The Right Labels for the Right Kind of Cold
Not all freezer labels are created equal, so expect a lot of questions from us when you order yours. The reason we ask is so we can hook you up with the best type of labels for your needs. Order the wrong kind, and they might not stick around as long as you want them to. Some adhesives' stickiness, a.k.a. tack, fails when it gets too cold or wet. And who wants to pay freezer roulette?
We offer three basic types of label adhesives suitable for low temperatures: All Temperature Adhesives, Cold Temperature Adhesives, and Freezer Adhesives. The first type doesn't really live up to its name at the cold end of the thermometer. They may be able to stay on up to 200° F, but they'll fall off not far below freezing. And moisture? Forget about it. Plus, multiple freeze/thaw cycles may turn them to mush.
Cold Temperature Adhesives are a lot better; they'll stay stuck down to -65°, sometimes even lower, and handle moisture better than All Temp adhesive labels because they're made of hot-melt rubber instead of an emulsion. They shrug off freeze-thaw cycles and flash-freezing. These are the types of freezer labels you'll need most often.
Freezer Adhesives are made for true freezers, and like Cold Temp adhesives, hang on to below temperatures of -65. Often they're made of plastic rather than paper. They're frost and condensation resistance, and you can apply them in already cold environments, even on greasy or irregular surfaces. They're great for hard-frozen products. But because they're made for colder temps, they won't work well for room temperature applications, or in coolers kept at above freezing.
Which labels work for you? Let us know, and we can have them in your hands quickly - whether you need custom print jobs or want the do-it-yourself option.