Reach Compliance

EC regulation No. 1907/2006, known as REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), seeks to protect human health and the environment through the regulation of chemical substances.

Statement of REACH Compliance

QuickLabel asked an independent European consultancy to determine whether we are obligated under REACH to register our printing chemicals (toner, drum, ink cartridges, etc.) and thermal transfer media supplies, in order to import and distribute these products in Europe.

We find that QuickLabel is not obligated under REACH to pre-register any substance used in our printing supplies for the following reasons:

  • QuickLabel printing inks, including inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges and drums, and polyester carriers, are all considered articles and are therefore exempt from REACH. In addition, because all label materials are defined as articles, QuickLabel labels are also exempt from REACH.
  • QuickLabel toner cartridges, image drums and inkjet cartridges do not contain any of the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern). Some thermal transfer ribbons may contain SVHCs. In this case, the name of the substance, the concentration and safety/handling information is available upon request.
  • None of the substances contained in QuickLabel inks and toners currently exceed the one ton per year threshold.
  • The substances that are contained within the cartridges and drums do not need to be pre-registered, even if the import volume exceeds one ton per year.

QuickLabel will continue to monitor the import of our products to Europe. At such time as the volume of an imported chemical substance exceeds one ton per year, QuickLabel will re-evaluate our registration status.

Rev. Date: 19 May 2016

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A Message from our CEO

At this unprecedented time, I want to extend my heartfelt wishes to you and your family. Everyone here at AstroNova is thinking of those who may be impacted. We want to let people know that AstroNova remains operational while remaining committed to supporting our customers while keeping our employees healthy and communities safe.

AstroNova is a critical infrastructure industry as our brands QuickLabel, TrojanLabel, and GetLabels supply industries, including medical supply, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, janitorial, food, transportation, and defense. As the recent pandemic started to unfold, we took swift action to mobilize many of our global team members to work remotely while enhancing our cleaning procedures and securing our production facilities. Inventories were increased, and we are in regular contact with our suppliers to monitor their status.

We encourage our customers to make sure they have orders in place with us to carry through these unusual times. Please consider re-ordering printing supplies sooner than usual and let us know if you need additional systems to print labels to meet the increased product demand. For assistance, please contact our customer service team if we can support you, or call 877-757-7978 (USA only) or +1-401-828-4000.

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At AstroNova, our number one core value is “Customer First,” this includes both internal and external customers, and we remain committed to this statement. If we can help in these difficult times, please let us know.

Please stay safe and take care.


Gregory A. Woods
President & CEO