It is understandable that some companies feel that they can save resources by printing their own labels but, when they consider the time and labor that goes into the process, this can often prove to be incorrect.
Labels that are printed in-house are usually of a lower quality than one would get from a professional printing company and do not always stand up to daily wear. Printing labels also takes away important time from employees, especially since many non-professional printers often stall and paper jams occur frequently.
Professionally printed labels stand up to the daily wear and tear much better than those done in-house. They are less prone to being scratched and to the ink being smudged, and they hold up to water damage much more effectively. Taking into account the time it takes for an employee to find the correct labels for the purpose, design what is going on them, print them while putting up with printer problems, and then attach them to whatever they are for, hiring a professional printing company can actually save company money by eliminating the need to take an employee away from their everyday job. Aside from this, it will give them a much higher quality label as well.
There are many reasons why companies might need labels. They might be address labels, product labels, barcode labels, or tags attached to beds or clothing. For items like barcodes, it is very important that they stay attached to the area in which they are put in the first place. Professional printed labels, as stated above, will hold up to a lot of abuse.