PRIME-Guard labels are based on self-destructing material, the security effect of which not only prevents fraudulent reapplication of labels to goods that have already been used, but also provides unmistakable evidence of attempted tampering.
When a PRIME-Guard label is applied, the white permanent adhesive bonds between the transparent label areas to form an almost opaque layer. The label can therefore be well marked on the front and rear side by thermal transfer printer.
An attempt to separate again the firmly adhering adhesive surfaces of the label once closed causes the adhesive film to tear in a defined structure. The label areas show a transparent triangle pattern. It cannot be revised, not even by fitting the separated surfaces together exactly. This makes every manipulation attempt obvious and verifiable.
Ripping of the adhesive layer reduces the adhesive force, so that the label cannot be reliably reapplied, but remains permanently and immediately recognizably damaged.
Guard Labels based on Destruct material with a split effect act as a preventive measure against fraudulent reapplication of labels once removed to goods that have already been used.
When first attached, the permanent adhesive bonds the adherent label surfaces so tightly that an attempt to reopen the label will split the material into layers.The split label areas are unglued, so they do not stick and cannot be rejoined immediately. The label cannot be easily reapplied but is permanently damaged.
In combination with an appropriate warning in clear words, Guard Labels made of split material can be used preventively especially against returns fraud in e-commerce, i.e. stop the pretence of the original condition of goods already used by reattaching labels with the aim of getting refunded the purchase price.
The imprint of an individual company logo turns Guard Labels as functional security labels into real brand seals that guarantee pristine original goods.
The self-adhesive label has 4 sections - two opaque fields for data from the thermal transfer printer or professional logo printing in corporate design and two transparent ones that protectively cover the imprint as a laminate when the label is folded. WrapTags withstand treatment in the polishing tumbler without damage. They do not have to be removed and reattached to the matching piece, but can remain on the jewellery.
Due to the attachment by thread, WrapTags are suitable for virtually any type of jewellery. Pre-knotted threads are recommended, as offered by eXtra4 in many colours on paper rolls for tearing off and looping in. More convenience is provided by security threads for application by hand or via tagging gun.
WrapTags are a patented development by eXtra4 Labelling Systems for labelling jewellery and watches.
When folding a WrapTag, two transparent label layers enclose the labelling areas previously imprinted - pre-printed logo in corporate colour, individual product data via thermal transfer printer. The label is virtually wrapped into its own protective shell. Covered with a robust film layer, texts and barcodes are safe from mechanical and chemical influences.
WrapTags as hang tags offer additional security during application. They can be applied on either manually by using textile threads with a safety lock or in a semi-automatic way by using a tagging gun.
WrapTags are a patented invention by eXtra4 Labelling Systems for labelling jewellery and watches with superior security requirements.
Label combinations group two or more labels of different shapes into a label block so that all labels can be printed together by thermal transfer printer in a single print job with different data. The challenge with the present label combination lies in the variety: both opaque white and transparent labels; both fully adhesive and with a glue-free zone; both with foldable perforations and with holes punched through the liner that cover each other symmetrically when folded.
A common frame bundles all the labels into a block and holds them on the liner so that the thermal transfer printer can print them accurately. After printing, it must be possible to remove the frame cleanly so that the user can take the labels off the web individually and apply them.
This combination label is produced on the most variable and largest machine in eXtra4 production under the expert supervision of eXtra4 screen printing specialist Wolfgang Wochele.
Technical service has been part of the service range offered by eXtra4 Labelling Systems for over 30 years. If a device malfunction cannot be remedied remotely online or by telephone, the eXtra4 support requests affected persons to send in their printer. In the company, the faulty thermal transfer printer is checked for reparability. The technicians draw on decades of experience and have access to an in-house spare parts warehouse.
The inspection of a thermal transfer printer also includes the thorough cleaning of all functionally relevant parts. General overhaul and repair are often possible at a fraction of the cost that would be spent on an equivalent new device.
Logo printing is done with black light sensitive colour and can be applied to any label. It is preferably recommended in combination with other safety factors, such as self-destructing material. Other print designs are also possible.
The imprint is not visible to the human eye under normal lighting conditions. Only deliberate inspection under a black light lamp makes it visible. In the thermal transfer printer, black light-sensitive imprints can be easily overprinted so that not a millimetre of scarce label space is lost for sales-related data. The print design remains concealed until its effect is deliberately activated to expose label fraud.