LabelTac industrial printers are a series of thermal transfer printers that have the capability to produce heavy duty and professional grade custom labels. For the thermal transfer process, it takes ribbon and supplies, also referred to as LabelTac tape, to create labels that will survive an industrial facility or warehouse. Although the classic supply (the vinyl that words and symbols will be printed on) will last five years in both indoor and outdoor application and features a wide variety of rich, vibrant colors, there are many types of LabelTac Tape to choose from to ensure your labeling project is perfect for your workplace.
What are the different types of LabelTac tape?
High performance: If five years isn’t enough protection for your labels, the High Performance 10-year Supply may be right up your alley. This LabelTac tape is developed to withstand harsh conditions of the outdoors for a minimum of ten years. Ideal for applications in hot, arid climates, you can be sure these labels will last for many years to come.
OSHA header labels: Creating custom, but still OSHA compliant, labels have never been easier with this OSHA header supply. Pre-printed with a colored header and a signal word (DANGER, NOTICE, WARNING, AND CAUTION), you just need to add a word message and pictogram to create a professional safety label or sign that is compliant with both OSHA and ANSI standards.
Reflective/Glow-in-the-dark labels: If you’re looking to create labels or signs that can be seen in low-light or dimly lit areas, there’s LabelTac tape for that! Reflective supply features strong reflective properties ideal for stairwells or crawlspaces. This supply also comes in six different colors: yellow, white, red, green, orange, and blue; you can create any time of label your facility needs! Creative Safety Supply also offers photoluminescent supply that “glows in the dark”. When the facility loses power, these labels will glow brightly; ideal for emergency signs and emergency exit labels.
Extreme temperature supply: LabelTac tape can withstand a temperature range of -40°F to 180°F, there may be instances where you need more resistance to extreme temperatures. Cryogenic Label Supply was developed to survive temperatures all the way down to -176°F. And on the flip side, High Temperature Supply will produce labels that can withstand temperatures exceeding 300°F.
Other types of LabelTac Tape: Above are just a few different types of LabelTac supply, but there is still so much variety. Pre-printed GHS and NFPA supply features blank diamonds that can be easily customized by dragging and dropping pictograms into the blank spots. Military condition tags and RTK labels are also pre-printed, making it simple to create professional and compliant labels and signs.
There are also many different options for LabelTac tape with different adhesive backings. Magnetic supply can be directly placed on machines or equipment and repositioned and oily surface supply was developed to stick to dirty and grimy surfaces. Static cling and repositionable supply are both ideal for temporary labeling solutions. On the other hand, high tack label supply is guaranteed to stick onto difficult spots and features an extra aggressive adhesive backing.
Whatever type of labels you need to make for your facility, the variety of LabelTac tape ensures your options are virtually limitless!
When you purchase your LabelTac 4 Pro, you will also be receiving an unmatched level of support. This includes a free and full lifetime warranty, lifetime access to the knowledgeable labeling experts at Creative Safety Supply, and a LabelTac 4 Pro user manual. In this post today, we will be talking about the latter of those support, and what information is provided in this user guide. LabelTac printers are a series of industrial labeling printers developed to print high-quality, professional-grade labels in just a matter of minutes. Turn your workbench or desk into an instant custom label or sign shop.
What information is in the LabelTac 4 Pro User Manual?
If this is your first label printer, The LabelTac 4 Pro user manual guides you through set-up process, answers troubleshooting questions, and give pertinent information. The following are the sections outlined in the guide.
What’s in the box/Your Printer: This includes a detailed diagram of what to expect when you receive your printer. The next diagrams show each component and part of the LabelTac 4 Pro. This includes a label for the print head, the media supply hub, and the print ribbon supply. You will also be able to distinguish the variety of ports, switches, and buttons on the printer.
Connecting LabelTac: Now it’s time to give your printer some power! This printer will need be plugged into any type of PC with a USB 2.9 port, and also into the wall by using the included power cable.
Installing drivers, templates, and symbols: Your LabelTac printer purchase will also come with a LabelTac Install CD. These sections will guide you to installing the necessary components including how to install drivers, templates, and symbols.
