premium Ribbon
Prime Mark™
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UL/CSA - Permanent label that is affixed to electronic products that are certified by these agencies. This label contains serial number, model number, etc. and this information is bar coded. The label and ribbon must be certified to work together for the application.
Label Materials:
Must be U.L. Certified (Polyester, Polypropylene) 
Adhesives:
Permanent
Recommended our ribbons:
SP-330 Super Premium Ribbon
R2 Prime - Premium Ribbon
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Asset Tracking - Bar code labels are applied to all capital assets from computers and furniture to cars. These items are logged in as the label is applied. Then, ongoing inventory of these assets is automated by simply scanning in the bar code for the label.
Label Materials:
Coated Paper, Polyesters, Polypropylenes
Adhesives:
Permanent
Recommended our ribbons:
R2 Prime Premium Ribbon
Prime Mark™ Premium Ribbon
High Mark
SP-330 Super Premium Ribbon
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Apparel Tags - Tags that contain price, size, etc. with UPC bar code for scanning at the register. Color coded at times by size.
Label Materials:
Coated and Uncoated tag, Polyethylene, Kimdura
Adhesives:
None
Recommended our ribbons:
High Mark
Fast Wax
DC-100 Color Ribbons
DC-200 Color Ribbons
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Chemical Drum Labeling - Under strict legislation by the government, drums of chemicals must be labeled permanently to identify the products, their hazardous characteristics, proper disposal, lot code, etc. Much of this information is bar coded and each label contains various information. Labels must be permanent and resistant to weather and chemicals within the drum. These labels also contain color coded symbols.
Label Materials:
Polyesters, Vinyls
Adhesives:
Permanent solvent-based
Recommended our ribbons:
SP-330 Super Premium Ribbon
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Automotive VIN Labels - There are hundreds of parts used in automobiles that each contain a bar code label for identification, lot codes, manufacturer, etc. for warranty work, recalls, inventory, and pulling for final assembly. The VIN labels need to last as long as the vehicle.
Label Materials:
Polyesters
Adhesives:
Solvent-based permanent adhesive
Recommended our ribbons:
SP-330 Super Premium Ribbon (resistant to brake fluid, gas, high heat, etc.)
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Patient ID Labels - Dozens of these labels are printed at the admissions desk and are sent to the nursing station on the floor the patient is on. The patient's wristband is applied and then all lab work, drugs, etc. are identified with these same bar coded labels. Prior to administering drugs, the wristband is scanned and drug is scanned to ensure a match. Labels are applied to all specimens that go to the lab to ensure identification back to the patient.
Label Materials: Polypropylene
Adhesives: Water-based
Recommended our ribbons: SP-330 Super Premium Ribbon (must be alcohol and skin oil resistant)
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