Custom Made Labels that Can Withstand Warmer Climates

Although the heat is great for summertime fun, it’s not great for certain labels. Instead of investing in labels that may not even make it through the warmer months, consider custom made labels made to withstand the heat provided by the services of Blue Ribbon Tag and Label.

Parts of Custom Made Labels Affected by Heat

If you have had labels ruined by the high heat of the warmer months in the past, you may be wondering how you can prevent damage to your labels. There are a few reasons why labels may be negatively affected by heat. Understanding why these labels are being affected by heat can help us to determine how to prevent damage.

Label Liner: The liner of a custom label is a paper or plastic covering to the surface to prevent the running of the ink and add durability. With rising temperatures comes rising humidity levels, making liners at risk of curling outwards from the label. The substrate of the label is the material the glue adhesive is attached to, and when the liner absorbs more water from the humid air than the substrate, curling occurs.

Glue Adhesives: The glue adhesives on pressure sensitive labels, or sticker labels, can become loosened with increased temperatures. Especially the adhesives used in freezer grade temperature labels which tend to have thicker layers of adhesive as they need to remain attached in colder temperatures, glue can melt in the heat. Even before application, if glue starts to melt from the heat, the application may be impossible and the whole order of labels can get ruined.

Preventing Custom Made Labels from Damage in Heat

Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to prevent your labels from being damaged by heat. Investing in custom made labels is a great business decision, but if they are ruined before your product even sales, your investment can be a waste of both time and money. Prepare for the warmer months by:

  • Keeping packaging around labels if they are not yet applied to the products to prevent water from humid air to reach the label liner
  • If possible, keep labels stored in an environment that is temperature controlled and doesn’t reach degrees of over 77 degrees Fahrenheit or reach high levels of humidity.
  • Because heat rises, do not store your labels high off the ground. Rather, keep them on shelving or in cabinets lower to ground level.
  • Before application, it is recommended that you take the labels out of the packaging so that they can become accustomed to the summer temperatures. This can help to keep the labels from overreacting to adverse temperatures once they are already applied.

Don’t Know if Your Labels are Going to be Affected by Heat?

If you are uncertain if the labels you have already ordered or ones you are intending on ordering will be affected by heat, the professionals at Blue Ribbon Tag and Label can help! One of the many benefits of investing into custom made labels is that we are with you the entire process; from start to finish. We don’t just give you your labels and expect you to know everything about how they work. Additionally, we guide you through the process of determining the best types and styles of labels that best fit your product. We want your experience with custom made labels to be one you will never regret, and we also want your labels to be something that your company can be proud of! Are you ready to begin the process of design and development of custom made labels? Visit our website to learn more about our products and services or give us a call today at (954) 922-9292.

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