Wrap Labeling of Tapered Containers


Labeling of tapered containers is often associated with slightly tapered “deli cups” or other such containers, which can range in size up to 5 gallon pails, where the package sidewall either leans inward or outward from bottom to top.

Traditional pressure sensitive label application is originally designed for applying the label to a perfectly vertical side wall of a passing item be it package or product. The needs of the labeling process change when the side wall is not perfectly parallel to the label dispense point and either leans toward or away from it. It is not possible to apply a rectangular pressure sensitive label smoothly and with precise wrap registration if the side wall of the container to be labeled is not parallel to the label. In such cases the shape of the label must be changed so it is cut in a shape resembling a “banana”, and the angle at which the label is dispensed much match the angel of the side wall.

There are also other changes to the normal method of pressure sensitive label application that are required in order to maintain system throughput speed and to keep the labeling line running smoothly. At Griffin-Rutgers we understand these labeling complexities and specialize in helping customers find the optimum type of labeling system they need to deal with tapered containers of all types and shapes. Look at our Tapered Wrap Labeling System below to view:

  • Accuwrap Tapered Labeling System

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What is a “Tapered Wrap Labeling System” and is it what you need?

Take a close look at the angle of the sidewall of your container to be labeled. Is it perfectly vertical? If the sidewall is not perfectly vertical you will need to deal with the resulting sidewall angle by using a Tapered Wrap Labeling System that is designed and set up to address your specific container design. And you will also need to have your labels manufactured in such a way as to address that same sidewall angle. At Griffin-Rutgers we understand the intricacies of labeling such tapered containers so as to make the process simple and reliable. We have over 30 years of labeling system experience addressing exactly these sorts of issues. Call and tell one of our engineers about the packaging item you need to 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 Tapered Wrap 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.


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