Are you still limited by label size?

DIGI linerless labeling offers an ‘E3’ solution

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It has been reported that more and more food labels contain false information (De Redactie¹). With stricter labelling regulations following the FIC mandate, businesses that are slow to respond often find themselves in violation of the new policies. One source reported over 241 violations in just one year (De Redactie¹).

Changes in regulations can greatly affect the list of necessary label information—the FIC legislation alone not only requires accurate displaying of ingredients, but also nutrition information and allergens. In addition, increasingly health conscious consumers who may be avoiding gluten, sugar, or animal-derived ingredients expect such information to be clearly displayed.

With such changes, simply opting for longer labels can only be a short term solution. DIGI offers a more flexible and efficient system that can support a whole spectrum of retailers, from the neighborhood butcher to large supermarket chains—linerless labels. DIGI’s linerless solution has been enjoying a reputation as an ‘E2’ solution (economical and ecological). Now, it is known as E3 (economical, ecological, and efficient).

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Linerless labels use a continuous roll of adhesive label, and the label size is automatically adjusted based on the contents. This means that a different-sized label can be printed for each product, so that longer labels can be printed with ease, while white space is eliminated in shorter labels. Linerless labels allow retailers to constantly update or include new information, or even print with a larger font without changing the label. This technology is not only available for labelling machines, but for scales, wrappers, and combination weigh-wrap-labellers as well.

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Exclusive to DIGI is the auto-cut system. This eliminates the need to tear off labels, which usually results in messy edges and can even decrease the life of the machine.

Linerless labels also simplify stock management. Since there is no need to stock labels of various sizes, storage space and storage costs can be reduced. And of course, linerless labels help to reduce waste. While recycling the paper liner is one way to be more eco-friendly, eliminating the liner entirely is a more sustainable solution.

Some may still consider linerless labels as one ‘option’ when it comes to labelling. However, factors such as changes in legislation and customer needs, as well as environmental and cost concerns, make linerless solutions a safer and more sustainable investment.

¹Source: De Redactie “Voedingsetiketten bevatten steeds meer foutieve informative”. 03/09/2016.

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About DIGI

DIGI/TERAOKA Group offers innovative products, solutions, and services, for the retail, food industry, and hospitality industries. With "DIGI" as our global brand and trade name, we offer and support products tailored to a wide range of retailers, including specialty stores, supermarkets, and hypermarkets. Teraoka Seiko Co., Ltd. is the headquarters of DIGI/TERAOKA Group, founded in 1934 and located in Tokyo, Japan. The company has over 3,500 employees.


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