Unveiling the Power of Asset Labelling: A Gateway to Organised Efficiency

In the vast landscape of data management and organisation, the importance of labelling assets cannot be overstated. From a single document to an extensive database, labelling assets serve as the cornerstone for streamlined processes, enhanced accessibility, and efficient decision-making. In this blog post, we delve into the intricacies of why we label assets and how this practice can transform the way businesses operate.

The Essence of Asset Labelling:

Asset labelling is more than just attaching names or numbers to files and folders; it’s about creating a structured framework that empowers individuals and organisations to harness the full potential of their data. Whether it’s for inventory management, document classification, or data categorisation, asset labelling is the key to maintaining order in the digital age.

  1. Organised Accessibility:
  2. Asset labelling facilitates easy navigation through vast datasets. By assigning clear and concise labels to each asset, individuals can quickly locate the information they need, minimising time spent on searching and maximising productivity.
  3. Enhanced Collaboration:
  4. In collaborative environments, effective communication is paramount. Asset labelling ensures that team members can easily identify and share the right files, fostering seamless collaboration and preventing confusion over versions or outdated information.
  5. Regulatory Compliance:
  6. Many industries are subject to stringent regulations regarding data handling and storage. Proper asset labelling is a crucial component of regulatory compliance, ensuring that sensitive information is appropriately classified and managed according to legal requirements.
  7. Risk Mitigation:
  8. Asset labelling plays a pivotal role in risk management. By categorising assets based on their importance or sensitivity, organisations can implement targeted security measures, safeguarding critical data and minimising the potential impact of security breaches.

Why Choose Data-Label for Your Asset Labelling Needs?

Now that we understand the significance of asset labelling, the next question is, “How do we implement it effectively?” This is where Data-Label steps in as your trusted partner in asset management.

Tailored Solutions:

At Data-Label, we recognise that every business is unique, with distinct data management needs. Our experts work closely with clients to understand their specific requirements, tailoring asset labelling solutions that align seamlessly with their operations.

Cutting-Edge Technology:

Leveraging the latest advancements in data management technology, Data-Label ensures that your assets are not just labelled but labelled intelligently. Our systems utilise machine learning and automation to enhance the accuracy and efficiency of the labelling process.

Cost-Effective and Transparent:

We believe that efficient data management shouldn’t break the bank. Data-Label offers cost-effective solutions without compromising on quality. Our transparent pricing ensures that you know exactly what you’re paying for, with no hidden costs.

Get Your Free Quote Today:

Ready to revolutionise the way you manage your assets? Contact Data-Label today for a bespoke and free quote tailored to your organisation’s unique needs. Our team of experts is committed to helping you unlock the full potential of your data through strategic and efficient asset labelling.

Don’t let disorganised data hinder your progress. Embrace the power of asset labelling with Data-Label and experience a new era of streamlined efficiency in your business operations. Contact us now for a customised solution that puts you in control of your data.

E Liquid Label Printing

Electronic cigarettes or more familiarly known a “vaping or E cigarettes” has grown from a small very “niche” idea into a multi-million pound business in a relatively short space of time, from 2009 to the present day and this is now worth around £15 billion a year.

This, along with the home brew market, could have presented a challenge to label suppliers, but thankfully for entrepreneurs Data Label was equipped to meet his challenge. Supplying a run of just 500 or 10,000 can be supplied and delivered to you through dedicated couriers ensuring quick safe delivery.

With E liquids it is a wise decision to have these supplied as a waterproof label, and although it’s not required at the moment in UK law, but because the product is liquid the important information such as nicotine content will be always displayed and not rendered unreadable through becoming wet.

Our waterproof labels will stand up to the harshest environments; they have even been subjected to a domestic dishwasher to check their durability. Another requirement should be that they will not fade in sunlight; we will ensure that the E Liquid labels supplied will be UV resistant; for a really durable label we would suggest the use of  3M polyester material, this will give the ultimate in strength and rip resistance. Naturally with our ability to print labels in a huge range of vibrant colours, we can ensure that your E Liquid Label will stand out.

In a relatively young industry, there has yet to be a huge list of requirements that need to be seen on the E Liquid label, there is one however, if the liquid has more than 0% nicotine it must have a tactile triangle label.

