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4 Common Challenges With Product Labelling And How To Overcome Them

For those unfamiliar with the manufacturing world, labelling may seem like an afterthought. In reality, labelling is a huge part of the manufacturing process, and in many instances can mean the difference between the product selling or not. Like any other part of the manufacturing process, all kinds of issues can arise when it comes to labeling and the labelling machines in use. To help you tackle some of the most common issues, we’ve put together this list of 4 of the most common challenges with product labelling, and how you can overcome them.

Tackling Sourcing Problems

Supply chain issues are always going to be a concern, with even the smallest delay having the potential to halt business. Whether it’s a shipping holdup, a printer hiccup, or even a paper shortage, you’ll soon find yourself unable to label any products. The best way to tackle the issue of sourcing problems is to spread yourself out and find options. If you have alternatives set up and readily available, you’ll be able to switch over at a moment’s notice the next time you’re confronted with a major issue with the supply chain.

Keeping Sustainable

Keeping up to date with all the latest regulations can feel like an uphill battle, especially when you’re dealing with a global market. With policies changing left and right, producing labels can become somewhat cumbersome, and increasingly expensive. If you’re having to print different labels with different sets of instructions in different languages, then costs and waste are soon going to pile up. If new regulations come into place, then you’ll have to start all over again. For this reason, many businesses choose to print a single set of labels that are good for all regions, with instructions printed in multiple languages. This is the best way to keep costs down, and ensure your business is sustainable as possible. Find out more about why sustainability matters when it comes to contract labelling and labelling equipment.

Keeping Labels Protected And In Place

Most products will have a fairly adventurous life before they reach the consumer, and the labels need to be robust enough to survive. A bottle of water, for example, will experience some fairly vast environmental changes before it reaches the store shelves, being moved around various warehouses and cold storage areas, and being bumped about on the way.  It’s therefore important to pick a label adhesive that’s going to resist these temperature and humidity changes, and will be robust enough to withstand moisture or damage. Most labels need to remain on a product long-term too, in all manner of environments.

Running a Smooth Production With Top Quality Labelling Machinery

If you’re not using quality labelling machinery, then you’re probably already having issues. With a good labelling machine, your production can run smoothly, free from breakdowns and costly repairs.

Atwell Labelers has been the country’s leading independent supplier of advanced labelling systems for over 30 years, so we know a thing or two when it comes to labels and labelling machines. No matter what kind of labelling system your business requires, our team of qualified and experienced experts is ready and waiting to lend a hand. So get in touch today for a free quote, and see how our labelling machines and advanced labelling systems can help you to keep a smooth production.