Are Color Warehouse Labels More Effective?

It’s no surprise that warehouse barcode labels improve tracking, reduce errors, lower costs, aid in inventory management and boost worker productivity.

But perhaps you haven’t considered how a label’s design and color can affect these outcomes.

Improving Effectiveness with Color Rack Labels

“In a warehouse environment, the use of color can play a significant role in a label’s effectiveness,” said Kurt Wagner, an ID Label production design engineer.

First, the right use of color makes a label stand out so it’s easier for workers to see from a distance,” he said. “In addition, an integrated system of colored barcode labels actually aids in improving processes for slotting, picking and overall inventory management.”

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For many customers, ID Label designs a uniform system of colored barcode labels to mark and identify tiers consistently throughout a warehouse or across a network of distribution centers.

engineer designing warehouse barcode label“An integrated system of colored barcode labels aids in improving processes for slotting, picking and overall inventory management.

– Kurt Wagner, ID Label Production Design

Colored Warehouse Labels and Multilevel Racking

The true benefits of colored barcode labels are most apparent in warehouses with large, multilevel rack systems.

“For many of our customers, we design a uniform system of colored barcode labels to mark and identify tiers consistently throughout a warehouse or across a network of distribution centers,” Wagner said.

For instance, level 1 might be black, level 2 blue, level 3 green and so on.

“This is highly effective when it’s integrated into your WMS or inventory management software,” Wagner said. “It helps reduce put and pick errors and improves operational efficiencies.”

This approach can be used on both horizontal and vertical warehouse labels.

magnetic warehouse rack location labels

Many warehouse operators use a uniform system of color barcode labels to mark and identify tiers consistently throughout a warehouse or across a network of distribution centers.

Multicolor Production Capabilities

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Cutting-edge digital UV inkjet barcode label press

ID Label operates some of the most advanced digital inkjet presses in the industry. They’re capable of producing multicolor images with integrated ultraviolet LED curing, laminating and die-cutting. The result is high-quality, extremely durable, sequentially numbered and completely finished barcode labels in a single pass.

“We can design and manufacturer labels featuring a multitude of colors, in quantities large and small,” Wagner said. “You don’t have to operate a million-square-foot warehouse to reap the benefits of a colored labeling inventory management system.”

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The ID Label Advantage

ID Label manufactures extremely durable warehouse rack and bin location labels. Our materials have been tested and used in warehouse operations around the globe.

We also provide warehouse signage and turnkey nationwide installation services to provide a complete solution to our many clients who rely on us for all their warehousing needs.

Interested in learning more? Contact us today.