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The importance of label printing in all productive sectors 

Saturday 23rd Mar 2024 |

They have numerous uses in different sectors… 

Shops, wholesalers, distributors, small, medium, and large-sized companies…. everyone uses adhesive labels in their daily lives. The adhesive label is an identification and traceability tool that covers basic needs in all productive sectors. 

Currently, the most used adhesive labels are personalized labels. The manufacturers of these types of labels are printing companies, which offer guaranteed high-quality work, at affordable prices and covering the specific needs of customers. Among the types of printing they offer, it is worth mentioning digital printing, offset printing, flexographic printing, and plotting. 

Digital printing, the most demanded 

Currently, the most demanded services in printing presses are digital printing. It is a very economical type of printing and is frequently used on business cards, brochures, stickers, flyers, or real estate posters. It is a very effective medium for advertising purposes. In a real case, for example, digital printing supported by a modern sticker printer offers sharp, high-quality work and supports a wide variety of sizes, designs, and shapes of stickers. 

Regarding offset printing, digital printing is the ideal choice when there are few items to print and it is also the fastest procedure. Digital label printing is increasingly requested by many customers in online printing companies. 

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But, in which sectors are labels most present? No sector escapes its use. All of us, at some point, have needed a label that we have made with the means and materials at our disposal. However, the sectors where they are most needed are the following: 

Adhesive labels for cosmetics 

In the cosmetic products sector, adhesive labels are essential to attract consumers’ attention and communicate appropriate information. In the cosmetics sector, characterized by a large increase in sales in recent years and growing competition, labels must convey sophistication and quality, and for this, they must have a specific design and decoration. 

Labels for industrial use 

The use given to labels for the industrial sector is very broad. They are generally used for identification, storage, and traceability. In this type of label, functionality takes precedence over design and aesthetics. The DIN A4 size is widely used for storage and traceability. On the other hand, roll-up labels wrap the product, allowing the texts or standards they include to be increased. 

Food labels 

Food labels are very important as they must comply with a series of very strict safety and consumer information standards. There are specific labels for being in direct contact with food, for frozen, refrigerated, and room temperature foods. These labels must include nutritional information, such as the presence of salts, sugars, fats, or colorings, as well as the daily percentage of nutrients. 

Labels for the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors 

Among the adhesive labels for the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors, those made with special materials to resist very cold or freezing temperatures, as well as high temperatures, stand out. In addition, double-vision labels make it possible to decorate containers on both sides with a single label, which can be printed on both sides. 

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Automotive labels 

The most commonly used adhesive labels in the automotive sector include labels for shock absorbers, cables, printed circuits, tyres, boxes, and pallets. All labelling must comply with the automotive sector has specific quality and safety regulations. Especially sensitive is the labelling of products capable of withstanding high temperatures or the fall of abrasive products. In recent times, the 360-degree design is highly appreciated in this type of automotive label as it makes it possible to incorporate much more information. 

Most used materials in adhesive labels 

Finally, it is important to point out which materials are most used in adhesive labels. Adhesive paper, polypropylene, polyester, and vinyl are the most common materials. Adhesive paper labels are the most basic and most used in digital printing. Polypropylene labels are widely used in rolls and in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. Among its advantages, it is worth highlighting its resistance to chemicals and humidity, as well as its glossy finish.