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Food Contact Inks: How To Avoid Ink Migration

Posted by David Lee on Sep 28, 2020 5:12:34 PM

The food industry is subject to a lot of safety regulations regarding food-contact packaging and labelling. This extends beyond food safe substrates to the inks used in the process. As a packaging or label printing business, you have to choose the best kind of ink that won't impact the quality of the food content, while simultaneously keeping costs under control. Here’s a brief look at food contact inks and one of the major issues involved.

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Topics: Food Label Printing

Are Bumpy Labels The Future Of Food Labelling?

Posted by David Lee on Aug 14, 2020 10:05:01 AM

Until recently, a food label being ‘bumpy’ was by no means a good thing. However, multinational dairy company Arla is trialling a food label with a difference – one that develops bumps when food deteriorates and becomes inedible. These labels are designed to stop food from being thrown away prematurely. In 2015, UK households discarded over seven million tonnes of food – which cost each household roughly £500 per year. The Food Standards Agency has estimated that more than 50% of this wasted food could have been saved.

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Topics: Food Label Printing, Future of Print

How To Reduce Label Printing Costs In 3 Simple Steps

Posted by David Lee on Oct 25, 2017 10:34:12 AM

Most printing businesses are keen to reduce label printing costs. A quick way to do this is to cut corners by reducing label size, Using an alternative substrate, offer cheaper alternative Inks. However, there is only so much you can do to cut costs & it doesn’t make good business sense for most companies to adopt this approach, as customers will simply go elsewhere if their needs are not met.

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Topics: Food Label Printing, Label Printing Machine, Label Printing Machine Manufacturer

Food Label Printing Explained

Posted by David Lee on Nov 23, 2016 10:10:00 AM

If you’re engaged in the food labelling business, you need to be able to communicate information about your customer’s food so that the consumer can make an informed decision. Regardless of whether the food is loose or vacuum packaged, or sold in a supermarket or online, there are certain requirements which must be met on all food labels.

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Topics: Food Label Printing

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