The Importance of Getting New Labels Periodically – How Long Do Unused Product Labels Last?

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Renewing your labels is a concept that you might not have thought of when you first began your business. If you have a new business, and you just got started recently printing new labels, you might want to already start thinking about what you’ll do with the ones that never get used.


Typically, most labels have a shelf life of about 9 to 12 months, although depending on the quality of the paper and printing process, they can last much longer as well. Using them after this period can have unexpected results, especially if you’re using labels that peel back or a piggy back label or if the material they were printed on is not of the best quality.


The problem is that, if you have unused labels that you haven’t gotten a chance to attach to products because of a lack in demand, you might not be able to use them at all after they expire.


Printing new labels to replace them is the best course of action in such a situation. By doing so periodically, you’ll make sure you will always have enough to replenish your stock of products without having to wait too long. You never know when the demand will surge, so it’s best to be prepared, rather than waiting to reprint your labels until you actually get more demand.