Labeling Innovations from Weber

Blood & IV Bag Labeling Solutions

Posted by Linda Roser

Nov 17, 2020 1:03:47 PM

In North America, 250 million blood bag labels are used on average every year, and demand is expected to continue to grow significantly.  Giving blood is a simple, straightforward process and donating a pint of blood typically takes less than 12 minutes. 

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Topics: Labels, custom labels, cold product labeling, blood bag labels


Experience Pack Expo Connects 2020 - A Virtual Trade Show!

Posted by Linda Roser

Oct 20, 2020 1:34:26 PM

This has been an interesting year indeed. The global pandemic we have faced in 2020 has posed numerous challenges and obstacles to businesses across all industries. We have witnessed a shift in the way the world and people do business. Traditionally, Weber Packaging Solutions regularly exhibits at various industry trade shows around the country each year.  And for the first time ever since the inception of this fall packaging show, Pack Expo will be a virtual tradeshow. 

PMMI has decided to hold this year's Pack Expo Show virtually, with exhibitors and attendees gathering online for live demos, chats and virtual information. Pack Expo Connects is November 9-13, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm CST. Companies, like Weber Packaging, will be represented online with our own site that you can visit, watch live demos and talk with our staff - just like a real trade show. 

What does that mean exactly? A virtual tradeshow is a type of virtual event run in an online environment, that is hosted online for a limited period of time. It can be considered the online equivalent of a traditional tradeshow or exhibition. But exhibitors and visitors connect with one another on the web, rather than in-person.

Virtual tradeshows can be accessed anywhere, as they are not limited by their geographic location, so all that's needed to attend is a device with good connection to the internet. Virtual tradeshows facilitate direct interactions between exhibitors and attendees with interactive features, such as live chat, chat rooms, 1 to 1 or group video calls, Q&A, Live webinars or on-demand webinars, webcasts, and more. 

Visitors to a virtual tradeshow fill out an online registration form to create an online badge, and then enter a virtual exhibit hall to visit virtual booths. The virtual booths often reflect the imagery of a real-world tradeshow booth with desks and displays. 

How do you get started to attend? 

All you need to do is to go here and register for your free access to the show. Go to:

https://www.packexpoconnects.com

After you register, you can set up your MyConnects Planner and sign-up to watch live demos, get more information on new products, and search for what you need.

You can visit our Pack Expo Connects page here: http://nvyt.es/c399fc0d68e95bb2fb22

If you go to our page, you can sign-up for our Live Demos. Weber will be doing live demos on a variety of products being used in vertical markets:

  • Craft Beverage Labeling Solutions
  • Complete Cannabis Labeling Solutions
  • Best Ways To improve Your Food labeling
  • Labeling & Coding Options For Life Sciences

These demos are at specific times (live) and you have to sign-up to watch as audience sizes are limited. Visit our site and you can see the available times along with a brief description. If you don't register, you won't be able to see and interact with all the features on our site (or other exhibitors).

We also have Product Videos on our site showing interesting information about:

  • The Secret to Getting Great Labels
  • When You Need Reliable Print-Apply Systems
  • Alpha HSM High-Speed Modular Labeling Systems
  • Complete Cannabis Labeling & Coding Solutions
  • Best Ways To Improve Your Craft Beverage Labeling & Coding
  • Exploring Different Types of Inkjet Coding Systems
  • Labels For Life Sciences and Healthcare Applications
  • Discover the Wide Range of Labeling Systems From Pack Leader USA

We hope you will register and stop by Pack Expo Connects. This will be the largest gathering of Packaging Industry Professionals this year and you don't want to miss the opportunity to learn about what's new and exciting! Make plans to visit us at one of the sessions to learn more about the variety of labeling solutions that Weber can supply. Our booth always has a wide-range of labels and labeling systems with videos and demonstrations. It is always easier to learn about products when you can see them close-up, watch a demo, and ask questions from the experienced staff. 

If you have any questions or need more information, please visit our web site - www.weberpackaging.com 

 

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Topics: Pack Expo Trade show


Why Are Thermathin 375 Direct Thermal Labels A Break-Through?

Posted by Linda Roser

Sep 3, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Across the labeling industry, customers are looking for more sustainable options. We are excited to announce a NEW label material that can solve the issue. Weber’s Thermathin 375 is a down-gauged, uncoated direct-thermal paper for basic applications requiring a wide temperature range.

Thinner than traditional facesheet and liners, Thermathin 375 delivers efficiencies to manufacturing, converting, shipping, transportation and warehousing through less raw material usage, increased labels/footage per roll, reduced packaging waste, reduced freight, and more. The label construction provides economic, environmental and productivity benefits.

