Subsequent printing of labels
Basic information on the subsequent printing of labels.
Many labels are subsequently custom printed at the customer's site with lot or batch number, shelf life, composition, nutritional and energy values, barcode and usage or consumption information, recipes and more. Depending on the type of application and market (consumer product, commercial and industrial product), a pre-printed logo label or a blank label, which is then printed with a thermal printer, is the obvious choice. A classic example of this is the scale labels we encounter in grocery stores.
The introduction of on-demand or color label printers that can print blank labels using image printing opens up new and exciting applications. Color label printers simplify label logistics, shorten time-to-launch and lower TCO's (total cost of ownership) because only blank labels of the appropriate size are managed. There is no need to manage pre-printed logo labels. Unlike thermal printers, where a pre-printed label is often used, blank labels are used for color printing. This means that the complete imprint is made at the customer's premises. This shifts the printing process from the label manufacturer to the customer, which means an enormous amount of flexibility and agility.
The question of which printer system, i.e. thermal printing or color printing, is more suitable depends on the factors of label requirements, urgency of need, print run, print image, finishing, central vs. decentralized printing, label stock, area of application, label complexity, types, security, availability, skills and others.
Since we manufacture labels ourselves and sell thermal printers and color label printers, you will find the optimal label solution with us.