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Brother printers are some of the best label printers on the market. However, there are times where you may need to improve their print quality.

For example, printing labels for high-end stores or to resist certain conditions means improved print quality is a necessity. The best way to achieve this with a Brother printer is through printer labels.

Below, we breakdown the major Brother printer labels and products to improve your print quality.

The Best Brother Print Products

If you’re stuck figuring out how to improve printer quality across your business, then you may need to try some specific printer labels.

Brother printer labels are add-ons that can improve your printing experience. These can be specific rolls, labels, tapes, inkjets, etc. Below, we list the three we think are best at improving the quality and output of your printing.

Film Tape

Film tape is a self-adhesive, often brightly coloured consumable that can improve the quality of printed labels.

Film tape boasts better insulation properties, water and chemical resistance, a more visually appealing look and improved longevity. 

This diversifies the uses your printed materials can have as well as lessening the probability of them being damaged during or after the printing process.

Gloss Tape

Gloss tape lacks the practical advantages of film tape, but it has the added bonus of bold colours and eye-catching typography.

Gloss tape is there for times where you’re trying to figure out how to change print appearance, not necessarily to improve its quality because it changes how a label or print looks considerably.

If your printed labels are struggling to look visually appealing, then gloss tape could be the answer. With a rainbow of colours on offer, there are plenty of options to keep your customer’s eyes set on your products.

Different Label Shapes

It may seem like a small thing, but the shape of your printed labels can make a big difference. For example, many clients try to shoehorn in ill-fitting labels on their products, such as using square labels on CDs when circular CD/DVD labels exist.

If you’re not optimising the type of labels you’re printing on or using, then you’re going to run into problems with your printing.

The best consumable you can get is a label that fits your product perfectly. There’s no need to use the wrong labels when a large number of Brother printer shapes exist.

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If you’re using a Brother printer and you’re not taking advantage of printer labels, then you’re selling yourself short.

Browse our range of Brother printer labels and improve your printing experience today.

Plastic fencing can organise everything from livestock and building materials to events and staff. It’s a popular tool for many industries.

The versatility of plastic mesh fencing is its biggest USP. Wherever there are people, there is usually some kind of fencing.

Here, we discuss how to install plastic fencing and its uses.

The Uses of Plastic Mesh Fencing

The most popular industries and uses for plastic mesh fencing include:

  • Agriculture – we associate metal fencing with agriculture, but heavy-duty plastic mesh fencing can be a short-term alternative, especially for fencing smaller cattle or chickens.
  • Construction – heavy-duty plastic mesh fencing is essential in organising a worksite and cordoning off areas.
  • Conservation – used in cordoning off and protecting areas of key conservation interest such as ponds, trees and plants.
  • Event planning – useful for cordoning off prohibited areas, setting up walkways and managing people traffic.
  • Historical excavations – plastic mesh fencing can isolate parts of a historical dig, ensuring workers do not accidentally contaminate or destroy key relics or evidence.
  • Gardening – sections seedbeds, allotments, pet areas, etc. Placing mesh fencing horizontally over plants and seeds can stop birds from interfering, too.
  • Roadworks – fencing has uses in organising people and motor traffic around roadworks.

Overall, the uses of plastic mesh fencing are as wide as the user’s creativity allows.

How to Install Plastic Mesh Fencing

Plastic mesh fencing isn’t a miracle cure; it needs good installation to work. Messy, improper set-up will cause sub-par results. 

To get your plastic fencing set up correctly every time, follow these simple steps: 

  • To start, you’ll need your fencing and fence pins. First, measure the area where the fence will be and make sure you have enough fencing and pins to fill that space. 
  • Calculate how many pins you need for the whole fence and prepare them.
  • Attach the pins. Make sure there is enough space between each pin so the fence remains sturdy. Pins placed too close together will cause the fence to sag or fall. 
  • Check the fence and fix any sub-par area by reapplying the pins.

It’s a straightforward process, but trying to take shortcuts or putting incompatible pieces together can lead to poor, potentially dangerous results. 

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So, you’ve heard all about how to erect plastic mesh fencing and use it like a seasoned pro. Now, you just need to find the right materials.

Thankfully, Label Source has all you need to pop up fences anywhere and everywhere. Discover our range of plastic mesh fencing today.

UN labels are used in the shipping of dangerous goods. They play an important role in ensuring recipients of these items safely receive them, as well as providing specific warnings for the courier.

