Six Tips To Protect Your Print Head

Your thermal transfer printers print head is usually the most expensive consumable part so looking after the print head can save you hundreds of pounds, clean your print head regularly and extend the life of the head, often by more than 50%. Printer manufacturers will provide information about cleaning cycles and most will recommend supplies and tell you that you must use … Read More

Get a free Vapouround Advert

First, to be in with a chance to win a full page of advertising in Vapouround, all you need to do is get a label quote for your e-liquid company and include the phrase “Vapouround competition” in the initial contact by the 31st January 2018. You can then be entered into a prize draw (1st February) to win a full page advert in … Read More

CLP Labels – Do You Need A Tactile Warning of Danger?

The CLP/GHS symbols have changed over time and depending on where in the world you are and the exact regulation what’s shown may differ. In the EU a tactile warning has been required on these products for many years. In 2015 a tactile warning of danger was introduced posing challenges to the packaging companies supplying labels for these products. The answer … Read More

Readability relocates to Royston

Readability relocates to Royston

Label and printing experts, Readability has relocated its offices to Royston on Monday 25 September. The company team, who have extensive experience in label printing, are highly skilled at delivering beautifully printed labels and solutions to ensure compliance with relevant packaging regulations. Readability is a key supplier to diverse industries, including food, chemical, pharmaceuticals, beauty and more. Readability’s current long … Read More

Peel And Reseal Labels: The Top 5 Benefits

Also known as multi-layer or piggyback labels, peel and reseal labels offer a range of benefits. Before we look at the benefits though, it’s important to understand what peel and reseal labels are. Simply put, they are product information labels which can be opened and shut while retaining their quality. Peel and reseal labels are not to be confused with … Read More

TPD E-Liquid Labelling Guidelines: Are You Compliant?

New regulations for all retailers and manufacturers of e-liquids came into being on 20th May 2017 following the enactment of the new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) 2016.  By now it’s expected that most manufacturers of e-liquid will have complied with the new regulations, but as The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has provided some clarification and interpretation of the … Read More

Secondary Labelling Set To Inspire Food Sales

Consumer insight research by AHDB (Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board) suggests that secondary labelling containing full cooking instructions will make 77% of under 34’s more likely to buy fresh red meat. The younger generation has not learned a variety of dishes and lacking the confidence to in how to cook red meats stick with known dishes. Limiting the number of cuts … Read More

Making E-liquid Packaging TPD Compliant – Call Philippa

Need e-liquid packaging that is TPD compliant? Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters……. Sorry showing my age there… But seriously who are you going to call, your mate at another e-liquid company, search the internet for hours and end up more confused. Well look no further than Readability. We having been supplying e-liquid packaging for over 3 years, in 2016 we … Read More

Cleaning A Thermal Transfer Printer

Cleaning a thermal transfer printer may be a mundane activity but it will save you money and downtime. We recommend that the print head is cleaned every time the thermal transfer ribbon or label roll is changed. The print head is the most expensive consumable on a printer and regular cleaning helps extend the operational life. How To Clean A … Read More

Print Ready Artwork? CMYK & Vector Drawing & Bleed Lines

Customers new to label printing seem to face a little problem, generating print ready artwork. This can cause some confusion when transferring from using a simple inkjet that doesn’t really mind about file formats, so long as the printer driver works it’s all good. Now come to printing professionally and you have to consider CMYK and supported our preferred final … Read More