Reduce the risk of labelling mistakes


Reduce the risk of labelling mistakes

Faulty Printed Labels
Faulty Printed Labels

I don’t need to tell you that the labels on your products are essential.  What you might not realise is that incorrectly printed labels are a leading cause of product recalls and lawsuits. These Labels can lead to embarrassment for you, unhappy customers and unforgiving regulators. It is critical to reduce labelling risks.

Similarly, labels that don’t do their job and fall off or become unreadable can lead to very expensive product recalls, in healthcare – to some potentially serious health consequences and potentially catastrophic legal cases. 

If you’re responsible for labelling, these disasters can call into question your professional competence.  

What you’re going to learn is how you can avoid these disasters and have confidence when you buy your labels.

Find a Labelling Specialist to Reduce Your Labelling Risks

Fortunately, we’ve been helping customers like you reduce labelling risks for thirty years and we’ve encountered quite a few difficult situations.  Here’s how you can have peace of mind and avoid these rare but damaging consequences.

Follow our ‘Perfect Label Process’ and you won’t need to be concerned about getting your labels wrong.

1. Get Expert Help Specifying Your Labels

Talk us through what your labels need to do. 

We have a comprehensive checklist of potential ‘gotchas’ that have caught people out in the past. 

Little things you might not think about, but can lead, at the very least, to an expensive reprint. 

Examples such as peel and reveal labels popping open, labels turning black in the sun or adhesive freezing so labels fall off your products. 

Cutting corners at this stage can lead to costs in the long run.  A consultation need not take more than ten minutes but you will learn the potential pitfalls. 

2. Test Your Labels In The Environment They’ll Be Used.

High temperature label on Alumina ceramic material

Please test your labels before you buy them.  Ensure they remain stuck and remain readable.

Where we can, we’ll send you over some different samples to try.  We’re always keen to provide samples for testing.

Are you printing text onto your labels?  Do you need thermal ribbons for testing too?  We can provide labels and ribbons that are compatible with one another.

I’d love your feedback on this article.  If you’ve got a moment to comment via email I’ll be able to make it better.

We are here to help. If you have a question, or you would like a  would like to discuss with us, please get in touch. Email or call us on 01359 271 111, we’d love to hear from you.

Useful Links

The Institute of Risk Management:

They provide resources and training to help organisations manage risk effectively.

Their website includes a large set of resources, though nothing I could find about labelling.


Last Updated: 24 Jul 2023


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