Welcome to Labelling Secrets #72

In this Edition:

  • Label of the Month: Bioherbicides Capsule Range
  • Article of the Month: Importance of Durability in Outdoor Permanent Labels 
  • Offer of the Month: Winter special on our VP Label Printers
  • Employee of the Month: Meet Nadia
  • Product of the month: Oki Pro 330
  • Joke of the Month

Label of the Month: Bioherbicides Capsule Range

Matching the label to the container contents for easy recognition

BioHerbicides Australia (BHA) understands the challenges faced by the agricultural industry and maximising the productivity of available land. Through innovation, they deliver biological and chemical herbicide solutions to improve land utilisation by controlling invasive weeds and unwanted trees. They pave the way for effective and environmentally responsible solutions through engagement and transformative technology.

We love their use of colour on their labels to easily identify the products. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing it's an aditional security step to stop the wrong product being pulled from the shelf by accident.  It's much easier to say "grab me the purple one" than to use product names.

BHA herbicide is easy to deliver through a hand-held applicator injecting a capsule containing herbicide directly into tree stem or trunk

  • There is no chemical exposure to the person delivering the herbicide – safe to use
  • Encapsulated herbicides can be delivered all year round – especially useful to treat trees in down-time
  • No chemical drift or leakage into the environment

Importance of Durability in Outdoor Permanent Labels 

How to Ensure the Durability of Your Outdoor Permanent Labels 

Outdoor permanent labels are labels that are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions and other external factors that can cause them to deteriorate over time. These labels are used to mark a variety of objects, including products, equipment, and business locations. Outdoor permanent labels come in different types, including metal, anodized, and custom. 

Importance of Durability in Outdoor Permanent Labels 

Durability is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing outdoor permanent labels. If your labels are not durable enough, they will start to fade, peel off, or become illegible over time. This can lead to confusion, loss of revenue, and other problems that can affect your business. Durable outdoor permanent labels, on the other hand, will remain legible and effective for many years, ensuring that your business is identifiable and easily recognizable. 

Types of Outdoor Permanent Labels 

There are different types of outdoor permanent labels, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. The most common types of outdoor permanent labels include metal, anodized, and custom. 

  • Metal Labels 
    • Metal labels are made of different types of metal, including aluminum and stainless steel. These labels are very durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions, making them ideal for outdoor use. Metal labels are also very versatile and can be used in a variety of applications, including fixed metal signage and metal signs for businesses. 
  • Anodized Labels 
    • Anodized labels are made of aluminum that has been treated with an electrochemical process that increases its durability. Anodized labels are resistant to corrosion, abrasion, and other external factors that can cause them to deteriorate over time. These labels are also very lightweight, making them ideal for use in a variety of applications. 
  • Custom Labels 
    • Custom labels are designed to meet specific requirements and are often used in unique applications. These labels can be made of different materials, including metal and plastic, and can be customized with different colors, designs, and fonts. Custom labels are ideal for businesses that need to mark their property with specific information or branding. 

Factors Affecting the Durability of Outdoor Permanent Labels 

Several factors can affect the durability of outdoor permanent labels. These factors include: 

  • Weather Conditions 
    • Weather conditions, including extreme temperatures, rain, and sunlight, can affect the durability of outdoor permanent labels. Labels that are exposed to harsh weather conditions may fade, peel off, or become illegible over time. 
  • Chemical Exposure 
    • Labels that are exposed to chemicals, including cleaners, solvents, and oils, can deteriorate over time. It is essential to choose labels that are resistant to chemical exposure to ensure their durability. 
  • Wear and Tear 
    • Labels that are subject to wear and tear, including friction and abrasion, can deteriorate over time. It is important to choose labels that are made of durable materials to ensure their longevity. 

Tips for Ensuring the Durability of Your Outdoor Permanent Labels 

There are several tips that you can follow to ensure the durability of your outdoor permanent labels. These tips include: 

  • Choosing the Right Material 
    • Choosing the right material for your outdoor permanent labels is essential to their durability. Metal labels, anodized labels, and custom labels are all durable options that can withstand harsh weather conditions and other external factors. 
  • Proper Installation 
    • Proper installation of your outdoor permanent labels is essential to their durability. Labels that are not installed correctly may peel off or become illegible over time. It is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions when installing your labels. 
  • Regular Maintenance 
    • Regular maintenance of your outdoor permanent labels can help to ensure their durability. This includes cleaning them regularly and inspecting them for any signs of wear and tear 

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Special Offer this Month: Winter special on our VP Label Printers

Make labelling simple

The VP500/VP550 produces professional-quality labels for all your small-batch specialty products. 

Whether you are new to digital labeling or upgrading your thermal printer, these budgetfriendly printers help you print brilliant color labels fast and timely in the correct quantity.  And cost-effectively every time.

Key benefits:

  • High Speed - Print 1,000 (6 x 4”) labels in less than 10 min.
  • Brilliant color quality Image
  • Large individual ink tanks
  • Enhanced water-resistant inks (with VP550)
  • Food safe & Environmentally friendly dye ink formulaYour printer comes ready to install & print with a set of full ink cartridges & printhead, we recommend you purchase an extra set on your first order.

Winter special pricing (excl GST):

  • VP500 Label Printer bundle (ink & printhead included) $4,995.00* 
  • VIP Color VP600 memjet printer (now branded as VP500) $4,995.00* 
  • VP550 Label Printer bundle (ink printhead included) $5,492.00* 
  • VIP Color VP650 memjet printer (now branded as VP550) $5,495.00* 
  • VIP Color VP750 memjet wr printer demo $7,995.00* 
  • VP750 Label Printer bundle (ink printhead included) $9,545.00*

* Limited availability, this month only, contacts us for full T&Cs.

We also recommend you purchase a labelling software package such as the Bartender one I have quoted (unless you already have an existing package), this will allow for hassle free label generation.

With regards to the Service and Support plans, we would highly recommend purchasing one of these options to ensure a smooth installation & trouble free label printing.

Any support required without the purchase of plans will require prepayment of an hourly fee prior to support commencing.

Most printers are only PC compatible, if you are using MAC please contact us for more information

Employee Spotlight - Nadia

Our organisational superstar keeping our tech support team on their toes!

Nadia was a well-established office admin and customer service whizz when she joined the label industry. Excellent at all things planning and organising she keeps our clients’ affairs in order and prides herself on delivering a high level of customer satisfaction. Always approachable and happy to chat our customer love knowing she’s always available and willing to help go the extra mile to get things done. 

Product of the Month: OKI Pro330s colour laser label & tag printer

Racking label - Retail shelf strip promotion

Do you require an easy solution for storage rack colour labelling or retail shelf coloured promotional strips / tags? 

The NEW OKI Pro330s colour laser label & tag printer has just been released, it can print from 25mm – 86mm high & 53mm – 550mm long on stock 80 – 250 micron thick, and can print onto self adhesive labels / material or card / tag stock. 

Special Showcase: Vulcan SC50 Cutter

Introducing the new Vulcan Sheet Label Cutters 

The SC-350 Autofed Sheet Label Cutter is ideal for automatic small batch production and DIY business. It can do continuous contour-cutting jobs on various printable self-adhesive stickers and labels making it a great choice for copy shops, graphic shops, office applications and many more.

Better yet, being equipped with a high-resolution CCD camera, the SC-350 Sheet Cutter can easily read a unique QR-code at the beginning of each sheet allowing for sheets with different cut jobs to be mixed. 


Joke of the month

Today I was asked about my job manufacturing nuts and bolts. 

I told them it was quite riveting. 

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