JHB’s Bertrand Clinical Label division sponsored the Clarence High School JV Cheerleaders for their 2017-2018 season. “I am a little biased about our Clarence Cheerleaders because my daughter Ashley is on the team. They do an absolute fantastic job”, remarked Jeff Bertrand. Just last Sunday, Clarence came in first at the Winter ECIC competition. Way to go Ash!
Jeff and Ashley Bertrand are pictured on the right.
Peel tabs are widely used on booklet labels for curved surfaces. The idea is that they offer an easy way to get a finger under the tab to open the booklet. We sell against the peel tab as much as possible because we believe this advantage is marginal versus how much cost and time a peel tab takes.
Here are some of the disadvantages of peel tabs: (1) Peel tabs create an extra step in the process. After the booklet press sheets are printed, they must be sent to die cutting equipment to create the tabs which takes more time and costs more money. (2) Peel tabs cover between 15% to 25% of the peel up wing. Less exposed adhesive equals less stick to the liner. The opening wing of this type of booklet label (Lam to Liner) sticks directly to the carrying liner so it is weaker bond to begin with. If you need to serialize your label with a post print process that has a long web path with lots of turns, this makes it more likely that the label will delaminate and get caught in the rollers. The same is true when using label applicating equipment.
Don’t get me wrong, peel tabs are widely used, but at BCL, we are constantly looking for ways to reduce lead times and cost while maintaining a high level product. We believe eliminating the peel tab makes a lot of sense. One caveat– if you are not convinced, and you need a peel tab, we can do it for you, of course.
Bertrand Clinical Label, a division of JH Bertrand, will be displaying at the Global Clinical Supplies Group conference in
Altanta, GA April 29th to May 2nd. “We’ve attended this conference for years so it’s very exciting to now be displaying”, remarked Jeff Bertrand. “I always learn something interesting every year. Now my team and I will have a chance to have additional conversations with the clinical supplies professional’s who attend.”
Bertrand Clinical Label produces single ply, 2 part, booklet labels, and a variety of clinical labeling supplies for the drug discovery marketplace. Many of these products often carry blinded variable codes.