Stay Ahead of Regulations with a Flexible and Compliant Labeling System

Stay Ahead of Regulations with a Flexible and Compliant Labeling System

Regulatory changes can impact your product packaging and distribution processes. Businesses in highly-regulated industries need flexible and compliant labeling systems that allow you to adapt to new standards—the right labeling system can help you adapt to changes without disrupting your product line.

Why choose an adaptable labeling system?

Certain industries are subject to stringent labeling regulations, such as food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Changes in labeling requirements often arise due to new legislation, safety standards or industry guidelines, which forces companies to update product labels fast.

A flexible labeling system can help businesses quickly and efficiently implement these changes, without disrupting production schedules or risking non-compliance penalties. Furthermore, you can improve product traceability and quality control by printing and applying labels with variable data, like batch numbers and expiration dates.

Key labeling system features to consider

Several industrial labeling systems offer flexibility to adapt to changing labeling requirements. Here are some of the most adaptable labeling system features to consider:

  • Modular labeling systems: Modular labeling systems are highly customizable and can be configured to accommodate various labeling needs, such as wrap-around labeling, front-and-back labeling and top labeling. These systems typically feature interchangeable modules for applying different label types, sizes and orientations, making them versatile and adaptable to a wide range of products and packaging formats.
  • Print-and-apply label applicators: Print-and-apply labeling systems combine printing and labeling functions into a single unit, allowing for on-demand printing of labels with variable data such as barcodes, serial numbers and expiration dates. These systems offer flexibility in label design and can easily accommodate changes to label content or format without the need for pre-printed labels.
  • Thermal Transfer Overprinters (TTO): TTO systems use thermal transfer printing technology to print high-resolution text, graphics and barcodes directly onto flexible packaging materials such as labels, films, and pouches. These systems offer flexibility in label design and can handle variable data printing with ease, making them ideal for applications where label content changes frequently.
  • Digital label printers: Digital label printers use digital printing technology to produce high-quality labels with crisp graphics, text and variable data. These printers offer flexibility in label design and can print small to medium-sized batches of labels on demand, eliminating the need for pre-printed label inventory and reducing waste.
  • Label inspection and verification systems: Label inspection and verification systems use advanced vision technology to inspect labels for accuracy, readability and quality. These systems can detect errors such as missing labels, incorrect label placement and smudged printing. This provides real-time feedback to guarantee compliance with labeling regulations and quality standards.

When selecting a labeling system for your business, consider factors such as your specific labeling requirements, production volume, packaging materials and budget. Choose a system that offers scalability, modularity, and compatibility with your existing equipment.

Not sure which machine is right for your needs, or want to learn more about a custom solution? Reach out to Quadrel. Our team can offer expert advice and support to help you choose the right solution for your present and future product lines.