Businesses have been using labels to identify and ship their products since the late 1800’s. Label making has advanced from the art of lithography to being able to print self-adhesive labels in the comfort of one’s own home. Today, the demand for label stock is higher than ever and many label converters do not own a coating station. Instead, they are buying their label stock pre-coated. What those people have not yet discovered is that there are three significant advantages to having their own coating station for label converting worth looking into.
The first and most important advantage is savings. Switching from pre-coated label stock to a coating station is much more cost-effective. The converter can mount the coating station to their press, coat their own pressure-sensitive label stock in-line, and now have control over the cost of their raw materials. This allows the converter to increase their margins on existing products.
The second advantage of a coating station is that it gives the user the option to perform multiple adhesive applications. Various coating widths and patterns are available with easily adjustable coating heads and interchangeable blades. A coating station offers an extensive range of accessories providing flexibility to the project.
Last but certainly not least, the third advantage of a coating station is reliability and consistency. When the converter is in control of the coating process on their label stock, they can breathe easy knowing that the coating station will provide a continuous and reliable adhesive application for each project. Whether you are using hot melt adhesive application or cold glue, coating stations ensure consistency with each application.
Aside from bringing significant advantages to your production process, coating stations are easy to install and fully compatible with existing machinery.