How to make labels: A full three pages are dedicated to guide you through making labels with your LabelTac printer. This includes choosing your design program, setting up your label, and then finally designing your label. There are in-depth instructions in how to add text, add images and logos, adding borders, adding industrial symbols, and adding in arrows.
LED & button functions: Learn exactly what the colors of the LED light signifies, and how to properly work the action button.
Troubleshooting: If you’re facing issues with your LabelTac printer, often times there are simple steps that can be taken to remedy the situation. This troubleshooting section first goes over a couple steps that may immediately fix the situation. If an issue persists, the LabelTac 4 Pro User Manual lists five different common problems, along with possible causes and suggested actions.
Cleaning: Possibly the most important section of the user guide, cleaning your label printer will ensure your LabelTac will continue to print clear labels for many, many years. When you order your printer, you will also receive two cleaning swabs to aide you in the six-step process of cleaning the printer.
It is important to note that if the LabelTac 4 Pro User Manual does not provide the advice or answer in regard to your printer, the labeling professionals are here to help! Simply give them a call at Creative Safety Supply or visit the LabelTac website for more information and support.
Thermal transfer printing is a type of printing that uses heat to melt wax onto a surface. With the LabelTac printer series specifically, it uses print ribbon and vinyl label supply to create durable and professional grade labels. In the printing process, the ribbon is comparable to the ink and the supply is the paper. In this post we will look at the benefits of using thermal transfer printing and specifically the LabelTac 4 Pro ribbon.
What features come with the LabelTac 4 Pro Ribbon?
The LabelTac 4 Pro ribbon itself is an acrylic adhesive that when applied to LabelTac supply, will create an extremely strong bond. Ribbon comes in seven rich and vibrant colors including yellow, white, black, green, orange, red, and blue. The ribbon will create letters and symbols that will not fade or smudge over time and is especially developed for withstanding the elements of an industrial environment. LabelTac labels will last up to 5 years with outdoor application and even longer when posted inside.
This ribbon can be described as a high-gloss and high-performance film that will be resistant to most oils and greases, aliphatic solvents, weak acids, salts and alkalis. The signs and labels you create with LabelTac 4 Pro Ribbon will also not be compromised under UV rays and fade. LabelTac ribbon is also resistant to temperature, ranging from -40ºF all the way to 176ºF.
The newer LabelTac printer models are designed with a larger capacity for ribbon, and the LabelTac 4 Pro Ribbon comes in spools that are 984-feet long. This means you will only need to switch out the ribbon for every ten rolls of supply used.
LabelTac 4 Pro Ribbon and Supply
To save money and the effort of choosing each specific supply for a labeling project, Creative Safety Supply does offer supply bundles for this very reason! From a rack labeling bundle to 5S, there are several bundles available and each are customizable.
For instance, a pipe marking bundle includes different sizes of supply in yellow, red, green and blue along with a roll of black and white ribbon. The OSHA bundle features solid yellow and orange supply, along with die-cut header supply bearing the following signal words: NOTICE, CAUTION, WARNING, and DANGER. This bundle also comes with a roll of LabelTac 4 Pro ribbon in black.
Another option to using specifically designed ribbon in conjunction with labels is the UltraChem option. The UltraChem ribbon comes in black and the UltraChem supply comes in white. The labels you create with these will be highly resistant to many chemicals including acetone, ethanol, paint thinner, xylene, brake fluid, water, and much more. UltraChem will guarantee your labels will not smudge and smear when faced with chemicals.
The possibilities of labels you can create using the LabelTac 4 Pro ribbon along with the corresponding printer and supply are virtually endless. Whether you’re creating GHS labels or want to mark cables, LabelTac gives you the freedom and creativity to print labels that are perfect for your facility! Contact the labeling experts at Creative Safety Supply for more information, or to answer any questions you may have.
Thermal transfer printing utilizes thermal heating technology to create labels and signs that are guaranteed to last years. The LabelTac printers are a series of industrial labeling printers that produce professional-grade custom labels using thermal transfer printing. During this process, wax is heated and melted off a roll of ribbon onto usually a vinyl label to create an extremely durable bond. When using LabelTac ribbon and LabelTac supply, you can be sure that the labels and signs you print can withstand the conditions of an industrial environment.
