June 1, 2023

First Tape & Label Streamlines Production with Colordyne

First Tape and Label (FT&L), a leading provider of tire and industrial labels located in Texarkana, AR, employs a 3800 Series UV inkjet engine from Colordyne Technologies to produce single pass inkjet labels for its customers. The integration of the UV inkjet engine allows the converter to increase productivity and profitability with single pass process color inkjet.

With over 40 years of experience, FT&L provides the toughest and most durable labels in the industrial label market. The converter also produces a signature pressure sensitive label stock in-house, adapting to the needs and demands of each of its customers.

The label converter acquired its first Colordyne engine, a 3600 Series UV – Retrofit, in 2020. After experiencing faster turnarounds and cost savings through the integration of inkjet technology, FT&L acquired an additional second generation 3800 Series UV – Retrofit from Colordyne in 2021. The new inkjet engine is mounted on an existing flexo press and it also showcases an automatic splice system and a unique job chaining software that allows them to gain efficiency and speed in its daily throughput.

“With the Colordyne UV inkjet engine and our job changing software we can produce all types of job at high efficiency: short runs, long runs, and high mix projects,” said Jennifer Chesshir at First Tape and Label. “We are able to layout and schedule hours of production quickly, eliminating the creation of single use artwork. Our single pass digital set up allows us to provide the highest quality at the best price point for each specific job.”

Known for its accuracy, quality, and competitive pricing, FT&L recognizes the value of staying current with market trends. The converters approach to innovation is why partnering with Colordyne to continue expanding its capabilities and applications was the perfect fit.

“We are excited to see the success FT&L experiences with the UV inkjet engine from Colordyne,” said Taylor Buckthorpe, Director of Sales and Marketing at Colordyne Technologies. “Increasing productivity to deliver the best service and product to its customers is FT&L’s priority and we are happy to support them achieving it.”

Label converters and print providers can retrofit a digital print engine onto existing flexo equipment without major disruptions to current operations. Colordyne Technologies offers retrofit options using UV LED, aqueous dye, aqueous pigment inkjet technology. Companies interested in learning more about Colordyne’s retrofit products can email marketing@colordynetech.com



Watch first hand how FT&L takes advantage of the benefits of inkjet printing with Colordyne's 3800 Series UV - Retrofit.

About First Tape & Label

First Tape & Label manufactures, distributes, and services Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Coated Products. We have been family owned and operated for over 40 years. Founder and owner, David Haak, began the company in 1980 with one 4" printing press in a 2,400 square foot building. Today, First Tape & Label occupies an operating space of 64,000square feet. We have 13 presses with the capability of printing up to 18"wide and up to 8 colors. For more information visit: www.firsttapeandlabel.com.

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