If your company uses labels of any form, you have probably had to think about whether to buy a label printer or outsource the label printing to a third-party vendor. Here are a few reasons why you should buy a label printer and not continue to outsource this task:

Turnaround Time

When outsourcing label printing to a third-party vendor, the company on average has to wait 2 weeks for the vendor to produce the labels.

However, with a label printer, a company can produce the exact number of labels it needs in only a few minutes. This allows the company to shorten its order fulfillment process since the turnaround time for producing the product labels has been reduced from possibly weeks to only hours.

Order Flexibility

When a company outsources its label printing to a third-party vendor, the company often loses flexibility in terms of label batch size because a lot of third-party vendors require order minimums (i.e., 500 labels per batch).

This does not allow the company any printing flexibility, and as a result, the company has to order more labels than it needs to fit the vendor’s batch requirements.

Last Minute Changes

When a company outsources its label printing to a third-party vendor, there can be no last-minute changes once the order is placed.

On the other hand, when a company owns its own label printer, it is able to make last-second changes to the label design and to the label quantities and still have the labels completed on time.

While outsourcing your label printing needs might seem attractive in the beginning, the reality is that this strategy does not allow a company the flexibility to meet ever-changing market demands. If you would like to discuss the benefits of owning your own label printer and why this is likely a better option for your company, please email us at sales@neuralabel.com, and we will be happy to give you more information.