Matalco Inc.’s three operations are strategically located in Brampton, ON, Canton, OH, and their state-of-the-art $100 million facility in Lordstown, OH positioned them as the largest remelter in North America.
At their Canton, Ohio, facility, Matalco makes new products and aluminum billets from recycled materials. They are using the Bepop printer to make safety-related labels and PPE diagrams.
In addition, Matalco is making labels for things around the plant to improve visual literacy such as daily production information, safety metrics, and labels for hard hats to show certification information. They plan on expanding their use of the tool to label storage locations to make sure things are put away and improve efficiency.
Before they purchased the MaxUSA Bepop printer, Matalco would have to call a graphics designer, create a PO, have it printed elsewhere, and pick the labels up. According to Emily Seibert, the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist at the Canton facility, “Today if we have an idea, boom, we can do it today. We don’t have to wait a week…we can do it right here.”
Emily stated that the system was pretty easy to use and user-friendly from the start, particularly f you are familiar with Microsoft tools like Powerpoint and Paint.
The information for this testimonial from Leading Mark’s customer came from the video shown below. Watch it to learn more about Matalco’s experience with the MaxUSA Bepop CPM-100HG5 label printer.
Fundamentals of Labeling
by Laurie Barcaskey
Labeling allows identification to be applied and maintains component integrity with no deformation to the surface.
Optional adhesives allow the labels to be used in various environments and offer tamper-evident options for security. While there are cost savings in some instances to have labels pre-printed and ready for on-demand application, at other times there is a distinct benefit to printing labels on-demand where label design is done in-house for quick edit corrections or job-specific requirements.
In house printing provides flexibility for label details and printing/applying in individual work cells. Volume printing can be maximized through stocking materials for just-in-time printing.
If you want to see some of these tools in action, check out the video below.
Pre-printed labels allow you to brand the product with corporate logos and color schemes while heightening the specific product details or cautions associated with their use.
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About the Author
Laurie Barcaskey of Leading Marks is an authorized manufacturer’s representative with 30 years of experience and shop floor knowledge of solutions for industrial identification, part traceability and pipe testing. Laurie is the third generation of one of the marking industry’s most innovative and enduring family legacies, tracing back to 1889.
Pittsburgh, Pa. -Leading Marks announces a new partnership with MAX USA for the distribution of the BePop line of safety labeling thermal printers. This new product segment compliments and strengthens the solutions for high-volume 4-color labels are required over pre-printed options.
MAX has been recognized as a world leader of high-end industrial tools and office products since 1942.
Now with USA offices in Mineola, New York, MAX is penetrating the market with a variety of printers for quality printing of safety signs and labels. With the ability to print 4” and 8” wide material, it also includes vinyl-cutting technology. Using the BePop PC-EX Software you can print and cut to size 4-color labels for health & safety, engineering, electrical, plant ID, asset & product ID, pipe markers, chemical ID, facilities management, control panels, and the list goes on.
For more information about the other industrial identification solutions available from Leading Marks call 412-366-4733 or email email@example.com.
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