Understanding LabelTac Ribbon
In the printing process, the supply is like the paper and the ribbon is considered the ink. LabelTac ribbon is designed to keep text, symbols, and pictures looking crisp in the workplace. The ribbon was developed to not smudge, scratch, or fade over time, whether in outdoors or in a manufacturing facility. For example, if you are printing a “Fire Extinguisher Here” label, the red supply will not bleed into the white ribbon ensuring you a crisp label without pink letters or s smeared fire extinguisher symbol.
Ribbon is made for specific printers and comes in the following seven colors: black, red, white, orange, yellow, green, and blue. The wide array of rich colors offered gives you the opportunity to create a multitude of signs with different colored supply and ribbon used together to produce a contrasting label. Black text will pop on orange labels for caution signs, and white text will stay a bright white on labels and signs.
The newer models of LabelTac printers feature an expanded ribbon capacity, meaning you can load a printer with a 984-foot roll of ribbon for every ten rolls of supply used. When it is time to remove and replace ribbon, the LabelTac printer design makes the process quick and easy. Each printer purchase comes with a ‘starter roll’ of ribbon, and ribbon can be purchased from Creative Safety Supply in either a single roll or as part of a labeling bundle. A pipe supply bundle for example, comes with red, green, yellow, and blue supply along with one roll of black ribbon and one roll of white ribbon.
If you’re looking to add some extra protection to your labels against harsh chemicals, use the UltraChem supply and UltraChem LabelTac ribbon for producing labels ideal for automotive labels, medical/pharmaceutical labels, chemical drum labels, etc. UltraChem is resistant to a variety of chemicals including paint thinner, xylene, acetone, ethanol, brake fluid, etc.
Whether you are looking to add organizational labels or safety labels, the entire LabelTac process ensures these labels will last for years and look great in any work environment. LabelTac ribbon works with LabelTac supply to print words and symbols that will survive looking crisp and professional for many years to come. Purchasing a LabelTac printer includes a lifetime warranty on the printer, associated costs and labor, and you have lifetime support from the labeling experts at Creative Safety Supply.
If you’re looking to undertake a large labeling project or want the ability to print large labels in a matter of minutes, the LabelTac 9 Printer is the printer for you. The LabelTac series of industrial label printers produce professional grade labels of a variety of sizes that will last for years in an industrial environment whether they’re placed indoors or out.
Why the LabelTac 9 Printer?
The LabelTac 9 is the largest printer in the series of LabelTac printers and is ideal for printing large labels that can be seen from a distance. This printer is capable of printing labels from 4 inches up to 9 inches tall and over 16 feet long, so whether you need to print a large safety banner or labels for pipe marking, the LabelTac 9 printer can do it all. This printer feathers an LCD display and a clear media view window, so you watch your custom label as it is being printed.
You can create a variety of labels and signs with an industrial label printer. The following are just a handful of applications for your LabelTac printer as the labeling options are virtually limitless.
Banners: Create heavy duty banners in a variety of styles with the LabelTac 9 printer. You can a safety banner reminding workers or of safe workplace practices or a Lean banner indicating the 5S steps and add your company logo for a professional look.
Large safety signs: Design safety labels that can be seen from across the warehouse. Simply print the label and adhere it to an aluminum sign blank for an instant custom sign.
Wayfinding labels: Whether it’s to control forklift traffic or guide workers to the nearest emergency exit, you can print durable labels to help workers find their way.
Pipe marking: Labeling pipes is essential to safety and often required by OSHA. The variety of colors that LabelTac supply comes in ensures you can label pipes in accordance to pipe color codes.
Barcode labels: Increase organization in the workplace with a barcoding system. The LabelSuite software gives you the option in creating UPC barcodes and QR codes that contain and display information when scanned.
The LabelTac 9 printer makes large-format printing possibility and is a great tool for improving your facility’s visual communication program. Different supplies offered specifically for these printers means you can also create OSHA compliant safety labels, custom bumper stickers, arc flash labels, labels that can be seen in the dark, inventory labels, temporary labels, and much more.
