A label can often fail if it is not manufactured precisely and with care. Unsurprisingly, disorganized and dirty manufacturing facilities tend to produce higher defect rates. In fact, by consulting with a company who does not value facility upkeep, there is a chance you will end up spending more money in the long run to resolve their mistakes.
When choosing a manufacturer to make your labels, there are a few key things to look for to insure you are working with a reliable partner:
1. Does the facility look clean and organized? Lack of organization leaves plenty of room for mistakes, and dirt and dust in the facility can easily be transferred onto labels. In contrast, a highly maintained facility produces labels that look fresh off the press when they arrive.
2. Is there room to move around, or is everything jam-packed into small areas? Any manufacturing facility is going to have various people performing their jobs, and it is especially important that none of these interfere in order to maximize precision and minimize confusion.
3. Finally, does there appear to be a successful, systematic approach to operation? There’s a reason why companies advertise certain certifications, and that is because it shows that their method meets specific standards. These are standards that have been tested and proven overtime and recognized internationally.
“ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable, and of good quality. For business, they are strategic tools that reduce costs by minimizing waste and errors and increasing productivity.”
The bottom line: Where and how a product is made is just as important as the end product itself. Because of this, choose a company who does their best to set the standard for label manufacturing by maintaining a facility that emphasizes quality and precision as well as efficiency and durability.