Labeling solutions

Our Cape Town label manufacturing facility is optimised to provide high quality, blank barcode labels with rapid turn around times.  We understand barcoding and we ensure that our label products are the best products for barcoding.  We do not sell "cheap" labels.


We maintain -if you have spent money on a barcode system, it is imperative that your labels scan correctly.  Don't skimp on quality.  The cheapest paper does not make the best barcode labels.


The cheap thermal papers are thin and scuff or mark very easily.  If your label needs to last for longer than a few days -do not use an uncoated, cheap thermal paper. 


High quality thermal paper is difficult to mark without heat.  It does not scuff.  It should have a matt finish and should be very smooth to offer good reflection of the scanner light.



Special labels are designed to solve unique labelling requirements.  Labelling wood bundles stored outside can be done with Plastag or Tyvek.  Nursery tags are typically Tyvek material.

Special Dayglo colours are available for hi-visibility requirements.

Piggyback material allows labels to be stuck and then peeled off and stuck down again.  


Call us to discuss your special labeling requirements.

Fas transfer plus is our preferred paper.  It is designed for Thermal transfer printing.  A smooth, matt finish ensures the best scanning performance and low scuff potential.


Semi-gloss produces a great looking label but is slightly less efficient in scanning and requires a ribbon with more resin to reduce smudging.


Vellum or standard paper is a cheap paper which is very thin, rough, and not ideal for barcoding.  It will also reduce the life of a thermal printer's printhead.  If it seems cheap, don't use it on your printer.

Polyprop and polyester labels are typically used where a long lasting labels is required such as labelling of bins, racks or locations.


When you require chemical resistance or resistance to rubbing and cleaning, polyster is ideal.  Asset labels are most frequently made from polyester.


Polyester is also able to resist heat up to 110 degrees, making it ideal for laboratory samples or product that goes through curing processes in ovens.

Aluminium Asset tags can be made to any size and thickness.  They can be specified with holes to rivet them or with an ACETONE activated adhesive.  The print on the label can also be specified with any print layout.  Colours can range from 1 colour to 4 colours. 


Mainly used for Asset labelling, these anodised labels are also great for name or faceplates on machinery.  


Typical lead time is 10 working days so please plan your requirement carefully.


The usual asset tags are 20 x 10mm (no logo or company name) or 

 39 x 13mm with logo (in multiple colours).  0.5mm is a common thickness.


The barcode symbology that we use is most commonly Code 128 but any barcode -including 2D - can be made.

Visit us:

Unit 2a, Olive Grove Business park, Old Paardevlei Road, Somerset West

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0861 222 254

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