Best Before Label


Please do keep in mind; this is just one of a wide variety of options for best before date labels.  We encourage customers to call us to discuss your specific application over the phone to always ensure you get the ideal set up for your unique situation and necessary information.

Quantity of 1 = 1 sleeve; 8 rolls, 20,000 individual Monarch 1131 labels with general purpose adhesive + an ink roller.

Ideal for Organizations of all sizes.

The labels that are offered are designed to be used in a hand-held labeling gun.  The gun will print a date and dispense the sticker so the user can apply the label directly onto the product.  Applying the best before labels becomes extremely quick and accurate.  The user sets a date to print below the use by phrase.  As the user clicks the hand trigger, the date is printed and when the trigger is released, the sticker dispenses.  Companies in a wide variety of industries; food production and agriculture, medical, any sort of manufacturing, and many others have found a great operational benefit with the label guns.  Small to medium size organizations can find these tools to offer the primary solution to their needs.  Large companies might not use hand held labeling as their primary means of displaying information on the high volume products, but using this option for best before labels can be a tremendous back-up, or the predominate solution on lower volume products.  Some of the features that make this option very appealing vs. something like a continuous ink jet printer are;

Fast Implementation

-They can ship right away and you can be using them as quickly as tomorrow morning.

Overall Cost

-Obviously this is a fairly simple solution and therefore can offer a very attractive price vs other methods.


-Using an ink jet printer requires an organized, planted infrastructure (conveyer systems...etc).  The label guns can be taken to any part of the operation (ex. various tables, out in a field, different areas of the warehouse, or completely different buildings or locations).  The tools are lightweight and ergonomically designed.

Speed and Reliability

-When comparing to something like hand applied and/or hand-written labels, this best before label option will be faster and have a cleaner, more reliable print on each label.



Labels are sold as sleeves.

Each sleeve has 8 rolls of labels that go into the gun.

Each roll has 2,500 stickers.

Each sleeve has a total of 20,000 individual labels.

Each sleeve contains one replacement ink roller.

The exact size is .78" x .44" or 19mm x 11mm.


Imprint Phrase

Consumers should easily understand that your product has a longer shelf life beyond the date marked.  They will understand this is the manufacturer’s recommended time for peak freshness and quality.  Consuming shortly after will be perfectly safe and healthy.  The best before phrase does an excellent job of helping to save consumers money by not thinking they need to discard of the product too early. 


Adhesive Options

Because there are so many different applications for a product such as this, many different options for the construction and adhesive properties are offered.  The labels come standard with a general-purpose adh.  This will work well for a huge variety of uses.  Other options include a more aggressive permanent, less aggressive removable, FDA approved for edible surfaces, deep freezer, and more.  Construction refers to the way the paper itself is produced.  Options include tamper cut, non-tamper cut, ultra tamper cut, dissolvable, synthetic (water resistant), and more.  The best before label is being required on more products each year.  It is necessary to offer these options so your organization will remain in compliance by keeping the sticker visible.