Promotional water bottle label printing just got easier with iSys Label’s EDGE 850 short run digital label printer.
Over the past couple of years, entrepreneurs have been using the EDGE 850 as a low-cost method for entry into the short run digital label market, using it to print personalized water bottle labels for local businesses, community events, corporate functions, parties and weddings, just to name a few.
Water bottle labels printed on the EDGE 850 are full color and the perfect compliment for any occasion. By utilizing the EDGE 850 to print promotional water bottle labels, users will be able to see their ROI immediately being able to print on demand. The only items users need to begin are an EDGE 850 and a couple rolls of die-cut paper or polyester label stock, and you are in business. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
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 is no secret that there is an increasing demand for short run digital label technology. With the rise in private labels, there has been a corresponding demand in the need for shorter runs, higher degrees of personalization and reduced turnaround times. Digital label printing has carved out its niche in the print and packaging market and defined its place for those who are weighing the transition to digital label printing.
For the converter, an understanding has been established that digital printing is not going to replace the existing technology, but rather, compliment the current resources in the production workflow. More information has come available and users are now able to determine the crossover points for jobs currently being done on conventional presses. This is the largest benefit for the converter, as they will be able to reduce their costs and see a quicker return on investment by offsetting jobs that were previously done by larger printers. By adding digital technology to the product fold, converters/printers will have the added benefit of being able to:
- Digitally job cost within seconds, and give quotes based on the pricing model chosen
- Accept smaller jobs and produce a higher profit based on reduced setup costs, quantities needed, and turnaround times
- Increase label creativity by using offline options such as UV coating, lamination, foil stamping and slitting options to name a few
- Offer the ability for start-ups/small businesses an easier way to enter the market with more personalized branding approach at a cost-effective rate
The APEX 1290 and EDGE 850 digital label printers have the ability to produce professional-grade short run labels with brilliant and consistent color, from the first label to the last. This digital printer has a wide degree of substrate flexibility and rolls can be purchased from appointed converters throughout the world. For companies that require precise colors to be used with their branding, the Harlequin® RIP allows for complete color management and is capable of producing approximately 82% of the Pantone® color gamut.
These platforms were designed to be highly configurable and allow users to pair it up with offline finishing systems or be used as a standalone roll to roll printer - making it a complete digital label printing solution. This printer can purchased or leased from distributors throughout the world, contact us for more information.