Kiaro! printer

Browndog Creamery makes hand crafted ice cream in small batches of just a few gallons at a time. With small quantities of gourmet flavors and a rapidly changing menu, owners Paul Gabriel and Brian Scherle found label cost savings and greater packaging flexibility by printing their own labels with the Kiaro! from AstroNova QuickLabel Systems.

Browndog Creamery, located in Northville, Michigan, makes their ice cream in very small batches. “We’re not a mass factory where we make thousands of gallons of ice cream. We make about four or five gallons at a time for each flavor,” says co-owner Paul Gabriel, “I first looked at purchasing the Kiaro! because we developed so many new products every day.”

Gabriel credits the Kiaro! label printer with helping his company to avoid buying large minimum label orders and to prevent any need for storing pre-printed labels in inventory. “I knew we would be running small batches of ice cream and I didn’t want to take an inventory of a hundred or a thousand labels of one flavor because I knew we might only need ten labels,” says Gabriel. “The Kiaro! has been a wonderful fit in our business to allow us to make these very small run labels and customize them to everything that we needed to do.”

Kiaro! printer