Managing ever-tighter budgets and reducing environmental impact are among the biggest challenges organisations today face – and tackling them can feel like an enormous task. However, it doesn’t have to be daunting. In fact, some of the easiest changes can make a big difference, such as switching to using a linerless label printer.
Linerless labels offer a more sustainable solution which can help your organisation to reduce waste, cut costs and operate in a more environmentally friendly way. This is because unlike traditional labels, linerless labels don’t require a release liner. In other words, there’s no silicone paper on the back that needs to be peeled off – they’re ready to be stuck straight onto a surface as soon as they are printed out.
This means that linerless labels have a number of advantages over other less economic label printing solutions. Let’s take a look at these in more detail below:
More labels for your money
Labelling is an essential part of many people’s jobs and there will be times when they’re printing a high volume. Procurement and finance teams know that printing can be a significant overhead – but linerless printers can produce as many as 50% more labels per roll.
Depending on the number of rolls your team gets through per month, it could be a major saving with no impact to operations. You don’t have to store as many labels either, which frees up valuable space and helps your organisation to be leaner overall.
Cut down on waste
Since they don’t have backing paper, linerless labels help to reduce the amount of commercial waste your organisation produces, which drives down costs especially in high-volume print environments such as courier firms and labs. Not only that but backing paper cannot be recycled – unlike linerless labels which are silicone and PBA / PBS free, and widely recyclable.
Staff and customers today expect organisations to follow sustainable practices. Doing so will enhance your brand image and could help you to attract new business from customers who are more environmentally conscious.
They produce less CO2
Another benefit of the reduced physical waste of a linerless printer – the labels also produce 50% less carbon compared to ones with backing paper, which contributes towards your carbon emissions targets.
The fact that linerless labels don’t need to be replaced so frequently means staff can get on with their job, without having to replace the paper so often. Just a few minutes saved here or there throughout the week can increase productivity over a month or year.
Labels with backing tend to be pre-cut into one size, so users might struggle to fit all the information they need to on the label, or else waste paper unnecessarily if minimal text is required. With linerless, the text fits the label perfectly because you simply tear it off depending on how much you want to include.
Want to learn more? Browse our range of linerless label printers.