Best By Label


Please do keep in mind; this is just one of a wide variety of options for best by 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.

Free Label Gun - with full case order (8 sleeves).

An order of 4-7 sleeves = $32.50/ea.  
An order of 8 sleeves = $28.50/ea
*Includes a Best By labeling gun at no additional charge.  If you don't need the gun, give us a call and we'll reduce the pricing of the labels even further.  We will add the labeler(s) after checkout.


Most Popular Imprint Phrase

Best by is the most popular imprinted label option.  There is mostly just one reason; the mass majority of perishable products do not have a strict cut off date that they must be used before or disposed of right after.  Best by helps the consumer to understand that the date is what the manufacturer indicates as the peak freshness/quality.  The items are just fine to be consumed after the listed date. 

Perhaps a bit of a stretch, but having this particular phrase can even help give your company a bit of a lift in the consumer’s eye.  Here is the explanation; the typical household throws out thousands of dollars of food per year.  When they do, the packaging is the last thing they see.  Equating a brand with the trash isn’t great.  The consumer may ask themselves "If I didn’t use it this time and it expired, should I buy it again?".  What does this have to do with just a phrase of best by on the label?  There is unfortunately a good deal of confusion on the market trying to make sense of what each date phrase means.  Some manufacturers will use a phrase that indicates a strict cut off date to the consumer when in fact the product is still fine for days thereafter.  Making sure to only eat safe food, a lot of households will throw away the product before they need to and waste money.  Having the wiggle room afforded by the best by date label could help to keep your product from being thrown out too early and allow the consumer to enjoy all the deliciousness they paid for.


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 by labels becomes extremely quick and accurate.  The user sets a date to print below the best 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 by 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 by 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.


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 by 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.