Case Study: Printing Coffee Labels

Industry: Coffee | Location: USA

Printing Coffee Labels

The Label Situation

A coffee roaster/retailer needed the ability to produce batches of professional labels for several seasonal blends of its flagship brand, but also needed to private label coffees offered through distribution. In order to meet these requirements, the coffee roaster needed to purchase a digital label printer.

“We have a large variety of flavors, and are adding new products every month. Outsourcing the printing of our coffee labels was beginning to be a burden. In addition to managing the purchasing and inventory of different labels for all of our flavors, there were set up fees, shortages and delays. …The Afinia L801 Color Label Printer simplified that process. Now we print what we need, just in time for shipment.”

Print Your Own Coffee Labels

Solution Requirements

  • Eliminate printed-label inventory
  • Print 4,000 to 5,000 full-color labels per day, on demand
  • Save at least 20% (as compared to the cost of outsourced labels)

Return on Investment

With the Memjet-powered Afinia Label L801 Color Label Printer and L801 rewinder, the quality of their in-house-printed labels is better than the outsourced product, with brighter, more accurate colors and increased legibility. Moreover, with the exceptionally fast printing speeds of the L801, the coffee roaster easily prints enough professional labels to match their daily production schedule in about 40 minutes (including setup and label stock changes).

Before Memjet™
3-4 day label printing turnaround.
After Memjet™
Labels can be ready in minutes.
Before Memjet™
Were unable to release new coffee varieties and roasts as frequently as their competition.
After Memjet™
They can quickly test-market new flavors at an incredibly low cost.
Before Memjet™
Lost private labeling opportunities such as special events, seasonal promotions, and holiday sales.
After Memjet™
Can quickly provide special promotional packaging and private labeling.
Before Memjet™
Wasted money by buying more labels than needed and throwing them out, when obsolete.
After Memjet™
Able to print the exact number of labels needed, eliminating waste.

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