These are identified through UN numbers which form a code. If you’re involved in the handling of potentially hazardous goods, then you need to get up to scratch with this UN classification system.

Find out about the UN code and how it applies to shipping below.

The UN Code, Explained

A packaged dangerous good must communicate as much information as possible easily. The UN code allows for this to happen. It is a set of coded numbers ranging from UN0004 to UN3548, assigned by the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.

These numbers are regularly published in a document known as The Orange Book, which is officially titled as Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.

The code is made up of two parts. The first part, ‘UN’, is to show the dangerous goods falls within international law. The number is to make sure recipients know what the goods are across language and cultural barriers, as well as to help imports and customs.

So, as examples, a trained eye could identify UN0004 as ammonium picrate, UN0010 for military ammunition and UN0505 for distress signals.

By referring to the code set out in The Orange Book and cross-referencing this with the label number, everybody in the shipping pipeline can identify that a dangerous good is certified for transport. If you’re ever lost on how to find a UN number, then consult that document.

There are other elements of a UN label, however, which are required for them to function properly.

How Do UN Labels Work?

A UN label will use hazard symbols and colours to complement its UN number. This is best explained by example.

So, let’s say a package is transporting a flammable ethanol solution. The packaging will have a label with the relevant UN number UN1170. Next to this will be a red diamond label of the flammable logo with the phrase “flammable liquid”.

This combines the UN classification system with a label that communicates what type of hazard the package carries. 

We have discussed how to use these hazard labels for dangerous goods in our in-depth blog ‘What Are Dangerous Goods and How to Properly Label Them’.

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If you need to transport dangerous goods, then you likely need UN labels. This isn’t a “nice to have”, it’s a legal requirement.

Discover our range of UN labels here.

Flagging tape is popular for many reasons, but there is one primary reason why it’s a mainstay in numerous industries: ease-of-use.

Tape can be set up as a quick method of safety marking or to colour-code key areas. Most flagging tape is designed to resist fading and natural wear-and-tear, making it ideal for marking hazards and points of interest. However, it needs to be used properly in order to function well.

Below, we discuss what flagging tape is, what its colour code means, how to use it and the industries that use it the most.  

What is Flagging Tape?

So, what makes flagging tape different compared to other types of tape? Primarily, it’s the colour and non-adhesive nature.

Flagging tape, by design, “flags” and highlights things. This means it tends to be brighter than other types of tape, as well as using more eye-catching PVC, vinyl or cellulose-based materials.

Its purpose varies on an industry-by-industry basis, but if you need to highlight something, then flagging tape will help.

In total, flagging tape is regularly used in the following industries:

  • Forestry – for marking unhealthy trees, logging, invasive species, saplings or wildlife fire suppression.
  • Construction – for marking numerous hazards such as drains, electrical lines, gas pipes and cables. Wherever there is a hazard on a construction site, flagging tape will be around it.
  • Surveying – signposting landmark and property boundaries.
  • Outdoor recreation – it helps to mark walking paths and other methods of navigation for activities like orienteering, hunting, biking, paintballing and caving.
  • Disaster response – whenever a natural disaster occurs, flagging tape is used to set up medical triages and safety zones.

Overall, the resilience and multi-faceted nature of flagging tape is why it’s useful in numerous industries.  

What Do The Flagging Tape Colours Mean

The tapes’ colours can vary slightly by industry, but there is a loose colour code they follow. Each colour represents a different level of danger:

  • Pink – temporary survey markers.
  • Red – electrical cables, lighting cables, etc.
  • Orange – communication lines, cables, etc.
  • Yellow – gas, oil, steam, petroleum and gaseous pipes.
  • Green – sewers and drains.
  • Blue – water pipes.
  • Purple – irrigation, reclaimed water and slurry lines.
  • White – proposed excavation routes.

The above may not be relevant to other industries such as forestry or outdoor recreation, but it is relevant for any safety-related discipline. Otherwise, the type of tape used will follow that industry’s internal colour code.

How to Use Flagging Tape

The primary aspect of good flagging tape practice is ensuring it is visible to everyone.

This means leaving plenty of space between the flagging tape and what it is marking, correctly tying it to postings, assembling postings so they stay upright in troublesome conditions and using the correct colour.

If you follow common sense, figuring out how to use flagging tape should be rather easy. Always try to assemble it with long-term use in mind.

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If you’re looking for high-quality tape in a variety of colours and patterns, then try our range of flagging tapes today.