Labels are the source of excellence in short-run digital labels. Our digital presses specialize in printing high-quality, full-color, short-run custom labels. With our state-of-the-art digital label printers, we can print very high-resolution short-run labels with vibrant colors.

Our Short Run Custom Label Printers

High Quality, Full Color Custom Labels, is our specialty. We can print your short-run labels at a competitive price and with amazing speed because the digital printing process does not require the expensive time-consuming setup that traditional flexographic printing presses require. Because of this digital printing process, Labels Unlimited Company is the perfect printing company for short-run labels. There are no plates, no film or set-up fees involved in our printing price. We offer you a great turnaround time for your short-run labels. For digital printing, our average turnaround time is between 3 to 5 days. Much of it is dependent on personnel, and our production schedule. Depending on your proof approval, we can sometimes complete your order in an even shorter time.

What are short-run labels?

Short-run labels are typically described as any quantity under 10,000 labels in a run. While 10,000 labels may not seem like a lot, each of these labels would be exactly the same. That means that you cannot have multiple designs within the 10,000 labels. Printing over 10,000 labels is typically done on flexographic label printing equipment. These are more industrial presses that often take 15-20 min to get set-up by an experience pressman for a job, which is why the companies who use these printers are at a disadvantage when it comes to short-run printing.

With a digital label press, the setup can be done in as little as 1-3 minutes. One reason is because the art is from computer to press. Having a fast setup is extremely valuable for short-run printing because it doesn’t make sense to spend 20 minutes setting up a job that will be finished in 5 minutes.

Benefits and Advantages of Digital Printing

There are many more features, benefits and advantages in digital printing versus flexographic. At Label Unlimited Company we offer both choices to our customers. Set-up times are definitely beneficial. Another main benefit of short-run label printing is that you no longer need to have MOQ’s or minimum order quantities.

Many other label printers require you to purchase a minimum order of labels to help cover the costs of setting up their printers and paying for the plates needed to print and die-cut your specific label.

One of the advantages of digital printing is that you can print 5 or 20,000 labels and the setup time and cost to print are the exact same. Digital technology is especially important for companies that are either purchasing a lot of short runs, or companies that are receiving a lot of inquiries for short-run labels.

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