Weber Packaging Solutions Introduces a Breakthrough in Liner-Free Label Printer-Applicators
Weber Packaging Solutions is introducing their new liner-free label printer-applicator that can print and apply liner-less labels. The Weber Model 5500LF Liner-Free Label Printer Applicator is powered by NuLabel’s breakthrough adhesive activation technology. The specially coated dry adhesive label material is activated just before the label is applied to the product.
The NuLabel-formulated water-based solution contains no solids and evaporates almost immediately, eliminating the glue build-up that is common with liner-less systems today. Using existing tamp-blow application, the label is dispensed, cut to size, and then activated using NuLabel’s proprietary fluid.
The Model 5500LF uses 13.75” O.D. rolls of label material reducing roll changeovers by 50%, resulting in more production uptime. Without the need of a traditional pressure-sensitive liner, the pre-coated roll can hold twice the amount of labels, resulting in less downtime and a zero waste-to-landfill solution.
The Model 5500LF is a robust system designed to operate 24/7. It features the Zebra ZE-500 print engine that can operate in thermal-transfer or direct thermal mode. When used as direct thermal, the need for a ribbon is eliminated, increasing machine up-time even further.
Using the tamp-blow method to apply the labels, the Model 5500LF also features browser-based monitoring, numerous I/O’s for connection to external devices, one-to-one media consumption (for thermal-transfer mode), plus durable construction to withstand harsh industrial environments.
Using the Model 5500LF with Weber’s Optiply liner-free label material and activator can reduce total applied label costs when compared to current pressure-sensitive labelling.