Companies that formulate and package agricultural chemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers have cut label costs, saved time, reduced labeling errors, controlled label compliance, and sold private label products by printing their own product labels in-house with a production-capacity Kiaro! D label printer or the industrial QLS-4100 Xe digital color label printer.
Print Pesticide Labels and Fertilizer Labels in Full-Color
Bottle, pail, box, and bag labels can be printed instantly with QuickLabel digital color label printers. Full-color product photos, illustrations, logos, and marketing communications graphics can be printed on labels directly from digital files, along with ingredients statements, barcodes, and required hazard warning label panels, using a QuickLabel color digital label printer.
Make Fertilizer Labels and Pesticide Labels in Short-Runs
Because digital printing is cost-effective for printing small quantities of labels, agricultural chemical producers with a QuickLabel in-house digital color label printer can make product labels according to sales demand. Instead of keeping thousands of printed labels in inventory, producers can digitally print a roll of product labels just-in-time. This ensures that packaging lines always have the right label for the right product. Products are labeled and ready to ship with no delays. When product sizes or formulations change, it is quick and easy to edit or change digital label files and print new labels as needed.
Private Label Fertilizers, Private Label Pesticides
Some producers with an in-house QuickLabel color label printer choose to sell their registered pesticides, fertilizers, plant nutrients, and other crop protection chemicals products to dealers under private label brand, making labels with a dealer’s logo and branding, in compliance with labeling regulations for supplemental distributors under 40 CFR 152.132.
Offering custom label printing services as a contract packager is another way that producers use an in-house QuickLabel printer to make more money.
Use a QuickLabel Printer for GHS Labeling Compliance
Pesticides are among the hazardous chemicals that must be labeled according to GHS labeling requirements. A QuickLabel digital color label printer allows manufacturers to print color coded GHS labeling pictograms and to print finished labels in minutes that meet GHS hazardous chemical labeling standards. With a label printer in-house, manufacturers are always able to respond to periodic label regulation changes, whether label standards are required by the government, industry, or voluntary standards organizations.
Use a QuickLabel Printer to Control Compliance with EPA Pesticide Labeling Standards
Ensure that your compliance with EPA pesticide labeling laws and control quality by printing labels in-house, under your own quality assurance process. EPA consumer chemical labeling requirements change periodically, so pesticide makers benefit from the flexibility to adapt to changes instantly with a QuickLabel in-house digital color label printer. When labeling requirements change, product labels can be digitally edited and re-printed in minutes, guaranteeing manufacturers the ability to ship properly labeled products. EPA labeling requirements impact different chemical products in different ways – for example, indoor pesticide labels and outdoor pesticide labels are subject to different labeling requirements. Click here to monitor the EPA Consumer Labeling Initiative which regulates label content for pesticides and household cleansers.
Required EPA Pesticide Label Content
To comply with United States Environmental Protection Agency requirements, pesticide labels must include the following sections, in this approximate order: Restricted Use Pesticide Statement (needed if pesticides require “additional regulatory restrictions”); Name of Product (brand or trademark), Product Information (what product is used for); Label Ingredients Statement with chemical ingredients listed by their common names and chemical ingredients listed as either “active” or “other ingredients” (inert ingredients), "Keep Out of Reach of Children" Statement; Signal Word (ie “Caution” or “Danger”); First Aid Instructions to advise consumers on how to respond if chemicals are ingested or come into contact with eyes or skin; “Skull & Crossbones” Symbol and the word "POISON" printed in red on a background of distinctly contrasting color (required for pesticides that contain substances in quantities highly toxic to man; Net Contents (volume or weight); EPA Registration Number and Establishment Number; Company Name & Address (name and address of the producer or registrant); Precautionary Statements (description of hazards to humans and domestic animals, precautions to avoid hazards); Environmental Hazards (precautionary statements to identify hazards to non-target organisms); Physical or Chemical Hazards; Directions for Use (including re-entry statement, the period of time following application when it is unsafe to enter the treatment area); Storage and Disposal Instructions (including safe disposal of unused pesticide and container); Warranty Statement (voluntary statement by chemical registrant); Worker Protection Standards Labeling (40 CFR 156 Subpart K). For detailed regulations regarding pesticide label content, type size, font, and formatting requirements, please visit the EPA web site.