Buying professional labeling equipment has a number of benefits for your company aside from great quality labels. The labeling operation is one of the final steps in your operation, and could be slowing your whole plant down if you haven't put enough energy into investing in the right equipment. There are a few ways that your labeling equipment directly impacts the ROI of everything else you do.
If you are like most people, you probably got very excited about the machinery that actually brews and bottles your craft beer or the ovens that bake your pastries in large quantities. After all, that is why you went into business. However, all of those products are piling up and needing to be labeled before they can leave your warehouse. Many times small companies are forced to lower the speed of their production equipment because the labelers cannot keep up, especially if you are still using hand labeling techniques. This is ultimately limiting the potential ROI of every piece of equipment in your company, not just the labeling step. Fortunately, professional labeling equipment opens that potential wide and allows you to run all of your equipment at maximum efficiency for higher returns.
Another place where many companies lose out is their labor and staffing. If you are still using hand labelers especially, you know you have to employ one or more people to full time labeling operations with varying results. Professional labeling equipment can minimize the amount of time and money you are spending on labor by running in-line with only a single operator. In fact, your operator will likely be able to split their time between two machines running side by side, or by assisting with packing operations where they can directly oversee the quality control of products coming out of their labeler. No more down time while the next batch of products is being loaded. No more waiting for three or four people to finish labeling products that were created two days ago. Your staffing will be more concise, and every one of those man hours will produce higher returns than ever before.
Professional labeling equipment can provide an eye opening experience for packaged food producers and breweries who have reached a point where they can no longer grow. After all the other equipment has been bought and paid for, labeling equipment can be the turning point that opens up a whole new range of potential for your company. In addition, by better utilizing your available labor, or trimming down the amount your are spending on wages for multiple employees when you only need one operator, you will be able to maximize the ROI of your entire enterprise.