For advice on E Liquid label content, sample labels, or a free quotation, contact one of our sales advisers by calling 01293 551520, emailing sales@datalabel.co.uk

Secure your company assets with Security Labels

At Data Label we take security very seriously and in today’s internet world, many more people are becoming aware that their computers and mobile ‘phones should be fully protected against viruses and other vulnerabilities. The same applies to personal belongings and increasingly many people are coming round to ensuring that the assets which they, or their company, own should be protected.

We have a wide range of security labels that we can offer, each one offering protection against the item being tampered with, for example, the tamper-evident label which shows when an attempt has been made to transfer the label to another product. These labels help to protect the asset and also deter theft too.

Another example is our void label which clearly shows the word VOID if an attempt has been made to remove it, or to remove it from the piece of equipment to which it is attached. These labels are made from polyester and they are firmly attached to the product with special adhesive, cannot be replaced over the wording smoothed back down or repositioned undetected. There are variations which we offer to you instead of the word void, some examples could be texts, patterns, logos, and colour, or numbering or barcodes.

Many examples of security labels will be ones which we all will have come across in our everyday lives, include counterfeit labels such as and genuine product seals, DVD and CD seals, cartons, boxes and packaging, as well as asset protection. The police, for example, always use this kind of label when securing vital evidence as well as forensic items needed later as evidence in the event of a prosecution or inquest.

Naturally we can offer a wide variety of shapes and sizes to suit your particular requirement from the standard 5,000 or more cutters we hold, examples such as square, circular and oval, in numerous sizes. For further information or anything that you would like to know about security labels or any other product, call our experienced and efficient team on 01293 551520 or fill out our online enquiry form for a free quotation.

Bud Light adds nutritional label to packaging

It has been suggested that beer drinkers may be unaware that beer contained a lot of calories! Whilst this could be true for a young and inexperienced, possibility first time drinker, we feel sure that a man who has carefully nurtured a “beer belly” will be only too aware that the average pint or 20oz glass has upwards of 180 kcal or more, depending on the alcoholic content!

However, in keeping with the demand today, by governments and health professionals, Anheuser-Busch, the St Louis giant that brews Bud Light, has decided that it is in the public interest to prominently display on their pack labels the beer’s calories and ingredients, as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving.

The label that is being produced is a large black and white printed one that currently corresponds with the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration on packaged foods. The information that is given is the usual list of contents, water, barley, rice and hops, but also that for their 12oz can, the amount of energy is 110 kcal, which is the suggested 2% of the recommended daily amount of carbohydrates.

We do not know if the government here or, the brewing industry intends to follow suit, but at Data Label we have both the experience in producing labels which conform precisely to legal requirements, as well as a wide range of standard cutters for producing labels for bottles.

An Introduction to Waterproof Barcode Labels

We are all familiar with barcode labels, there cannot be a day goes by when we do not come across them or have reason to buy a product that is without a barcode label.

However, to be function and to impart the information to the barcode reading device, they have to be in good condition. Should the barcode be printed onto standard paper which then becomes wet, it can and often does, make the code become unreadable.

As we are all aware the normal barcode consist of a series of parallel lines above a series of numbers, which stores information. This is then deciphered by the machine and used to complete the task required, most often this is indicating the price of an item to the check out. There are alternative styles of barcode such as the QR or Quick Response code, which works in a similar manner but they differ from standard barcodes as they are two dimensional.

Where there is a possibility of a barcode coming into contact with water, however small the chance may be, we recommend the use of waterproof labels. We can offer a variety of waterproof labels which includes white, clear, and silver giving complete flexibility with barcode labelling and these can be supplied on rolls and have either a gloss or matt finish.

We will be happy to discuss with you the type of material that can be used, this can be Polypropylene which is a synthetic material that is weatherproof and waterproof and is both highly durable and resistant to oils, alcohol and chemicals including materials that can cause staining.

Another alternative is polyester, a synthetic type of material; again this is weatherproof and waterproof. Polyester also has the advantage of being able to withstand very harsh conditions freezer temperatures for example, extreme heat and also has high resistance to Ultraviolet light; this will protect colours and text from fading and again can be supplied in either a gloss or matt finish.

A product which is in wide use within the horticultural industry is Vinyl as this has been found to operate very well in conditions found in these environments, both hot and humid summer conditions as well as cold, damp and freezing conditions, this also makes it perfect for use in marine and underwater situations.

Recognising at everyone’s requirements are different, if you would like advice of any further information, please get in touch and then we will then ensure we by calling our customer care team on 01293 551520 or click on Request a Free Quote.

