If you regularly use labels in the transportation or storage of chemicals or dangerous goods, printing your own labels could well be the most efficient solution for you.

We supply the best solutions on the market when it comes to printers for printing labels and the consumables you will need to accompany them – all with the same level of advice and support that you have come to expect from working with Hibiscus.

We can give you guidance about which printers and ribbons are the most appropriate for your business and we’re always on hand to set up your equipment and keep everything working in the way that you need it to.


The Oki ES Series of LED printers, when combined with the Hibiscus suite of software products allows complete flexibility. This allows you to use unprinted die cut sheets and print onto them in full-colour. The Oki ES Series of LED printers and consumables alongside Laserprint PE allow you to print full-colour labels on demand.

This method of print allows the user the ability to generate and print full-colour chemical labels, complete with appropriate hazard information and corporate branding. The label can be both a legislative tool and an attractive advertisement for your company.

This solution is best suited to companies that have a large number of products and ship in varying quantities. The upfront cost here is considerably less but the consumable costs are more than with a thermal printer, as you are fundamentally printing 4 colours rather than 1 or 2.

All Oki ES Series LED printers are capable of printing up to 1500mm long allowing you to easily print combination labels, and we supply the full range of ES printers both A4 and A3.

Prior to the implementation of Single Substance phase of GHS/CLP we undertook significant testing to ascertain which printers were the most suited to the requirements of the chemical industry. During this process we identified that the Oki ES Series of LED printers performed impressively in all categories.

These labels are compliant to all the applicable parts of BS:5609.


Ideal for pre-printed labels, thermal printers are robust, easily maintained and reliable. This means they are perfectly suited to an industrial environment, requiring little in the way of ongoing maintenance.

Recommended for pre-printed labels, most notably where you have few variations in the number of red diamonds you require as you would need a separate base stock for each. A thermal printer prints in 1 or, at most, 2 colours, this means that either you have pre-printed backgrounds displaying your corporate branding or you are happy with a largely monochrome label.

Despite having a higher upfront cost than an Oki ES series printer, it does have a far lower ongoing cost. The consumables and labels required for this type of printer are significantly less expensive than those of an Oki ES Series printer. Thermal printers also allow for a high print speed, economical consumable use and fantastic print quality.

We supply a full range of TEC, Citizen, Datamax and Zebra printers to fit in with the requirements and processes of our customers. To complement this we have a range of ribbons which have all been tested to the appropriate sections of BS:5609 to give compliant variable information.