As the end of the year approaches, your thoughts likely turn to end-of-year planning, holiday vacations, New Year goals, resolutions…and variably imaged labels?
It's true. The end of the year (and the start of the next) is often a busy time for ordering labels across many industries. Here at T&L Graphic Systems, we often see an increase in orders for our variable data labels. If you haven’t started to think about your labeling needs for next year, now is the time.
Here are several of the industries we serve, where variable data labels are a must-have.
Variably Imaged Labels in the Medical Industry
We started by serving the healthcare industry, and this is still the heart of our printing business. There are few other industries where accuracy and tracking are quite literally a matter of life and death.
Variable bar-coded labels ensure that patient information is seamless. One of the primary uses for variable bar-coded labels is in specimen tracking and medical slides. When a patient under your care has any lab work run, the labels are critical to tracking and accuracy.
The medical industry requires the highest quality labels that hold up to the strain of Xylene baths and other chemical solutions in the sterilization process. Lamination and specialized adhesive ensure the variable bar-coded labels stay put, no matter what.
Most medical practices are setting up supplies for the new year, so it's a great time to order labels and ensure you've stocked up. We print labels with any data, QR, and barcoding that you may need to fit your current system.
Tracking Inventory in Retail, Trucking, and Shipping
This really is the season for retail, and we print variably imaged labels for many distributors who serve major retailers and manufacturers. Tote labels in backstock, shipping, and conveying ensure orders never get lost or misplaced. Shipping and tracking systems require a unique code to track orders through miles of conveyors, and each unique code specifies the critical order information. Trucking companies use PRO number labels to ensure every shipment has a unique tracking code.
We print consecutive barcodes to align with any warehouse tracking and shipping system. Work-in-progress systems offer real-time tracking to tell you exactly where any order is within your process. We can populate codes according to your needs and ensure each label is sturdy, reliable, accurate, and stays in place. Warehouse shipping and tracking labels are something most people rarely think of, but it’s so critical to client satisfaction, inventory, and order accuracy.
Something as seemingly minor as a low-grade label may cost your business dearly in terms of shrink and loss. Our variable data labels are accurate and of the highest grade quality. Labels are graded on an ANSI scale of A-F (like a student’s report card), and we will never sell a label that scores below a B. When you need quality you can count on, don't cut corners.
Ensuring Safety and Security with Serial Numbers and Void Labels
Many manufacturing and repair plants implement consecutive number labels. These property tags are printed with serial numbers on durable material. Not only do these unique numbers help keep track of equipment, but it's a valuable security step as well.
Similarly, void labels add another level of security across almost any industry. Typically used in the pharmaceutical, medical, and retail industries, these void labels tell users if the product has been tampered with at all.
When it comes to variably imaged labels, a lot is riding on those little black lines of a barcode. At T&L, we know how vital your labels are to the accuracy of your business and the safety of your clientele. In addition to adhering to the highest grading system, to ensure no chance of failure, we do a rigorous quality check.
During our quality check, we ensure there are no missing labels in the run. If anything is out of place, we stop the press and correct the issue. Believe it or not, many printers will just include a note letting you know there are a few missing barcodes.
Our high-speed printers ensure jobs are completed astonishingly fast. At T&L, we have the experience and implement the right quality controls to ensure your order is completed on-time and with the highest level of accuracy.
So, this season, as you're looking ahead and making your resolutions, be sure you’ve ordered your labels for the new year. T&L will help you set up for success with labels you can depend on.