Tamper Evident Labeling


Tamper Evident Labeling has a few very unique challenges that other labeling applications may not have to solve. Experience in this type of application is critical for success.

Tamper evident labels are quite often small, clear, made of very thin material, and are most likely required to be wrapped around a carton tuck flap or corner. Handling of small, clear, flimsy, and often round, tamper evident labels can be difficult and almost always requires specific attention to the type of label itself. The labeling head must be configured to dispense the labels very precisely even though they are often very difficult to see on the web backing material. The continued dispensing accuracy of a round shaped label can also present challenges. It is impossible to apply such labels to two sides of an item at the same time, thus securing it in such a way as to give evidence of possible tampering. As a result, the actual application must be a very closely controlled two step process. Accomplishing both application steps and achieving a smooth application around a corner of an item is the challenge. Handling the product is a critical part of maintaining labeling consistency.

The Accutrak T.E. (Tamper Evident) series of labeling systems comes in three different versions.  The T.E. 80 is designed to apply tamper evident labels at speeds up to 80 ppm; the T.E. 150, 150 ppm; the T.E. 250, 250 ppm.  All three of our tamper evident labeling systems can be supplied with one, two, or three label applicators.  The applicators can be mounted in any combination of either top or side.  The basic frame of the system is the same as on our standard Accutrak Front and Back Labeling System.  The base is modified to allow for a wide variety of applicator mounting arrangements, fold tooling, and wipe down devices.  Many options are available for this machine including alarm packages, inspections, and verification devices. Please contact us for more information on this or any of our other products.

At Griffin-Rutgers we specialize in helping customers find the optimum type of labeling system they need to do the job they face, at an affordable cost point, and at a level of automation that fits their production situation and line speed. Look at our various Tamper Evident Labeling products below to view:

  • Tamper Evident Labeling systems capable of applying such labels at different speeds in order to achieve the necessary line speed production volume.

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What is a “Tamper Evident Labeler” and is it what you need?

A tamper evident labeling system is one that can apply a specific type label that is designed to prevent the unauthorized opening of a product container except by the purchaser. A tamper evident label must by its very nature show evidence of having been opened or tampered with prior to reaching the proper customer if this has taken place. Tamper evidence should be obvious to the customer if it has taken place, but the tamper evident label itself should be subtle enough in its appearance not to dominate or detract from the appearance of the package graphics if it has not undergone tampering or disturbance. At Griffin-Rutgers we understand the intricacies of tamper evident labeling necessary to make such the application process as simple and reliable as possible because we have over 30 years of labeling system experience. Call and tell one of our engineers about the packaging item you need to secure with a tamper evident label and we will help you find the best system for your need and your budget.

Please review the articles below for news about various types of Tamper Evident Labeling applications. If you have questions about the best system for your product labeling, call Griffin-Rutgers and allow us to apply our 30 years of experience to help you find a solution to your specific need.


Tamper Evident Labeler News

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How to Apply Labels for Glass Bottles

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