Epson ColorWorks Label Printers are print on demand, easy-to-use, adaptable GHS compliant and can endure the harshest conditions and environments. Which makes this brand of printers the industry standard for chemical companies who need GHS compliant labels.
Epson ColorWorks Label Printers were the first inkjet printing solution to be BS5609 certified, now a common benchmark for durability. This printer is ideal for GHS large format chemical and drum labels as well as a variety of other uses in the industry.
Provides durability for chemical hazard labels
Epson ColorWorks Label Printers are certifiably durably enough, and resistant enough, to be used for hazard labels.
One of the ways Epson ColorWorks Label Printers are able to achieve this is because they use durable pigment-based inks rather than dye-based inks. Using pigment-based inks, Epson delivers reliable resistance and stability to many chemicals such as:
It is also resistant to smudging, fading as well as water and oil.
The UN’s Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is a classification and labelling of chemicals. More specifically it is:
- An initiative for worker safety to provide chemical handlers with necessary hazard information.
- A single international hazard warning communication system using standardized color pictograms.
- The legal requirement to reclassify their chemical using the GHS standardized classification criteria.
The challenge with GHS compliant labels
When the GHS compliant labels became mandatory in January 2017, it meant:
- Each type of hazard requires a unique color pictogram.
- Each label will have a different number of pictograms.
- The number of hazards must be matched on the label exactly—there can be no blanks or extra symbols.
When the GHS labels became mandatory it saw an explosion in demand for pre-printed labels, increasing costs and decreasing efficiencies.
The solution: Epson ColorWorks Printers
Except pre-printed labels weren’t necessary. In fact, the increased cost forecasts for pre-printed labels were removed by Epson’s color-on-demand printers.
The clear benefit of the Epson ColorWorks Label Printers is that you don’t need to worry about pre-printed labels. You can print your required hazard label by loading the printer with plain labels.
This makes the Epson ColorWorks Label Printers an efficient, cost-effective and easy to use solution. It’s why so many chemical companies are having these printers installed in their factories.
Why Epson ColorWorks Printers are your best choice for chemical product labels
Epson ColorWorks Label Printers offer a simple, elegant solution to reduce errors and enhance label printing workflow. This means companies in the chemical space are able to produce labels of quality that meet all the legally mandated requirements.
There is also the benefit of not having to navigate the costliness and clumsiness of pre-printed labels.