In November 2017 a contract packager specializing in aerosol packaging for adhesives, cleaners, and lubricants contacted Brandywine for a production consultation. Their intention was to use preprinted labels for their high-volume products and blank die-cut labels for their Private Brand and small-volume items.
After meeting with a prospective customer at the ILMA ENGAGE conference in San Diego in April 2019 to discuss printing private labels on-demand, they expressed the need to have full color, print-on-demand labeling capability for a new business as well as for current lines of business. The prospective customer was applying labels to large containers by hand and auto-applying product labels to small containers.
When COVID-19 hit, our customer, who is in the food and beverage industry and provides cleaning products, was designated by CISA to be part of the Essential Infrastructure. Also, at this time, our customer was in the process of completing testing and certifying Brandywine’s industry-leading, highly durable Poly-Twin® EP™ color inkjet GHS/BS5609 label stock.
A producer and packer of environmentally friendly pest management products (insecticides, fungicides, bactericides, herbicides, bio-nutritionals, plant growth regulators, etc.) requires over 30 different label sizes — some with a very narrow width. All of their labels are auto-applied and are required to stand up to outdoor exposure including excessive UV exposure. Looking to replace an aging and unsupported fleet of Vivo! printers with newer color inkjet technology, Brandywine worked with them to identify a durable pigment ink printer solution that delivers width-specific accuracy and consistency.
With the GHS Implementation deadline for the US approaching, Brandywine was contacted by the GHS Project Management Team of a large multi-site chemical manufacturing and distribution company looking to implement an SAP/GLM labeling solution.
During the November 2019 ISSA Conference in Las Vegas, the VP of Sales & Marketing of an Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Cleaning and Maintenance products company stopped at the Brandywine exhibit booth for a demonstration of cost-effective full color print-on-demand labeling. His goal was to find a replacement platform for two aging Vivo! Touch printers.