Labeling Innovations from Weber

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


We Will Get Through This Together #HereForYou

Posted by Linda Roser

Apr 1, 2020 3:53:27 PM

During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, our hearts are with everyone impacted by this worldwide crisis. As we continue to understand the impact of the COVID-19 virus, Weber remains committed to the well-being of our employees, business partners and local communities.

We wish to assure you that Weber Packaging Solutions remains 100% operational and at the ready to support your business needs during this critical time in our lives. While we take the necessary measures to protect our employees and their families, we remain fully operational and ready to fulfill your orders with on-time shipping. 

Our goal is to work together proactively to support you and your business needs during this challenging and rapidly changing time. 

Weber is considered an Essential Business towards serving the Critical Infrastructure needs of the U.S. economy. Additionally, it is important to note our supply chain remains stable, and there has been no disruption to our ability to produce and ship product.

We know that Weber's products are an essential part of a vital supply chain supporting our medical, pharmaceutical, agriculture, and food & beverage industries, and we are aware of the critical need to continue operating these important sectors. 

Our teams continue to actively monitor and track operations on a global, regional and site basis in an effort to ensure production stability, and our Sales and Customer Service Teams are available for any questions that you may have for us.

We are closely and diligently monitoring the situation and will keep you posted if further news develops. In the meantime, do not hesitate to contact your usual Weber staff in case you need more information.

Be assured that Weber will not take any advantage of this situation. We will remain purely long term driven serving you with our strong values.

Working together, practicing smart social behaviors and communicating regularly will enable all of us to succeed in this difficult environment.

Beyond this, we wish you, your employees, families and loved ones the very best as you implement your own measures to mitigate the health risk to your organization.

Thank you for your continued business, partnership and trust in us. #HereForYou.

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Topics: Labels, Thermal-Transfer Ribbons, custom labels


Peel & Redeem Coupon Labels

Posted by Chris Erbach

Jul 18, 2018 2:36:05 PM

 

You see them everywhere. Small labels attached to your products at the grocery store, Walmart or big box store that allow you to peel them off and save money at check out.

Weber prints many of these type of labels and in this blog we will feature two examples of "Point of Purchase Coupon" labels.

These labels are perfect for adding to packages like boxes, clamshells, bottles, and bags to give your customer a discount or rebate buying incentive. It's a good way to get your product noticed or to entice a potential buyer into trying your brand for the first time.

Two of the most common types of coupon labels are the  extended-content, multi-panel construction label that works best for mail in rebates that requires more space for text and the  simple peel off coupon with deadened adhesive on the back. The peel-off coupons are usually collected at check out and the savings are immediate. 

How to Apply Coupon Labels

There are two basic ways to apply your new coupon labels. The method you use is dependent on whether your products are on the manufacturing line or already offline or in-store. 

• Towa Hand-Held Labeler

When your products are already at the store or at the warehouse, you can apply the labels by hand (labor-intensive!) using an affordable hand-held labeling tool. We would recommend something like the Towa hand-held labeler. Available in six different sizes, the Towa is perfect for small labeling jobs and on-demand labeling.

If you plan to use a hand-held labeler to apply your coupon labels, remember that your labels need to be wound on a 1" core and the roll has to be no more than about 5" in diameter.

This method is labor intensive because you have to swipe the labeler on each product, one at a time. If you have a lot of items to label, this could take a while!

 

•  Automated Label Applicators

If you plan ahead and can label your products while still being manufactured on a conveyor line, you can use one of the many labeling systems on the market.

We would recommend either a PackLeader labeling system or a Weber Alpha Compact label applicator. Automated labeling methods like this are meant for high-volume labeling that also requires close accuracy (like your coupon label).

Depending on the shape of your product and the speed of the line, you can choose from a range of systems including the PackLeader 501 for round containers like beverages or the Weber Alpha Compact which is perfect for applying labels to the top or sides of a product.

Both systems are economical yet full of advanced features like rugged die-cast aluminum construction, single-key calibration, automatic recognition of missing labels, in-production speed adjustment, and more.

An example of a tricky application is this coupon label applied to a clamshell plastic container filled with trail mix. The clamshell lid is recessed so the label needs to be blow onto the top of the clamshell using a Alpha Tamp-Blow labeling system. The label is brought to within a 1/4" of the product (clearing the lip) and is then blown onto the lid. 

