Graphic Products has released its first full-color LED printer, the DuraLabel Catalyst, designed to create full-color industrial labels including GHS/HazCom 2012, arc flash, NFPA, and standard OSHA-compliant warning and danger signs. Catalyst includes two supply trays so plain paper can also be used for general purpose and administrative tasks.
Catalyst provides a user-friendly solution for the 43 million workers required by OSHA to comply with the new GHS/HazCom labeling standards by 2015. Typically, to make a GHS/HazCom label, workers must pull data from Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and put information into a very specific format using appropriate chemical symbols – or risk severe fines.
DuraSuite software, bundled with Catalyst, includes templates for easy formatting, an extensive symbol library, and a robust chemical database. Users enter chemical names, then select a label size. The database populates the labels with necessary information, correctly formatted and print-ready. Special die-cut label sheets are available in several sizes so that a variety of labels can be printed.
Catalyst Synthetic Stock, 2.5 mil polyester, conforms to British Standard maritime (BS 5609), Section 2, maritime and laboratory performance for heavy duty drum labeling. LED technology offers several benefits to users including no drying time so labels can be applied immediately. Printing in full color requires no special preparation or changing supplies.
“The DuraLabel Catalyst offers several benefits for GHS/HazCom 2012 compliance. Adoption of the new standard is an ongoing process involving education, training and familiarity with thousands of hazardous chemicals,” says Steve Stephenson, Graphic Products. “The Catalyst in tandem with DuraSuite has the potential to make this complicated transition trouble-free for all stakeholders in the global marketplace.”