The material features a permanent rubber-based hot melt adhesive. The adhesive has excellent tack and ultimate adhesion to a variety of surfaces including polystyrene, polypropylene, polyethylene, paper and corrugate.

Thermathin 375 direct thermal labels do not require a printing ribbon so, by using these labels, there is a cost savings right away. This type of label has a special heat-activated layer where a black print image is formed when heat from the print head is applied. Thermal labels are more accurate due to the fact that the ink is embedded in the paper instead of coming from a ribbon in the printer. 

If you are printing millions of variable information labels like shipping labels, this is the way to go. Your printer will cost less to operate. Eliminating a printing ribbon makes for easier media loading and a lower cost per printed label.

Instead of purchasing ink, toner or ribbons, in addition to the print materials themselves, only labels are needed in order to print. Thus, for short-term, high-volume printing, such as addressing boxes for shipping and fulfillment, direct thermal labels are the economically perfect answer! 

Advantages of direct thermal printing include:

  • First and foremost, direct thermal labels are much more environmentally friendly
  • As they have a lower shipping weight, your carbon footprint will be greatly reduced
  • Without the need of a ribbon, a lot of time will be saved especially when you are reloading your printer
  • Direct thermal printers are simple to operate compared to most other print technologies because there is no ink, toner or ribbon to monitor or replenish
  • Direct thermal printing produces sharp print quality with good scannability
  • Direct thermal enables batch or single label printing with virtually no waste

These affordable direct thermal paper labels are appropriate for general-purpose labeling applications.

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Topics: Thermathin 375


Cold Temperature Label Solutions

Posted by Linda Roser

Jul 22, 2020 11:45:00 AM

One of the biggest challenges for cold temperature labeling and packaging is ensuring a product’s label will withstand the extreme cold, wet, freezing or changing application conditions of the cold chain.  We can help with our Arctic products!

Common Problems

In frozen food labeling, labels can become stiff and fall off in the
freezer.

In refrigerated labeling, if outdoor temperatures are hot and humid, labels may flag or fall off when transported from store to home.

In beverage labeling, bottles often move from place to place, like a
cold refrigerator to a warm car, creating condensation and affecting label performance.

The Solution

To help with all these issues, Weber has expanded their Arctic 300 portfolio to include NEW direct and thermal transfer labels. These labels feature a unique hot melt adhesive with excellent tack and ultimate adhesion to a variety of surfaces.

The labels with this versatile adhesive can be applied at temperatures as low as -10 degrees Fahrenheit and has a service range of -65 to +150 degrees Fahrenheit.  It can also be counted on to work great at room temperature creating a true all temperature economic identification solution for any food or packaging labels.

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Topics: Labels, Food Labels, custom labels, cold product labeling, frozen food labels, freezer labels


The 3 Best Reasons To Print Color Labels In-House

Posted by Chris Erbach

Jul 8, 2020 10:31:48 AM

Wouldn't it be great to be able to push a button and get just the right amount of high-quality color labels instantly?

Sometimes you need large of amounts of color labels for your products, whether for the product itself or the packaging. This requires getting them from a label printer (like Weber Packaging Solutions) to get the best quality and cost for a large run, say over 10,000 labels.

But some companies have requirements for color labels in small batches or need large (up to 8" x 13") labels for chemical drums and pails. What do you do if you only need 10 total labels and each a unique design? Even digital printing would be cost prohibitive.

But now you have three reasons to bring your small-run label printing in-house at a cost-effective price.

The Epson C6000 Series color inkjet label printers are specifically designed for industrial customers that need high-quality, full-color labels up to 8.34" wide. The printers come in a narrow and wide-web version but share the same consumables. Let's look at the models.

ONE: The Epson C6000A (label cutter) and the C6000P (peeler bar) are the narrow-web version of the series. These printers are engineered for demanding applications deliver dependable commercial inkjet printing that you can count on. The printers can print from 1.0" (25mm) up to  4.25" (108mm) and can print up to 24" (610mm) long. The printers can print in a wide range of quality settings from Maximum Speed (300 x 600) to Maximum Quality (1200 x 1200). Print speeds up to 5" per second on max speed settings.

The printers use separate CMYK high-quality Epson ink cartridges so you only replace the color needed. Using ESC/Label and ZPL II Interface languages, you can print without reprogramming existing systems. And the Remote Printer Management allows you to manage large fleet

s of printers over a network. 

