When converting label rolls into sheeted labels there are a few best practices to keep in mind. In this article we'll go over a few tips on how best to store and handle your material.
- When receiving rolls of material, the rolls should be stored for 24-48 hours before being converted to laser sheets. This waiting period allows the material to acclimate to your warehouse temperature which helps it perform better on the press.
- While in storage, rolls of material should be kept away from direct sunlight and inside their protective wrapping. The ideal storage temperature is between 65 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
- After your material has been converted to laser sheets, place a chip board on top of and beneath your ream of laser sheets. This chip board protects the edges of your labels from bending while being handled.
- It's recommended that no more than 1000 sheets be included in a ream. The more sheets you have the more weight there is on the bottom labels which can cause the adhesive to ooze over time.
- When stacking cartons of labels don't stack more than 4 cases high. Once again, excess weight can damage the labels underneath.