I have a bit of a conundrum, hopefully someone here will have advice for me. It would be greatly appreciated.
I own a small retail business. We manufacture all our products, and I handle most product packaging and labeling on site. My issue is that I have a small sized product that we sell thousands of monthly. I currently print 1.75" x 6.75" labels 6 up on a standard letter size paper. The full sheets are then trimmed and cut into individual labels. As you can imagine, this is quite time consuming.
I’ve looked into custom printed sheet labels, which are cost prohibitive, especially considering I need at least 16 versions. Not to mention that an adhesive label is not ideal for my purposes. I’ve also reached out to printers I’ve worked with in the past, however the 1.75" dimension is too small for their capabilities.
Ideally, I’d like to have these product labels printed and cut to size for me. Is anyone aware of a printer who can handle these dimensions? If worse comes to worse, I don’t mind cutting the labels from a standard size sheet, but there’s got to be a more efficient way to do it. I don’t mind investing in equipment for this purpose, but I don’t even know where to begin to look.
So in a nutshell: Where would I look to have this size printed for me? Or, if that’s not feasible, what is the most efficient and precise method of cutting thousands of these labels?