Our secure data
management systems and strategic network of service bureaus work
- Protect the accuracy of your retail
- Reduce the cost of delivering information
to your product labels and tags
- Eliminate potential
We provide customised solutions that deliver item specific
consumer and supply chain information and barcodes to your
preferred label or tag media.
variable data print facilities situated on the doorsteps of our
customers' global points of production, we streamline your supply
chain, reducing both costs and lead times.
We meet global standards and operate in a global
GS1 is a global standards compliance required for most retail
environments; essentially if it is a global barcode administrative
It is present in every food
item we purchase and GS1 sets barcode formats
Put into context, the first 2 numbers are country of origin the
next numbers are company specific and the rest are product
Image Label Systems are trained on the GS1 system to create
compliant tags and barcodes which are hugely important for large
format retailers and global fashion retail. GS1 provides structure and continuity
in what could otherwise be a chaotic system.
We have complete flexibility
to create a customer definable template, or we can work to strict
specifications and mandates, which may be in place for the
labelling of your products.
Variable data labels and printing
The simplest explanation of variable data printing is where
variable data like barcodes, pricing, SKU numbers or descriptions
are printed direct to labels and tags.
Variable information or data allows for greater traceability in
that each item with a Variable Data printed tag has a unique 'code'
applicable to that item. For that reason, Variable Data Printing is
ideal on swing tags and pricing labels.
Your variable data is managed from your internal systems to your
point-of-production using our web based label management system,
LabelNet®. This process is seamless; eliminating the need for
manual intervention and ensuring data accuracy across single or
multiple points of supply.
Variable data print to a range of tags and labels
We can print to almost anything - printed care and instruction
labels, printed self-adhesive labels, swing tags, and specialist
products such as synthetic outdoor labels and tags.
This substrate versatility is ideal for specialist product
applications, such as synthetic labels for tracking outdoor hire
equipment - the labels are durable and robust and are capable
of withstanding the ravages of nature.
Shipping labels are prime candidates for Variable Data printing
with data that allows for traceability - whereever in the world the
item may be headed.
With FMCG items that are delivered to supermarkets, chances are
those items will be shipped to a distribution centre that deals
with thousands of items on a daily basis. Ensuring these items are
clearly and uniquely labelled is essential - as dictated by strict
Image Label Systems has an enviable and world class global
network, through which we supply Variable Data products to many
locations around the world - a core offering in our range for many
Our global network allows us to meet the printing needs of our
clients with a global perspective - we can deal with a customer
locally and then produce in Hong Kong and ship to other areas of
China, Asia and the rest of the world.
With 'Variable Print Bureaus' in all branches of the company, we
are able to keep our global network connected and functioning
For proof of how well Variable Data printing works, it is best
seen in our partnership with retailer Farmers.
As an approved Farmers barcode label and tag supplier, Image
Label Systems consistently satisfy brand guidelines for their
organisation specific needs, from graphic brand imagery to variable
Contact us here to speak to one of our team about how
our barcode labels and variable data printing can make your stock
management and retail compliance more efficient and more