Pressure sensitive labels are either hand applied or auto-applied to containers. They need to be wiped down to properly activate the adhesive. Hand application is common for large drums and totes, and for many pail applications. Smaller container labels, especially for large volume products, are generally applied with auto-labeling equipment.
Three Types of On-Demand Labels
There are three different types of labels for on-demand printing: die cut rolls, continuous fanfolded and sheeted labels. Brandywine will help you determine the best label choice for your label printer, application method and you plant operation.
Depending on your method of label application, you can print labels on demand on a variety of tested and recommended color inkjet or laser printers. Sheeted and fanfolded labels are going to be hand applied. For auto-application, print rolls of durable Brandywine Prime™ Glossy labels on demand and then place them on your applicator. Print only the labels you need when you need them and eliminate the need to keep an inventory of pre-printed labels.
Pressure sensitive labels need to be pressed down in order to activate the adhesive properly. Make sure all edges of the labels are pressed down when being applied to the container.
Brandywine Prime™ Glossy labels are die-cut to fit the shape and contours of your bottles and cans, with full edge-to-edge printing. The unique chemistry of our Brandywine Prime™ Glossy Paper and Glossy Film labels allow you to print beautiful, vibrant and durable labels from your own labeling system or a simple PDF library. Our standard durability metrics include resistance to water, alcohol, acetone and UV exposure, and scratch, tape and rub resistance for packaging and shipping. Brandywine Prime™ Glossy labels have been tested and are recommended for use on a full assortment of printers.
Before GHS regulatory changes introduced the need for color printing on labels, continuous fanfolded labels were standard packaging for thermal transfer printers. While that may have fallen out of fashion, operators can still use our continuous Poly-Twin LX and EP fanfolded labels (which meet GHS standards) on both color inkjet and color laser/LED platforms.
Sheet-fed laser and inkjet printers are very versatile, with the ability to print large and small label sizes for many different container sizes. Brandywine has many available label sizes and configurations for sheet-fed printers, most of them from our stock inventory. We can also create custom sizes and configurations to fit your specifications.