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10 Cost Benefits of Using an In-House Label Printer

One way businesses can streamline their operations and boost their profitability is by investing in the OKI Pro 1050, an in-house label printer.

With its versatility and range of benefits, this printer can significantly impact your business's finances and productivity. From product labelling to food, beverage, cosmetic, electrical device, and horticulture applications, the OKI Pro 1050 offers endless opportunities.

Experience a new dimension of colour with this printer, which combines digital LED technology and dry toner to provide a unique fifth colour option ('CMYK+1'). This allows for greater flexibility in designing your labels, including the ability to print on transparent or coloured label media by adding an opaque white background under the CMYK image.

Let’s explore the top ten cost benefits of incorporating the OKI Pro into your operations.

1. Reduced Outsourcing Costs

By bringing label printing in-house, you can significantly decrease outsourcing expenses. Instead of relying on third-party printers and facing mark-ups, you have full control over your label production, resulting in long-term cost savings.

2. Elimination of Minimum Order Requirements:

Outsourcing often requires businesses to print more labels than necessary to meet minimum order quantities. With the OKI Pro, you can print labels on demand, eliminating the need to meet these thresholds and reducing unnecessary expenditure. Say goodbye to unnecessary proofing and print creative label designs in the exact quantity you need.

3. Flexibility in Label Customisation

Customisation is crucial for branding and product differentiation. In-house printing with the OKI Pro gives you the freedom to customise labels to suit your needs. This five-colour (CMYK + white) label printer can accommodate any creative design on various materials. The white colour option allows for exceptional designs on coloured or metallised effect substrates (such as gold and silver) that are challenging to print using other digital technologies. Print labels for outdoor use, freezer, and cold storage, as well as food, beverages, and household goods.

4. Quick Turnaround Times:

In business, time is money, and the OKI Pro excels in delivering quick turnaround times. With its fast-printing speeds and minimal setup requirements, you can produce labels on demand, set up jobs in minutes, and meet tight deadlines without the delays associated with outsourcing.

5. Cost-Effective Short Runs:

Traditional printing methods often become cost-prohibitive for short print runs due to setup costs and material wastage. The OKI Pro offers cost-effective solutions for short print runs, allowing you to print only the required quantity without worrying about excess costs.

6. Reduced Inventory Holding Costs:

With on-demand printing of rolls of different media, including paper and synthetic film, you can adopt a "just-in-time" approach to label production. This helps reduce inventory holding costs as you print and cut labels as and when required, minimising the need for stockpiling pre-printed labels and freeing up valuable warehouse space.

7. Minimised Shipping Expenses:

Outsourcing label printing often involves shipping labels from the printer to your location, resulting in additional shipping expenses. By printing labels in-house, you eliminate these shipping costs, contributing to overall cost savings.

8. Enhanced Quality Control

Utilise the OKI Pro for in-house printing to guarantee consistent excellence and minimise costly reprints. Create waterproof labels that resist UV fading and have been tested to withstand submersion. These labels adhere to rigorous EU standards, lasting underwater for up to three months. The OKI Pro uses innovative 'Teslin' material to produce vibrant multi-colour waterproof labels that survive EU-mandated times.

9. Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO):

Despite the initial investment in acquiring the OKI Pro, its lower total cost of ownership compared to long-term outsourcing expenses makes it a financially sound decision in the long run. The ability to control costs and optimise resources adds to its cost-effectiveness.

10. Opportunity for Additional Revenue Streams:

In addition to fulfilling your label printing needs, the OKI Pro opens opportunities for generating additional revenue streams. You can offer label printing services to other businesses, leveraging your in-house capabilities to create a new source of income.

The OKI Pro 1050 in-house label printer offers a multitude of cost benefits that can enhance your label printing operations. From reducing outsourcing costs to improving quality control and unlocking new revenue opportunities, investing in this versatile printer is a strategic move towards improving your bottom line and gaining a competitive edge in the market.

Want to witness its capabilities? Book a demo or get in touch with us today to embark on an extraordinary visual journey like never before.

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