Are you still labeling your products manually? In the initial stages of a company it can be a convenient option, but as the company progresses and grows, and the demand increases, manual labeling becomes difficult to manage. This is when you either need to outsource the process to professional firms or make the process automated. Here are 4 reasons why you should upgrade your manual labeling process to an automated process.
1. Error Free
An advantage of automating your labeling process is that there are fewer errors in product labels. The use of colour bars, registration marks and trim marks assist in creating error free marking on the labels. These marks help identify any errors that would otherwise be missed in a manual process.
2. Fast and Time Saving
An automated process can place labels at a high speed and the use of custom-built conveyor systems help label a large volume at quick speed. This makes for an efficient system that enables you to keep up with increasing demand.
Depending on the label applicator you are looking to buy, the initial investment can be intimidating. However, if your team has been hand-applying labels it quickly becomes obvious that an automated process pays for itself many times over. It reduces the cost of maintaining labour, and it works continuously and at a faster pace. Of course, an automated process would require fewer people to handle it so those people can be trained in other areas of production. So, if you want to cut down your overhead, automation is a good solution.
4. Less Waste
Another benefit derived from the automated labeling process is that there can be much less waste when applying labels to your product. In the case of manual labeling process, a person will peel the label off the liner and apply it to the package. Errors are possible and the labels will likely not appear consistent for all the products. This can lead to waste. With an automated process, the consistency is maintained on all labeling jobs which means less waste.
The great thing about automation is that it can be customized to suit your needs. If you are becoming frustrated with your hand-labelling process but aren’t sure which direction to take, it’s great to have the help of professionals who are familiar with many brands and their strengths/weaknesses. If you want to take advantage of these benefits, give Jet Marking Systems a call at 1-866-440-5135 and we will assess your current process to find the best solution for you.
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