How to Apply Labels in Cold Environment - Betckey Labels


If you're in a cold warehouse or packing items in a chilly storage place, putting on labels can be a bit tricky. This blog will help you understand the basics of labeling in the cold.

When you're putting labels in a cold place, you might face three main problems:

Adhesive Issues:

Solution: Choose labels with good adhesive designed for cold conditions.

Peeling or Curling Labels:

Solution: Apply labels with a bit more pressure, and make sure the surface is dry.

Labels Falling Off:

Solution: Store labels in a warm place before using them, and press them down firmly during application.

These are simple solutions can make labeling in the cold a much smoother experience.


1. Be careful about the surface:

In cold places, you usually have to deal with cold surfaces. Check if the things you're putting labels on are at a temperature that helps the label stick well. If it's too cold, you can use a heat gun or warm air blower to make it a bit warmer before putting on the label. Make sure the surface is dry to avoid any problems with moisture.

Also, remember that warehouses can be very dirty, so clean off the dust before sticking on the labels.

2. Keep Your Labels in a Warm Place Before Using:

During winter, warehouses can be quite cold. In these colder conditions, some labels may not stick as well. So, it's crucial to store your labels in a warm area until you're ready to use them.

Cold weather can affect how well label adhesives work over time. To make sure your labels stay effective, store them in a place with a controlled temperature before using them. This easy step helps keep your labels in excellent condition, ready to be used whenever you need them.

3. Avoid Putting Labels on Frost Directly (unless they're made for it):

Typical labels are not sturdy enough to stick well to the bumpy surface of frost. This makes the labels come off easily, especially in places with fans like blast freezers.

When boxes covered in frost come out of freezing conditions, the products thaw, making the labels wet and weakening the adhesive. But, there are special labels designed to stick better in frosty conditions, as we'll discuss in the next sections.

4. Change How You Put on Labels:

When it's colder, be more patient when putting on labels. Push the label down hard, using a steady and even movement to make sure it sticks well. If it's extremely cold, press a bit harder to make up for the adhesive being a bit stiff.


Putting labels in a cold place doesn't have to be hard. Just pick the right labels, get your space ready, wear gloves, be mindful of the surface, change how you put on labels, and store them the right way. Follow these easy steps, and you'll become an expert at labeling in the cold in no time!