Fast Facts on the Growing Cannabis Labeling Market

The cannabis labeling market just might be the fastest growing market in the label industry today. The growth rate is expected to be 35% from 2021-2028 (mostly in the oils segment). As cannabis continues to be legalized in the U.S. and across the globe, opportunities are abundant.

For digital printers, this market yields a high number of SKU’s and calls for shorter run sizes — a perfect combination in the digital printing world. Additionally, product varieties in the cannabis market segment continue to grow, thus so does the demand for new and more labels and packaging.

Media Curl: How Much is Too Much?

Today’s printers are generally designed to be able to handle a little bit of media curl. However, some printers are more sensitive to curl than others so it can be difficult to determine exactly how much curl a printer can tolerate.

It’s always best to refer to the printer manufacturer’s specifications for media curl, but as a standard point of reference, most printers can handle approximately ¼-inch of media curl. Specialty forms such as pharmacy scr...