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Double Sided Labels: New Investment in MPS Turnbar

Friday, July 27th, 2018

in New Product, News, Positive ID

Inline double sided label printing is now a possibility thanks to our £15,000 investment in an inline turnbar to upgrade our state-of-the-art MPS 350 printing press. This addition to the MPS 350 press means we can now print double-sided labels with two colours on the reverse liner for back sensing or additional text, graphics or […]


Positive ID Labels acquires Limbus Labels

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

in News

Positive ID Labels are proud to announce the acquisition of Limbus Labels Ltd based in Tiverton, Devon. The acquisition includes the purchase of the company outright along with the customer database, MPS EB370 8 station flexographic printing press and all the associated tooling and equipment such as plate mounter, print cylinders and cutters. Limbus Labels […]


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LabelDirect Database Update: Fixed

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

in News, Update

In October Microsoft released a security update with a twist. The update caused a breakdown in the way data is passed between different software on Microsoft based computer systems. This meant that all our customers with the latest update lost the use of LabelDirect in database mode. This was documented in this post. Understandably, many […]


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Alcoholic Drink Labelling Explained: Regulations on Labelling Alcoholic Beverages

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

in Label Guides, PID Labelling Advice, Regulations

Alcoholic Drink Labelling is governed by a set of guidelines established by the UK government and the EU. EU regulations for your labels can be found in the EU Food Information to Consumers (aka EU FIC) or Food Information Regulations (FIR). These regulations cover all aspects of food labelling and some of those regulations overlap […]


Nick Shepherd of Positive ID Labels

Nick’s £1,246 Raffle Success for the British Heart Foundation

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

in Staff News

As you can see from the picture, running is tough! Thankfully, fundraising for the British Heart Foundation can be done in other ways too and has been by our staff member, Nick Shepherd. The most recent fundraising effort has been a charity raffle at the Old Aylestone Social Club in Leicester, organised by Nick and […]



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Thermal Transfer Printer Labels – How do they work?

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

in Label Guides, Thermal Printing

Thermal transfer printer labels work in much the same way as direct thermal printing labels. Thermal transfer printer labels use the same technology in the print head but thermal transfer printers requires a ribbon to provide the colour to the material being printed. Direct thermal technology incorporates the pigment in the paper itself. If your […]


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Direct Thermal Printer Labels – How do they work?

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

in PID Labelling Advice, Thermal Printing

Direct Thermal Printer Labels use a well-established technology common in till receipt printers, older fax machines and point of sale terminals. The printeing system works by activating a pigment present in the paper rolls used in the printer. Direct Thermal printer labels work by having the pigment ‘cure’ and change colour when heat is applied. […]


Microsoft update wrecks LabelDirect

Microsoft Update Wrecks LabelDirect Database Links

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

in News, Update

Microsoft Update wrecks LabelDirect database links: Microsoft rolled out a Windows Update across Windows 7, 8 and 10 and it appears to have broken the link between LabelDirect label templates and the databases. The update started being applied on 11th October 2017. We imagine the company will rectify this update with a further update. If […]


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Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer Printing

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

in Label Guides, Thermal Printing

How do you choose between direct thermal or thermal transfer printing? Thermal printing is a digital printing process, which produces printed images by selectively heating coated heat-sensitive paper – usually curing the paper to turn it black where heated (although other colours can be achieved). Thermal transfer printing uses a coated ribbon to produce durable, […]













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