Variable Data Printing

02.26.2020

Variable Data Printing

Thanks to in-line variable print technology, custom label solutions for your customers’ unique applications are easily accessible and more affordable than ever before.

Whether your customer’s business lies in the food & beverage, transportation & logistics, automotive, healthcare or non-profit market, customization is a key value proposition to offer with labels. Our variable data printing capabilities allow a high degree of customization including the ability to print various text, data, colors or graphics from one label to the next.

How Variable Printing Works for Custom Labels

Variable printing is an on-demand printing process that uses software to customize individual documents or labels with unique data. The variable print process is an efficient way to mass customize and produce high-quality labels quickly.

Variable data printing is best for versioned printing. For example, when labels have the same general layout and design throughout a run, but different variables of the label are changed to target different audience segments or to incorporate different SKUs. Labels can be customized to incorporate differing expiration dates, variable ingredients or flavors of product in the same run. Variable data printing is also beneficial for personalizing labels with a recipient’s name, address, message, or interests.

Why Choose Variable Printing?

Whether your labels have the same design with one or more types of variable data or are completely different label to label,  variable printing can handle a variety of label projects. Variable printing makes tracking and tracing inventory easier with the ability to print sequential, variable or random barcodes, QR codes and more. To increase efficiency, variable printing doesn’t stop or slow down the printing process since the variable data typically comes from a customer-supplied digital database.

Variable Printing with I.D. Images

At I.D. Images, we produce labels for various manufacturing, retail, pharmaceutical, automotive, warehouse, transportation and logistics applications and more. We offer up to eight color printing options to complement any variables and print options on a wide range of materials and systems. Here are a few examples:

LPN Labels

LPN labels, also known as License Plate Network labels are used to identify individual orders on single and multiple carton orders during the picking and fulfillment process. LPNs can give the pallet or carton a unique code, which helps track and trace within a warehouse and supply chain.

Rack Labeling

Rack labels are durable barcode rack and bin labels that require short- to long-range scanning. These can be sequentially printed or blank for on-demand use. Rack labels are easy to read and identify and are an ideal solution for storage and warehouse locations.

Pro Label Booklets

Self-adhesive labels, known as pro label booklets, are used to identify shipments that are applied to a customer’s bill-of-landing, freight bill and the freight itself. Freight companies commonly use these labels to ensure accurate and timely shipment information for pickup, delivery and billing purposes.

Is Variable Printing the Right Solution for Your Customer?

Talk to one of our label experts about a variable data printing project for your company. Call (866) 516-7300 or email customerservice@idimages.com to get started.