The label on your food products will always serve two major functions: attracting customers and providing the content and nutrition information that’s required by the FDA. To get the most value from your food labeling machine, there are several things that you should always keep in mind. Let’s take a look at these things below.
Printing Your Food Label
Many kinds of information might need to be included on your product, such as “best by” dates, product origin, and nutritional facts. Because that information changes from one product line to the next, you need a way to integrate these changes without slowing down your production line.
With an integrated print engine, a high-speed printer applies your information to a label using thermal transfer technology, which avoids migration from the label to the foods within your containers. You’ll get the most out of your print engine by having your label supplier print the material that doesn’t change, like the product name and the blank nutrition facts block.
You’ll need to make sure that your machine is set up to handle the type of labels that you’ll be using. For the most part, labeling machines are calibrated to handle opaque, pressure-sensitive labels, which make up the majority of the labels used in the industry. However, if you opt for a clear label or a label reel of an unusual size, your system will need to be recalibrated to work properly.
The shape of your container will determine the kind of machine that you will need. Wrap-around label machines are great for round containers, while merge labelers are used to apply labels to the tops and bottoms of a container, and tamp blow machines are best for containers with recesses.
Whether you need a new machine or are looking to upgrade your existing system, contact the experts at Quadrel Labeling Systems. We’ll help you to find the solutions to all of your labeling needs.