All LabelTac printers come with a free full lifetime warranty that covers all parts of the printer, labor, and related costs. You will also have access to lifetime of support from the labeling experts at Creative Safety Supply ready to answer your questions or help solve any issues you may run into. Perhaps the best deal of a LabelTac purchase is the LabelSuite software, a $299 value for free! This intuitive software is full of symbols and templates, making the process of designing custom labels a much easier process.
Every purchase of an industrial label printer from the LabelTac series includes an extremely intuitive and easy to use LabelTac software, called LabelSuite. The LabelSuite software is a $299 value that you will receive free of charge.
What’s in the LabelTac software?
Printer with the LabelTac Software
LabelSuite is chock full of features that make creating custom labels easy and quick. The software is easy to navigate, and you can be designing, creating, and printing custom labels in just a matter of minutes.
Symbols: There is both a library of downloaded symbols as well as access to an online library of thousands of symbols you can search from. From GHS hazard pictograms to 5S and Lean manufacturing symbols and everything in between, you can find the perfect symbol for your needs. If you need a fire safety symbol, you have a choice of over ten different flame symbols to choose from.
Templates: While the LabelTac software gives you the option to create a label from scratch, there are also many templates to give you a starting off point. There are several different options for templates: GHS labels, NFPA diamonds, first aid templates, and much more. LabelSuite will take the template you choose and makes each component ready to edit. You can easily swap out symbols, delete or add text, change colors in a few minutes.
Labeling wizards: Creating some labels can be more difficult than others. LabelSuite has three different wizards: one for GHS labeling, one for pipe marking, and one for ammonia pipe marking. The wizard guides you effortlessly to a final label that is professional quality and compliant with industry standards. As an example, we will look at the GHS label wizard. All you need to get started is the name of the chemical or substance you need to create a label for, like benzoic acid or polyethylene polymer. Simply type that into the search button and the GHS wizard will add the corresponding signal word, the product ID, hazard pictogram(s), and a complete hazard statement. If you know the name of what you’re labeling, you can create a professional and compliant label in under five minutes!
If you have any questions or run into any problems using the LabelTac software, your lifetime support for your LabelTac printer applies to LabelSuite! Call up the labeling experts at Creative Safety Supply and they will help you out and answer any questions. You will also have access to upgrades for life. Anytime the software is updated, you will be able to upgrade the software for new features.
The line of LabelTac industrial label printers can turn your desk or workbench into a custom sign shop! The LabelSuite software adds another level of customization to your labels and makes it simple to design and print professional labels and signs in a matter of minutes, and will last for years to come.
Having a label printer in a warehouse or facility has so many benefits! From creating labels in-house to customizing all types of printers, you can truly turn your desk or workbench into a sign shop. LabelTac printers are developed to create durable, professional looking labels in just a matter of minutes. Different workplaces have different needs when it comes to choosing an industrial labeling system. Many variables go into this choice including print speed, budget, size of the printer, etc. Today we will be looking at the entry level option of the LabelTac series of industrial label printers: the LabelTac 4 Printer.
LabelTac 4 Printer
Why the LabelTac 4 Printer?
Out of the entire line of LabelTac printers, the LabelTac 4 is the most compact and most budget-friendly making it the “entry level” model of the LabelTac series. Although the bigger printers may be recommended for larger print jobs, the LabelTac 4 printer is still capable of printing up to 500 labels in a single day and can print four inches per second. The printer itself weighs less than five pounds, meaning it can be transported quickly and used in all areas of a workplace.
LabelTac printers produce labels that can withstand the elements of an industrial workplace. These labels will not fade or smudge whether they’re placed outside or in. The high-quality LabelTac ribbon ensures whatever text or symbols printed on the label cannot be scratched out and will stay readable for many years to come. The LabelTac 4 Printer can print labels from ½” to 4” in width, and up to 40 inches long. The regular adhesive vinyl supply is perfect for adhering to the mall, a machine, or most types of equipment. There is however, a variety of supplies you can purchase that use static cling, magnetic, or temporary backing.
There are many different applications for using a LabelTac 4 printer, giving you the opportunity to design and create a variety of different labels quickly. From first aid labels and signs, to OSHA compliant danger signs, you can increase safety awareness with visual communication. The LabelTac 4 Printer is ideal for pipe marking projects, 5S projects, creating tags, and much more; the options are virtually endless!