The 4" wide C6000 printers are perfect for using color labels on small medical vials and med devices, small GHS label applications on chemicals, and food and beverage applications for small batches of high-quality labels.

TWO: The Epson C6500A (label cutter) and C6500P (label peeler) are the wide-web version of the series with label widths up to 8.34" (212mm) wide and up to 24" (610mm) long. With the same high-resolution printing capabilities as the C6000 printers, the wider label ability makes the C6500 printers ideal for large chemical drum and pail labeling. When only a minimum quantity of labels is required per day, but they need to be sharp, chemical resistant, and in full color, then the Epson C6500 inkjet printer is the perfect solution for the application.

These printers can operate in a wide variety of Operating System Environments including most Windows versions, Mac OS and Linux. A general purpose I/O port is designed to mission-critical applications that need to seamlessly integrate a color printer into their automated workflow.

The Epson C6000 Series color inkjet label printers allow you to unlock the power of color on your labels, adding color-coded fields, product pictures, logos and marketing messages to improve your overall business processes and branding.

These printers are available at Weber's online store, www.go-label.com.

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Topics: Epson C6000, Epson C6500, inkjet printers, inkjet labels, Epson ink cartridges, Epson inkjet labels


Transthin Thermal Transfer Label Materials

Posted by Linda Roser

Jun 24, 2020 6:09:05 PM

We have two exciting label materials called Transthin 375 and Transthin 400 for making your thermal transfer labels more efficient and economical.

Our Transthin materials are blank thermal-transfer label components that features both a thinner facesheet and a thinner release liner so there are more labels per same diameter roll.

Given the popularity of our high-yield thermal label material offering we are adding a new, and very competitively priced, Transthin 375 product to our portfolio to enhance our existing Transthin 400 material product line.

The Transthin 375 offers optimized economics through the development of a densified facestock, but with a versatile all-purpose rubber-based adhesive, and a highly densified glassine liner for improved web strength and stability.

The facesheet is just 2.5 mils thick but still retains the excellent dispensing characteristics required for successful print-apply applications. The release liner is just 1.7 mils thick but also retains the strength needed for the tension of the rewind reel on a typical label printer applicator.

We offer stock labels for 8” OD rolls for printers and 12” OD rolls for printer-applicators on our Go-Label.com site. Check out the details and prices:

• Product Code L-6541 for 8” OD Rolls

 http://www.go-label.com/4_x_6_Transthin_375_Labels_8_inch_roll_p/l-6541.htm

• Product Code L-6540 for 12” OD Rolls

 http://www.go-label.com/4_x_6_Transthin_375_Labels_p/l-6540.htm

Our complimentary product called Transthin 400 uses a versatile all-temperature adhesive developed to provide good room temperature performance and excellent cold temperature performance.  Because of its cold-temperature properties and good adhesion to corrugated cardboard and plastic packaging, the adhesive is an ideal adhesive for warehouse applications.

The facesheet is just 2.1 mils thick but still retains the excellent dispensing characteristics required for successful print-apply application. The release liner is just 1.5 mils thick but also retains the strength needed for the tension of the rewind reel on a typical label printer applicator.

We offer stock labels for 8” OD rolls for printers and 12” OD rolls for printer-applicators on our Go-Label.com site. Check out the details and prices:

• Product Code L-6528 for 8” OD Rolls

http://www.go-label.com/4_x_2_Transthin_400_Labels_p/l-6528.htm

• Product Code L-6529 for 8” OD Rolls

http://www.go-label.com/4_x_6_Transthin_400_Labels_8_Roll_p/l-6529.htm

• Product Code for 12” OD Rolls

http://www.go-label.com/4_x_6_Transthin_400_Labels_p/l-6527.htm

Compare an 8” OD roll for standard thermal transfer labels versus an 8" roll of Transthin:

  • Standard 8” OD 4 x 6: 1,000 labels per roll with 4,000 labels per case.
  • Transthin 8” OD 4 x 6: 1,500 labels per roll with 6,000 labels per case.

50% MORE:  500 labels per roll w/ 2,000 labels per case.

  • 50% MORE Labels Per Roll
  • 50% MORE Labels Per Box
  • Lower Freight Costs
  • Reduced Inventory Space
  • Yield improvement applicable to most environmental scorecards.
  • Available in 12” OD for automated applicators.

Transthin materials are designed to work with both stand-alone printers and printer-applicators.  
Zebra, Sato and Datamax desktop printers handle the 8” OD finished rolls whereas our print-apply applicators handle the 12” OD finished rolls.

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Topics: Label Applicators, Labels, Thermal transfer label printers, Transthin 400 labels, custom labels


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