Welcome to Bluecode

How does Bluecode offer such amazing prices on our standard labels?

Well, our standard "off the shelf" labels range is manufactured in high volume keeping our costs down. These cost savings are then passed on to our lower usage customers thus offering a cost effective solution to your labelling requirements.

About Our Printing Processes

Hot Foil Printing

Hot Foil printing is the process of using heat and pressure to apply coloured foils to materials such as paper, vinyl, polyprop & polyester etc. Adhesive backed rolls of material are fed through a printing press & follow a sequence of operations – Print is applied using an upward/downward print ram with the heat releasing the colours on to the label stock – Material is then over laminated (if required) to create a durable finish totally over protecting the whole label from rubbing, cleaning & solvents – The label then passes through an upward/downward cut ram where the label is cut to size – The waste is then stripped from round the label with the finished labels wound on to rolls. 

Bluecode Printing Processes   Bluecode Printing Processes

Bluecode Printing Processes   Bluecode Printing Processes

Flexo Printing

Material is fed into the press from a large roll. The image is printed on the substrate as it is pulled through a series of stations, or print units. Each station prints a single ink colour. The various tones and shading are achieved by overlaying the 4 basic shades of ink - Magenta, Cyan, Yellow and Black. 

Thermal Transfer Printing

Thermal transfer printing is a digital printing process in which an image/text/barcode is applied to paper, vinyl & polyester etc by melting a coating of ribbon that stays glued to the material on which the print is applied. This process allows a label to contain variable data such as sequential barcode/Asset No. 

Thermal Transfer Printing Bluecode   Thermal Transfer Printing Bluecode

It contrasts with direct thermal printing where no ribbon is present.

Contact Bluecode

For more information about the products & services BLUECODE Labelling Technology offer, please use our on-line contact form or why not call us on 01788 576100 where a member of our staff will be pleased to assist you.