Hurst Has the Only Labeling System Able to Provide Four Style PLU Labels with Dual Cassette System
LOS ANGELES, CA, August 23, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — A major citrus grower, Suntreat/ Legacy selected Hurst International’s Print on Demand (POD) Versaprint labeling system because it allows for more flexibility and takes up a considerably smaller area on top of the sizer to run the labels. Suntreat purchased two of Hurst’s patented Dual Cassette Systems, which allows them to run four different style PLUs at the same time. This configuration gives them the advantage and flexibility to label with all 12 labels while only using 2 banks and still utilize all their drops and pack bins.
“For our labeling needs, we have four unique style labels, and each style takes all 3 PLU sizes. We use one Domestic label with 3 PLU’s, Two Export labels with 3 PLU’s each, and one customer-specific label with 3 PLU’s. We need the ability to run 12 labels for all of our orange varieties and we can do so with only 4 label stocks,” explains Franco Bernardi, Suntreat’s director of Packing Operations. “To label with this many PLU’s at one time, we would need 12 conventional labeling systems, which would take up 50 feet of space on our sizer. We can run the same number of labels in only 10 feet of space. Hurst’s Dual Cassette System gives us the most flexibility with reduced costs because we can also use preprinted labels. We couldn’t be happier with the quality and flexibility of these systems.”
Hurst International is the leader in fruit labeling technology and the originator of the patented Print on Demand Versaprint labeling system. The innovative system combines technology developed by Hurst to meet the needs of the fruit packaging industry. The Dual Cassette System essentially is two Print on Demand systems on one bank. It has the ability to use two different style labels at the same time including the Print on Demand and Preprinted or Hybrid. The Hybrid functionality allows for preprinted labels on one cassette and Print on Demand labels on the other cassette. This provides a cost savings advantage because preprinted labels are less expensive to produce. Furthermore, the system also utilizes Hurst’s patented Direct Thermal Printing technology allowing packers to label up to 63 different graphics at speeds up to 15 fruits per second with the highest effective application rate in the industry.
Hurst International’s Print on Demand system is considered the industry standard because it is efficient and easy to use. The high application rate of over 95 percent make cleanup easy, which reduces production costs. Hurst has multiple patents and over 68 Print on Demand systems in operation for several key leaders in the citrus, apple, pear, stone fruit, avocado, pomegranate, and kiwi industries. Hurst prides itself on innovation and customer service propelling them as the technology leaders in the industry.
Hurst International prides itself on its cutting-edge technology and the highest quality in labeling equipment and labels. They are the leader in fruit labeling technology and the originator of the patented “Print on Demand” labeling system, which remains the industry standard. Hurst is dedicated to their customers and meets each company’s unique printing needs by providing them with customized, dependable and superior solutions. Products include: “Print on Demand” Versaprint systems; automatic conventional pre-printed fruit labeling equipment; battery-operated Electric Hand Labelers; and Produce and General Labels that are compliant with regulatory agencies regarding food contact. Impressed customers include Gebbers Farms, Chelan Fruit, Porterville Citrus Inc. (PCI), Mission Produce, Fresh Select, Del Monte Fresh Produce, and Suntreat Packing & Shipping to name a few. Hurst International has been providing reliable labeling solutions to clients worldwide since 1958. www.hurst-international.com
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