Box and crate labels
Box and crate labels
In many industries, such as food processing, automobile, pharmaceutical, horticulture, textile, etc., plastic boxes or wooden crates are required to collect, transport, store and distribute products.
The variable information printed on the crate label is used to identify the items in the box; moreover, according to the information on the label, the location of the item in the logistics chain can be found, so that it can be transported to the designated location. An ambiguous barcode or faded batch number can disrupt the entire logistics chain and even lead to shipments being rejected by customers.
Constraints on box label printing
The production, storage, and shipping environments in which boxes and crates are placed can affect the durability and readability of the information on the label.
Agriculture and horticulture departments require label information to be resistant to moisture, outdoor temperatures and UV rays. In manufacturing, the storage and use conditions of the crates can cause the labels to wear out.
In the automotive and aerospace industries, labels can be contaminated with substances from operators' gloves. Finally, in the food processing and pharmaceutical industries, the reuse of crates and boxes requires cleaning and disinfection with detergents.
CISON Ribbon for Box and Crate Label Printing
CISON's thermal transfer ribbons can print clear labels for logistics identification and boxed product tracking.
CISON's wax-based thermal transfer ribbons are highly compatible with general paper labels and certain types of coated paper.
This highly competitive combination is recommended for use in environments with low demands on stamina resistance.
CISON's wax-tree hybrid ink ribbons guarantee greater resistance and better appearance for printing on coated paper (matt or gloss).
CISON's resin ribbons are the best solution for applications requiring high resistance.
Product identification and traceability labels
Shipping labels are a central element in ensuring product identification and traceability. It must always be visible to the naked eye and barcode reader. In order to ensure the read quality of such information, it is important to select the correct printing technology, labels and inks.
Shipping Label Printing
Shipping conditions and multiple stages of loading, unloading, and handling can cause friction and impact between packages that can damage printed information or leave smudges on labels. For international logistics operations, depending on the shipping method, labels may occasionally be exposed to weather such as UV light or humidity.
Without a specially designed printing solution, logistics information and traceability data can be wiped out and lead to delays in delivery and even product loss.
CISON's Shipping Label Printing Ribbon
Thermal transfer printing of shipping labels can provide an effective solution to all these constraints.
CISOM's wax-based inks combined with entry-level papers provide a competitive solution for short-term shipments without being overly exposed to constraints that can lead to deterioration.
For more demanding logistics environments or for international shipments, labels and inks are subject to greater constraints. In this case, more durable labels made of coated paper combined with high performance wax-based ribbon or wax-tree hybrid ribbon should be used.
Thermal transfer technology is fully compatible with labels containing radio frequency identification device (RFID) tags, references designed to improve the traceability of shipping labels.
Flag floral labels and tags
High weather resistant printing
Not only do horticultural sector identification and traceability labels endure months of wind, sun and extreme heat and frost, but they can also endure 100 soaks, dozens of moves and fertilizer sprays.
Despite these extreme conditions, labels must ensure that the supply chain from field to store remains completely clear for customers to identify and assist with the checkout process.
CISON's Horticultural Labeling Solutions
CISON's Thermal Transfer Ribbons provide excellent print results whether derived from PVC or stick or hang labels.
Its print sharpness enables it to print all types of barcodes, large and small characters, prices and logos on gardening labels. The inks used in CISON's black (and certain other colors) ribbons will not be degraded by sunlight.
For printing on horticultural labels that are not exposed to very aggressive conditions, wax-tree hybrid based inks would be ideal.
For labels exposed to the most corrosive conditions (waste (fertilizer), extreme heat and friction), resin inks are recommended to ensure long-lasting, superior data clarity.
Chemical Labels - GHS
Reliable GHS Label Printing
Labels for bottles and drums containing chemicals convey the data and names required by GHS regulations (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals). Such information warns of hazards to people and the environment during transportation and use.
Therefore, the label must be completely legible from the moment it is applied to the moment the residue is recovered and the packaging container washed.
Printing restrictions on chemical labels
The printing of barcodes, product ingredients, product traceability data and GHS codes must be resistant to external attacks. Products rubbing against each other, solvent dripping and harsh storage environments can put a lot of pressure on the ink. These threats include extreme heat, extreme cold, humidity, UV exposure: not all inks offer adequate resistance.
GHS compliant labels must be printed with standard red and black information and indicators.
CISON's GHS Label Printing Ribbons
By employing a thermal transfer process, chemical manufacturers and distributors can confidently print all the codes and texts required to meet GHS regulations. Some thermal printers can print two colors (red and black) at once, providing users with simplicity, flexibility, and reliability.
CISON's black or colored resin inks are combined with synthetic labels (PE, PET, PVC or PP) for the best balance of print quality and durability.