Who is Universal Labeling Systems?

Who is Universal Labeling Systems?

Universal Labeling Systems is the largest manufacturer of made-to-order pressure sensitive labelers in North America. All systems are designed and built in their St. Petersburg, Florida facility. From simple semi-automatic bottle labelers to automatic print-and-apply contract packaging inline systems every machine meets their trademark high standards.

Do they stand behind their machines?

Every standard or custom system comes with a 30 day performance guarantee. If your labeling machinery does not perform as stated they will take the machine back and reimburse you in full. In addition, all labelers comes with a 1 year warranty against against defect in material or workmanship.

How does Priddy Sales Company fit in?

All Universal equipment is sold, serviced, and supported by an authorized distributor. Priddy Sales has been a factory trained distributor since 1988. In 2017 we were the largest volume distributor in the western USA and 3rd overall. We are also proud to be the ONLY top five distributor in four different decades! Like Universal, we take every project serious regardless of size or budget. We make sure that every client is quoted the right system for today, tomorrow, and the future. In addition, we have two full time machine technicians on staff for onsite or no cost offsite support.

How long do the labelers last?

Unique to their industry, Universal DOES NOT obsolete equipment. With an in-house machine shop they are able to stock or quickly fabricate any system part. All CAD drawings and machine serial numbers are electronically stored for when parts are needed.

How do I purchase these systems?

Call us at 800-275-0828 to discuss your application and receive a prompt no obligation quote.

Thermal Transfer Ribbon Options

Thermal Transfer Ribbon Options

What is thermal transfer ribbon?

Thermal transfer ribbon is a consumable used for most label or tag printing applications. The printing process is heat transfer from ink coated ribbon to paper or synthetic material. These ribbons are available in different sizes and formulations for a perfectly media match. Some options have scratch, smudge and chemical resistance. Our thermal transfer ribbons work with ALL makes and model printers from Zebra, Honeywell (Datamax/Intermec), Sato, CAB, Monarch, Printronix, and more!

Which ribbon is best for my media?

  • Wax ribbon – uncoated or coated paper and tags
  • Wax/resin ribbon – polypropylene (BOPP / Kimdura), polyethylene (PE / Valeron), and polyolefin (Tyvek)
  • Resin – polyester (PET), polyimide (Kapton), polystyrene, and vinyl

Are there any other special ribbon formulations?

Are any of these ribbons certified?

Yes…we offer ribbons that are certified for GHS, UL, CSA, and the FDA.

What is the shelf life for thermal transfer ribbon?

All thermal transfer ribbons have an indefinite shelf life in normal indoor storage.

How do I purchase these ribbons?

Call us at 800-275-0828 to discuss your application and receive a prompt no obligation quote. Free testing or samples can also be provided for approval.

Low Cost Front and Back Labeling Options

Low Cost Front and Back Labeling Options

For smaller projects or growing businesses, labeling the FRONT and BACK of products can sometimes be cost prohibitive. We solve that problem by offering semi-automatic labeling equipment options for round, square, or oval containers at speeds of up to 25 products per minute. These low cost USA built machines can bridge the gap until demand increases to fully automatic labelers. Some popular applications are water bottles, liquor, wine, sauces, candles, buckets, F-style, cosmetics, lotions, and deli cups.

One requirement of these applications is having the labels alternate on the web (front, back, front, back, etc.) The front-back labeling of round products is a single step process! For square or oval products, the bottle must be flipped between applies. As a full service provider, we also offer fast turnaround on custom printed labels.

Round Product Labelers

 

 

Square or Oval Product Labelers

 

How do I purchase these machines?

Call us at 800-275-0828 to discuss your application and receive a prompt no obligation quote.

On-Demand Color Labels

On-Demand
Color
Labels

 

What methods are available?

“On-demand” color thermal transfer printing is a great way to differentiate your product while eliminating waste. 1 or 2 color printers are available for branding, lot coding, inventory management, and GHS compliance. These printers can also be integrated with semi-automatic and inline automatic label applicators. All of this is accomplished with high quality color thermal transfer ribbons!

What ribbon colors are available?

Wax for paper labels

Wax/resin for polypropylene or polyolefin labels

Resin for polyester or vinyl

What are some typical applications?

Color labels are commonly used in GHS drum labeling, food manufacturing, medical equipment, pharmaceutical identification, automotive components, and outdoor labeling.

How do I purchase these ribbons?

Call us at 800-275-0828 to discuss your project and receive a prompt no obligation quote.

Syringe Labeling Systems

Syringe Labeling Systems

 

What methods are available?

Syringes do not typically work well in “run-of-mill” labeling systems. With the help of Universal, we offer custom built semi-automatic or inline automatic equipment to label at speeds up to 60 products per minute. These machines can also be designed for pre-printed or print-and-apply applications.

Semi-automatic options:

  • R-310 labeler with custom syringe product carriage and product stop
  • Available print-and-apply via “loose-loop” or print engine

Automatic (inline) options:

  • High speed labeling with indexing roller conveyor
  • Available multi-headed system for labeling syringe luer and barrel
  • Available print-and-apply via print engine

How do I purchase one?

