Printing Custom Name Badges | Variable Data and UV Printers
Printing name badges and other IDs using variable data AND the direct printing technology of UV printers is a win for business.
Name badges is just one example of a commercial application for real time, direct printing using variable data.
In this video you’ll see the Compress iUV600s flatbed uv printer software apply 3 different fields of variable data from a csv file to a piece of artwork, then print directly to off-the-shelf name badge blanks.
• We start with artwork created in Photoshop.
• Add text layers using an example Name, Title and Location.
• Then apply a drop shadow effect to the location text.
• Use the Designer software to tell the system just what to do, including applying that transform drop shadow to DIFFERENT TEXT as the graphics are populated by the variable data in the database file.
In this case we took our own ColDesi employee roster, saved it as a tab delimited text file and used that to populate the badges.
Let’s take a look at what printing name badges with variable data, using a uv printer, can make you on an hourly basis. WE used our actual costs and online research to come up with these numbers:
We printed 48 different custom badges with the right Name, Title and Location on them in about 14 minutes.
If you were doing this as a business you’d have 2 jigs created so that re- loading the bed is simple. Take a finished set off, then put the new set on and print.
14 minutes per set means you could produce 4 sets per hour or 192 badges per hour.
Our cost for the badges off of Amazon was $1.28, UV Ink cost for each was $.006 for a total COGS of $1.286, but we’ll round that up to $1.30 to make it easier.
We found sources online selling similar products for between $4.50 and $7.00 each. We’ll use $5.00 as an average.
$5.00 x 192 badges per hour = $962 in sales production
$1.30 Cost Each x 192 badges per hour = $249.60
Gross profit = $712.40/hour
You may hear slightly different numbers on the video, but you can make your own estimations based on these actual cost numbers.
Printing with Variable Data with a UV Printer is fast and efficient when using the Compress iUV600s flatbed UV Printer from ColDesi.
All the software and the equipment shown in this video are included with the printer. So is Training on the applications and the printer itself.
For more information and pricing visit compressuvprinter.com/led-uv-printer-iuv600s/