Benefits of Printing Shipping Labels on a Digital Press

A shipping label is one that is attached to a shipping container. The label is a very important aspect of the logistical distribution chain of any shipment. In fact, shipping labels are considered to be a point of contact for those who would be handling the consignment during the loading, transportation, unloading, and receiving process. It features information such as the details of the sender, address of the recipient, special handling remarks or instructions, dimensions and weight of the package etc.

The use of barcodes on such a label is also very vital, as a lot of information that cannot be printed at length on the label can succinctly be encoded in a barcode. With the advancement of technology in different sectors, there has been a corresponding change in the way labels are printed. For instance, there are a number of label printing firms that now execute projects on a digital label press.

There are several benefits of using a digital label press for printing shipping labels. Here are a few notable advantages:

  • Using this particular type of press, you can print label batches that contain less than 1,000 pieces. Earlier, customers had to place a certain minimum order. But this inconvenience can be avoided with the help of a digital press.
  • There is no need for plates to be designed as the standard and rotary plates eliminated in the digital press. With no plates, your label printing costs come down significantly.
  • There are several scenarios wherein you might have to dispatch a consignment urgently. In such a scenario if you realize that you're running short of shipping labels, a digital label press can come to your rescue. A label printer can even honor next day service without incurring plate charges!
  • There is a higher scope for customization with the advent of a digital printing press for labels. The use of lasers and advanced cutting tools ensures that you get precisely the design you want, no matter how intricate or complex it is. More importantly, since there is no need for dies in this case, the end result is neater and more accurate.
  • There is a wide choice of inks, label coatings, shapes, sizes, and batch run speeds when you opt for the digital printing technology. Needless to say, this technology is here to stay and it eliminates all the delays and expenses associated with conventional printing presses.

In addition, such printing presses can also be used to print variable data such as bar codes and consecutive numbers that are very important to shipping labels. Your labels can now offer you a fine balance between functionality and an attractive look and feel as there's an option between one color to full color printing.



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Posted on September 5, 2018