self wound linerless labels trial – saving a lot of liner is possible and its tamper evident too

Mercian Labels has completed a trial of linerless labels - is this the future?

We have completed a trial of linerless labels - is this the future?

One of the really enjoyable parts of running a business with an innovation culture is that we are always experimenting with new products, and here is a preview of the our linerless self wound label stock.  Please forgive the fact that the image is back to front –  it was a proof of concept trial!

The reason why this could be very interesting is that there is no siliconised liner waste, which is a lot more environmentally friendly than normal label stock.  See our previous blogs on this subject .

the finished label reel, without perforations

the finished label reel, without perforations

There are obvious limitations to this concept, notably that you must perforate between labels leaving a ragged edge, and generally you must have a flat bottom to the labels, or be prepared to deal with the waste between labels as you remove them.

we can also make 4 colour process tamper evident linerless labels in the same way

we can also make 4 colour process tamper evident linerless labels in the same way

Interestingly, we also found it easy to make a tamper evident CMKY process “thin film” tamper evident security label construction as well.

I’d be interested in any views of this concept.  No doubt its been done elsewhere before somewhere, but its interesting to try these things for ourselves and see what the reaction is.