Preserving food for the long term has never been easy. In the old days, that wasn’t such a big deal during the warm months; you could usually hunt and gather enough food daily to keep your belly full, and it rarely took more than about 20 hours a week to do it. If the game held out or you could camp beside a stand of nut or fruit trees until you’d stripped hem bare, you were good. Hmph. And we think we have it good working 40-60 hours, just because we have cool toys! Whose idea was it to start breaking our backs farming, anyway?!

Winter and times of scarcity were another matter. You needed to preserve food for later, if possible, whether by drying, pickling, potting, salting, or what have you. Probably it was then that the first crude food labels came into being. But it wasn’t until we started using refrigeration, only about a century ago, that refrigerator labels and freezer stickers became important (or an issue at all, really), and freezer sticker manufacturers and printers arose in response.


Now you can create Arctic cold right at home, which makes freezer stickers, either preprinted or in write on freezer label format, a must for manufacturers and home label-users alike. That way, you don’t have to worry about the difficulty of telling your packaged whale blubber apart from your caribou meat. This was a lot easier when you just pitched them into the snow outside your igloo, assuming of course you lived in the Arctic. Speaking of that, we’re thinking that people who work in the Antarctic and don’t worry about refrigeration so much need good freezer food labels too. Luckily, we now have microwaves to heat them up, and freezer stickers that can handle them without detaching due to the sudden heat. Not that it would matter if they fell off in the microwave, as long as they didn’t catch fire. Not everyone likes a smoky flavor to their burritos.

The history of freezer stickers is so short because freezing was very difficult to achieve mechanically until scientists started experimenting with freon, ether, and ammonia. Until then, refrigerator labels in use from the time true iceboxes were invented (requiring ice blocks delivered daily). Prior to that, there were a few freezers, but they were temperamental and enormous, and mostly used to make ice. Oklahoma’s Fort Sill still has a gigantic building once use to house enough refrigeration equipment to make a few dozen gallons of ice a day. By 1913, people were finally able to buy refrigerators that fit in their kitchens, making freezer stickers and refrigerator labels suddenly very important.

Since then, freezer label scientists have put a lot of time and effort into designing the best possible freezer stickers for your daily use, whether you’re a food manufacturer requiring thousands of preprinted freezer labels a day, or a home user who prefers a few write on freezer labels now and then. They’ve also put a lot of thought into how to label freezer containers during that time. Low-quality freezer labels that failed to stay stuck in cold and moist conditions had to be weeded out, especially if their paper or plastics couldn’t handle the conditions. Freezer labels with log-grade materials aren’t worthy of the name. That’s why you should stick with ours, which are.


All our freezer sheet labels can survive temperatures to about sixty degrees below zero—the type of solid freeze your deep freeze won’t even get near.

Stick with Don’t takes chances with your freezer stickers, or you might be disappointed in the end.

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