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​Dissolvable Label Frequently Asked Questions

​Dissolvable Label Frequently Asked Questions
By Dot It February 24, 2021 No comments

Dissolvable labels are a helpful tool for any labeling need. But what are they, how do they work, and when should you use them?

Here are the most frequently asked questions and answers regarding dissolvable labels.

What is a dissolvable label?

A dissolvable label disintegrates completely in water, leaving no sticky residue or paper clumps behind on the container. These labels are great for reusable containers that will be washed regularly in the sink or dishwasher. They are especially useful for food rotation label programs, as they can be regularly used, washed, and replaced to uphold rotation program laws.

dissolvable label being washed off

What makes a dissolvable label dissolvable?

A specialty adhesive paired with water-soluble paper create a dissolvable label.

Why should you use a dissolvable label?

Dissolvable labels are handy in instances where a label is needed on a temporary basis. This can include pans, containers, fridge storage, freezer storage, or other receptacles that need a label.

How long does it take to dissolve?

Dissolvable labels generally take less than 30 seconds to dissolve in any water temperature.

Can you still write on dissolvable labels?

Yes! Dissolvable labels still have a paper surface that makes writing item names, employee initials, dates, and any other necessary information easy.

What are the benefits of dissolvable labels?

  • No sticky residue
  • Wash dishes in the sink or dishwasher like normal
  • Less time spent scrubbing
  • No ruined pans
  • Environmentally friendly

What temperatures can dissolvable labels withstand?

Their dissolvable nature does not make these labels less resistant to temperature. Dissolvable labels have a working range or -40º F to 176º F.

What are alternatives to dissolvable labels?

If you are looking for removability, but do not want the label to dissolve, look for a label with a removable adhesive. These labels can be used when temporary labeling is necessary, but the item cannot get wet, such as on appliances.

About Dot It Restaurant Fulfillment

Dot It’s food rotation labels and other restaurant supplies cover the needs of restaurants from front to back-of-house. From removable to tamper-evident, Dot It can print stock or custom labels to fit every need.

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