There is a wide variety of specialized labels designed to accomplice special tasks that call for something unique to be able to identify the product or service better. These special labels is now used in many applications of commerce and is recognised and accepted internationally.
The piggyback label is a combination of two labels where the bottom layer is the backing of the top portion of the label. The top layer is removable and is widely use in the area of express post mailing envelopes. Other applications include price change labels used in department stores when scanning a sold item for the customer.
Smart labels used in many retail organisations have RFID chips embedded beneath the stock labels for easy scanning of the goods. This application that is relatively new is getting more used by industry and commerce and this indicates that the trend will continue.
The use of block outlabels are used in applications where the information is hidden under a strong grey adhesive material. The asset label is used in stocktaking situations to indicate and mark fixed and non-fixed items for inclusion on the balance sheet of companies.
Many different warning labels is used in industry to label hazardous material or containers used in the storage of chemicals and radioactive waste. Vehicles carrying these hazardous goods is also clearly marked and these markings is internationally the same in all countries.
Security labels is designed to combat anti-counterfeiting, brand protection of items and seals that prevents tampering of high quality goods. The amount of goods that are reproduced with famous brand names is increasing and this is a preventive measure to combat this crime. These labels include usage of overt and covert features in the label to make reproduction as difficult as possible. Images incorporated into the labels include watermarks, holograms, and barcodes and RFID chips.
AntiMicrobial labels is used in medical facilities to indicate infection sensitive areas in the prevention of serious infections to patients. The fold-out labels or booklets is used in certain promotions when the original labels is too small to contain all the required information. This also ensures that all the labels are secure and separation or losing them is eliminated.
As we can see from the above the use of labels in commerce and industry is a field that will grow tremendously over the next few years to maintain its place and uses in new technological developments.