Products need labels and tags for many different reasons, and companies utilize such tags for their products in these many different ways. To find out more about these different kinds of labels, and what these do for your products, here is a list of the most common tags and labels companies used on their items.
Brand labels – this is probably the most common one of all, and is used to tell people what brand an item belongs under. These tags are used on a wide variety of products that include foodstuff, appliances, gadgets, toys, and many more. These are called brand labels mainly because these usually carry only the brand of the product and nothing else. Some of these brand tags can carry the manufacturer’s contact details, and nothing more.
Informative labels – these are labels that you can find on products that may have numerous ingredients or materials added to its composition, expiration dates, and instructions for use or consumption. These labels may also carry on them the name of the company that manufactured such products, what to do when you have an issue with the item that you bought, and who to contact if you need to have the item you purchased replaced or examined.
Descriptive labels – some people confuse this with informative labels, and with good reason. While this label describes what the item is, it does not necessarily give you all the information that an informative label gives. A descriptive label may simply have statements that tell you what to expect in terms of flavor, quality, longevity of the product, and other qualities the item may have. These labels may describe what the item can do, what effect it may have on you once used, and other similar descriptions but not necessarily what it contains, where it is made, and other information that is often found on informative labels.
Warning labels – this is often used when an item has a specific danger associated with misuse, overuse, or other things a person may do with it. For example, a blender may have a label that warns users not to turn it on when the cover is not placed securely on top. This safety warning may be simply to avoid the splashing of contents out of the blender when it is turned on, or to help keep people from reaching into the blender while it is running.
Decorative labels – some companies sell products that do not only use the label as a branding tool but also as a decorative tool. These businesses may sell items that have the brand on a label that has decorative flourishes on it, in different designs, colors, and motifs.