Doc’s Tea Micro Brews Healthy Sweet Teas and Prints Micro Batches of Labels with Their Kiaro! Label Printer

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To provide their customers with the freshest, healthiest, micro-brewed tea, Doc’s Tea uses a Kiaro! Label printer to bottle, package, and ship their tea faster than ever before.

Doc's Tea Creative Officer discussing labeling his micro-brewed, healthy tea

Doc's Tea Creative Officer discussing labeling his micro-brewed, healthy tea

QuickLabel Systems, an Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) business unit, has released a video interview with Doc’s Tea to document how the maker of healthy, low-sugar, bottled sweet teas, has increased its production speed, reduced its costs, and enhanced the look of their labels by using a Kiaro! label printer to print their own labels.

The new video can be viewed on the QuickLabel website, on the QuickLabel blog, and on QuickLabel’s YouTube channel at Youtube.com/QuickLabel.

Doc’s Tea is a handcrafted, small-batch beverage brewed by a family of dental health professionals dedicated to a healthy lifestyle. Recently, Dr. Ken Banks, owner of Doc’s Teas, upgraded to the Kiaro! inkjet label printer in order to increase productivity, reduce cost, and dramatically improve label quality on all of their products.

“When I first saw the Kiaro! print I was amazed,” said Dr. Ken Banks, “I was impressed with the application process of the labels with our bottles and the look of the labels.”

“We make our product on demand so that we can deliver a fresh product, not one that’s brewed, bottled and then stored,” said Dr. Ken Banks. Because Doc’s Tea doesn’t allow their teas to sit on shelves, they needed a solution that allowed them to print labels instantly, which eliminated the waiting time and inventory difficulties that come with ordering outside labels.

“The Kiaro! label printer fits in so well for us because it is allowing us to do small batches, to have high quality labels, not to have a large inventory,” says Dr. Ken Banks, “it allows us to brew on demand and to print on demand.”

“It allows us to have flexibility and to print the highest quality label we can for our product,” says Dr. Banks. When they print small batches of labels, Doc’s Tea is able to quickly ship its micro brewed tea to waiting customers who order varying flavors and quantities of bottled tea.

Label On Demand, Brew On-Demand

Chief Creative Officer, Dr. Christopher Banks, explains that because Doc’s Tea makes their teas in small batches in differing quantities, having a label printer in-house allows them to eliminate inventory costs and streamline production.

“It’s been really great as a startup company because we don’t have to spend so much money going out to the big labeling companies,” says Dr. Christopher Banks, “we can print them out as we need them and save some time and also save some money.”

About Doc’s Tea

Doc’s Tea is a handcrafted, small batch beverage brewed by big hearts. Behind the bottle is a family of dental health professionals dedicated to building a brand that shows their care and commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Doc and his family take care to use only premium, wholesome ingredients, starting with heart-healthy Rooibos tea (high in antioxidants and minerals, and naturally caffeine-free), monk fruit (a natural, low-calorie sweetener) and filtered water from organic springs. Free of artificial colorants, naturally low in calories (10 calories per bottle), Doc’s Tea is certified organic, with nothing genetically engineered added. Doc’s Tea is also gluten-free and certified kosher.

About QuickLabel Systems and Astro-Med, Inc.    

QuickLabel Systems is a leading manufacturer of digital color label printers used by manufacturers and processors who want to print their own labels in-house, as well as barcode label printers, thermal transfer ribbon, labels, and custom label printing services. QuickLabel Systems is a brand of Astro-Med, Inc., a manufacturer of high tech specialty printing systems and data acquisition systems for test and measurement. Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALOT) is a member of the Russell Microcap® Index. Additional information is available by visiting http://www.QuickLabel.com. Keep up with QuickLabel Systems on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/QuickLabel and on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/QuickLabel.

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