Joint solution improves accuracy, increases productivity and reduces costs for pre-printed labels
PORTSMOUTH, N.H., April 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Loftware, the world's largest provider of cloud-based enterprise labeling and artwork management, and Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson"), a world leader in color label printers, today announced a strategic alliance to revolutionize customer labeling workflows.
Epson and Loftware will collaborate to develop cloud-based, one-step color printing solutions to improve printing efficiency and ease of use. Businesses will lower the barriers to on-demand color label printing through seamless integration with SAP and other leading business systems.
The partnership will integrate the Epson ColorWorks series of color label printers with Loftware's NiceLabel Cloud platforms. Businesses will be able to print from NiceLabel Cloud directly to cloud-connected Epson ColorWorks printers. This will improve productivity, reduce customers' reliance on IT, minimize printing errors, and decrease the cost and inventory of preprinted labels.
The partnership between Epson and Loftware follows a sharp increase in demand for high-productivity color labeling solutions as companies invested in supply chain improvements both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Demand has grown especially among companies that use SAP EH systems
The Epson-Loftware collaboration responds to the growing demand from companies to use color on products, cartons and pallet labels for identification. In addition, companies in the chemical (GHS), medical device and pharmaceutical segments are faced with an urgent need to comply with international labeling regulations that require colour. Thanks to the integration of Epson color label printers with Loftware's NiceLabel Cloud platforms, businesses that use 2-pass printing to print color labels can now move to 1-pass on-demand color label printing, with a lower cost and a reduction of errors.
"We've partnered with Epson to help businesses of all sizes move their labeling to the cloud," said Paul Vogt, vice president of channel strategies and alliances at Loftware. "Businesses are embracing best-in-class partner labeling solutions and one-step color label printing to drive radical improvements in their supply chain print operations. We're delighted to be collaborating with Epson to deliver such a transformation."
The collaboration will bring several important benefits to customers. Businesses will gain the ability to print labels efficiently and quickly without missing production and shipping deadlines. They will reduce waste by eliminating leftover and unused label stock when you change a label format. Additionally, organizations will no longer have to manage customer or urgent supply label stock inventory. Ultimately, customers will no longer have to purchase pre-printed, short-run labels at a higher cost, but will be able to use low-cost standard blank labels instead.
"Preparing to adapt to cloud trends is critical," said Junkichi Yoshida, CEO and COO of Epson's Printing Solutions Division. "Our goal is to fuel the growth of on-demand color printing in various types of businesses and applications by further improving the quality of our label printing technology and optimizing both hardware and solutions. This collaboration with Loftware is essential to our future business development, as by offering cloud printing, our Colorworks printers can connect to the systems of enterprise customers across multiple industries."
More information on the Epson website here and here.
Loftware is the world's largest provider of cloud-based enterprise labeling and artwork management, offering a platform of end-to-end labeling solutions for businesses of all sizes. With a global presence and offices in the US, UK, Germany, Slovenia, China and Singapore, Loftware has over 35 years of experience solving labeling challenges. We help companies improve accuracy, traceability, and compliance while improving the quality, speed, and efficiency of their labeling. As the world's leading provider of enterprise labeling and artwork management, along with clinical trial labeling and content management, Loftware enables supply chain agility, supports regulatory evolution, and optimizes business operations for a broad range of applications. range of sectors. These include automotive, chemicals, consumer products, electronics, food and beverage, manufacturing, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, retail, and apparel.
Epson is a global technology leader whose philosophy of efficient, compact and precise innovation enriches lives and helps create a better world. The company focuses on solving social problems through innovations in home and office printing, commercial and industrial printing, manufacturing, visual and lifestyle. Epson's goal is to become carbon negative and eliminate the use of exhaustible underground resources such as oil and metal by 2050. Led by Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group globally generates annual sales of more than 1 trillion yen. corporate.epson/en/
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