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This month in Label-Talk, read about the transport and logistics industry and its labeling applications and learn about medical labeling trends.


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Transport & Logistics - Labels to Go!

Despite the economic downturn, Transport and Logistics segment remains the largest (by volume) user of Variable Information Printed (VIP) labels.  The T&L segment cuts across every industry and generally involves the application of a barcode printed label onto the outer packaging of goods to facilitate the tracking and tracing of those items through storage and distribution.  T&L applications generally fall into either airline bag tags, parcel distribution or pallet labeling.  The primary attributes provided by the labels include:

  • Product tracking and tracing
  • Product/part identification
  • Branding and promotion
  • Added functionality

Thermal transfer, direct thermal and laser are the predominate VIP label products used in T&L label applications.  These systems offer easy print and apply, good barcode readability, good adhesion to a variety of carton and packaging materials, ability to combine human readable and barcode onto one label and DT/TT printers are robust, portable and can stand-alone or be networked.

ID Images offers label media solutions for the T&L segment.  Whether you're looking for thermal transfer, ribbons, direct thermal, integrated labels or laser media, we have a solution for you.  We offer a variety of paper and film products depending on your application.  Take a look at our large stock product offering or our robust custom label capabilities.  Our products are available in roll, fanfold, perforated or non-perforated to accommodate any printer and label application method (i.e., hand apply versus auto-apply).  We also offer various core sizes from 3/4" to 4" as well as long length rolls for print and apply applications.  The small core sizes, like 3/4" and 1", are ideal for portable printers.

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Trends & Industry News

Benefits Of Package Design 

For over 150 years, manufacturers of products in nearly every shape and size have relied on corrugated and/or fibreboard packaging to market their goods and provide containers that are easy to transport and store from factory to store to consumer.  Source: ArticleSnatch (Chris Renilson)

Medical Labeling

Medical labeling is unlike other sectors of the labeling industry.  Here, it's not about shelf appeal, eye-catching sheen, or labels that "pop."  Source: Label & Narrow Webb (Steve Katz) 





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