Industry: Chemical Location: Cheshire, UK
This digital in-house solution was the only way to cost-effectively stay ahead of possible changes to our chemical labels changes required by the government.”
– Joel Walker, Director — Brite Solutions
Brite Solutions needed to find a cost-effective solution to bring their chemical labels into compliance with Classification, Labelling, and Packaging – European Chemicals Agency (CLP-ECHA) requirements, which is part of the world-wide Global Harmonization System (GHS) effort. They manufacture and package more than 80 chemical products for the Household, Garden, Car Care, and Professional Cleaning markets. The sheer volume of label changes required a different solution. There are also non-governmental reasons to change label designs, i.e., branding changes, ingredient changes, new product size, new container shape.
- Cost-effective label compliance solution
- The ability to rapidly change label designs
- Reduce label cost
Return on Investment
To print a new label design on an offset press, it was necessary to create hundreds of Euros-worth of plates. Going through the design-change and proofing process could cost thousands. The DLP-2000 Digital Label Press virtually eliminated that expense. The equipment will pay for itself in less than one year because the L801 label printer (included in the DLP-2000 system) is fully digital, making label changes very cost effective. The L801 can also be used as a label proofing system, which reduces a new product’s time-to-market.
A number of costly offset plates would be created for each label version.
No plates are needed with the DLP-2000, thus saving that expense.
Offset-printed labels would have to be laminated on another piece of equipment.
Labels are laminated in-line with the printing process.
Governmental labelling changes would cause a substantial relabelling expenses.
That expense is eliminated due to the digital printing capability of the DLP-2000.