Diversified Labeling Solutions

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 INDUSTRY-LEADING LABEL
MANUFACTURER

OVER 35 YEARS of LABEL EXPERIENCE.

DLS has been a preferred B2B label supplier since 1985. Over the years, we’ve grown to be one of the largest trade-only label manufacturers in the country. We provide high-quality, custom-printed pressure sensitive labels to distributors throughout the U.S. With more than 35 years experience, our experts provide the label expertise and manufacturing muscle you need to sell high-quality labels.

DLS got our start in 1985, in a modest 1,550 square foot facility. Initially, DLS was a provider of high-quality, custom printed tape. Soon after opening, we expanded our products to include pressure sensitive barcode labels.

 

Today, DLS has grown to be one of the country’s largest trade-only label manufacturers. As a leading labeling solutions provider, we have over 200 team members; label production and warehouse facilities located in five states across the U.S.; and over 347,000 square feet of production and warehouse space.

 

Our products have expanded as well, and we now offer high-quality, custom-printed pressure sensitive labels for a wide variety of industries. All of our products, from blank, stock labels to custom-printed prime labels are produced utilizing the latest in flexographic and digital printing technologies.

 

In 2019, DLS became a member of the TSC Auto ID Technology family, a global leader in the AIDC barcode printer industry. DLS is the manufacturer of OEM media for both TSC and Printronix Auto ID printers.

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 Why Work With a Trade Only Label Supplier?

As a trade only label supplier, we work exclusively with distributors and resellers. Unlike other label converters who also sell to end users, we don’t compete with you on bids. When you work with DLS, you know that we are your partner—not your competitor.

 We Only Succeed When You Do

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Our motto is “We Only Succeed When You Do”. We live by that motto everyday as we work hard to support your efforts and help you capitalize on label opportunities. When you work with DLS, you get more than just a leading label manufacturer. Our dedicated team is passionate about labels and is willing to share their expertise with partnered distributors to help you grow your business.

 

We understand our success is based on your success. You’ve built valuable, lasting relationships with your clients and need a solid business partner to fulfill your label manufacturing and distribution commitments. You can be assured that when you work with us, both you and your clients will benefit.

 

Our experienced team of estimators and technical support personnel will always assist you in coming up with the best solutions to labeling problems. Prompt, cost effective pricing, reliable delivery, and high quality allow us to be a resource to you—putting you in the best position to close the deal.

 National Label Converter/Manufacturer

Located in five states and headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, DLS is well-situated to offer products to customers nationwide. Diversified operates out of five locations, strategically located throughout the U.S., to efficiently manufacture and distribute product for your customers.

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We maintain four locations equipped for label manufacturing, finishing, warehousing and distribution (Illinois, Georgia, Texas and Nevada), as well as a distribution-only facility in California. No matter where your customers are located, we can ship all of our products quickly while keeping your costs to a minimum.

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 Label Manufacturing Capabilities

As an industry-leading label converter, we are committed to investing in new equipment, technologies, systems and personnel. By staying on top of key industry trends and always focused on growth, we remain ahead of the business curve; and that means you do as well. DLS operates more than 50 flexographic presses and die cutters as well as a growing fleet of UV digital inkjet, aqueous digital inkjet, and HP Indigo printing equipment. With our large fleet of flexographic and digital presses, extensive die collection, laser diecut capabilities and state-of-the-art finishing equipment, Diversified is an ideal partner to support your client’s label needs.

 

Do your customers have a unique label need? Our team of label experts really know their stuff and always love a challenge. If your customers have a unique application, use DLS as your only resource to find the best possible solutions for them. As one of the country’s largest label manufacturers, we work with all the major raw materials suppliers and have access to just about any facestock and adhesive combination available to match your customer’s needs.

 

Whether your customer needs 100 or 100,000,000 labels, we can provide an efficient, cost-effective and quality option to meet your customer’s expectations.

What is a Label Converter?

A label converter processes large rolls of label material in varying sizes, sometimes weighing up to several thousands of pounds. The conversion process can vary depending on the specifics of the end label product, but it can involve cutting the large rolls down to prepare them for printing, die cuts, applying varnishes, laminates or embellishments, producing finished rolls, sheets or fanfolds. The end result is custom blank or printed labels—made to a customer’s specifications.

 Support and Resources from the Label Experts

As a DLS distributor, you have access to all the tools you need to succeed. We offer a broad selection of services and support to help you sell more labels.

CUSTOM MARKETING 

There is no need for you to spend time and money creating materials to help you sell labels to your customers. DLS can do it for you at no additional cost! Learn more about our custom branded marketing materials.

 

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LABEL INDUSTRY TRAINING

Have your customers look to you as a complete solutions provider and be called in to consult, rather than just bid, on a job. We know labels inside and out and love to share this knowledge with our distributor partners. Whether you’re new to selling labels or require product-specific education, we can provide the training you need.

 

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LABEL DESIGN SERVICES

Do you have a customer who needs help designing their labels? With DLSdesign, we offer white-labeled, fixed-price design services. Think of us as your own in-house design team. We will work under your name, and not contact your customers directly unless you ask us to.

 

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