Horticultural Labels

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Horticultural Labels

Horticultural labels typically fall into three categories - Loop lock or selt-tie tags, waterpoof self adhesive and economy direct thermal labels.  Our garden centre and plant nursery customers tend to print using thermal label printers, laser printers or the trusted permanent marker pen.  We supply our clients with horticultural labels to suit all three technologies.

Horticultural labels

Waterproof Horticultural labels Waterproof Labels

Waterproof labels

  Waterproof labels are the most commonly found label in horticulture.  Our customers usually need plain white labels for jobs where a good weather resistance is needed and of course a label that can be wiped clean. Usually ordered with a permanent adhesive, they can also be ordered with a peelable adhesive. Used for printing prices, barcodes and product descriptions. Most of our clients buy them in roll form, for printing with a thermal label printer.  One thing to note is that with synthetic (plastic) labels, resin ribbons are needed to ensure a durable, scratch resistant finish.  Resin ribbons won't fade giving years of life to your labels. Our waterproof labels come a wide variety of dimensions, plain white or coloured.  If you need pre-printed labels we can provide a quick quote.

Loop lock labels

Also known as tie on tags, these are very popular horticultural labels.  These are all waterpoof and tear resistant.  Come in a range of colours. For larger quantities these tags can have a perforated tear off segment.  Come in sheet form for laser printing or on rolls for thermal printing

The self-tie loop lock is a simple, quick and easy method of tagging plants, shrubs and trees. The self-tie loop lock is looped round the stem or branch of a plant and then the notched end locks into the “key-hole” shape at one end of the tag.

For loop lock label prices, fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

Barcode Labels

Thermal (or Direct Thermal) labels

  Thermal labels are the simplest and easiest labels and popular in garden centres and plant nurseries.  Whilst they are not waterproof, they are in demand because they print without ink.  Load them into a thermal label printer and they're ready to use.  Usually ordered with a permanent adhesive, they can also be ordered with a peelable adhesive. Used for printing prices, barcodes and product descriptions. They need to come in roll form, for printing with a thermal label printer.  Unlike waterproof labels, direct thermal labels have a limited life and will discolour if subjected to heat - including the sun. Direct thermal labels are made using a heat sensitive coating, making them slightly more expensive than plain paper labels, but because they don't use ink the cost is roughly equivalent.  What makes direct thermal labels advantageous is the ease of use.  No ink to think about. Thermal labels come a wide variety of dimensions, plain white or coloured.  If you need pre-printed labels we can provide a quick quote. Complete the form at the bottom of the page for prices.

Thermal Transfer Ribbon

Thermal Ribbons

  You need resin ribbons for printing onto plastic horticultural labels and tags.  Resin ribbons are slightly different to wax ribbons which are usually used for printing onto paper labels and tags. Resin ribbons are usually black (although coloured inks are available - check with us what the minimum order quantities are) and provide a very durable scratch and fade resistant print. When you buy your labels and ribbons from us, you can be sure we're supplying you with the right labels for your labels and your printer.  If you already have labels or tags we'd be happy to send you a sample roll or two so you can test compatibility.  To learn more about thermal ribbons, visit our thermal ribbon page here.
Other horticultural labels that may be of interest to you are; push in labels, stick on labels, bed in labels, thermal self adhesive labels and swing labels.  Contact us to find out more about these labels. We'd be delighted to send you prices.  Please fill in the form below.

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