The series of LabelTac printers all feature a full lifetime warranty, the intuitive LabelSuite software, and lifetime support from the labeling experts at Creative Safety Supply, all free of charge! Whether you need help troubleshooting or have a pressing label question, they are here to help. The LabelSuite software is full of symbols and templates to create professional grade custom labels, or you can start from scratch.
If you are considering purchasing an industrial label printer, the LabelTac 4 Printer is an excellent entry level printer to get you started! It can still handle large printing projects, and will produce clear and durable labels.
Choosing the right industrial labeling system for your facility can be a tricky choice, and the LabelTac series of printers offer several different models to choose from. Whether you will be producing labels in bulk or are in the market to complete a pipe labeling project, LabelTac ensures labels created with their system will be durable and professional grade. Today we will look at the LabelTac Pro X Printer in particular.
Why the LabelTac Pro X Printer
The LabelTac Pro X can create labels up to 4” in width and features an all-new design. Some included features specific to this model includes:
• Expanded ribbon capacity: The expanded capacity means users can print hundreds of labels before having to change the ribbon.
• LCD display screen: This 3.5” screen will make it quick and easy for the user to determine how much print ribbon remains with just a glance.
• Lightweight and compact: This model of printer weighs less than 10 pounds, making transporting it easy and the compact desktop design allows users to create labels with a mobile label printing station.
• Fast printing: Have your labels instantly! The LabelTac Pro X printer features a print speed of eight inches per second.
The entire series of LabelTac printers benefit from the LabelTac supply and ribbon, which will ensure the labels you print are rich in color and durable in industrial environments. Your LabelTac printer purchase will include everything you need to use the printer for many years to come.
• Warranty: Each LabelTac printer includes a full lifetime warranty, at no cost to you. Warranty features includes a true lifetime protection that can be transferred to any new owners. The warranty covers all parts, labor, and shipping costs. And if you need to send your printer back in for any repairs, Creative Safety Supply will provide you with a free optional loaner printer to minimize any downtime you may face.
• Lifetime support: Need help installing your LabelTac printer or just looking for some advice on creating labels? You can contact the helpful and knowledgeable experts at Creative Safety Supply will help answer any questions you may have.
• LabelSuite software: At a $299 value, the intuitive software comes with updates for life, free of charge. This easy-to-use software is chock full of templates and symbols, from HAZCOM all the way to Lean manufacturing, you will find exactly what your facility needs.
Safety labels are just the beginning of what you can use your LabelTac printer for. Create OSHA compliant labels, pipe markings, cable markings, rack/barcoding labels, 5S labels, and arc flash labels quickly and easily. No matter the type of labeling project you are looking to embark on, the LabelTac Pro X Printer is an excellent option.
The LabelTac series of printers can create custom labels for any type of labels a facility could need. LabelTac labels are durable and can last for many years to come. Whether they are OSHA-compliant labels or 5S labels, these printers produce long-lasting and beautiful labels. LabelTac labels are extremely durable, tear-resistant, smudge proof, and the letters and symbols will not be scratched off.
What kind of LabelTac labels can you create?
Check out all the different types of LabelTac labels that can be made in a matter of minutes and customized for your specific workplace:
Safety labels: One of the most common uses of the LabelTac printing system is to create safety labels. Each LabelTac printer comes with LabelSuite software free of charge (normally a $299 value). This software is loaded with safety symbols and templates, ranging from OSHA headers to templates that can be custom-made and saved for future uses. LabelTac labels are printed with no smudging or smearing, ensuring the labels are crystal clear. Safety labels can be directly placed on equipment and machinery, or you can adhere the label to a PVC or aluminum sign blank to create a custom safety sign right in your own facility.
Organizational labels: Many people use a small household label printer to print labels and organize around the house, this technique can be carried over to large facilities or warehouses. If you think about it, virtually anything could be labeled. From bins and racks to forklifts and cranes, labels can help organize a workplace.
