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White Label Expo – Stand 782

Dura-ID are pleased to be attending the upcoming White Label Expo on the 27th-28th November 2019, at the ExCel arena in London.

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High Performance Labelling for the Metal Industry

Our metal labelling division provides specially-developed labelling solutions for the metal and engineering…

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Dura-ID Supports the Cultivating Retail Exhibition

ura-ID is proud to be a bronze sponsor of the Cultivating Retail Exhibition and Conference.

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New Starter at Dura-ID

ra-ID are pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Armstrong-Gore, who will be taking up his position in business development for Dura-ID’s food labelling sector.

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Dura-ID to move to New Sheffield Premises

Dura-ID is pleased to announce that its Sheffield branch will be moving sites in January 2020.

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Dura-ID to attend the Four Oaks Exhibition

Dura-ID’s dedicated horticultural sales team are looking forward to attending the Four Oaks Exhibition on the 3rd and 4th of September 2019…

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New Web Shop for Dura-ID

Dura-ID is excited to announce the launch of a new web shop for its Mouldings Division.

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Hortipix Open Days

Dura-ID are pleased to announce the dates of two open days to demonstrate their innovative, new Hortipix Pro printing system to potential customers.

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Chemical News Round Up

Read our monthly round up for the Chemical industry from May and June.

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Top label and packaging trends in 2019

2018’s packaging trends offered big words, vibrant gradients and contemporary packaging formats to labels and packaging designs.

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David Austin Roses choose Dura-ID as their preferred supplier for license tags

Dura-ID Solutions are proud to have been chosen as the preferred supplier of David Austin Roses licensing tags until 2021.

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Made In Yorkshire – Stand 43

Dura-ID are excited to announce that they will be attending this year’s Made In Yorkshire exhibition and seminar at Stand 43, on Thursday 23rd May, Elland Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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Recyclability of Horticultural labels

As a supplier of bespoke labels for the Horticulture industry, here at Dura-ID we are becoming increasingly aware of the effects that plastic has on the environment.

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CHEM UK 2019 / Stand J20

Dura-ID are delighted to announce that they will be attending this year’s CHEMUK 2019 at Stand J20 on the 1st and 2nd of May, at YEC in Harrogate, West Yorkshire.

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Horticultural Labels

Read about our horticultural labelling offerings and how they can help you improve traceability in your business.

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Label Software

EnLabel, GHS Label, LabelDirect and HLS – all of our labelling software info in one place.

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Professional Mouldings and Nameplates

Make a lasting impression on your customers with bespoke badges and nameplates from Dura-ID.

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Ensure Full Traceability of your Timber Products

Full traceability of timber products plays an important role in protection today, and perhaps even more crucially, our future.

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Understanding GHS warning symbols on chemicals

GHS symbols are a globally recognised system of classification and labelling of chemicals.

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Identifying Construction Products – The Concrete Evidence

Concrete is the most widely used construction product in the modern world. It is also a notoriously difficult material to label so…

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Understanding CE Marking

Here at Dura-ID Solutions we are experts in the manufacture and provision of innovative high performance labelling, including CE Tags

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Chemspec Europe 2018 – Hall 8 / Stand H161

Dura-ID are returning to the Chemspec Europe exhibition this year following a successful year after the previous Chemspec show as IML Labels.

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Dura-ID Exhibiting at Wire 2018

This will be the first show since IML Labels & Systems and Longcombe Labels combined in February 2018 to become Dura-ID Solutions Limited.

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We are Dura-ID

The merge of IML Labels & Systems, Longcombe Labels and Leed Marque Concepts to become..

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Free One Day Seminar with Safeware Quasar

IML are pleased to announce that we are working alongside one of our long-standing partners; UL Safeware Quasar…

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Four Oaks 2017 – Offers, competitions and more!

IML Labels and Systems will be attending the Four Oaks Tradeshow on Farm Lane in Lower Withington, Cheshire on the 5th and 6th of September.

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BS5609: What does it mean?

The most Stringent Industry Testing for Labels

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British Steel and IML Solidify Long-Standing Relationship

We visited British Steel to full understand their identification requirements.

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IML Invited to Help Spread the Plant Health Message

A newly formed Plant Health Steering Group sees IML collaborating with DEFRA and the HTA (Horticultural Trade Association) to develop…

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We’ll be at ChemSpec Europe in Munich, May 31st – 1st June 2017!

Preparations are well underway here at IML for our trip to Munich at the end of May to exhibit at ChemSpec Europe!

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IML Presented With Awards at EcoBuild

IML were awarded two BSI Group awards for recognition of continuous ISO 9001 certification for over 20 years.

