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5 Benefits Of Automatic Labellers

Posted on: February 26th, 2021 by Lisa

When it comes to labelling machinery, automatic labellers are one of the most popular options. These labelling machines can work with a huge range of products and label types and be configured to work for your unique requirements. Depending on the model you choose, your automatic labelling machine could either print or dispense labels and seamlessly apply them to your products. Whether you are running a busy factory or large manufacturing plant, automatic labellers can bring many benefits to your business.

The speed of your production line is likely to be something you are focusing on carefully. Your overall business efficiency depends on a quick yet effective production line, and automatic labelling machines can assist with this. The faster you can get your products out the door and into customers hands, the better your bottom line will look. By automating your labelling process, you can have your production line working faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Labour is usually the most significant expense for any company. Staff need to be paid their salaries, holiday allowances, bonuses, breaks and more. Automatic labelling machinery can reduce the number of workers you need on your factory floor. By automating your labelling instead of paying staff costs, you can save a substantial amount of money. Automatic labellers can free up your employees to focus on other crucial tasks.

Advanced labelling systems are designed to accurately label your products every single time. You can eliminate the risk of human error and ensure that your labelling process runs smoothly. Automatic labelling machines often have high-tech features and verification options which guarantee perfect precision. Manual labelling is not only time consuming but monotonous, which often leads to inconsistencies and mistakes.

With manual labelling or labelling machines which are not automated, you can be limited to the labels you can use for your products. Many companies choose to have all their labels the same size and shape, regardless of the product, because it is cheaper and easier to handle. With automatic labelling machines, you can change your label requirements for each product without any hassle. Not only does this give you more freedom in terms of design, but it can save on the number of labels and consumables you are using.

Every business has the aim to grow and expand its product offering. Automatic labelling machines are able to scale with your business. As you introduce new products or increase your production, your labelling machine can be adjusted to suit your new requirements. Once you invest in an automatic labeller, you will have it on hand when your demand increases, without the need for additional labour.

We offer a range of automatic labelling machines for all types of applications and businesses. To find out more about our advanced labelling systems and for advice on which machine is right for you, contact our specialist team.

5 Tips For Efficient Label Printing

Posted on: February 18th, 2021 by Lisa

No matter the size, industry or location of your business, saving money and working efficiently should be a priority. Essential items such as product labels might seem like small expenditures when you look at the big picture, but they can add up over time. From your labelling machines to your label designs, there are plenty of minor changes you can make to save some pennies. Here are our top five tips for efficient label printing;

The dimensions you choose for your labels have a huge impact on their overall cost. There is a delicate balance to getting your label size perfect for your products, but it can pay off. Labels don’t need to be too big or cover your entire product in order to be effective. On the other hand, your labels need to be big enough to be clearly legible and provide all the relevant information for your product. Scaling down your label size just a bit can lead to significant cost savings.

The type of labelling machinery you use will affect your label printing efficiency. The right labelling machine for your business will depend on the quantity, type and size of the labels you need to print. A company that only requires a small number of labels a day would be best investing in a Desk Top Printer or Label Dispenser. In contrast, businesses with vast printing requirements can benefit from having a Fully Automatic Labeller on site.

The choice of colours in your labels can be costly. The more colours you have within your label design, the more expensive they might be to print. It can be tempting to choose designs which are very colourful and eye-catching, but you must consider if it is worth the extra money. Depending on your type of products, black and white labels could be just as effective while being much more efficient.

For some businesses, it makes sense to let a contract labelling service take care of your label requirements. With advanced labelling systems already on hand, professional labellers have everything ready to quickly and efficiently label products of all shapes and sizes. 

We’ve already discussed the importance of having the right labelling machines in your business, but it is crucial that you understand them as well. Having advanced labelling systems but not using them effectively can be costly. Make sure you know how to properly align your labels and set the correct printer settings. These little changes can end up saving you a lot of money in the long run, especially if you avoid errors and reprinting costs.

If you need help understanding your advanced labelling systems or choosing the best labelling machinery for your business, then get in touch with our team. Our experts are on hand to help you find the most efficient label solutions for your products. 