GHS labels: GHS die-cut labels are extremely helpful for workplaces handling chemicals. These die-cut labels are pre-cut and peel from the backing like a sticker, making the process of GHS labeling quick and easy. The roll of GHS labels is pre-printed with the GHS diamonds and come in one, two, three, and four diamond options. LabelSuite already has the approved GHS pictograms in its library, so you just simply pick the suitable pictogram, place it in the diamond, and then have a compliant and professional looking GHS label.
NFPA labels: Similar to GHS labels, you can purchase pre-printed labels that feature the NFPA multicolor diamond. These blank diamonds give the user the option to create custom NFPA labels that are accurate for your facility.
Barcode labels: One of the neatest features of the LabelTac is the option to insert barcodes or QR codes that can be edited in the LabelSuite software. Assign data to barcodes and create an effective barcoding system in your workplace. Facility processes can be made more efficient with a tracking system utilizing barcodes.
The variety of LabelTac supplies that are offered means you can design and create LabelTac labels for any types of surface. When you need a temporary labeling option, magnetic labeling label supply is an ideal choice. Static cling labels are also perfect for temporary labeling situations for non-magnetic surfaces. Other varieties of supply include extreme temperature resistant supply, supply that can adhere to oily surfaces, and supply that features aggressive high-tack adhesive.
Whatever signage or label needs your facility is looking for, LabelTac labels are a fantastic solution. Create custom and beautiful labels in-house for whatever needs your workplace has.
Having a LabelTac printer in a facility makes it easy to create custom signs and labels for all around the workplace. Making labels in-house can keep your workplace OSHA compliant, safer, and more organized. The printer and LabelTac software gives the user freedom to design their own labels, anything from WARNING labels, GHS labels, way-finding labels, 5S labels, and so much more. The wide range of LabelTac supplies available to be used with the printer gives the user even more freedom.
The classic Premium Label Supply are fade and smudge resistant, UV and chemical resistant, includes a strong adhesive, and comes in 17 colors to choose from. There are supplies however, that are designed for specific environments, supplies with pre-printed components, and supplies with different types of backing.
LabelTac Supplies for Environments
LabelTac Printers and Supplies
In industrial workplaces there can be areas with extreme temperature, hazardous chemicals, and other areas that will require supply with more protection than the default. For instance, the LabelTac High Temperature Supply is designed to withstand surface temperatures up to 320°F. On the other end of the spectrum, the Cryogenic Label Supply can endure freezing cold temperatures, all the way down to -176°F.
Marine Supply is made specifically for marine conditions, like saltwater, and can tolerate harsh, wet environments. This supply is ideal for creating OSHA compliant signs, marine containers, and pipe marking on marine vessels.
Pre-printed LabelTac Supplies
If a facility is printing a mass quantity of labels, an effective timesaving option is to purchase supplies with pre-printed elements. There are die-cut rolls with a continuous stripe of color at the top, ideal for DANGER, WARNING, CAUTION, or NOTICE signs and labels. Another option, perfect for compliancy, there are both GHS die-cut labels and NFPA label supply. These supplies both have pre-printed diamonds that the user can choose facility specific hazard pictograms.
Another great pre-printed option is the Lockout/Tagout Supply. These labels include a red and white danger pattern and is impervious to tearing. There is also a blank, white panel for the user to print an issuer’s name, the tagout date, symbols, an any other necessary information.
Specialty adhesive/application supplies
Labels with the classic adhesive backing is not always ideal and there are a variety of adhesive and applications to choose from. Oily Surface Supply is engineered for greasy surfaces and is a fitting option for dirty work environments and on surfaces that are impossible to clean. Magnetic supply is designed with magnetic backing, ideal for industrial environments or when permanency of the label is unnecessary. There is also the option of LabelTac Static Cling Supply designed to specifically for temporary labeling or non-magnetic materials.
If a workplace is looking to implement custom-designed wall signs alongside labels, sign blanks are the perfect option. Made out of different materials like aluminum or PVC, these sign blanks come in multiple sizes and allowing labels to be applied directly onto the sign blank. Another option is blank, plastic valve tags which can also have labels directly applied to them.
Once someone masters the ins and outs of the LabelTac, consider taking it a step further with the variety of supplies offered for many different situations and workplaces. Whether it’s for safety or organizing, creating labels can be easy and work in a variety of environments.