We are excited to announce we have recently completed a reseller’s agreement with Paladin ID, of Laconia, NH. PaladinID will be selling the Afinia Label L801, L501, and L301, along with Epson’s Colorworks C7500G, C3500, and C831, and related supplies. [Read more…]
Variable data printing is a rapidly growing requirement for many industries. According to a recent report by MarktsandMarkets, the variable data printing market is projected to reach USD 22.27 billion by 2021. That is to say, within five years, it is expected to double it’s current market size of USD 10.79 billion.
Why Variable Data Printing is Growing
Variable data printing is especially important in markets such as food/beverage, pharmaceutical, and cannabis labeling: markets required by the government to display several variable details. [Read more…]
Imagine doing seven hours of work in just 25 minutes.
That is what the Afinia Label L801 Digital Label Printer has done for Kanani Foods, of Las Vegas, NV.
Prior to switching to the Afinia Label L801, Kanani Foods was using a thermal printer for their food label production. Not only was the job time consuming, but their labels were also aesthetically subpar. After a customer approached them about the look of their labels (the customer said, “We love your products and hate your labels”), Kanani Foods made the leap to the L801, and started experiencing major savings. See their case study here to learn how the L801 has helped them maintain FDA compliance while decreasing labor and increasing savings.
See our Kanani Foods case study.
Adding Short-run Label Production at SGIA
The number one challenge faced by visitors to our booth at SGIA was how to make short-run label projects profitable. Many guests in our booth were using large-format print/cut plotters to create labels for their customers. Some were using sheet-labels and printing them on their offset or litho presses. Although this application is not profitable, due to the manual process involved, shop operators do this to keep [Read more…]
New Food Labeling Legislation & It’s Potential US Industry Impact
In an effort to simplify food labeling and reduce US food waste, Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME-) introduced the Food Date Labeling Act of 2016 (HR5298) on May 19, 2016. This bill came about because:
- Date food labeling practices on food labels causes consumer confusion because of “sell-by,”“best-by,”“use-by,” and “best before” dates.
- Up to 90 percent of people in the United States occasionally throw out still-fresh food, due to this confusion.
- This is estimated to cause 20 percent of consumer waste of safe, edible food ($29 billion)
- Consumer education and standardized date labeling are the top 2 most cost-effective strategies for reducing food waste.