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Price Increases in Label Industry

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InTu Mobility continues to support the critical supply chain and our customers. We have barcode printing supplies in stock at normal discounted prices with customary additional volume discounts.

Please contact us if you have questions or atypical needs.

Why are label prices going up?

For the first time in twenty years, the label industry has been experiencing significant price increases, and rates are expected to rise more in 2019. Why are rates going up? Well for one reason, the digital era has caught-up with paper producers. Digital receipts, statements, invoices, estimates, magazines, newspapers, books, etc., have caused paper sales to decline forcing some paper producers out of business. Less competition creates an opportunity for the remaining producers to increase rates.

label prices letter

Click to read rate increase letter from paper manufacturer.

Other factors contributing to the increase cost in paper goods are:

  • China buying more pulp, reducing supply for other paper mfgs
  • Reduction in paper mills
  • Shift from (P&W, print & write) paper to PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive)
  • Shortage of silicone & adhesives
    (Read more about increases in paper here)

Contact us today to place an order before label prices increase again!

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