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We’re Exhibiting at Ecobuild 2017: Stand C111

We’re very much looking forward to our debut appearance at Ecobuild in March and preparations for the event are well underway.

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RIP Gordon Dunn – 01/07/46 to 15/01/17

We lost a very valued member of staff that will be forever in our hearts

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5 Things to Expect From a Good Label Supplier

Finding suppliers you can trust can sometimes feel like a challenge…

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Heavy Duty Labels – How Tough Are They?

We supply heavy duty, durable labels to a diverse range of sectors and businesses.

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HLS (Horticultural Labelling Software) FAQ’s

Just a few FAQs on the UK’s most popular horticultural labelling software.

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High Temperature Labelling: All You Need to Know

Throughout our history, we’ve pioneered a range of labels and tags specifically designed to withstand extremely high temperatures.

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Labels for Difficult Surfaces – Cast Concrete & Stone

Today UK construction contributes over £100bn and accounts for 6.5% of the global construction sector….

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Bin Labels – Get Your Message Across

Like most labels, bin labels always contain important information which needs to be communicated clearly.

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Four Oaks Trade Show Review

Four Oaks is a long running, commercial horticultural show held anually.

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The Benefits of On-Site Label Printing

When it comes to exploring all the options available to you when considering an on-site label printing system, we’re best placed to offer expert advice and guidance.

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Global Harmonization System: 1 Year On

As a leading label manufacturer of chemical labelling we were heavily involved in helping businesses achieve GHS compliance.

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The NeuraLabel 500e – The Printer the European Chemical Industry Has Been Waiting For!

This major advancement in printing technology allows you to print high volumes of a wide range of chemical drum labels quickly…

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Create Plant Labels to Catch Your Customers’ Eye

Our dedicated Horticultural team, based in Cambridgeshire, know a thing or two when it comes to horticultural labels.

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5 Ways Bespoke Labels Can Benefit Your Business

The labels you use on your goods and packaging help to create the first impression of your product and your business. So why settle for…

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IML’s Tube and Wire 2016 Review

Several members of our team recently headed out to Düsseldorf to represent IML at Tube and Wire 2016.

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IML at Wire 2016, Dusseldorf

No sooner have we finished exhibiting at Fabex in Egypt we are now busy preparing for our biennial trip to the Tube & Wire Exhibition in Dusseldorf.

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Fabex, Cairo 2016

Fabex 2016 opened in Cairo earlier today. This two day event runs from 18th to 20th February and brings together buyers and suppliers from the steel, metals and engineering sector.

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The Importance Of Plant Health

For the majority of visitors to a nursery or garden center the last thing on their minds is the impact to their health from plants or how vital it is,..

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See IML at Fabex, Cairo 2016

We are exhibiting at the Fabex/Metal & Steel 2016 show in Cairo 18th to 20th February 2016.

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Wire 2014

The opening day of Tube & Wire 2014 is off to a flying start for IML’s staff in Messe Dusseldorf.

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IML Turns Up The Heat For Tube & Wire 2014

As the clock ticks down signalling the opening day of Tube & Wire 2014 in Dusseldorf IML’s preparations for the show are in full swing.

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Four Oaks 2013

Four Oaks is, undoubtedly, one of the biggest events in the horticultural calendar.

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Perfect Partners At ChemSpec Europe

The UK’s primary manufacturer of high performance BS5609 marine approved labels….

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Be Safe Not Sorry – SafeCom 2013

afeCom 2013 is the UK’s largest chemical regulatory conference taking place between 6th and 7th March 2013.

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IML Aquire Customer Base Of Greenfield Software

IML is pleased to announce its aquisition of the customer base of Greenfield Software with immediate effect.

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Pipex sticks with IML’s Mattrans Extreme

Giants of civil construction Pipex challenged IML to supply industrial strength adhesive labels …

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NEW PE 200 – A Stick Or Fix Solution

If your company has a need for both tags and self adhesive labels IML has recently launched a new product

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A Brand New Look For IML’s Staff

I think IML’s new corporate branding represents the company very well.

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IML exhibited at Tube & Wire, Dusseldorf – Stand C48, Hall 17

Businesses associated with the production of metals will recognise the bi-annual Tube & Wire Show

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IML Welcomes Master Cutler

Pam Liversidge, Sheffield’s Master Cutler, recently visited…

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An Introduction to Barcode Printing

What is a Barcode? Why do you need one? Will it help with traceability?

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IML Celebrates 75 Years In Business

Colleagues past and present came together on Saturday the 10th of September to celebrate 75 years in business…

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IML at Metal & Steel 2012, Saudi Arabia

IML’s International Sales Team will be exhibiting at the Metal & Steel 2012 show in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from 4th to 7th February 2012.

