There was a time, in our great-great-grandparents' younger days, when frozen vegetables labels weren't needed, because there were no such things as frozen vegetables. Fresh vegetables could only be enjoyed on a seasonal basis, sadly. Oh, you could preserve some veggies by salting, pickling, drying, or canning, but it wasn't the same. All these processes lose some of the flavor, not to mention the vitamins and nutrients, that you get in fresh vegetables. Luckily, this was offset somewhat when specific preservation methods, and the foodstuffs available to a particular area, led to some wonderful regional cuisines.
Yes, we have lack of refrigeration to thank for haggis and pickled pig's feet. Yum!
Things began to change when railroads became common, but even then, growers could ship veggies only a few days' travel away, and didn't need custom printed frozen vegetables labels yet. Back then, railroad refrigeration meant filling tall reservoirs on each end of special train cars with ice (really tough to find in the summer back then), and hoping it wouldn't melt completely between California and Indiana. But then, in 1913, a fellow named Clarence Birdseye went ice-fishing, and noticed that the fish he caught froze almost instantly in the -40 degree weather—but still tasted fresh when thawed and cooked. Aha! This led to him experimenting with flash-freezing foods in 1922, and suddenly frozen vegetables were a thing.
Almost instantly, printed frozen vegetables labels became a thing too, out of sheer necessity. It took a lot of experimenting to find the right mixture of materials for decent frozen vegetables labels. As anyone who's had to work in cold weather can probably tell you, metals act differently, glues can lose their stickiness, paper can split, plastics can even freeze and shatter; and let's not even get into how hard it is to make inks act right. Luckily it's almost 100 years later, and companies like Etiquette Systems have figured out how to make totally effective custom printed vegetables sheet labels, and sheet labels in general, that can handle temperatures down to -60 degrees (colder than Elsa's toes in Frozen) without deadening, falling off, or otherwise becoming absolutely useless.
We can provide a nice variety of frozen vegetable labels tailored to your needs. If you need custom printed freezer labels for your frozen veggies, no problem. If you want print your own frozen vegetables labels, no problem. If you want us to print directly onto your frozen vegetables, problem. However, you may be able to rent a nice 3-D food printer for that; yes, they're real, and yes, they can probably print your fake freezer labels right on the food with photorealistic accuracy! The miracles of modern technology, eh?
That said, we can't recommend that type of freezer label, since they just won't be as tough as real paper, adhesive, and ink freezer labels designed for the purpose. Also, they're lots more expensive than real frozen vegetable labels, and even though you can cover them with plastic so people can handle them safely, it's still kind of a gross idea. But hey, good luck if you can make it work. We 'll share the patent rights.
Meanwhile, we're available to print your conventional frozen vegetables labels very quickly and get them to you in just a few hours, wherever you live in North America. Just ask for a quote and see how we can help you. We guarantee our freezer labels won't just melt when customers take the veggies out to thaw.