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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 […]


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 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 printing 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. […]


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, […]


Nutrition Calculation Software – Nutridata Launched

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

in Allergy Labels, Food Labelling, New Product, Sandwich Labelling, Thermal Printing

We all need nutrition calculation software now! 13th December 2016 saw the deadline pass for food producers to provide nutrition data on their food labels. This has come about as a result of the EU Food Information for Consumers regulations also known as EU 1169/2011. The regulations specify what must appear on food labels such […]


Positive ID Labels Look One Step Closer to Purchasing the Xeikon 3030

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

in Label Company News, New Product, PID Labelling Advice, Support, Thermal Printing

Positive ID Labels are always on the look out for the latest technology so that we can keep are reputation of producing pristine bespoke labels. caption id=”attachment_2269″ align=”alignright” width=”378″] The Xeikon 3030 /caption] In a previous blog we mentioned that the Xeikon 3030 was on our radar for the latest edition to our printing fleet, […]








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