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Buyers Guide: Hand Labeling Systems

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Hand Labeling SystemsIf you have ever gone to a small Grocery or Retail store, you have probably come across hand labels. Ideal in a small retail environment or warehouse, where products need to be coded or tagged, they offer a relatively economical solution for all business types.


- Price-markers
- Date-coders
- Alphanumeric
- Tagging

This is one of the most common type of label system. Customers like to see clear price information to help them decide which product to purchase. If you are a retailer you will know how important it is to highlight special offers and promotions. An efficient price-marker that prints attractive and informative price labels can help increase your store revenue dramatically

Date coders are used to print dates on products. Often used in a food retail environment, date-coders help you to manage the flow of products effectively. They are the perfect tools for bakery shops, grocery stores, milk bars and food packagers.

An alphanumeric labeller is an efficient solution for merchandise identification. They are usually two-line labellers, and are an ideal solution for coding and batch numbering. They can combine product names along with prices or other numeric values.

Tagging Tools
Every day retailers, manufacturers and distributors need to tag large volumes of merchandise before dispatching or shelving them. Tagging guns offer a simple, reliable and efficient way to mark your products.

Features & Labels

What features should you look for when choosing you hand held labeller? First you need to know what you will use it for. For example, if you want to make labels with simply the price tag on it, you will most likely only need one row capability. However if you wish to be able to print other information and the price you will need two or more rows. What about the tags themselves? Do you want them to be tamper proof? You may need to consider investing in some tamper proof labels. Labels come in a variety of colours, sizes and adhesive type.

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