Everything You Need To Know About Food Labelling

Posted on: February 9th, 2021 by Lisa

Food producers and manufacturers have a legal requirement to label their products correctly. If your business operates in the food industry, you need to make sure your labels follow all the relevant guidelines. Before firing up your labelling machines, make sure you know your responsibilities. It doesn’t matter if you are supplying your products to supermarkets, restaurants or individuals, your food packaging requirements are the same. As specialists in labelling machinery and contract labelling, we know a thing or two about labels and we’re sharing everything you need to know about food labelling.

Food Packaging Requirements And Regulations

All food products are legally required to be appropriately labelled. Businesses can face severe consequences if they fail to follow food packaging laws. No matter if your pre-packaged foods use wrapround labels or top labels, they must include;

Dietary Advice And Nutrition Information

It became a legal requirement in 2016 for food suppliers to display nutritional information on their product labels. Not only is this a legal obligation for your business, but it can benefit your customers by giving them all the information they need to make an informed decision about your product. Your labels must show your product’s energy value, as well as salt, sugars, protein, fat, carbohydrates and more. Not only that, but you need to state the Recommended Daily Amount of these and how your product compares in a percentage.

Pre-packaged food labels also need to display allergen information. If your products contain any of the 14 named allergens, then you are legally required to state this on your labels. The new Natasha’s Law is coming into place this year, which requires any food which is made and pre-packed on-premises directly for sale to include allergens on labelling.

Food Label Design Requirements

Whether you design your own labels, work with a designer, or use contract labelling services, your food labels must follow some design requirements. The labels must be difficult to remove, so self-adhesive labels are a practical choice. All the legally required information should be on one side of the product packaging, so if you are using top and bottom labelling, all the product information should be on the bottom side. All this mandatory information must be displayed using a font that is at least 1.2mm high, or 0.9mm if the package has a surface area less than 80cm2.For further advice and guidance on labelling machines, contract labelling or food labelling requirements, speak with our team of specialists.

4 Things To Consider When Creating Self-Adhesive Labels

Posted on: February 2nd, 2021 by Lisa

Your product packaging is critical for its success. Store shelves are packed full of endless products all competing for your customers’ attention, and your labels need to do an excellent job of standing out. Product labels not only need to look the part, but they need to include all the essential information that consumers need to know. Self-adhesive labels are a great option for products of all shapes and sizes, but there is so much more to them than design. You need to consider your commercial labelling machinerylabel materials and type of adhesives, in order for your packaging to be a success.

Here at Atwell Labellers, we are specialists in labelling machines, consumables and more. We’re sharing the top 4 things to consider when creating self-adhesive labels for your business;

The labels you place on your products are an essential marketing tool for your business. Look into how to create compelling product labels which will boost sales, improve customer satisfaction and be easy to use. It is often best to work closely with a graphic designer to develop labels that are aesthetically pleasing and practical. Your label design’s shape and size may also depend on the labelling machine you will be using. The number of colours and background options available can vary depending on your label type.

Depending on your industry and products, your labels may be legally required to include some information. Before you fire up your labelling machine, make sure you are up to date with the regulations surrounding your products. Government guidance is available for food and drinks label requirements, and Pharmaceutical products have separate rules provided by the MHRA. When you are creating self-adhesive labels, the legally required information for your products should be your starting point.

The material of your self-adhesive labels is not only a design choice but can depend on your labelling machinery. Make sure you are designing your labels to look their best on a material which is compatible with your label machine. You will need to consider if you are using linerless labelling machines or a simple label dispenser. It is also worth thinking about whether or not your label material is supporting your business sustainability goals. Traditional glassine label backing is difficult to recycle and often ends up in landfill, whereas PET liners are 100% recyclable.

Self-adhesive labels come in various types of adhesive, and the best one for your product will depend on everything from its container to its storage requirements. The majority of products will use permanent adhesive, which can only be removed using solvents. Semi-permanent adhesives allow you to reposition and move the label for a few days after application, but they will set permanently over time. Freezer adhesive is ideal for products that need storing in very cold temperatures, and peelable adhesive can be removed easily without leaving any residue.

With appropriate planning and expert advice, you can create self-adhesive labels which are practical yet beautiful. We offer a vast range of label machines, labels and consumables to suit all types of self-adhesive labels. If you want to know more about our advanced labelling systems, contact us today.