10 Products that Need ISO11683 Tactile Warning Triangles (And Why)

At Readability we sell millions of Tactile Warning Triangles to our customers (23 million last year to be exact). If you’re reading this there’s a good chance you need them for your own products. But there’s a bit of confusion around tactile warning triangles, so here’s some information on what they are – along with some of the main products … Read More

The speediest lead times in labels

It’s a familiar story: you need labels printed, and you need them yesterday. This is the nature of the business. A printer lets you down, a new rush order comes in, you realise you’ve made a mistake with your labels – anything can happen. At Readability, we offer some of the fastest lead times in the business. Our customers need … Read More

Four environmental label material swap outs

Eventually and inevitably your label will become redundant and will be disposed of. What happens to this label waste at the end of its useful life is becoming an increasing concern to consumers, companies and governments alike all promising to do more in the name of the environment. We’ve talked about the importance of label material choice from functional and … Read More

Flexo or Digital Label Printing?

This is almost an irrelevant question for most printed label buyers these days. The print quality, longevity, colour matching and finishes available are so closely matched that speed of turnaround and cost are usually the deciding factors. Readability will supply you with beautiful labels to suit your brand design, timescales and budget. Rather than drive you down the flexo or … Read More

Bleeding Barcodes & Snapping Ribbons – Thermal Transfer Printing Problems Solved

Technology seems to let us down at the most important times and thermal transfer printers are no exception. A regular routine to clean the print head will solve many problems. You can use printer wipes to clean printheads, platen rollers and label sensors every time you change the roll of ribbons or labels. Dirty printheads are the cause of most common printed image problems. … Read More

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 or Polyethylene Labels?

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