Handy Labels has been going strong since 2007 and last year extended its reach even further with a fresh new website, helping artisan businesses to improve their packaging and accessibility. Running steadily over this decade have been two Roland DG SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 large format printer/cutters.


The company was founded in 2007, mainly offering signage. However, seeing a growing market for labels, the business changed its focus and moved to larger premises in Portishead to accommodate the work. The versatility of the original Roland SOLJET systems enabled an exploration of these new product offerings.


"The Roland’s really came into their own on labels," comments Handy Labels’ Michelle Jones. "The Roland SOLJETs handle lots of different material changes in one day and can even be left working overnight. They have, essentially, been running night and day for over a decade and are still going really well. Roland printers just keep printing.”


With minimum print runs of 25 labels and an easy-to-use free design tool on the company’s website – although an in-house graphic design team is available too – Handy Labels attracts small, artisan businesses alongside some blue-chip brands. Candle companies and gin makers are typical customers – and each one is looking for that unique style and finish to make them stand out. 


“We're in premises where we can expand – packaging is the next move for us – but don't want to get too big," says Michelle Jones. "All of our work is hand finished and we make sure we're happy with all orders we send out. We're really proud of what we produce.”


The Roland DG SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 system offers printing and contour-cutting technology in one integrated machine. Eco-solvent inks with metallic and white options make graphics stand out on labels, signage, banners, vehicle wraps, fine art, decals, POP displays and more, making it the ideal machine for print businesses keen to explore new markets.