Linerless labels are, quite simply, pressure-sensitive labels that do not have a liner, which means no liner waste or carbon emissions and up to 30-40% more labels per roll. Labour and transportation savings and reduced storage requirements are also benefits associated with linerless labels, contributing to a reduced carbon footprint for your organisation. They are made with a special release coating applied to the face of the label which allows the labels to be wound on a roll without the adhesive sticking to the label below it. This release coating not only prevents them from sticking to each other but also creates a UV, chemical and moisture resistant barrier.
Linerless labels are the perfect choice for environmentally responsible organisations. The self-adhesive, non-backed labels help to decrease waste and save resources and at the same time, reduce overall cost. Eliminating the liner is a better, smarter and greener solution for companies looking to reduce waste or be more environmental friendly
Linerless labels are pressure sensitive labels designed without a release liner, which means no liner waste or carbon emissions and up to 30-40% more labels per roll. Labour and transportation savings and reduced storage requirements are also benefits associated with linerless labels, contributing to a reduced carbon footprint for your organisation.
Bacode Specialists linerless labels are available in stock sizes, or we can also produce custom linerless labels to fit your specific application and needs. We also offer a range of linerless desktop and linerless mobile printers which allow you to take control of your printing.
- Blank rolls
- Variable length rolls
- Variety of different adhesives - permanent, removable etc
LINERLESS PRINTING SOLUTIONS
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES TO LINERLESS PRINTING SOLUTIONS?
Bringing linerless labels to your business has its share of challenges as implementing this solution can be tricky. First, you will need to ensure that the linerless labels are compatible with the printers you currently have. One key factor is to ensure that your linerless labels have been fully tested with your printers in use. It is important to know that regular thermal desktop and mobile printers do not accommodate linerless labels. Desktop and mobile linerless printers feature a special platen roller with a non-stick surface to reduce the instances of the label adhesive sticking to the platen roller. As labels are printed, the adhesive comes into direct contact with the platen roller because there is not a liner to serve as a buffer. Desktop linerless printers feature a special cutter to cut the labels to size as they are produced in contrast to a regular desktop printer.
WHAT ARE THE TOP CONSIDERATIONS WHEN IMPLEMENTING A LINERLESS SOLUTION?
Linerless labels typically require a higher print darkness setting than standard direct thermal labels. The heat generated by the printhead must penetrate through the release coating to activate the direct thermal chemistry to create a readable and durable image. To ensure the release coating does not build-up on the printhead, extended print quality testing is required.
To ensure a proper fit in the printer, linerless labels must be carefully manufactured and precisely wound on the core. Unlike standard labels, linerless labels cannot be easily adjusted on the roll because of the absence of the liner. To prevent printer feeding issues or jamming, it is important that the label release coating has cured properly during manufacture and the adhesive chemistry is compatible with the platen roller.
TESTING AND MAINTENANCE
To minimize cleaning and maintenance, linerless media needs to be extensively tested in compatible printers to ensure minimal adhesive build up, optimal print quality, and smooth label throughput. This goes along with having to replace printheads and platen rollers.
Zebra Current Linerless Printer Offerings
Currently Zebra offer 6 models of the ZD620D Performance Desktop Linerless 4-Inch Wide Printers and 4 models of the ZD621D.
Currently Zebra offer 2 models of the ZQ610 Mobile Linerless 2-Inch Wide Printers, 1 model of the ZQ620 Mobile Linerless 3-Inch Wide Printer and 2 models of the ZQ630 Mobile Linerless 4-Inch Wide Printer.
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