On-demand label printing
Posted by Rick Lingle, Technical Editor -- Packaging Digest, 8/27/2013 9:39:43 AM
From the chemical market to the food and beverage sector, manufacturers rely on labeling solutions to enhance brand image, support product safety, comply with regulations and manage supply chain logistics.
To help manufacturers that produce a high number of SKUs manage the chaos associated with different label varieties and meet new regulatory labeling standards, Epson America, Inc. is introducing new ColorWorks Label Printer technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 (September 23-25; Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV), Booth #5963.
Epson's latest innovation offers improved image quality and production speeds. The new technology helps reduce total labeling costs by up to 50 percent for a wide range of packaging and manufacturing applications.
Epson will also showcase its ColorWorks C831 Wide Label Printer at PACK EXPO Las Vegas to help chemical manufacturers and transporters comply with Globally Harmonized System (GHS) labeling standards. GHS provides a universal system for communicating physical, environmental and health hazard information. The first critical deadline is December 1, 2013, when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all employees be trained on new GHS labeling elements and Safety Data Sheet formats.
Under the new requirements, manufacturers across several industries will need to print labels in vibrant colors to highlight potential hazards. Pre-printed color labels can also pose a challenge since the new guidelines prohibit the use of labels with empty or incomplete pictograms.