Could election picture lead to accusations of electoral fraud?

If you’ve seen an online news website this week, the chances are that you might have seen this picture. Unfortunately, it shows a sorry sight, and a shocking lack of knowlege in ballot security. Ballot boxes must be securely sealed with a tamper evident seal, so that it is evident if […]

Label Lock tamper evident security labels and tape achieves ISO17712 again!

We are delighted to announce that Mercian Labels re-accredited our Label Lock®™ product range to the new global standard for security labels and tape, ISO17712:2013 in August 2015, after becoming the world’s first and only security label manufacturer to attain the standard in 2014. We are immensely proud of this achievement, which covers […]

PRESS RELEASE – LabelLock achieves ISO 17712 certification

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 […]

Free tickets to join us at the Packaging Innovations Show – 27-28 Feb at the NEC

We are exhibiting at the Packaging Innovations Show - NEC 27-28 Feb 2013

We are delighted that all the divisions of The Mercian Labels Group are exhibiting  at the  The Packaging Innovations Show at the NEC near Birmingham on 27-28 February 2013. We were really pleased with the interest shown from both new and existing customers last year in our genuinely new products innovations and so are delighted […]


We will be closing for Christmas from 1.00 p.m. Friday, 21st December 2012, and will return on Wednesday, 2nd January 2013. May we take this opportunity to thank all our staff, customers and suppliers  for their support from each of our businesses (Mercian Labels, Security Labels International,  Label Lock and AC Labels ).

New product – tamper evident security bags for cash, samples and valuable items

customised tamper evident security bags are now available

Following our acquisition of Geoffrey Waldmeyer Associates last month, we are now able to offer a brand new product to our customers, being single use tamper evident security bags. These bags (or envelopes), originally designed for cash in transit, are now being used to transport medical samples, valuable financial documents, forensic […]

Further plane bomb demonstrates the need for careful screening of air freight and sealing with tamper proof security tape

The 2010 printer toner cartridge bomb plot was foiled but led to widespread additional screening of air freight

  The BBC are reporting today that another “Suspicious object” (almost certainly meaning meaning a bomb) has been found on a plane in Northern Ireland.  It was only 18 months ago that the printer toner bomb plot was foiled when a bomb was smuggled onto air cargo headed to the USA […]

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The Landa Nanography launch show was amazing

Having just visited the immense DRUPA print technology show in Germany last week I thought I would share some of the highlights for me, from a label and carton printing perspective. For those who are unaware of the DRUPA show, it is held every 4 years in Dusselldorf and is […]

Recent developments at Mercian Labels – plastic seals, careers, security bags, digital cartons, smart packaging and more!

It has been a busy couple of months at Mercian with some exciting developments which we would like to share with you in pictures! Careers at the Mercian Labels Group We have added some more information about how to get hired at Mercian Labels on our careers page, with new […]