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Traffic Light Labelling – here’s a neat, cheap trick!

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

in Deli Labels, Food Labelling, Label Guides, PID Labelling Advice, Pre-Printed Labels, Regulations, Sandwich Labelling, Thermal Printing

Having full blown colour traffic light labelling on your sandwich labels is beyond the economic reach of most small sandwich producers. Here at Positive ID Labels, we have figured out a way of achieving the same result at a fraction of the cost. Call us on 01332 864895 to discuss our traffic light labelling trick! […]


Sandwich Label Nutrition Traffic Lights – Are they required?

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

in Allergy Labels, Deli Labels, Food Labelling, Label Guides, PID Labelling Advice, Pre-Printed Labels, Sandwich Labelling, Thermal Printing

The quick answer to whether we need nutrition traffic lights on sandwich labels is “no”, well not yet anyway! Despite all the shenanigans of Brexit, the Local Government Association (LGA)* has come out to say that it believes traffic light nutrition labelling should be mandatory on convenience foods such as sandwiches, according to an article […]


Custom Printed Labels from Positive ID Labels

Friday, September 14th, 2018

in Label Guides, PID Labelling Advice

Buying Custom Printed Labels need not be difficult. Here at Positive ID Labels we have years of experience. We are happy to guide you through the process from start to finish. We deal with large and small customers alike. If this is your “first rodeo”, we are here to help you through the label buying […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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