Don’t pay over the odds for “branded” thermal ribbons

Get the best quality thermal transfer ribbon without paying inflated prices just for the branding. The phrase “you get what you pay for” is not always what it seems. Sometimes inflated pricing goes hand in hand with slick marketing and imagined benefits. We all object to paying more than we need for what is after all the same thing beneath … Read More

Who would have thought chubby gorilla bottles would be a thing?

And it would cause such a stir amongst e-liquid suppliers. Has it caused the 10ml e-liquid bottle to plunge into terminal decline? Here at Readability, we thought we had developed a perfectly workable solution to the TPD compliant e-liquid bottle labelling problem. Simples! a 10ml size peel and reseal label on a synthetic material, with a variety of finishes from brushed … Read More

Polypropylene vs Polyethylene Which Label Material

When should you use PP labels? Which synthetic material should you choose for warning and product labels? This guide will help you make an informed choice as to whether you should use Polypropylene or Polyethylene substrates. We are often asked the PP or PE question and whilst all synthetic label materials might be described as being closely related they have quite different … Read More

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

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