UK-based A4 Labels has installed a Daco D350S sheeting line for the production of A4 laser/inkjet labels.
A4 Labels manufactures short runs, sometimes as little as 500 sheets, and long runs of sheet labels. Initially it purchased labels from a trade supplier and resold them. It became apparent that to decrease lead times and develop the business further, the way forward was to manufacture for itself.
In April, it visited Daco Solutions to discuss the viability of manufacturing sheet labels. This resulted in an order for a D350S featuring the Daco U350L 1m unwind module with an integral roll lift to reduce roll changes on long run jobs. There is also the ability to retrofit a flexo unit or UV inkjet printer.
Colin Hawker, managing director at A4 Labels, commented: ‘The machine was ordered with a view to A4 Labels securing their own supply chain. Installation was efficient which meant production was up to speed within 72 hours of delivery, which was just as well as the news of the failure of a key supplier become known that same week.
‘As such, the new machine will be working a double shift from the outset.’
Between order and delivery, Daco assisted A4 Labels with sourcing die plates from RotoMetrics, and consumables.
Hawker continued: ‘We could not have more praise for Daco Solutions. Mark and Dave are a pleasure to deal with, from our initial meeting through to post-installation support. As A4 Labels looks to work with an increasing number of label trade brokers, we will certainly be giving Daco Solutions the opportunity to tender to supply our now imminent second machine.’