Tamper-Proof Labels: What Are They & Why Should You Use Them?

Tamper-proof and tamper-evident labels have been used by businesses for many years to protect products and consumers alike. In the wake of coronavirus concerns, however, tamper-proof labels are being used more than ever before. From take-out boxes to grocery delivery cartons and everywhere in between, tamper-evident labels are used across a wide range of industries.

If your business isn't already using tamper-proof labels, is it time to start?

What is a Tamper-Proof Label, Anyway?

Specifically, a tamper-proof or tamper-evident label refers to a sticker or label that is difficult (or even impossible) to remove or peel without obvious damage to the label itself. Often times, these labels are placed over product packaging to deter others from opening the packaging and altering the product in some way.

For example, many laundry detergent bottles have tamper-proof labels and/or seals in place. This way, grocery store owners cannot open the detergent and tamper it by watering it down before selling it to customers. Many food and beverage products also have tamper-proof labels in place to protect the health and safety of the consumer.

Tamper-proof labels are designed in such a way that they are very difficult to remove once they've been applied to a product. From there, if somebody does try to remove the label, it will tear or leave other visible signs of tampering.

The Importance of Tamper-Proof Labels

While it's true that not every product necessarily needs tamper-proof labeling or packaging, the reality is that more consumers these days prefer to buy products when they can feel confident they haven't been tampered with. In some cases, of course, tamper-proof labeling may be required by the FDA or other entities, so it's important to know what the regulations are in your own industry.

Regardless, tamper-proof labeling can give consumers peace of mind when making a purchase. Likewise, these labels can help brands retain their integrity and built better relationships with their customers. Whether you need to deliver food/groceries to a customer, are packaging medications/pharmaceuticals, or have some other kind of critical shipment, tamper-proof labels are the way to go.

What to Look For in a Tamper-Proof Label Printer

If you're interested in adding tamper-proof labeling to your company's packaging, you may be wondering where to begin. After all, there are many label printing companies striving for your business; how can you be sure which is best for your needs?

Start by looking for a printer that has the exact type of tamper-proof labels you're looking for. Some labels, for example, are designed with a perforated slit in them that causes them to tear if anybody attempts to open them. Other labels may be able to be removed but will leave the word "VOID" stamped on the product in place of the label itself.

From there, make sure that the company you end up choosing is able to customize your labels in whatever way you need. You may want to have your company name and/or logo printed on the labels themselves, along with other text warning consumers to avoid using the product if the label has been altered in any way. And of course, you'll want to find a label printer that can provide you with labels in a timely manner and for an affordable price.

White Graphics, Inc. is Here to Help

At White Graphics, Inc., tamper-proof and tamper-evident labels are just one of many packaging products we have to offer. Touch base with us today to find out more about what we can do for your business and your consumers.