Car Window Stickers – a great way of advertising!

Attaching a sticker to a window has long been recognised a great means of marketing, in fact, if we take the example of motor car dealerships and used car suppliers, putting a sticker onto the rear window of a car has been in “vogue” for many years.

Here at DataLabel we can, with the help of our in house design team help you create a design of your window sticker and with a huge stock of over 5,000 cutters in a range of different sizes and shapes including rectangular, oval and circle, we feel sure that there will be something that is right for you. However, if you require a special shape to fit with your brand, this can be accommodated at a small extra charge.

Window stickers do not have to be restricted as a marketing tool, they can be used for a multitude of applications, parking permits or to just remind a user the time when maintenance is needed. Using window stickers for a range of different applications either inside or outside a window or attached to the side of a van or pleasure craft, these can be easily removed after they have served their purpose, permit has expired or the event has taken place for example.

How you choose your vinyl car window sticker will to some extent depend on what it is displaying. You may decide to choose a sticker in clear gloss, meaning that it will have a clear background, this way we find it is ideal for logos, or perhaps a solid background which means you can fill more of the area with your message and branding.

Good printing for any advertising medium is a necessity, but we consider it more so with vinyl window stickers which is why we offer print at 1440dpi, providing a high quality product and we use eco-friendly ink which not only lowers our environmental footprint, but provides exceptional resistance to fading from UV radiation.

When you are ready we will usually be in a position to deliver your stickers within 3-5 days, but are more than flexible to meet your need if you need them quicker. To chat to one of our sales team or to request a quotation simply fill in our enquiry form or call us directly on 01293 551520.

Imagine a world without barcodes

We can’t imagine it and when you consider that for a huge number of people they will not have lived without them, simply because the barcode first appeared in 1952 in America and although it was slow to take off, by the early 80’s it was beginning to be commonplace.

For many of us the barcode is just something that tells the cashier at the checkout the price of the item that has been scanned through a barcode reader, but it does a lot more than that. For example the purchasing office will be able to see the current stock levels of each item scanned and re-order as necessary to make sure the shelves are kept stocked. This enables the business to keep stock to a minimum, today this is often referred to as “just in time”. No longer does the shopkeeper or manufacturers have to keep expensive items in stock, it also reduces the need for large warehousing facilities; just sufficient room until the next delivery truck brings in the newly ordered supplies.

We can offer barcode labels printed on a variety of materials which can include paper, vinyl, metal and plastic. The barcode is attached to the product and naturally requires an adhesive which is suitable for the environment and conditions that product is expected to meet, for example, changes in temperature or have to withstand extremes of cold or be in contact with moisture

Printing for a barcode has to be of a quality that will enable the code to be “read” by the barcode reader, something which caused some problems in the early days when universal barcodes evolved. We are pleased that with our modern digital printing process, our printed barcodes present no problem for the barcode reader.

We can see that the use of barcodes can make a business more efficient, cost effective and keep prices low, whilst enabling overheads in staff, stock levels and storage to be kept to a minimum. So if you are considering using barcoding for the first time, or at the point where a new supply is needed, contact us and we will be pleased to discuss the numerous options that are available, also let you have a free quotation and samples of our barcodes if required.

Bottle and Jar Labels from DataLabel

It may appear to be an obvious statement to make, but a label attached to a jar or bottle has a simple and very basic function; to describe what is in the container, provide branding for your company, plus there may be some legal requirements too.

For example, some of the statutory requirements would include; on alcoholic beverages need the name and address of supplier or bottler, country of origin and in the case of wines France or Blend of wines from Italy, Spain and Portugal. The all-important quantity within the bottle, the alcoholic strength and the use by dates are just some.

Food packaged in jars requires the weight to be prominently displayed, a ‘best before’ or ‘use by’ date, the name of the food, allergy warnings,  a list of all the ingredients if more than one, storage information and if necessary guide lines for cooking the product. We will be more than happy to discuss what you may and what you must include on your bottle or jar label.

Putting all this information on the bottle label would be pointless if it became unreadable because of exposure to sunlight, moisture, or adverse temperature for example. We can offer a variety of solutions if your product is liable to be exposed to difficult conditions, two examples being UV varnished, or laminated for added print protection will make the label last for a longer period of time than usual. In this respect the adhesive is vital, again we can advise which adhesive would be suitable for just about any condition and ensure that the labels stay firmly attached to the bottle or jar.

