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Labels and ribbons

Precise printing and constantly high print quality with labels and ribbons from cab.

Labels and ribbons

Heiko Weber

“Each product requires at least one label for identification, indication of ingredients or traceability. Dictionaries assign names to products, but only labels give them identities. Our consultants assist in selecting materials and support consistently until the materials have been integrated in your processes.”

Your Heiko Weber
Head of Department Consumables

Arguments for choosing cab labels

Arguments for choosing cab ribbons

  • Wax and resin qualities, added by wax/resin mixtures
  • Heat is dissipated in an optimum way to protect the print head.
  • Special backcoating prevents from friction resp. electrostatic charge.

Automotive, machinery and engineering, aerospace

Sutomotive

Conveyor plants, lathes and milling machines are operated all day in factories, garages or outdoors. Supply chains, machine guidelines and spare parts management demand typification on the basis of labels for example on engines, tires, small load carriers and containers, particularly resilient in harsh environments. cab provides sampling corresponding to the PPAP method (IATF 16949).

Material recommended by cab

Polyester in typeplate applications

Pictogram indoor  indoor

Pictogram outdoor  outdoor

Pictogram resistant to humidity  resistant to humidity

Pictogram tearproof  tearproof

Pictogram smear-/scratchproof  smear-/scratchproof

Pictogram resistant to chemicals  resistant to chemicals

Suitable black ribbons are of resin quality

Labels and ribbons

Type plate SQUIX

Electronics

Electronics

Sensitive components can be impaired in function or destroyed by electrostatic discharge during processing.   Automatic machines verify codes on labels in assembly lines, to assign data of components and processes uniquely. When components are soldered on PCBs in a heat chamber, temperatures rise to several hundred degrees. cab provides materials UL-certified on request.

Materials recommended by cab

Polyester in ESD applications

Pictogram indoor  indoor

Pictogram outdoor  outdoor

Pictogram resistant to humidity  resistant to humidity

Pictogram tearproof  tearproof

Pictogram smear-/scratchproof smear-/scratchproof

Pictogram suitable for ESD use  suitable for ESD use

Polyimid in PCB marking

Pictogram indoor  indoor

Pictogram outdoor  outdoor

Pictogram resistant to humidity  resistant to humidity

Pictogram tearproof  tearproof

Pictogram smear-/scratchproof  smear-/scratchproof

Pictogram resistant to chemicals  resistant to chemicals

Pictogram resistant to heat  resistant to heat

Suitable black ribbons are of resin quality.

Electronic production
PCB

Round materials

Round materials

Labels intended for automatic processing on a cab flag applicator are optimized. Subsequent to printing serial numbers or barcodes, the printed labels can be fold around cables. Wrap-around labels are a good choice if instructions for use or other small texts have to be attached to small cylindrical containers.

Materials recommended by cab

Polyester in cable flagging

Pictogram indoor  indoor

Pictogram outdoor  outdoor

Pictogram resistant to humidity  resistant to humidity

Pictogram tearproof  tearproof

Pictogram smear-/scratchproof  smear-/scratchproof

Pictogram resistant to chemicals  resistant to chemicals

PVC foil in wrap-around labeling

Pictogram indoor  indoor

Pictogram outdoor  outdoor

Pictogram resistant to humidity  resistant to humidity

Pictogram tearproof  tearproof

Pictogram smear-/scratchproof  smear-/scratchproof

Pictogram resistant to chemicals  resistant to chemicals

Suitable black ribbons are of resin quality

 
Cable flag
Cable flag

Pharmaceutical and medical technology

Pharmaceutical and medical technology

Clinics and hospitals demand identification free of errors. Markings have to remain legible during processing, on samples at temperatures as low as 196 °C below zero. On medication or cosmetics, labels by sealing prevent from manipulation, either by tearing on removal or by leaving emblems on the surface and being no longer fully transferable. cab's AXON 2 device serves for all-around labeling of tubes in labs.

