Labeling Solutions for Oil Change and Automotive Applications

Posted January 25, 2013

Industry Need

The simple step of applying oil change reminder labels carries real value for the automotive service establishment and the customer. These labels provide a subtle but persistent notice to the customer of the next service date, helping ensure the vehicle remains in optimal condition. They also remind a satisfied customer where they last received service, increasing the likelihood of return business.

While an enclosed automobile may seem like a relatively benign environment, these labels are subjected to significant environmental rigors. High exposure to ultraviolet radiation can attack labels and adhesive, causing adhesives to harden and leave residue, or causing the label to break apart and delaminate rather than removing in one piece. Temperatures inside a parked car in the summer can quickly reach 140°F, effectively baking the label facesheet and adhesive. During winter, windshields repeatedly cycle between freezing temperatures and heated defrost cycles.

Intermec Solution

Intermec INtact Ultra Removable labels offer reliable performance through the range of service conditions encountered on an automobile windshield. The adhesive formulation provides moderate peel strength, ensuring the label remains in place; the acrylic formulation handles UV exposure without losing integrity or leaving residue when removed months later. The strong yet flexible face sheet applies easily and smoothly without bubbles for a clean appearance.

Excellent on-demand thermal print quality ensures the label remains clearly readable without fading until the next service is performed. Because the label serves as an advertisement, many service providers prefer a full color printed logo; crisp multicolor preprint ensures logos are faithfully represented. Clear labels (sometimes supplied with preprinted white fields for key information such as vehicle mileage and service date) or solid white are available to satisfy preferences for appearance.

Printed on-demand in a desktop printer such as the PC43, crisp, professional labels can be generated with just a click. The unit’s compact size makes wise use of available space; rugged construction ensures durability. Available class-leading ribbon lengths ensure front-line workers spend less time loading printing supplies and more time serving customers.

Ribbon Recommendation

TMX1000 Series wax ribbons
TMX2000 Series mid-range ribbons

Printer Recommendation

PC43t Desktop Printer

Intuitive – Easiest to Install & Use

  • Multi-language LCD or universal icon user interface
  • Step-by-step installation wizard

Flexible – Fits your business today & tomorrow

  • Scalable connectivity & accessories
  • Choice of placement options – wall or cart mountable

Smart – Keeps you informed & productive

  • Diagnostics through color display or icons
  • User installed upgrades & accessories
  • Remote management

The Intermec Advantage

When printing systems are used by front-line workers with direct customer contact, it is essential that components operate flawlessly. Intermec printers and media are optimized to deliver superior performance when used together. Our rigorous testing and co-engineering ensures consistently high print quality, proven label and tag performance in demanding realworld environments, and maximum print head service life for reduced downtime.

For help finding the  best printing solution for your business, contact us at Barcodes Inc.

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