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How to Properly Install Warehouse Cold Storage Labels

Avoid Costly Mistakes

The demand for cold storage warehouses is rapidly on the rise. And with that, so is the demand for effective cold storage rack labeling.

There are numerous environmental factors that affect label performance, from the installation conditions and service temperature to the adhesives and materials used to manufacture the barcode labels.

The wrong choice can lead to falling, cracking or ink-smeared labels that don’t scan. This kind of label failure means costly reprinting, reapplication and lost productivity.

ID Label always recommends testing several options before proceeding with a full-on installation.

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There are numerous factors that affect the performance of cold storage labels. Among the most critical is following proper installation procedures to ensure long-lasting label adhesion.

ID Label Inc. Logo“Finding the right freezer label for your environment is only half the battle. Ensuring that the label is installed properly under optimum conditions is equally important to ensure long-lasting label performance.”

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4 Key Steps to Successful Installation of Warehouse Cold Storage Labels

Finding the right freezer label for your environment is only half the battle. Ensuring that the label is installed properly under optimum conditions is equally important to ensure long-lasting label performance.

We recommend you review our “Buyer’s Guide to Warehouse Freezer Labels” for an in-depth analysis.

In this post, we’re going to focus on the key steps required to properly install labels in a warehouse freezer environment.

1. Acclimate the Labels for 24 Hours

Place your cold storage labels in the cooler/freezer area in which they will be applied at least 24 hours in advance. It is imperative that the materials and adhesive acclimate to your environment before you apply labels to your rack beams.

2. Apply Labels to a Clean, Dry Surface

This is the most important step to a successful installation. The rack beams should be clean and free from dirt, moisture and frost to ensure maximum adhesion. This can be a challenge in a freezer environment, we know. For best results, wipe the application area with a clean rag and some isopropyl alcohol.

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Arctic Xtreme™ labels feature the industry's most advanced permanent cold storage adhesive.
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3. Press Firmly to Apply

Use your full hand, including adequate palm pressure, to apply the labels smoothly and eliminate any air bubbles. Pressing firmly helps to ensure a maximum bond to the beams.

4. Allow 48 hours for bonding

Allow 48 hours for bonding to occur before checking adhesion to your rack beams.

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The ID Label Advantage

To learn more about your warehouse cold storage label choices and to request samples for testing in your environment, contact ID Label today.

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.

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Featuring the industry's most advanced freezer-grade adhesive

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The readers of Material Handling Product News and Material Handling 24/7 have named Arctic Xtreme™ a product of the year!

Why? Maybe it's because our innovative hybrid adhesive is designed to resist moisture and frost build-up while maintaining a permanent bond to metal warehouse racking at temperatures as low as -65F.

Or maybe it's because these durable labels can be installed at temperatures as low as -20F.

See for yourself. Learn more and request samples for testing.