What to Look for in a Food Service Label Printer
If you’re in the market for a food service label printer, it’s unfortunate but true that not all printers are created equal. However, you’re in the right place to continue your search — but it can end right here with PrepWizard.
We’ll cover a few key questions to ask yourself when scouting potential food service label printers, as well as what makes PrepWizard’s a cut (or a print) above the rest.
Is it user-friendly?
First of all, is your current or potential printer user-friendly? If you think that means it only requires three power outlets to work, a wired connection, and only one person can use it at a time — we’re going to stop you right there.
Food service label printers, such as those available from PrepWizard, are designed with the user in mind. A key part of this is their ability to work via Bluetooth. And, better yet, PrepWizard is location-based, so you can have an unlimited number of employees on the system at once. This way, everyone can stay on the same page and work more efficiently.
PrepWizard’s software and free app are compatible with smartphones such as iPhone and Android as well as tablets. The system’s Turn-Key capabilities allow products and shelf-life data to automatically load and update at your pace.
Is it time-saving?
The old adage — “time is money” — rings especially true in the food service industry. If you can’t properly keep track and label the life cycle of your food-prep items, you’re more likely to let inventory go to waste or even run out. Customers won’t necessarily leave the first time you’re out of a certain item. But, if it keeps happening, they’re not likely to return.
PrepWizard’s food service label printers are designed to be lightning fast. From wireless setup to automatic updates, you’ll quickly be on your way to bigger and better things. For example, hanging out in your crowded dining area to receive countless compliments from your customers.
Does it limit confusion in the kitchen?
If you’re a high-volume restaurant or even a smaller one, it may be difficult to keep track of the freshness of your inventory if you don’t have a good system in place. A few mistakes that some owners make include using handwritten food prep labels, or no labeling system at all. Furthermore, handwritten food prep labels that make it onto inventory may not even be correct. Not everyone is skilled with time, dates, and more, especially considering the other demands a busy kitchen may have.
With PrepWizard, Use-By dates are automatically calculated for all of your inventory, with the option to print in bulk. Shipments that may have taken hours if not multiple days to get through can now be covered in a matter of minutes. And, as these items move farther along in their life cycle, the labeling still won’t slow you down and can be updated accordingly.
Another great thing about food service label printers from PrepWizard is their thermal printing technology. Forget the days of running out of ink and having to run to the store or wait for a shipment. Not to mention, ink is messy, and improper cartridge disposal is harmful to the environment.
Is it compatible with your preferred labels?
Maybe your restaurant has lasted this long with handwritten labels or DayDots. However, it may be time to consider an update. Imagine using labels that easily dissolve in water or that can work two-fold. Sound enticing?
With food prep labels from PrepWizard, you can choose from labels that easily dissolve in water. You can print for three different life cycles — Unopened, Prepped, or In-Production. You can also choose 2-in-1 “prep” labels that allow you to seamlessly move products from the “prep” stage to the “production” stage with one label.
Is it expensive?
Many restaurant owners are concerned about cutting costs. Or, qualifying ROI, for that matter. If shelling out a bunch of dough for a food service label printer and accompanying labels doesn’t seem like it’s in the cards, we don’t blame you.
Though we can’t make any promises about the other guys, a food service label printer from PrepWizard will earn you ROI within six months or less — and we mean it. Not to mention, proper labeling is one of the first steps to ensure you’re getting the most out of your inventory and not letting precious food go to waste. As you may recall, you can even use some of our labels at two separate stages of your inventory’s life cycle. How’s that for conservation?
Does a food service label printer from PrepWizard sound like it’s ticking all of your boxes? Click here for a risk-free trial and stop wasting time, food, and money. Or, perhaps you’d like to check out our support page or our FAQ page to see that we’ll be here for you every step of the way. Finally, check out PrepWizard in action, here.