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EVOLUTION OF LABEL DISPENSERS


The first label dispensers that appeared in the market various decades ago were completely manual. They were manufactured to cover the needs of many printing companies, which were having serious problems when printing large quantities of labels. They couldn’t supply their printers with enough material at the speed needed to be competitive. This is why the first label dispensers were designed. Their success was great and the industry started to produce more models with more features as the years passed by. Soon appeared the first electric label dispensers, capable of working for several hours without human intervention. These dispensers were designed taking into account the requirements of large printing companies that needed to obtain optimal performance of their hardware. Electric dispensers need of course electric power to function, and they have a greater maintenance cost than their manual cousins, however, they posses unique features to compensate for this extra cost. For example, electric label dispensers of today have a lot of sensors to measure their performance. They can tell if they run out of material, or how many labels they have dispensed. This way a company can check the performance of a printing line. Electric dispensers are also able to work without human supervision. In fact, industrial electric dispensers have their own monitoring software that helps the user to detect when something goes wrong. Improvements for these electric label dispensers never end. This is how we have today dispensers capable to be personalized according to the printing needs of any company. You can adjust the dispensing speed, the size of the rolls and some can even be connected to centralized computer systems so companies can keep record of the job done by their whole hardware. The idea is to use this information to measure performance and to adjust any minor issues that could arise.

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