We’re Committed to Quality
Experience counts, trust Adcal to recommend and use the most relevant print process, materials, adhesives and inks. Together with using the most advanced print machines. This ensures the labels Adcal supplies will embellish your product, advertise your service, warn end users of risks and keep, looking as new for many years. Add to this the fact that all labels are subject to 100% inspection prior to despatch which ensures every label can be used on the end product without the need for further inspection.
Adcal has held ISO 9001 since 1992 and we employ rigorous and continuous checking procedures throughout production. Our central location means we are able to deliver next day throughout the UK and Europe using high-speed reliable ISO 9001 courier services.
Our Quality Control Policy
Adcal’s overall mission is to achieve consistent service for existing customers and to attract new ones through speed and competence of its response and the excellence of its Product and Service Quality.
We acknowledge that our staff are very important and they affect the Quality of our Product and Service to our customer. Product Quality follows from strict adherence to our continually evolving and improving Quality System. Service Quality comes from listening to our customers needs, expectations and experience. We must pay attention to the feedback of our customers and strive to improve their satisfaction in dealing with us.
The Senior Management Team are committed to continual improvement and communicate this message to all our staff through the internal briefing, training and staff appraisal. Quality objectives are communicated and monitored to adhere to our mission. Staff are encouraged to contribute ideas and suggestions for improvement of our Quality Systems which support this policy.
Our 5 Year Guarantee
We’re so confident in the Quality of our Labels & Stickers that we offer a 5 Year ‘Non Fade’ Guarantee. So Don’t make the mistake of going cheap!
We found some inferior alternatives below…
Shop Window Stickers
Problem; Wrong material and incorrect process used which has caused these Shop window stickers to start peeling up, also the colours have faded badly making some corporate logos unrecognisable.
Solution; ‘SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ADCAL’ where we would have used a suitable process, materials and adhesives tailor made for this requirement and non fade inks. Adcal produces over 500,000 of these type of Shop window stickers and have never had a fading issue.
Car Window Stickers
Problem; Car Dealer windowsticker peeling up and not portraying good image for the company.
Solution; ‘SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ADCAL’ for superior material choice and also advice on label application in terms of cleaning glass with ipa before sticking label down.
Undersurface Printed Label
Problem; This shop has only been open 9 months and already this label image has been badly worn away in the self service area.
Solution; ‘SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ADCAL’ for a label which would last 5 years + in the application. we woluld have suggested a reverse printed polycarbonate decal for this busy usage.
Under Surface / Warning Labels
Problem; Safety Critical Fire Exit Sign is barely visible which could have Health and Safety implications.
Solution; ‘SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ADCAL’ where we would have ensured long term readability and durability of such an important message. In this case the image has almost disappeared due to a combination of UV and possible solvent attack. We would have suggested an undersurface printed polyester with solvent inks for this application.
Under Surface / Durable Labels
Problem; This Panasonic branded Aircon unit has very faded stickers detracting from brand and technical info message.
Solution; ‘SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ADCAL’ where we would have ensured long term readability and durability. We would have suggested an undersurface printed polyester with solvent inks for this application.
Car Window Stickers
Problem; Car dealer windowsticker totally destroyed!
Solution; ‘SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ADCAL’ who would have supplied a screen printed polyester window sticker which would have lasted as long as the car.
Car Window Stickers
Problem; Baby on Board car windowsticker starting to peel off.
Solution; ‘SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ADCAL’ where we would have advised alternative materials to the Self Cling Pvc used for this sticker. This is a typical problem with self cling, which after sometime peels away from window. It’s a particular problem with larger car window stickers and not helped by condensation. Also self cling pvc is extremely unfriendly to the environment because of all the plasticicers its made up from. A lot of high street stores ban its use for window displays. Adcal do produce self cling windowstickers but we also offer a green alternative.
3M Low Surface Energy Adhesive
Problem; undersurface printed polycarbonate decal bubbling up and could fall off.
Solution; ‘SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ADCAL’ who would have suggested use of specialist 3M Low Surface Energy (LSE) adhesives which are particularly suited for difficult materials such as this polypropylene .
Undersurface Printed Label
Problem; Handle on B&Q shopping trolley seen better days.
Solution; ‘SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ADCAL’ where a undersurface screen printed label would have been recommended for this challenging end use.
High Temperature Stickers
Problem; PAT testing label on Kettle about to fall off.
Solution; ‘SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ADCAL’ for recommendation of a superior material to this paper label which was always going to struggle with both the heat and moisture associated with a kettle. Adcal would recommend a polyester or high temperature vinyl label for this never a paper label.
Durable / Undersurface Labels
Problem; Gas warning label fading badly.
Solution; ‘SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ADCAL’ to ensure that Safety Critical Messages such as these stay visible. A durable undersurface printed label would have been the choice for this application.
External / Waterproof Non-fade Labels
Problem; Council Lamppost stickers failing to get message across about who to contact about light repairs because these flexo printed stickers are just not up to the job.
Solution; ‘SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ADCAL’ for a solvent ink screen printed non fade and non peel external durable sticker.
Durable / Waterproof Labels
Problem; Same problem as Lampost picture above, but this time its about Dog mess cleaning up.
Solution; ‘SHOULD HAVE GONE TO ADCAL’ for a solvent ink screenprinted non fade and non peel external durable sticker.