Call us at 800-275-0828 to discuss the project and receive a prompt no obligation quote.

Price Increase for Labels

Like death and taxes, label price increases are inevitable! We have proudly held our prices for the last 6 years, but unfortunately the time has come. All custom labels quotes will be updated upon order placement. Any change to “stock” labels will also be quoted and/or updated on our website. Please note that Priddy Sales is continually working to minimize these increases through efficiency and volume.

Below are some examples to further explain the necessary change:

  • Boise is converting one of their machines currently making pressure-sensitive liner paper over to make liner board products. They provide 30% of the liners used in North America so this change will have a significant impact on availability and cost.
  • Appvion Paper, which is a major supplier of face stock material, filed for bankruptcy protection on October 2nd.
  • A major supplier of a direct thermal top coating component was shuttered by the Chinese government for pollution issues and is estimated to be idle for 4 to 5 months. The plant produces about 35% of the component used by the world in DT face sheets.
  • Raw material increases from suppliers like Mactac, UPM Raflatac, Acucote, Spinnaker Coating, Stratatac, and Avery-Dennison.

Priddy Sales Company looks forward to helping you with your future labeling projects and will continue to provide you the best value for your money in supplies and service.

 

 

CAB MACH 4S Printer

CAB MACH 4S Printer

New to the market is the CAB MACH 4S desktop thermal transfer printer! This unit has all the features of a high class industrial printer for a wide application range. They include a large colored touch display with self-explanatory symbols for intuitive operation in all languages.

Features:

  • Centered label path eliminates ribbon wrinkling
  • Multiple interfaces (SD memory card, USB, Ethernet, and serial)
  • Basic, peel/dispenser, and cutter models available
  • 203 dpi, 300 dpi, and 600 dpi models available
  • Accepts coated side in or coated side out ribbons
  • Optional external unwind and rewinders
  • Comes with CABlabel S3 Lite software
  • Multiple wireless networking (WLAN) options available

How do I purchase one?

Priddy Sales is an authorized North America CAB partner. Call us at 800-275-0828 to discuss your project and receive a prompt no obligation quote.

Take-A-Label Ink Jet Imprinting Option

Take-A-Label Ink Jet Imprinting Option

Recently shown at the Pack-Expo show, Take-A-Label now offers an optional ink jet imprinter for their TAL-3100R and TAL-3100T labelers. This bolt-on accessory will allow the user to synchronously print real time date codes, lot codes, expiration, or other information.

Features:

Flexible coder control with included wireless keyboard or smart phone app
Perfect for round, flat, or semi-flat containers
Simple creation of alphanumeric text or barcodes
Imprint and label up to 30 products per minute
Durable printhead/ink life
Plug-and-play bolt up compatibility with TAL-3100R and TAL-3100T labelers.
Lower cost alternative to hot stamp label imprinting

How do I purchase this product?

Call us at 800-275-0828 to discuss your application and receive a prompt no obligation quote.

Universal L15-S Labeler

Universal Labeling Systems L15-S Automatic Labeler

After over 30 years of production, the Universal L15 is being UPGRADED! The new L15-S automatic wipe-on label applicator was introduced at the Pack-Expo show and will start shipping out in November 2017.

What’s New?

  • High performance digital stepper drive for better label placement accuracy
  • Speeds up to 1300 inches per minute
  • Easy to use PLC digital front panel
  • Plug-and-play bolt up compatibility with existing L15 labelers
  • No more clutch brake or brushes to replace
  • Stock availability in right or left hand configurations
  • Optional T-base stand, multi-axis yoke mount, clear label sensor, extended peeler plate, hot stamp imprinter, and low label light detection tree available
  • Indefinite parts, service, and support for L15 labeler
  • Price remains the same!!!

How do I purchase this product?

Call us at 800-275-0828 to discuss your application and receive a prompt no obligation quote.

“Super Premium” Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbons

“Super Premium” Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbons

For the most demanding applications, we recommend a “super premium” grade thermal transfer ribbon.  These ribbons are designed for polyester, polyimide, polypropylene, polyethylene, vinyl, and nylon films.  Variable print  image quality is unsurpassed even for small text and 2D barcodes!

Advantages:

  • Abrasion resistance for entire product life
  • Withstands extreme high and low temperatures
  • Resistance to the harshest chemicals
  • Built-in printhead cleaner to extend printhead life.
  • UL, CSA, and GHS compliance with color options
  • Compatibility with Zebra, CAB, Sato and Honeywell printers

Common applications:

  • Chemical drum or warning labels
  • Fabric or garment care tags
  • Circuit board labels
  • Outdoor equipment
  • Medical devices or vials
  • Pharmaceutical products

How do I purchase these ribbons?

Call us at 800-275-0828 to discuss your application and receive a prompt no obligation quote.  Material testing and samples can also be provided free of charge.