Choosing High-Quality, Quality Control Labels
Quality control is a process for ensuring that a product or service delivers expected results. By extension, the discipline also involves overseeing the quality of production resources that help develop or distribute the product or service.
If something goes wrong with development or distribution, referring to equipment quality control labels can help locate the problem and fix it quickly, supporting productivity by reducing or eliminating equipment downtime while the issue is resolved.
Quality Control Label Design
Just as equipment that helps develop and distribute goods and services must be high-quality, a quality control label must tell you when the equipment was last checked for quality control. With this in mind, below are four factors to consider when choosing quality control labels.
- Adhesive Properties
Because quality control labels are replaced by new ones as the quality control process progresses, it makes sense for the labels to have temporary adhesive, which keeps them firmly in place but allows you to peel them away manually with ease.
However, because they can be removed so easily, temporary adhesive labels can create a security issue in certain contexts. One way to circumnavigate the problem is having your labels sequentially numbered for easy tracking.
- Thermal Properties
Thermal direct labels are a specific type of labels that fade when exposed to ambient heat sources. Consequently, they would be a poor choice for labeling warm equipment or labeling anything in an area where direct sunlight is present.
Another crucial consideration concerning thermal properties is adhesive properties. If you need to label warm or cold equipment, you require labels whose adhesive is formulated for the temperature. Otherwise, the labels could lose tack and become loose.
- Size and Information
Labels can be cut to practically any size and offer fields for any type of information. The key is to choose dimensions large enough to contain necessary information fields and large enough for necessary information to be recorded, as needed. Size is also important for presentation; the label should stand out and preferably feature font that’s large enough to read at a glance.
- Security Properties
Several label features can make labels hard to tamper with, without showing evidence of tampering. For example, permanent adhesive makes labels difficult to peel away manually, sequential label numbering makes it nearly impossible to implement a numbered label out of order, and color change technology indicates when a label is tampered with due to the label’s distinct color changes.
About Our Company
Since 1969, Shamrock Labels has provided innovative labeling solutions to businesses and organizations in various industries. Quality control labels are one of our specialties. We know quality control systems that use labels require high-quality labels. This is what we provide, with a variety of design options for meeting specific requirements.