Mercian Labels is relocating to Burntwood!


Today we are starting the process of communicating to our customers and suppliers that we will shortly be moving premises. Mercian Labels has enjoyed a fantastic growth curve in recent years.  Our current factory in Cannock was purpose built in 1998 but has now been so comprehensively outgrown that it is now starting to constrain our future plans. We […]

Another record month – high volumes and fantastic delivery speeds for Mercian Labels customers in July 2014 – thank you!


Fantastic news – its been yet another record month of sales for Mercian Labels, topping our earlier record month in April this year, and our delivery performance for custom printed labels has been excellent! We are very proud of our OTIF delivery performance this month which is tabulated below. If the OTIF (On time In Full) metric […]

PRESS RELEASE – LabelLock achieves ISO 17712 certification

ISO17712 LabelLock tamper proof tape cropped

PRESS RELEASE 22 July 2014 LabelLock achieves ISO 17712 certification LabelLock, the world renowned brand of security labels, has achieved the ultimate security certification that is ISO 17712:2013. As a result of recent upgrades to in-house security systems, and further investment in chemistry and design, the decision to move towards certification of the new security […]

Does the UK print industry still hold Wayzgooses?


Ever heard of a “Wayzgoose”?  No – well despite 45 years in the print industry neither had we until recently, but it sounds like a wonderful celebration to resurrect. Wikipedia defines a Wayzgoose as “A wayzgoose was at one time an entertainment given by a master printer to his workmen each year on or about St Bartholomew’s Day (24 August). It marked […]

Does it fade? – Second results from our long term UV daylight experiment of digital and flexo label printing technologies after 1 full year on sunlight exposure


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