Labels v2

In October 2022, an updated, more flexible label module v2 was launched in iChemistry.


Follow these steps if you want to print labels from iChemistry. 


1. Determine label size


Ask yourself: What are you going to put the labels on? That's what determines which size of labels you need. If you don't know this yet, we can advise you to start from guidelines published by ECHA (Chapter 5): https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/2324906/clp_labelling_en.pdf/89628d94-573a-4024-86cc-0b4052a74d65



2. Go to iSafe/product info for the product you will print labels for

 

Go to iChemistry and search for the product for which you want to create labels for. Go to iSafe/Product Info > Labels



3. Decide the format under Label details.

 

These formats are precreated for your convenience and we recommend to use one of these formats, as they have predefined label settings such as margins etc., which can otherwise be quite challenging to set correctly. If needed, purchase label paper with these formats and prepare your printer with these label paper.



4. Decide which information needs to be included in the label.


All information that is automatically filled in comes from sections 1, 2 and 3 of the product's safety data sheet. Choose which information to include by clicking on/off the "Include in label" check box next to each field.


Our recommendation is to include only the information that is most necessary for the user of the chemical product. 

There are two reasons for that: First reason is that the user might miss the most important information if it gets mixed up with more text. The second reason is that there are legal requirements on how small the text can be, so therefore the text won't be compressed if there is more text than there is space, the text will be cut if there is not enough space for it.



5. Review and print

 

Make sure all information gets included before you print. Adjust/decrease the amount of text or choose a bigger label format if the text does not fit.






FAQ Labels (v2): 


I don't see the new labels function v2 - why?

If you don't see the new labels module, it is because you are using a feature called NiceLabel. This is not compatible with the new label function, so we have not activated it for you, to make sure you will be able to keep using the NiceLabel functionality.

If you want us to show you the new label module, contact your account manager or call our support if you have questions.

 

 

Labels are not shown correctly when I print them - what can I do?

Make sure your print settings is set to 100 % when you review the pdf that is shown when you click on "Create". If there are margins in the printer settings, they should be 0.

 

 

All text/pictograms does not fit in the label - what can I do?

The reason the text and pictograms do not get compressed if there are too much text or too many symbols, is because there are legal requirements on how small the text and pictograms are allowed to be. Therefore, first step is to adjust the amount of text and choose only the pictograms that are necessary for the user. If this is not enough, choose a bigger label format. 

 

 

The format I need does not exist - what do I do?

We have created standard formats for your convenience.  With these formats you fulfill both CLP and the general principles of GHS Label Size Requirements. That is why we recommend our precreated formats primarily. But if you are an advanced user with specific needs on labels, there is an option to create your own label formats. Note that you might need to test the setup of settings a few times to make it work with the margins and label size. 

To create an own label format, click on Add a new label format.

1. Size of the whole sheet (most common is width and height for A4 sheet).

2. Size of the labels. 

3. The distance to the outer edges of the entire sheet, e.g. A4.

4. The distance to the outer edges of each label.

5. The distance between the labels on the label paper itself.



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