Labels for mobile printers and labelling systems
AFS produces and supplies labels for mobile printers,
and automated labelling systems.
Carefully selected materials, adhesives and ribbons ensure
AFS custom labels give you best performance, durability and economy.
Let us know what you want to identify and we'll come up with the complete labelling solution.
Direct Thermal & Thermal Transfer Labels
Direct thermal or Thermal Transfer?
To help decide whether to select a direct thermal printer or thermal transfer printer (or whether you should use thermal transfer or direct thermal labels), consider the following questions:
◾Will you ever need to print labels in colors other than black?
◾Do the labels need to be scanned or have a shelf-life of over 1 year?
◾Will you be printing high density bar codes (i.e. limited space)?
◾Will the labels be subjected to heat or sunlight?
◾Will the labels be prone to abuse or surface friction?
◾Will you be printing on a variety of different substrates (i.e. papers, films and foils)?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions then you should consider going thermal transfer rather than direct thermal.
Security labels are becoming increasingly common in business. A security label is basically a tamper-evident label which can be applied to an item and if the label is tampered with, definite evidence of the tampering remains.
The two main types of security labels are void labels and destructible labels.
Void labels can be affixed to just about any flat surface. They adhere to the substrate material very well and offer excellent durability characteristics. If anyone tries to remove the void label from the product to which it is attached the word ‘VOID’ remains on the product. The peeled part of the label cannot be reused or reattached.
Destructible labels are usually made from self-destructive vinyl. If anyone tampers with this type of label the label will split apart in sections leaving it instantly recognisable that tampering has taken place. The broken sections of the label cannot be reaffixed.
Void labels and destructible labels can be customised to a user’s exacting requirements. Some of the things which can appear on a security label include:
•A barcode – which can be scanned at ease by a barcode scanning device. Barcodes can also be printed onto a range of different types of label
•Sequential numbering – to aid product identification. Whilst barcodes are the common method of item identification nowadays it’s also a good idea to use a sequence of numerals so that item identification is easy if it is done manually
•Logos – for marketing purposes or brand recognition. If a logo or brand name features on a label it’s easy to see who the item belongs to and the brand name gains recognition
Most security labels are used on equipment which is of an expensive or sensitive nature. So it’s common to find void labels or destructible labels featuring on computer equipment or equipment which may be costly to replace.
Void labels are usually used on computer equipment over a manufacturing seam. This is so that it’s easy to see when an item has been taken apart. This is especially useful for desktop and laptop computers which contain expensive items within the case. Void labels are also a useful accessory on items which may be hired to the trade or the public. If an item returns and the seal is broken it’s easy to see that the item has been tampered with.
Polyproprelene Clear Labels
What are polypropylene labels?
Polypropylene refers to the material from which these labels are made. They are more durable than most labels and are tear-proof and waterproof. It is also resistant to fading and discoloration that is often characteristic of standard paper labels.
Polypropylene labels are ideal for a wide range of retail packaging uses, such as hair care, cosmetics or pharmaceutical products. They are also commonly used on test tubes that must be stored in less than favorable conditions, where paper will fade and become wet and damaged.
Color is an element of visual language that people process before they are consciously aware of it. It ‘pops out’ at viewers in the early stages of vision. Because color is a potent element of visual communication and why you should use it.
Different industries use this colour coding process in different ways.
AFS can provide preprinted labels to suit your own internal process.
Cytotoxic Handling Label
Used as a warning and safety precaution. The label prompts the user to use the universal ‘No Touch Technique’ when handling the medications and can be applied to the Webster- pak folder or medications in their original packaging.
If you need labels suitable for freezing then we have the solution for you. Freezer adhesive labels are suitable for very cold environments and will not peel off, smudge, or tear when exposed to the cold, making them perfect for easy identification of frozen items.
What are freezer adhesive labels used for?
Labels that are suitable for freezing are used in a variety of industrial and commercial settings:
•Restaurants - to ensure food rotation practices are followed and out of date stock identified
•Medical environments, for example, for labelling goods exposed to nitrogen
•Outdoor environments subject to sub-zero temperatures (such as pallet storage)
•Frozen food packaging
•Ice cream factories
Can labels suitable for freezing be applied to moist surfaces?
Yes, in the main, freezer adhesive labels can be applied to slightly moist surfaces although this depends on the material you are sticking it to and the grade of the freezer adhesive you are using. Infalabel Ltd. can advise you on this.
Smart Labels (RFID Tracking Chip)
What is RFID?
· Radio frequency identification, or RFID, is a generic term for technologies that use radio waves to
automatically identify people or objects.
· There are several methods of identification, but the most common is to store a serial number that
identifies a person or object, and perhaps other information, on a microchip that is attached to an
antenna (the chip and the antenna together are called an RFID transponder or an RFID tag).
· The antenna enables the chip to transmit the identification information to a reader.
· The reader converts the radio waves reflected back from the RFID tag into digital information that
can then be passed on to computers that can make use of it.
· An RFID system consists of a tag, which is made up of a microchip with an antenna, and an
interrogator, or reader with an antenna. The reader sends out electromagnetic waves. The tag
antenna is tuned to receive these waves.
· A passive RFID tag draws power from the field created by the reader and uses it to power the
microchip’s circuits. The chip then modulates the waves that the tag sends back to the reader
and the reader converts the new waves into digital data for use in the
All Types of Labels Supplied:- All we need to understand is what you are looking to label, the size and we can help with the rest
Product, Carton and Pallet Labels
GS1 Bar Code Labels
Colour Coded Labels
Chill and Freezer Labels
Heat Resistant Labels
Special Purpose Labels
Multipart Tracking Labels
FDA Approved Labels
Stock and Custom Labels
Tickets and Tags
The Different Adhesives and their Applications Selecting an adhesive for labels seems like it should be as easy as just picking a label, but there are actually a number of factors that should be considered to ensure the correct adhesive for the long term.
All our labels are *FDA approved, this especially important when using TPN and Oncology labels *(The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) examines, tests, and approves a wide range of items for medical use, including drugs and medical appliances. In the simplest terms, “FDA approval” means that the FDA has decided the benefits of the approved item outweigh the potential risks for the item's planned use).