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Topics: Label Applicators, Labels, Digital Labels, Food Labels, coupon labels


Get Your FREE Registration To MODEX 2018 In Atlanta!

Posted by Chris Erbach

Mar 13, 2018 7:42:00 AM

 

 

 
You're invited to attend MODEX 2018 next month in Atlanta, GA!  Register for a free pass to MODEX 2018 and see the latest innovations in automated packaging systems and materials. 


Weber Packaging Solutions will be exhibiting in Booth #1957 and we would love to have you stop by. We will be showcasing new high-speed label applicators, variable-height  printer-applicators, continuous ink jet coders and, of course, thousands of labels. 
 
In our booth we will have the Weber Model LA-6000, our variable-height, high-speed label printer-applicator built for distribution centers. 
Watch the LA-6000 label printer applicator video

We will also feature a couple of other systems in our booth:

Be sure to send me an email if you'd like a private tour of our new system at the show. 

So sign up now to get your free registration for MODEX 2018. Hope to see you there!


Watch a video about the Weber LA-2050 label printer-applicator featuring a Sato CLNX label printer.  

Weber LA-2050 Label Printer Applicator

 

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Topics: Label Applicators, Labels, Labeling Systems, Trade Show, label printer applicators, Variable-height labeling, Label printer applicator, LA-2050


3 Things We Learned About Craft Beer Packaging at CBC2016

Posted by Margaret O'Leary

May 10, 2016 8:56:38 AM

The Craft Brewers Conference's BrewExpo was an exciting and informative event for Weber. We talked to brewers from all over the world about their craft beer packaging problems. And we learned quite a bit about their challenges as they're just starting out or beginning to grow out of their current processes. The show itself included 10,000 brewers and more than 800 exhibitors.

It's clear that craft beer is a fast-growing industry. While beer overall has been trending down, craft beer has continued to rise nearly 13% last year. This show encompassed not just the major players in craft beer but also the brewery-in-planning people who are just starting out. BrewExpo  gave them a great opportunity to learn about the business and also talk to the experts of everything from brewing equipment to the final packaging details.

So what challenges are craft brewers facing today?

4,400 Brewers in US = Growing Competition for Your Brand

Craft beer is growing at an unprecedented rate and there are now more breweries in the US than ever before. With over 4,400 breweries (and growing!), brewers are facing even more competition for the hearts of beer lovers. As you start to grow your brewery, consider how your final package stands up to the competition on the store shelves.

Getting your beer to sell outside of your taproom or local area is key for your distribution growth. To get customers interested, you have to take the time to tell your brand's story through your craft beer label design. It has to be unique and memorable. The most popular labels in our booth at CBC were the metallic material labels especially ones that had the reflective qualities built into the design. We got a lot of comments about those because the artwork really pops off the label.

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Topics: Labels, Digital Labels, Trade Show, Beer Labeling


Get the highest quality labels with HD Flexo printing

Posted by Margaret O'Leary

Mar 15, 2016 9:13:39 AM

Prime decorative labels play a major role in selling your product. The design, the materials and print quality are reflective of your brand and, as they sit on a crowded store shelf, they are quickly being compared to the competition's packaging. To print the highest quality labels, flexographic label converters are moving to HD Flexo printing to produce the boldest and sharpest label images possible on a flexo press.

When you hear HD quality you're probably thinking high-definition television. Much like high-def TV technology increased the clarity of our TV picture, HD Flexo plates are vastly improving print quality in labels. 

What is HD Flexo?

Using Esko's plate making software, the plate making process essentially creates flexographic printing plates that print at the same quality as gravure and offset printing. You'll get more vibrant colors, stronger solids and smoother vignettes. The labels will print sharper images and text with better definition of the screening dots.

We've see the biggest benefit of this type of printing with cosmetic and health & beauty labels because they usually include human faces which can be difficult to print with flexo plates.  It also makes a big difference in image quality for food designs and other labels that contain detailed artwork.

Let's take a look at the difference between the old flexo process and the new HD system below. Notice the smooth edges on the letters and the rounder and clearer dots on the HD Flexo? 

 Here's an example of the difference you'll see with artwork that shows faces. 

 

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Topics: Labels


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