If you currently perform on-site printing for date codes or lot codes then die cut pre-printed shells are a great choice. Die cut roll labels are loaded into your printer (Such as a Zebra) in bulk for version based printing. The labels materials are designed specifically to receive several different types of printing technologies. A variety of variables must be aligned appropriately to generate the best finished product. Partnering with an experienced equipment and material provider will ensure these variables are paired correctly.
Die cut roll labels offer increased speed and an efficient labeling process. If you are experiencing high amounts of version requirements, then this choice is worth every bit of consideration. When the process is done right, you gain the benefits of increased productivity, dependable output, and lower costs. Not to mention, the preprinted die cut roll labels are often much more cost effective.
The label is printed on a roll and then cut out in a manner much like a cookie cutter shapes dough to generate the final shape with the image. Dies come various shapes including squares, circles, or ovals. Custom designs require a little more precision than the traditional options. Decisions such as the roll size, die cut, and backing materials are important in order to gain the right end results.
These decisions will vary depending on the type of equipment being used as well. Therefore, it never hurts to discuss your needs, equipment, and other factors with a professional before making a purchase. A number of questions are common when considering this choice for label printing needs including the following:
- What type of in-house printer do you have?
- What type of print technology?
- Direct Thermal
- Thermal Transfer
- Hot stamp
- What size of core is needed for printing?
- What is the max outside diameter of the roll to fit in your printer?
- Should I choose paper or film liner? Which is better?
- Do labels need a timing mark?
When pre- printed die cut roll labels are purchased to place on your machine, the roll will be spooled onto a core. The roll may contain a defined count or the maximum outside diameter the equipment is able to handle. You will need to know the details of the equipment to make this determination, as each machine is different. If you are unsure about these details, consult the machine manufacturer or ask a printing professional for assistance prior to ordering.
At Flexo-graphics, we understand the secondary print process for labels. We go the extra mile to ensure the labels ordered for this process are exactly what your company needs to produce exceptional final labels. Our team will listen to your needs and make the right to fit them. As an experienced provider in the Midwest partner, we would love to hear from you. Give us a call today!