GHS Label Printer – Which Print Method is Best? [Infographic]

June 11, 2014

GHS Label Printer – Which Print Method is Best?

Just about every company is affected by OSHA’s requirements for labeling of chemicals and other hazardous materials under the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) guidelines.  It does not matter what size your company is or what industry you are in, you can almost guarantee that you will need to change some labeling processes in order to comply with the new GHS regulations.

5 Main GHS Label Printing Options

A common question that many companies face when beginning their GHS project relates to the process of printing GHS-compliant product and container labels.  Which GHS label printing method is the best fit for their business?  There are many different printing methods but the 5 main methods include:

  1. Thermal transfer (1 color) with pre-printed GHS labels
  2. Two color thermal transfer with blank labels
  3. Laser (monochrome) with pre-printed GHS labels
  4. Color laser with blank labels
  5. Color inkjet with blank labels

GHS Label Printer Infographic

There are advantages and disadvantages with every label printing system. General Data has produced a great infographic which walks you through the process of evaluating and choosing the best printing method and system that fits your company’s unique needs and provides maximum return on investment (ROI).  A link to the infographic is at the bottom of the post.

The infographic helps you understand and compare the different printing methods and how they can be used to print GHS-compliant labels, including thermal transfer, laser and inkjet.  For each different print method, it provides information on:

  • How it works
  • Pros
  • Cons
  • When to consider

GHS Label Printer Infographic

GHS Labeling Systems Buyer’s Guide

There’s a lot to consider when choosing the right GHS labeling system for your company – its more than just printers and labels.  Along with this infographic, General Data has produced a very helpful GHS labeling system buyer’s guide that includes a 9 step plan for successful implementation.  You can download the buyer’s guide at

Free GHS Label System Consultation

General Data Is Your Source For Complete GHS Label Solutions

General Data makes the transition to the new GHS labeling requirements easy for you by providing everything you need including:

  • GHS label printers
  • GHS labeling
  • GHS software
  • GHS supplies
  • GHS printing systems service
  • GHS system set up and integration

But don’t be fooled into thinking that GHS labeling is a simple one-size-fits-all proposition. Chemical manufacturers rely on General Data’s extensive product knowledge and application expertise to determine the best configuration of labels, printers and supplies, and the know-how to bring it all together to meet the unique needs of the individual facility and provide maximum ROI.

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