Machanic working on a car engineVehicle engine with a label

Identification of auto parts, labels for batteries, tires and seat belts, are important for inventory control, tracking, processes for quality testing and direct sales, with coding and variable data printing.

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The labeling of chemical drums and containers require identification labels with high resistance to chemicals, heat, water, abrasion, and heavy weather conditions. This is especially important due to GHS and BS5609 regulations that require information to remain legible from manufacturing to shipping to end use.

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Durable Goods

Push mowerPush mower with a label

Durable goods and equipment labels need to consistently perform in harsh environments. Examples include labels on industrial equipment such as appliances, heating and cooling equipment, power tools, outdoor equipment (lawn mowers, air conditioners), small motors, compressors or generators.  Many durable goods require UL 969 Recognized Label Solutions – click to learn more.

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Flexible Packaging

A lady holding a bag of chipsBag of chips with a printer price in the corner

Flexible packaging requires high speed for imprinting date, price, lot and bar codes directly on flexible packaging.  High speed thermal transfer overprinters (TTO), continuous inkjet printer (CIJ), and analog pad printers can be found in food packaging, healthcare and retail product manufacturing plants. 

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Man in a hospital getting an IVAn IV with a label

Identification and traceability in healthcare is critical for patient safety and accuracy. Common applications include patient wristbands, laboratory labeling, as well as pharmaceutical identification. 

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Bar codes and variable text are required for the movement of goods and tracking of materials through each stage in the supply chain from receiving inventory, storing, moving and shipping. Outer packaging such as corrugated cartons and pallets must be identified with both human- and machine-readable details. This information can be applied on a label or directly on packaging, commonly referred to as secondary case coding.

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Medical Device Consumables

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Class I and II medical device consumables such as orthopedic bracing, sterile supplies, compression devices, and patient mobility products require specialized manufacturing capabilities including an ISO certified clean room, RF and ultrasonic welding, flame laminating, thermoforming, and specialty sewing. In addition, they often need to comply with regulations such as ISO 13485 certified and FDA registered certifications.

Recommended Solutions: iiMED Medical Manufacturing Solutions 


Outdoor AC UnitsAC unit label

Outdoor labels require resistance to rain, snow, UV and other environmental conditions. Examples include labeling for forestry and lumber, plant stakes and tree tags and steel tags.  Many other applications are exposed to outdoor elements such as chemical labeling, compressors, air conditioners and other types of equipment. 

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Case of produceCase of produce with a label

Food products must be tracked for safety and efficiency, in addition to having visibility of products through the supply chain. The labels will require durability, scratch and smudge as well as resistance to outdoor elements.

Recommended Solutions: TTR - Wax | TTR - Wax/Resin 


Retail tag on a collared shirt with a tagCashier scanning a shirt

Sales information like price, bar code, expiration date and lot code is important for consumers and managing inventory. Applications include in-store retail shelf labels and identification of food, apparel and many consumer products. Specialty items like gourmet snacks, sporting goods, craft supplies and herbal supplements can utilize digital technologies to add variable information to labels and packaging.

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Security/Brand Protection

Lady shopping for shoesSneaker with hidden UV brand protection

Product authentication and brand protection can be added to products using UV technology.  Often a UV Invisible mark or bar code is added as a first layer of security to serve a dual purpose - not just for identification but it prints a clear 2D barcode to carry data. The technology keeps the information private but helps investigators differentiate genuine from counterfeit.

Recommended Solutions: TTR - UV Invisible Resin | Inkjet - Continuous Inkjet Inks (CIJ) 


Race car with a colorful wrapRace car with a colorful wrap

Signage products such as colorful vehicle wraps, retail POS displays, trade show graphics, and retail license plates are exposed to a variety handling and weather conditions.  

Recommended Solutions: Inkjet - Wide Format - Aqueous Inks | DuraCoat®