Tactile Rolls Benefits
Applied to existing labels
No redesign as clear labels don’t impede design.
Ordered from UK stock
Order before 12:00 for next working day delivery.
Cost saving on short runs
Easy to fix to labels and become compliant.
Integrated Tactile Benefits
Job Done Quicker
Only one application of label to bottle.
It's ONE order, not two
Save time on admin and applying the tactile.
Cheaper if option if you print a larger volume
Simple & Elegant
Machine applied integrated tactile looks far slicker. Print and apply systems
Choose Readability for Tactile Warning Labels
Need to be BS or ISO11683 compliant?
Car wax, shoe polish and e-liquids are just some of the industries that have to be aware of this legislation. You need not fear as Readability has a solution for you.
We offer two compliant solutions and guarantee the readability of your label will not be compromised by the product warning labels we supply. In fact; we can even enhance your artwork with an integrated tactile label without any changes to the design of your product label.
Clear Tactile Warning Labels
Applying the raised triangle labels on existing packaging is simple and cost effective. A label redesign is not required and the raised triangle labels are available from stock. The result, whilst compliant, could have a negative impact on the way your label looks and will require an additional process as the triangle labels have to be applied separately.
Rolls of clear Tactile Triangle Labels are available from stock in two sizes, either a 9mm (15mm sticker) or 18mm (25mm sticker) sided triangle and can be used for an manual or automatic label application. The raised triangles are supplied on a clear circular label which is applied over the printed label. Transparency means there is little danger of obscuring text or printed warning symbols.
A black line sensor mark is printed onto the backing paper of the labels to ensure good label sitting for machine application.
These labels, and all our labels are manufactured in the UK.
Our screen printing equipment allows us to print the exact heights and length. As we know the importance of being within the tolerance stated, our Quality Control staff check a sample of labels produced on every run for the height and length of the triangle.
Integrated Tactile Warning Labels
The Integrated Triangle Warning Labels are compliant with legislation and are more aesthetically pleasing, with an attractive look and feel which can actually enhance your product. The integration of the raised triangle into the product label removes the requirement for a separate application process, saving time.
Integrated Tactile Warning Labels are available to order. An integrated label involves the raised triangle being screen printed onto your product label as a single process immediately after the label has been professionally printed.
Your best option will depend on a number of factors such as the volume of product handled and the diversity of your product range:
About Tactile Triangles & EN ISO 11683 (2018)
- Present on handling surface – not removed in use
- Appear as a Equilateral Triangle:
- 16-20mm long 1.5-1.9mm thick
- 8-10mm long and 0.8-1.2mm thick
- Solid 3-4mm triangle
- 0.5mm Dots between 4-9mm apart center to center
- Not required on outer packaging
- Not placed near embossed surfaces that could cause confusion
- Remain tactile throughout product life
It should be noted that the warning should be the normal size (16-20mm) where possible, reduced down to 9mm, 3mm when these and the dots are not physically possible.
- Packaging with a base
- Tactile Placed On upright surface
- Apex of triangle within 50mm of bottom or near as possible or lid if there is no bottom
- No base: Tubes/cartridges
- Placed on shoulder around tube or nozzle.
- Aerosols placed where the finger is placed to operate the spray
- Full opening: Twisty top
- As near as possible to the opening
Tactile Labels FAQ
ECha Europa write guidelines for what requires a tactile warning of danger.
Under the CLP regulations E-liquid mixtures classified as toxic or harmful need a tactile, anything over 0.49% nicotine.
Industries and Example Companies using either a 25mm or 15mm circle label
E-liquids – Bowmans E-Liquds
Super Glues – Gorilla Glue
Car Polish – Autoglym
Spirit Gum – Snazaroo Spirit Gum
You must ensure that any products you sell to the public which are covered by the legislation have a tactile warning of danger in the form of a raised triangle label.
There are two options available:
- You can purchase rolls of clear tactile warning labels and affix them to your packaging and containers as an addition to your existing warning labels.
- Alternatively, you can opt for an integrated warning triangle label. The raised triangle is then an integral part of your product label. This is achieved by screen printing a raised triangle as a single process immediately after the packaging label has been professionally printed.
See list of CLP categories needing a tactile warning of danger here.
Our team is well versed in ISO 11683 and why it’s an absolute must. Sometimes local trading standards don’t know all the caveats, solid 9mm triangle, 1mm high on a 10ml bottle perfectly fine, we were challenged by an trading standards officer, we spoke sent a relevant excerpt from the ISO 11683, and he was happy.
This was with one of our biggest customers, in February 2018.