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The Many Uses of Freezer Stickers

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How do we love thee, freezer stickers? Let us count the ways...

No, no, that would be silly. No the counting, but the poetry. Sad to say, freezer labels of any kind are not exactly poetry in motion. They're more appropriate for poultry without motion. The frozen kind, you see. All it takes is the right freezer stickers and knowing how to label frozen food, and you're good to go.

There are special freezer labels made to withstand the supremely chilly cold and moisture of liquid nitrogen, because it's a really good idea to label frozen genetic materials, heads, and whole bodies that are supposed to last centuries before hopefully being revived in the far future. (Can you imagine the revival tax? A toe here, a kidney there, or that spare eye since you've got two?). Most freezer stickers are made for frozen foods and only have to protect to maybe 20 below zero. The best, like ours, can handle temperatures down to 60 degrees below, even colder, without giving up. 

Freezer stickers make wonderful ice cream labels, pizza labels, sausage labels, meat labels, popsicle labels, meatsicle labels... though we suspect that last wouldn't go over too well in the edibles market. But sausages are pretty much the same, right? And we make the best sausage labels ever. In fact, you never sausage labels! (Get it? Eh?)

Refrigerator labels and freezer stickers alike are a mainstay of the frozen food industry, the products of which make up a significant portion of any grocery store. Not only is cold the best way to preserve foods like meats, cheeses, and vegetables, we can't live without our frozen sweets. Life just wouldn't be the same. In 2015, when a Listeriaoutbreak closed down the Blue Bell Creameries in Texas and several other states—a regional manufacturer of ice cream that's nonetheless the fourth bestselling brand in the U.S.—the result was a widespread wailing and gnashing of teeth, mostly in the South and Southwest, as millions of consumers had to make do with store brands. Texans in particular suffered from Blue Bell withdrawals, as that's where Blue Bell began. And not surprisingly, ice cream labels suffered a dip in sales too for the 3-5 months Blue Bell was unavailable. We're kind of surprised people weren't trying to sell it on eBay, like they did with Tickle-Me Elmos when they became scarce.

Clearly, freezer stickers are important, because frozen goods are important—they're a huge part of the economy. We're proud of our role as part of the freezer sticker provider network, and we're very proud of our high-quality fridge and freezer labels in general Furthermore, we pledge that Etiquette Systems will never be shut down due to a Listeriaoutbreak. We may have to revise that promise if we ever print edible freezer labels, but until then, it's 100% guaranteed!

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How Tough Are YOUR Icy Ice Cream Labels?

ice cream labels If there's one thing you know your ice cream labels are going to have to face, it's ice. After all, it's right there in the name. One might forgive someone for forgetting that when dealing with popsicle labels or frozen yogurt and smoothie labels, but—well, wait a minute.

You know what? It should be pretty obvious that any frozen confection, which tends to start out liquid or semi-liquid, is going to involve ice and will require the appropriate freezer labels. Anyone who can't figure that out will soon be out of business, unless they're the owner's son. 

But we digress. There are certain answers to the question of "Where can I buy freezer labels for my ice cream at a decent price?" that you should avoid. Office supply store? Nope. Dollar store? Uh, no. Cheesy label reseller? Probably not. Label wholesaler? Maybe.

Cryogenic freezer label manufacturer? Well... they're fine for freezing heads for decades, but too expensive for use as ice cream labels, unless said ice cream is made with gold flakes in it (and of course, there are such confections.) Etiquette Systems? Definitely!

You know, our ice cream labels would work for gold-flake ice cream too. You could either have us print a really spiffy ice cream label complete with logo, ingredients, and the rest of that required stuff, or we could hook you up with partially printed or write on freezer labels you can sign and number like limited edition prints.

Hey, if there are people willing to spend $1,000 on a gold flake ice cream sundae (and there are), then you could be missing (ahem) a gold mine hiding in plain sight. Just slip us some cash of you use the idea. It's copyrighted now.

Anyway, speaking of digressing, don't forget that in order to keep your special ice cream labels attached to your gold mines, you not only have to know how to label frozen food properly, you need freezer labels that will continue to stick down to -60 degrees' worth of cold and hold out against moisture, frozen or not.

It can't be made of paper or plastic that crumbles or flakes away in the ice, or paper that turns to mush when it gets wet. That's not easy, which is why you can't depend on just any old sticker, even if it's called a freezer sticker. Stick with someone who knows what they're doing. Someone like, oh... us. All our sheet labels are optimized for cold, wet weather.