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5 Things to Expect from a Good Label Supplier

Finding suppliers you can trust can sometimes feel like a challenge. What should you look for in a good label supplier? In our experience, the following 5 qualities are vitally important.

Experience

Experience is always a huge benefit when looking for a good label supplier. You need tried and tested labelling solutions which won’t let you down. If a label supplier has knowledge and experience in your particular industry, you can be confident that the advice provided will be sound and the product will meet your requirements.

Our story began way back in 1936. From humble beginnings, we have grown to be a global leader in high performance label printing and manufacturing. Over the past 80 years, it’s fair to say we have acquired a substantial amount of experience, not only in our own field but also in the numerous sectors we supply to,

From suppliers of metal tags to the steel producers of the era in Sheffield, we have expanded and adapted our product offering over the years to grow with the times. We are now experienced suppliers to a diverse range of sectors, including chemical, horticultural and construction companies, among many others.

We’re proud to have developed enduring relationships with our customers. But don’t take our word for it, you can read what they have to say about us here.

Expertise

If a supplier is to offer a bespoke labelling solution, which matches your exact needs, they need to have genuine manufacturing expertise, production capability, in-depth knowledge of materials, inks, adhesives and know their production machinery inside out. How can you be sure you are getting the best available label otherwise?

One thing we value, above all else, is our staff. We spend time training and nurturing all our staff, whether they work on the sales team, talking to our customers, operating our presses, packing boxes or emptying bins. Our business wouldn’t be able to function properly without them, after all!

From your initial enquiry with IML to the delivery of your labels, you’ll be dealing with somebody who knows exactly what they’re doing. Many of our staff have been with us for decades, and have gained in-depth expertise in their roles. We can guide you through the label selection process so that you end up with the best possible product for your needs.

We’re also always on the look our for new, talented individuals to join our growing team! Visit our Careers page to view immediate opportunities and details of where to send you CV.

Service

After experience and expertise, the most important thing to look for in a good label supplier is excellent customer service. If you have any questions or queries about your labels, it’s vital that you can contact your supplier easily and receive an answer quickly.

We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service and our dedicated team are passionate about helping our customers. Whenever you contact us, you can be sure of a friendly, knowledgeable person on the end of the phone to help you.  We have an internal Customer Services Team who are on hand to process your orders, answer queries and provide updates on your order.  We also have a team of Area Sales Managers who can visit your site to gain a full insight into your business and its operations, negotiate supply agreements, discuss future plans and, should a problem arise, be there to sort it out efficiently to minimize the impact on your business.

When you buy a label printing system from us we offer an aftersales support service with our label printer and software products, for complete peace of mind that your labelling system will keep running smoothly and efficiently. We’ll service and maintain your printing system, and if any problems occur we’re here to help. Support packages can be tailor-made to suit your needs.

If we install a label printer or software package for you, we’ll also provide FREE training to get you up and running and quickly as possible.

Product range

Your label requirements may change over time. If your current supplier can respond to these changes, it’ll save you the hassle of sourcing and appointing a new one. An extensive product range is another quality to look for in a good label supplier.

We believe our product range is unbeatable. Whether you need waterproof labels, labels for pallets, labels that can withstand extreme temperatures and weathering, barcode labels, or almost any other label, we have the product for you.

Achieving a balance between label functionality and design is also important; don’t sacrifice the look of your labels for the sake of durability or application. With our product range, you can have both!  We belief the reputation of your business is at stake every time you apply a label printed with your branding and we take this responsibility seriously.

Our team will help you to design the label you need, using the most suitable materials from our wide range. You can be sure of consistent quality every time you order from us.

Innovation

As well as an extensive product range, it’s important to choose a label supplier who moves with the times, and is able to provide you with the latest advancements in labelling technology.

Back in the late 1980’s, we pioneered the development of a new, extremely durable labelling material: Rip-proof. As well as boasting superior strength, Rip-proof withstands temperatures up to around 200°C and can be overprinted with variable data easily using a thermal transfer printer. Our R&D team first spotted the raw material in use on haulage vehicles. We discussed our ideas with the raw material supplier, and set to work developing a unique coating to allow overprinting.

This innovation revolutionised the industrial labelling at the time, and we have been committed to innovation ever since.  Many of the materials we supply are unique to us and have been developed and refined through a process of rigorous testing and feedback from customers and raw material suppliers alike.

If you’re in the process of sourcing a label supplier follow these tips on what to look for and you won’t go wrong. Better still, contact us to discuss your labelling requirements and find out if we’re the perfect label supplier for you. Get in touch on +44 (0)114 242 2111 or email info@dura-id.com

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