The family-run printing business, Urlichs & Pape, specialises in the production and further processing of labels; the process includes numbering, perforation, blind stamping, die cutting, grooving and lamination.
After several decades of success in printing classic labels on sheet material, using offset paper, gummed paper and adhesive paper, Urlichs & Pape’s two managing directors, Ulrich Peters and Wolfgang Hohgardt, added label roll production using a thermal transfer printer as a service line. Pre-punched formats were used, which were printed only in black with just a few format variations.
However, using this format, more and more customers gradually withdrew and moved towards their own independent label production. This prompted Urlichs & Pape to search for a solution that would enable the company to print and offer coloured adhesive labels.