Track and trace labeling relies on efficiency. Manufacturers need to accurately label all of their cartons in order to meet the strict specifications of their retailers, all while avoiding costly labeling errors that can arise when purchasing pre-printed carton labels.
Meet Retail Standards Like Quick Fitting Does
“There are incredibly stringent retail packaging standards all the way from how the product is bagged, to sensor codes, to the barcodes that appear on the individual bags or boxes,” says Quick Fitting CEO, David Crompton.
Quick Fitting is the leading manufacturer of “push connect” plumbing fittings and valves sold at Lowe’s, Tractor Supply Company, Ace Hardware, and other major hardware retailers. They found that frequently changing labels to match new retail labeling demands produced a wasteful excess inventory of pre-printed labels that became obsolete over time, and were often not delivered fast enough to meet shipping deadlines.
“Quick Fitting has a lot of different products, a lot of different packaging, and a lot of different features to those products,” says Crompton.
QuickLabel printers “allow us a flexibility we didn’t have in the past. If we ran out of labels– if we were even short by 30 labels – it cost us a shipment…[now] we just simply walk over to the unit and print out some more labels,” says David Crompton, CEO of Quick Fitting.
The QL-111 color printer enables any company to print picture code labels for every product variation – every SKU – on an as-needed, on-demand basis.
Reduce Labeling Errors with the QL-111
The QL-111 is the state of the art carton label printer that allows for line-of-sight supervision and on-demand label printing so you can oversee the entire printing labeling process – right in your facility. By printing labels in-plant on the QL-111, you can automate the labeling process, better control content, and eliminate costly errors.
The QL-111 allows you to make carton labels on-demand, in short or long runs, to help you manage your supply chain. In just minutes, you can print visual-cue labels on demand for each SKU and product, and adhere to your customer’s standards for labeling. -Does your customer change their labeling specification frequently? No problem. …With the QL-111 you can update the label format quickly, print the revised carton labels to the customer’s requirements, and ship immediately – adding value to your product and service.
The QL-111 is Ready for System Integration
The QL-111 label printer wastes zero labels when starting batches, and its robust print drivers can work with most labeling software, including NiceLabel®, and with graphics programs from companies like Adobe®, to give you complete customization of your carton labels. The QL-111 also features unique capabilities allowing it to be connected and controlled by external systems including automatic label applicators, barcode verification systems, visual inspection systems and more.
The QL-111 prints in astonishing 600 dpi resolution, so whether you're in the warehouse or on the retail floor, your labels will always look great.
With a print speed of 8 inches per second (40 feet per minute!), the QL-111 is productive for runs of any size, short or long, to ensure that your retail customers get exactly what they’ve ordered more quickly than ever before.
See for Yourself
Schedule an in-person demonstration! We’ll bring a printer right to your facility and print labels using your existing artwork to show you exactly how incredible and precise your labels will look.
Find out much more about how the QL-111 can help your facility save time and money by contacting us today.