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.
Inventory and Shelf Labels
Barcodes and other identifying data on warehouse shelves help ensure the smooth flow of logistics within a company. Thermal transfer printing technology is well-suited to deal with a wide variety of storage constraints in different warehouses.
In a warehouse or fulfillment center, shelf labels must be fully visible to the operator and readable by a barcode reader with a high degree of readability. This helps identify storage locations and enhances computerized inventory management and order picking processes.
Shelf Label Printing Constraints
Certain printing technologies are not suitable for the high temperature or humidity and dust levels of storage locations. Poorly printed or damaged labels run the risk of operator slack, unclear optical readers, and errors in generating inventory reports in computer systems.
Certain warehouses are open to the outdoors, exposing labels to attack from humidity, UV light and temperature changes. Storage of liquid products such as solvents can contaminate labels and damage printed information.
All of these factors should be considered when choosing a printing solution.
CISON's Shelf Label Printing Ribbon
Given the robustness of its print modules, thermal transfer is a reliable solution that can be installed directly in the warehouse or close to the site of use with low maintenance costs.
CISON's wax-based ribbons offer a competitive solution for printing entry-level paper labels commonly found on warehouse shelves.
If specific storage constraints require resistance to rubbing, high temperature, and moisture, wax-tree hybrid inks in combination with coated paper labels are recommended.
And finally, for the most extreme conditions, such as the storage of corrosive liquids, synthetic labels combined with resin inks should be chosen: a reliable solution for durable protection of prints.
Label printing for retail products
Communicate information to users and ensure product traceability
The retail label includes all information about the product at the logistics and retail stages. Poor or damaged printing of barcodes, prices, or product descriptions can create problems in the delivery process of a product. In some cases, there are even penalties from retailers.
In addition, printing is also part of the product, and quality information printing helps to enhance the brand image.
Information printed using thermal transfer is highly visual and easily identifiable by both the naked eye and barcode scanners.
CISON Ribbon for Retail Product Labeling
The cost-effective advantage of CISON's wax-based ribbons. This ink is particularly suitable for printing on labels with rough surfaces, while providing the best visual results for printing barcodes and alphanumeric symbols.
CISON's wax-tree hybrid ribbons stand out for their outstanding print sharpness and are ideal for printing product information such as horizontal/vertical barcodes, and 2D barcodes, product charts, prices, size text, brand logos, serial numbers, and more. This range of ribbons is compatible with rough paper, coated paper and synthetic label materials.
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.