Labels are what we do
Whether it’s a one off label or a complete product range we have the solution for you. With our vast range of equipment and knowledge, we specialise in areas such as Food & Beverage and we conform to the highest standards required making us proud to hold both the BRC and ISO certification.
BRC/BRCGS - BRC Global Standards is a leading safety and quality certification program, used by over 20,000 certificated suppliers in 90 countries, with certification issued through a worldwide network of accredited Certification Bodies. The Standards guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria and ensure that manufacturers fulfil their legal obligations and provide protection for the end consumer. BRC Global Standards are now often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers.
The ISO 9001 standard provides a framework of globally recognised principles of quality management, including customer focus, leadership, involvement of people, process approach to management, continual improvement, factual approach to decision making and mutually beneficial supplier relationships. These are also known as the eight key principles of quality management.
As the drinks market expands, beverage producers are looking for ways to help their product stand out. That's why we understand that brand awareness, a wider range of SKU and product life cycles are resulting in shorter run lengths and even shorter turn-around times and we can meet your demands by combining superior printing quality with optimal flexibility. Have your label stand out from your competitors by using gold or silver foils, printing on clear/invisible stock or tamper-proof material.
Finding a reliable label printer who uses approved Food Grade direct contact printing materials is quite hard to come by these days but at Label World we strive to meet our growing Customer's needs and listen to their requirements. That's why we are proud to boast the only digital label press in Ireland that can deliver Food Grade direct contact approved labels. You can download our FDA approved information sheet. Spec sheets on all toners and developers can be requested at any time by contacting our office in Swords, Co. Dublin.
In the United States, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sets guidelines that must be followed with regard to food, whether packaged or not. Some of these guidelines are with respect to the actual materials being used to produce the labels, such as inks, toners and substrates. In addition, FDA also sets guidelines with respect to the printed materials in contact with food. The two types of food contact are direct and indirect. With direct food contact, the printed material comes into contact with the food. Indirect food contact refers to printed materials that are located on the outside packaging of the food. The Xeikon ICE toner meets all the applicable FDA guidelines for indirect food contact under room temperature and less severe conditions as well as direct food contact for dry food substances containing no surface oil or fat under the same conditions.
Food safety is of the highest priority for label converters, as nearly 40% of the digitally produced labels are used for food packaging applications. By utilizing Xeikon’s latest technology, label converters can gain a unique competitive edge in the markets they serve. Other printing technologies that involve UV-inks or solvent-based liquid inks do not always meet the FDA guidelines as they contain low molecular weight components. For example, most UV-inks are unsuitable for indirect food contact as non-crosslinked molecules or photo-initiators present in the cured ink could migrate through the packaging and contaminate the food being packaged.
The ICE toner suitability for indirect food contact applies to all process colours (CMYK) as well as spot colours (White, Clear, Extra Magenta, Red, Green, Blue and Orange). The toner’s direct food contact suitability applies to all process colours (CMYK) and White, Clear and Extra Magenta spot colours.
The Xeikon ICE toners are eco-friendly. They do not emit any hazardous Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) during production or use. In addition, they are fully de-inkable and recyclable based on the relevant applications.
The ICE toners are also eco-friendly based on their manufacturing process, which involves lower energy consumption and waste.
FDA COMPLIANT - ICE toner meets FDA guidelines for indirect food contact and direct contact with dry food substances that contain no surface oil or fat. Direct food contact is allowed for all process colours.
ICE toner means that we can print repeat orders with the exact colour & consistency as the first time. Having Xeikon ICE certification means we can match 92% of all Pantone colours while still offering the highest quality of print there is at real 1200dpi.
Some samples of our labels:
For more information or to discuss a specific requirement please contact our office and one of our team will be happy to help.