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.
Are you trying to estimate the overall cost per label? Have you ever wondered how many labels you would approximately have on a roll? Are you wondering about the quantity rolls needed for a certain job?
With these simple calculations, you will be able to get an approximate quantity of labels per roll.
What We Know About the Roll
*Length of Material on the Roll = 450 Feet = 5400 inches per roll
Size of Label = 8 inches wide x 3 inches high
Gap Size = 0.125 inches
Width of Roll = 8.125 inches
Core Size = 3 inches
Max. Roll Outside Diameter for the EDGE 850 = 8 inch OD
Add the height of the label plus the gap.
3 inches + 0.125 inches = 3.125 inches
Divide the Length of the Roll by the overall height of the label.
5400 inches/3.125 inches = 1728 labels per roll
There are 1728 labels per roll.
Please note: In most cases, the industry uses +/- 10% as a general rule of thumb. While the calculation above is the “best case scenario” for labels per roll, you must take into account the potential wastage during setup, proofing, alignment, etc. Therefore using the +/- 10% scenario, you’re more likely quantity of labels per roll is actually 1555 labels.
*Length of material on a roll depends on the thickness of material being used. For example, a wine label material will be thicker than a matte paper, and therefore will have less material on a roll. For the purpose for this example, we used 450 feet of material and that creates an OD of 8 inches, which is the maximum OD that can fit in the EDGE 850 printer.
It’s very rare to find a product in any market that doesn’t require a label these days. The dynamics of the label and packaging industry are evolving and iSys Label is changing the rules with the APEX 1290 and EDGE 850 digital label printers.
Customer’s demands are turning to shorter runs, faster turnaround and greater variability in their labels, branding and packaging. As a result, production houses and brand owners are finding the need to be more responsive to the changes in the market. It’s never been easier to go digital. By incorporating digital print technology into the existing workflow, independent brand owners and print providers are able to leverage the advantages of both while entering the digital label and packaging market with a low capital investment.
The APEX 1290 and EDGE 850 are digital label printing solutions that provide high resolution graphics, photos and barcodes on an array of die-cut, kiss-cut and continuous roll substrates for any market or industry. Users are capable of printing upwards of 2,000 full color labels in minutes and have them ready for the applicator or shipped to the customer the same day. Ideal for in-plant printing or production environments, the iSys Label digital printers make light work out of any label job.
Let iSys Label help you realize the value digital label printing can offer.