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Epson C831: First GHS Certified Inkjet Label Printer

Attention chemical producers! OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard outlines a set of specifications that labelers must follow called the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS requires a specific label format to “Provide workers quicker and more efficient access to information on the safety data sheet, enhance worker comprehension of hazards, especially for low and limited-literacy workers, reduce confusion in the workplace, facilitate safety training, and result in safer handling and use of chemicals.” As chemicals are shipped across the globe, there is a huge need for standardized systems of labeling and classification.

 

GHS is a complex system and covers the identification of the chemical(s) and associated physical hazards, health hazards and environmental hazards. The component that rules the standard for labels is BS5609. BS5609 includes criteria for label performance and print performance to ensure that the label is readable and stays attached to the item. The GHS website clarifies: “In very simple terms the BS5609 labelling standard means that if a drum falls off the side of a ship and washes ashore the label must still be stuck to it and the information printed on it must be readable.” As you can imagine, while these standards are very important and beneficial, they can be a challenge to print. 

 

Thankfully, Epson was up to this challenge and created the first inkjet printer that has been BS5609 certified. 

 

Some notable features of the C831:
Ideal for large labels including large-format drum and chemical labeling
Industrial-strength inkjet printer with tractor feeder
Fast print speeds of up to 16.5 pages per minute
Printable area up to 8.0 x 22”
Only inkjet solution that has been BS5609 certified
Supports a wide variety of media types and sizes
Just when you thought label printing couldn’t get any more exciting, the Epson C831 is here to provide simplification and efficiency to your label printing while complying with GHS standards. 

 

Learn more about the C831 here!

 

 

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