Labelling Solutions FAQ's

What is Thermal / direct thermal printing?

A direct thermal label printer will print onto a label without ink- It will transfer the wording or text using heat. . It does not use any ribbon, ink or toner, but it requires a special type of heat-sensitive material that blackens when heat is applied.

Direct thermal labels can fade over time however we produce ‘Topcoat thermal’ material which is far superior  and will last a longer. At labelling Solutions we supply many different thermal label printer packages including the Brother QL-820nwb printer package which includes labels, support and warranty starting at £150

What is Natasha's law?

We have developed various solutions for businesses to become complaint with new government law which comes into effect October 2021. According to the new rules, PPDS (Prepacked for Direct Sale) food must clearly display the following information:

Name of the food and full ingredients list, Allergenic ingredients in bold or a different colour. 

At Labelling-solutions we offer a cost effective solutions to printing your all your allergen, nutritional information batch numbers, barcodes and expiration date labelling. All our printer packages come with free software, support and warranty as well as free labels to get you started.

What is PPDS food?

Prepacked for direct sale or PPDS is food that is packaged at the same place it is offered or sold to consumers and is in this packaging before it is ordered or selected.

It can include food that consumers select themselves (e.g. from a display unit), as well as products kept behind a counter and some food sold at mobile or temporary outlets.

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What is the best label printing software?

At labelling-solutions all our printer packages come with free label printing software. Our brother printer range come with P-touch editor. Our LS thermal printers come with bartender and the DTM full colour range the option of both Bartender or Nicelabel.

We tailor our packages with the best software for each printer type.