Wine label printing just got easier with iSys Label’s short run digital label printers. With a wide variety of approved substrates for beverage industry, the APEX 1290 digital label printer provide the utmost in versatility, providing different options for customers looking for quick turn-around times, low to moderate quantities of labels, and variable information.
Using the APEX 1290, there are two different options for printing beverage labels, each with its own benefits. The first print method is full graphic label printing with the addition of variable information, all done in a single pass. The second is signature printing, which is the ability to overprint wine labels previously printed by an offset or flexographic machine.
Ideal for companies with multiple SKU’s, signature printing is best explained as a two stage printing process. Stage one is printing all of the static elements of the customized label such as the brand or winery name including foil stamping and embossing. Stage two is overprinting using the APEX 1290 for the dynamic elements of the label design including variable data, images, and text. By utilizing this printing process, end users will be lowering their cost per copy and are capable of printing the exact quantities of labels they need on demand. This ensures maximum print efficiency and minimizes inventory and spoilage of pre-printed labels not used for that year’s production.
Here are a couple videos to elaborate on how this can be done.