The Saito Knowledgebase

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Frequently asked

Label & tag basics

Saito is devoted to providing customer-focused label and tag solutions for various industrial and commercial applications. Our goal is to streamline your supply chain and optimise warehouse racking and asset management systems for increased efficiency.

Our adaptive finishing capabilities enable us to manufacture items tailored to your unique needs, including courier tickets, instruction labels, hazard labels, timber tags, racking labels, and asset labels and tags. Our labels and tags are designed to withstand extreme conditions, ensuring reliable performance in advanced tracking and identification systems.

Our product offerings include versatile label and tag solutions, such as product labels, shipping and logistics labels, and innovative security and tamper-evident labels. We prioritize competitive pricing and environmental sustainability, offering cost-effective thermal labels and unique options to minimize your environmental impact.

Saito is committed to delivering high-quality, tailor-made label and tag solutions that cater to diverse industrial and commercial needs.

At Saito Labels and Tags, we understand that selecting the right label or tag can be complex. That’s why we work closely with you to design and offer the perfect solution tailored to your needs. You can trust our expertise to consider factors such as application, environment, surface, customisation, durability, and budget. Here’s a snapshot of the types of things we consider when helping you choose the ideal label or tag:

  • Application: Understanding the primary purpose for the label or tag.
  • Environment: Assessing conditions like exposure to outdoor elements, extreme temperatures, or moisture.
  • Surface: Evaluating the surface to which the label or tag will be applied.
  • Customisation: Identifying any custom designs, text, or variable data required.
  • Durability and lifespan: Considering the expected lifespan and selecting materials accordingly.
  • Budget: Factoring in your budget to find the best solution within your constraints.

Choosing the right label material depends on various factors, including your application and industry. Here’s an overview of some common materials:

  • Paper: Economical and versatile, suitable for product, address, and shipping labels.
  • Polyester (PET): Strong, tear-resistant, and resistant to chemicals, water, and UV exposure, often used in industrial, electronic, and automotive applications.
  • Polypropylene (PP): Cost-effective, flexible, and water-resistant, ideal for food, beverage, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical labels.
  • Polyethylene (PE): Flexible and durable, suitable for industrial and outdoor applications.
  • Thermal transfer: Designed for printing with thermal transfer printers, providing sharp images and text.
  • Direct thermal: Heat-sensitive material for direct thermal printers, commonly used for shipping and logistics labels.

You don’t need to worry about the specifics; our experts at Saito Labels and Tags will guide you through the selection and testing process. 

The time it takes to manufacture custom adhesive labels varies based on factors like quantity and complexity. At Saito Labels and Tags, our primary focus is ensuring uninterrupted supply to our clients.

As part of the onboarding process, we work closely with you to determine the most suitable arrangement, which could include agreed lead times, a series of forward orders with specified delivery dates, or an indent model.

We consistently achieve over 99% on our DIFOTIS so are well versed in accommodating your unique needs and ensure a seamless supply of custom labels.

Warehouse solutions

Setting up a warehouse layout involves careful planning and design to ensure that the warehouse is organised and efficient. We can help with labelling and identification solutions to assist in setting up a warehouse layout.

This includes custom labelling solutions for inventory items, location labels for bins and racks, and barcode labels for efficient tracking and management of inventory.

Saito can also provide advice and recommendations on best practices for warehouse layout based on our expertise in labelling and identification solutions for warehouses.

Additionally, Saito can provide custom solutions for unique warehouse requirements to ensure a tailored and efficient warehouse layout.

There are various types of labels used in warehousing, such as barcode labels, location labels, inventory labels, pallet labels, and shipping labels. Saito provides a range of label solutions for warehouses, including custom labels, thermal transfer labels, and direct thermal labels.

Warehouses are labelled to help identify and locate items, racks, bins, and pallets easily. Labels are typically placed at the entrance of the warehouse, on the racks, shelves, and bins. Saito Labels offers custom labelling solutions that can be customised to meet the specific needs of the warehouse.

Warehouse tagging is a labelling process used to identify items in the warehouse. It involves attaching a label to an item, such as a product or a pallet, with a unique identification code or barcode. This allows for easy tracking and management of inventory.

The label should include information such as the rack number, the location, and a unique identifier. Saito Labels offers rack labelling solutions that can be customised to meet specific warehouse requirements.

The best label for a warehouse depends on the specific needs of the warehouse. Barcode labels are commonly used in warehouses for inventory tracking, while direct thermal labels are used for shipping and receiving labels.

Saito provides custom label solutions that can be tailored to meet specific warehouse requirements.

To organise a warehouse location, you can use a bin location system, which involves assigning each location a unique identifier and storing similar items in the same location. This makes it easy to locate items quickly and efficiently.

Saito offers custom labelling solutions for bin locations that can be tailored to meet specific warehouse requirements.

Asset labelling

Asset labelling is the process of assigning unique identification codes or labels to physical assets, such as equipment, tools, and furniture. Saito offers a range of labelling products that help organizations track and manage their assets more efficiently.

There are many types of assets that can be tagged or labelled with asset labels, including:

  • Physical assets: These include equipment, tools, furniture, and other tangible items that can be tracked and managed using unique identification codes or labels.
  • IT assets: These include computer hardware, software, and other technology assets that can be tagged or labelled to improve inventory management and reduce the risk of loss or theft.
  • Vehicles: Cars, trucks, and other vehicles can be tagged or labelled with unique identification codes or labels to track their location, maintenance history, and other important information.
  • Artwork and collectibles: These assets can be tagged or labelled to track their location, value, and ownership history.

Overall, any asset that requires tracking and management can be tagged or labelled with asset labels, regardless of the asset type or industry.

Applying labels

How to apply Floor Code labels

How to apply Code-N-Seal labels

Hand labeller basics

Each model of applicator takes a different size label to match the number of lines of text or purpose of the labeller. They also have different face cuts or shapes depending on how the driving mechanism inside works to push the labels through the labeller.

Saito 122 mm x 12 mm
Saito 822 mm x 12 mm
Saito 1616.2 mm x 18 mm
Saito B2020 mm x 16 mm
Saito 2829 mm x 28 mm
Saito 3629 mm x 28 mm
Meto Eagle 7.1818 mm x 11 mm
Meto Eagle 7.2222 mm x 12 mm
Meto Eagle 15.22 (Eagle M)22 mm x 16 mm
Meto Eagle 20.26 (Eagle M)26 mm x 16 mm wavy edge
Meto Eagle 23.32 (Eagle L)32 mm x 19mm

No, if you re-ink the ink rollers they could dissolve or crumble inside your price marker or date coder and effect the moving parts inside the labeller voiding your warranty.

Saito warrants that your product will be free from defects in materials or workmanship.

View full Saito Warranty on Hand Labellers.

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