Ready to order? Just shoot us a quote request, and we'll let you know how much money we'll save you right away. And before you ask, yes, we can print on foil. But we hate to break it to you: gold foil makes really lousy freezer labels, so it's best to stick to plastic or paper.

Frozen Yogurt and Smoothie Labels On Demand

smoothie labelsWhenever summer rolls around, frozen yogurt and smoothie labels become increasingly important. More and more people reach for the ice cream freezers in their stores, or order smoothies from the barista... but will they be asking for your products?

One way to make sure they do is to ensure that your frozen yogurt and smoothie labels do their jobs and figuratively get in the consumer's face, so they prefer your goodies over the competition's.

Bright colors, a nifty logo, and instant recognition are important for any frozen food labels, but they're crucial for frozen yogurt and smoothie labels—especially the frozen yogurt labels, since, like ice cream labels, there are so many brands crammed into small retail spaces.

Worse, some manufacturers are shameless about making their freezer food labels look just like other brands'. They count on people getting in a hurry and not taking a close look before they grab.

We recommend you be careful there, because any business willing to do that is likely a business also willing to skimp on their frozen yogurt and smoothie labels. This is bad not just for consumers but for vendors, since both frozen yogurt and smoothie labels face a surprising amount of moisture over their lifespans.

Frozen yogurt and similar products tend to be placed in open coolers or refrigerators that get opened many times a day, resulting in the introduction of lots of moisture and the quick build-up of frost. The result can be damaged labels that become difficult to read and began to peel off the package.

smoothie labelsSmoothie labels face a similar problem, in that they're often stuck on cups that are then filled with delicious icy fruit sludge, inviting liquid condensation. We've all seen it at Starbucks, haven't we? If you're lucky, that's a write on freezer label stuck on your cup, one that can resist all the moisture.

But it just might be a cheapie freezer label where the ink runs, obliterating your name before you can get there, or that may even get all mushy or fall off. Then what? Can you even be sure it's your item?

What if someone else gets it and you can't prove it's yours? It might not be the end of the world, but it'll definitely be one more straw laid across the camel's back.

Clearly, decent frozen yogurt and smoothie labels are important. If you're a manufacturer, make sure your freezer stickers of all kinds can stand up to any conditions they face, lest you end up with irate customers fighting over poorly labeled smoothies and yogurt.

Sausage Labels That Deliver

Sausage Labels High-quality frozen food labels are crucial to both manufacturers and consumers, and sausage labels are no exception. In fact, how to label sausages may be more important than how to label frozen foods in most cases, given the potential contents. You certainly don't want non-Kosher or non-Halal sausages to go unlabeled as such, and there are plenty of them out there.

Leaner meats often have pork fat added to help make them into sausage, and that should definitely be on their freezer labels in large print. Most sausages labels will in fact warn the reader if the meat of which they are made contains pork.

But dietary law is not the only reason to be aware of what a sausage contains. While sausage is a delicious and a nutritious part of a balanced breakfast, it does contain lots of fat, which will be of importance to dieters.

It's a necessary ingredient that makes sausages what they are, and you can find it in the nutritional list on any commercial sausage freezer label or refrigerator label, whether you're looking at sausage labels for franks, bratwurst, chorizo, or kielbasa. It's a necessary ingredient due to the way sausage is made, which stems from its historical roots.

You see, sausage was a relatively simple way to preserve meats in the old days before refrigeration. Many cultures invented it, from the Native Americans with their pemmican (a sausage of dried meat and berries) to the European varieties from Germany, England, Spain, Poland, and Italy, to Cajun andouille and Hispanic chorizo.

Grinding meat, adding fat and salt, and storing it in casings before smoking preserved the meat for long periods of time, well into the cold, lean winter months. In these modern famine-free days, the fat content and especially the salt content are necessary cautions on almost any commercial sausage label.

Sausage Labels Now, we realize that home and commercial cooks often use our freezer labels and refrigerator labels for repackaging their foods, including sausages, and for packaging their homemade creations. It's still a good idea to be aware of the fat content and the fact that sausage can deliver massive amounts of sodium; so we recommend you take the time to include at least those facts on your write on freezer labels, and on the DIY freezer sheet labels you use frozen label templates to prepare on your printer.

It also might be a good idea to note whether or not it's Kosher or Halal, just in case you have a dinner guest over that follows religions dietary restrictions. For more rules on how to label freezer food, check out this blog

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