Materials recommended by cab

Polyolefin in cryogenic applications

Pictogram indoor  indoor

Pictogram outdoor  outdoor

Pictogram resistant to humidity  resistant to humidity

Pictogram tearproof  tearproof

Pictogram smear-/scratchproof  smear-/scratchproof

Pictogram resistant to cold  resistant to cold

Polyester in tamper evidence

Pictogram indoor  indoor

Pictogram outdoor  outdoor

Pictogram resistant to humidity  resistant to humidity

Pictogram tearproof  tearproof

Pictogram smear-/scratchproof  smear-/scratchproof

Suitable black ribbons are of resin quality.

 
Pills

Chemicals

Chemicals

GHS regulations demand chemical substances to be labeled compliant to uniform guidelines. Depending from an operating process and the manners products are stored and transported, special resiliencies are required of materials. On containers, labels have to stick securely even in rough conditions or in sea water (according to BS5609/3 standard).

Material recommended by cab

Polypropylene in marking hazards

Pictogram indoor  indoor

Pictogram outdoor  outdoor

Pictogram resistant to humidity  resistant to humidity

Pictogram tearproof  tearproof

Pictogram smear-/scratchproof  smear-/scratchproof

Pictogram resistant to chemicals  resistant to chemicals

Pictogram resistant to sea water  resistant to sea water

Suitable ribbons in black and red are of resin quality.
 
Canister

Logistics, office and administration, retail and wholesale

Logistics

Labels accelerate the turnover of incoming goods and, on goods stored indoor or outdoor, provide information to be read by machines. Packages and containers can be identified and tracked during picking, on shipment and transport. In offices and administration, labels support procurement, documentation, maintenance and inventory.

Material recommended by cab

Paper in applications related to logistics

Pictogram indoor  indoor

Suitable black ribbons are of resin quality or wax/resin mixtures

Office
Logistics

Retail

Label data can decide whether a product is carried by a consumer to the checkout or returned to the shelf. Ingredients, nutritional values or allergens, prices, quantities, shelf life or origins may be relevant. Individual tasks are required from a label: labeling of goods indoor or outdoor, in freezers, on packaging or as tags on meat or fish

Material recommended by cab

Polyethylene in food labeling

Pictogram indoor  indoor

Pictogram outdoor  outdoor

Pictogram resistant to humidity  resistant to humidity

Pictogram tearproof  tearproof

Pictogram smear-/scratchproof  smear-/scratchproof

 

Suitable black ribbons are of resin quality.

 

Shopping

Labelbase

Labelbase

Labelbase serves as a basis for labels that are to be removed or exchanged. It can be applied to smooth surfaces, for example on KLT containers. Labels (also permanently adherent) applied to Labelbase can be removed quickly without residues at any time. A label may also be re-applied as often as required. No printing on Labelbase!

cab materials

Paper as standard

Pictogram indoor  indoor

 

Polypropylene in outdoor applications

Pictogram indoor  indoor

Pictogram outdoor  outdoor

Pictogram resistant to humidity  resistant to humidity

Pictogram tearproof  tearproof

Pictogram smear-/scratchproof  smear-/scratchproof

 

Labelbase
Labelbase

Varnishing protection

Varnishing protection

In addition to identification, labels may also protect, for example in window and door construction. Two-layer laminate protects labels applied to milled wooden profiles during multiple varnishing. The lower layer of the laminate remains on the base label (the information carrier) as protection, the upper layer can be removed after the finishing with the help of a tab.

Materials recommended by cab

Polypropylene base labels

Pictogram indoor  indoor

Pictogram outdoor  outdoor

Pictogram resistant to humidity  resistant to humidity

Pictogram tearproof  tearproof

Pictogram smear-/scratchproof  smear-/scratchproof

Pictogram resistant to chemicals  resistant to chemicals

Polypropylene two-layer laminate

Pictogram indoor  indoor

Pictogram outdoor  outdoor

Pictogram resistant to humidity  resistant to humidity

Pictogram tearproof  tearproof

Pictogram smear-/scratchproof  smear-/scratchproof

Pictogram resistant to chemicals  resistant to chemicals

Suitable black ribbons are of resin quality.

 
Varnishing protection


Video: Labels and thermal transfer ribbons

What has to be considered?

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Reliable multiple sticking

Sticking labels and removing them without residues.

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Video: Labels and thermal transfer ribbons - what has to be considered?

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76131 Karlsruhe
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