Naturally you will want your bottle or jar to attract the customer and stand out from your competitors, material is important and shape too. You may have a particular shape in mind and we are able to supply most shapes from our range of stock cutters, but we can for a small charge supply any shape and size to your own customised unique measurements.

We will help you make your bottle or jar stand out on the shelf from your competitors, with printing techniques that are at  the forefront of label production because we are equipped with the very best digital printing technology, ready to meet today’s demand for high quality labels.

So when you are ready for a supply of labels contact a member of our experienced team who will be happy to help, just call us on 01293 551520, email if you prefer to sales@datalabel.co.uk, or complete our online enquiry form at our website https://www.data-label.co.uk

World’s biggest food companies fail to agree on new unified nutrition label for Europe

Producing a food label designed to help consumers decide whether the product would be suitable for people with a diabetic condition, high blood pressure, heart disease or obesity has proved to be a bit of a minefield. The European idea was to have a “Traffic Light” system depicting colours ranging from red to green, to indicate whether a portion of a given food was high in calories, fat, and sugar or salt.

Getting 27, or 28 if the United Kingdom is included, countries agreeing completely to a unified system, is not unlike the  ”design by committee” which as we know is a disparaging term for a project that has many designers involved but no unifying plan or vision. A maxim which many will remember is when asked to design a horse; the committee came up with a camel!

The project seems to have hit stormy waters as five of the largest food companies in the world Coca-Cola, Mondelez, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever, have abandoned the trials of designing and developing a unified system for the whole of the EU.

Health professionals and governments are naturally disappointed that the trials seemed to have stalled, as they argue that many foods should be avoided or at least restricted because if the product is high in some additives, these can include added sugars and processed carbohydrates as well as sodium (salt) it is known that they may increase your blood pressure and, in turn, the risk of heart disease or stroke.

Sadly it looks as though the curse of “the committee” strikes again and as Bart Vandewaetere, a Nestlé government affairs executive commented “we have been working together for two years on an “Evolved Nutrition Label”, this would have replaced the current monochrome label now displayed on food items,” he went on to say “colour coding of food labels is very controversial in continental Europe and we need leadership from the European Commission to come up with a common approach.” It would appear that the stumbling block is that the companies could not gain consensus around the new portion-based, colour-based scheme, this after trials have been conducted in many countries, along with consultations with consumer groups and with academics too.

The outcome at the moment is that European countries will continue to design and develop their own labelling system, some such as the UK and Ireland have put in place a voluntary labelling scheme that uses a design based on the red amber green traffic light colours to convey information to people scanning packages in supermarkets. However, the French system does seem to be gaining momentum in Belgium and the Netherlands and is being considered by Spain. This assigns foods a single so-called NutriScore and colour code from red to green. However the industry as a whole is becoming very concerned that the current disjointed approach will, at some time, disrupt the supply chain.

Why choose vinyl stickers and labels from DataLabel?

Today, vinyl stickers and adhesive labels are in common use throughout industry and commerce, and we think that it would be unusual not to see them everyday life; after all the postage stamp that we buy at the Post Office is an adhesive label now!

Supermarkets are just one of the places where vinyl stickers and adhesive labels are in common use; often we can see them fixed over a barcode, for example, offering the product at a reduced price.  Another area where we all will have come across them at some time is in the pharmaceutical industry. Here they would be used widely; this could be to describe the contents of the packet or bottle, very often to tell or describe how the product should be used and stored.

With the ever-growing demand for vinyl stickers, we at DataLabel have, through our years of experience, kept abreast with technology. This allows us to produce vinyl labels that are of the very highest quality, and with a print quality that we believe is unmatched. Products which are to be stored and displayed in freezer cabinets require an adhesive that will ensure that the label will not detach. These labels can be produced in the standard matte finish or given a high gloss finish; the latter will also help to protect the label against moisture.




Using our state of the art HP Indigo equipment, we provide the highest quality print in full colour and Pantone, varnished or laminated to protect the print. Adhesive can be either peelable, permanent, or hi-tack acrylic and we can usually despatch the labels within just a few working days. We also offer a wide range of label sizes and shapes to suit your requirements.


Get in touch with one of our experienced team, and they can send you a free Vinyl sticker sample pack so that you can see the quality for yourself. You can also request a quotation over the phone on 01293 551520, or you can if you prefer, fill out our quick and simple online enquiry form, and we will call you.