How To Apply Your Barcode Labels

If you print your own barcode labels, or if you purchase them from a supplier, there are a couple things to be aware of to make sure your labels adhere properly. The most common reason labels to not stay adhesive is due to elements on the application surface such as grease, oil, moisture, silicone or dirt, just to name a few.

In order to keep labels sticking properly, first clean the application surface with an industrial cleaning solution such as isopropyl alcohol. This will remove any unwanted impurities, allowing labels to experience maximum adhesion to the surface. Once the surface is clean, place the label on it, but be sure to handle the labels by the edges once the protective liner is removed in order to avoid touching the exposed adhesive. Firmly apply the label and use a roller to remove any excess air from under the label.

When storing labels, it is important to keep them in a cool, dry place in order to retain their adhesive properties. Areas of high humidity and/or direct sunlight will corrode the adhesive over time.

By following these simple steps, it ensures that your labels will properly adhere to the necessary surfaces, ultimately saving you time and money.