Do You Need Tamper-Evident Labels?

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What are Tamper-Evident Labels?

Tamper-Evident labels are designed to show that an item is securely packaged and cannot be messed with. It will have one or more barriers of entry and provide visible evidence to a consumer that the product has been tampered with.

For example, someone cannot open the package and remove the item to steal it. These labels are a visual deterrent but they also provide evidence that the items was tampered with or that someone attempted to mess with it. 

Thieves and counterfeiters are smart so label manufacturers have to be smarter.

The tamper-evident labels that PaladinID provides can help secure and protect a variety of items, ranging from high-value products, medications, and important documentation.

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Once you apply the security label it will indicate tampering. The tamper evident feature varies for each label product.

However, there are 3 key characteristics that any tamper-evident label should have:

  • Displays a warning that the item includes a tamper-evident label
  • Protects the items inside and detects tampering
  • Deters product counterfeiting (label swapping).

Note: Tamper-evident labels are often used as a product seal, warranty seal, authentication label, or package closure seal.

What are Tamper-Evident Labels Made Out Of?

There are primarily two main types of tamper-evident materials:

  1. Void Adhesives
  2. Destructible Vinyl

Void Adhesives

These labels are a silver polyester material that leave the pattern of the word “VOID”, or another tamper-evident message, when tampering occurs.

    • Residue Void Adhesives—Hollow tamper-evident pattern is surrounded by a strong adhesive on the application surface. The pattern is left behind as an adhesive residue on the originally applied surface.
    • NonResidue Void Adhesives— Multi-layered, self-adhesive labels that will reveal the tamper-evident pattern printed on a label film left behind when the top layer of the label is removed or tampered with.

Destructible Vinyl

This material combines a strong adhesive and an extremely fragile vinyl face material to create a security label product that will fragment into small pieces during any attempts to tamper with or remove the label from its applied surface. If someone attempts to remove or tamper with the label in any way, only small pieces of the label can be removed, which makes it extremely difficult to remove the label in its entirety. It is also impossible to reapply the label and the damage done to the face material serves as an indicator that an item has been tampered with.

PaladinID Can Find the Right Solution for Your Business

The pharmaceutical industry is just one example of companies that need this service. Manufacturing also uses a lot of tamper-evident labels. PaladinID offers a wide variety of security features that can be incorporated into a customer’s labeling solution. We can customize a label Solution based upon our customer’s needs utilizing only the features needed to achieve the desired level of protection.

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PaladinID develops and supports high-performance barcode labeling applications. We work with our clients to “Make Your Mark” by providing the expertise and tools necessary to create an entire product label printing solution. Located in central New Hampshire, PaladinID has been serving Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New England, and beyond for over 30 years, and in 2017, became an RFID-certified company. We look forward to working with you.

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