Three hidden costs of printing supplies and how to reduce your expenses.
You want to save time and money anywhere you can in your business. Especially in the areas that aren’t directly making you money, like labeling and printing.
Downtimes, interruptions, and hidden costs can cost you operational efficiency and profitability. Something that seems really simple can add up quickly over time. Your choice of printing supplies can either help or hurt your bottom line.
If you are using inexpensive, low-quality barcode labels and printing supplies, or the wrong type of supplies for their application, it could be costing you.
Let’s explore some areas of your business that might need some attention.
Improve Your Printing Supplies to Improve Your Bottom Line
Barcode Scanning Failure
Are all of your barcodes being read by the scanner? Poorly printed, smudged, or unscannable barcodes will slow down production. This costs you money and time to re-print and re-scan the barcode labels. Not to mention expensive chargebacks for non-compliance if the barcodes are deemed unreadable during your customers’ receiving process.
The right labels and supplies will improve this problem and ensure good print quality and barcode scannability.
For thermal barcode labeling, it’s crucial to use the right labels with the right ribbon and materials. This ensures the labels are printed correctly and can withstand the temperatures and conditions of the scanning environment.
Are your equipment and printing supplies holding up to your level of expectation?
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Label Adhesive Failure
In addition to print quality, many labels fail to adhere properly to the right surfaces.
If your workers have to hunt around and struggle to locate, identify, or scan your bar codes, this costs you time.
Have specialized applications? This is a common problem with unique application needs like cold storage. You need to be sure your label can withstand exposure to extreme temperatures, abrasions, chemicals, or outdoor environments.
Many businesses make the mistake of purchasing low-cost labels that aren’t designed to meet their unique demands. While it may seem like you are saving money at first, it usually ends up causing interruptions in scanning and tracking. When causes delayed shipments, lost inventory, disruptions to supply chain processes, and even non-compliance fees and chargebacks, you end up paying more in the long run.
Premature Printhead Replacement
Are you replacing your printheads too soon or too often? This is one of the biggest ways you can cut down on the cost of printing supplies.
Printheads do need to be replaced from time to time but you want to maximize the life of each printhead life. If you carefully match the type of label to the type of material being labeled you will extend the life of your printhead.
PaladinID offers a lifetime warranty on printheads, which is way beyond the standard manufacturer’s warranty. Plus, we can help you match up the right printheads for the job to save you money.
Printing Supplies: The Wrap Up
Are you ready to save money on your printing supplies? It could be as easy as a quick call to PaladinID to make sure you are using the right supplies for the job you have. We have been helping companies just like yours for decades. Let’s save some money!
For more information about printing supplies or any of our other products, please Email or call 888.972.5234.
At PaladinID, we offer you the right products and have the experience and expertise to put together a labeling solution for any application that will exceed your expectations. Give us a chance to prove it.
About PaladinID LLC
PaladinID develops and supports high-performance bar code labeling applications. We work with our clients to “Make Your Mark” by providing the expertise and tools necessary to create an entire product label printing solution. Located in central New Hampshire, PaladinID has been serving Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New England, and beyond for over 30 years, and in 2017, became an RFID-certified company.