About Computype

We study the groundwork of your organization and rely on our own strong expertise when designing innovative labeling solutions that precisely fit your processes


Driving Results For You Since Day One

We bring experience and new abilities in monitoring and analyzing production straight to your lab, tire manufacturing plant or place of business. Our innovative labeling solutions drastically cut waste, boost efficiencies and revolutionize the way assets are tracked and corresponding data is managed.

Always focused on the future, we’re leading the way forward with new technologies like RFID and opening doors to the evolution of smart labels and automation. Assets with their own intelligence and ability to communicate will transform the way information is captured, communicated and managed.

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Pairing Labeling Innovation With Strategic Partnerships

Our mission is to give you high-quality labels, innovative solutions and service molded to your specific needs. Our Label Pros foster customer intimacy by making on-site visits to improve label integration and to stay close to your labeling processes. We’re not just a voice over the phone. We’re your strategic partner.

Drawing on our extensive experience, we aid your organization in the following key areas:




We provide labeling software and equipment solutions that cut costs and improve your productivity



Label Integration

We can add new functions to your existing systems in a smart, time-efficient and low-cost manner through on-site label integration.




We provide dependable, cost-effective outsourcing services that allow you to focus on your core activities.




Our customized service offerings support your activities and match your goals for productivity.


Learn More About Our History

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  • 1966

    Computype is founded in St. Paul, MN, USA. as a computer typesetting service bureau operation.

  • 1975

    Buck Roach, Larry Erickson and Hugh O’Connell purchase Computype. The primary business focus is typesetting corporate directories for the telephone company.

  • 1983

    With FDA-compliant adhesive and guaranteed sequence integrity, Computype signs its first contract to provide DIN sets to the American Red Cross

  • 1984

    Computer typeset operations are sold as barcode production becomes the sole focus of the business.

  • 1985

    Computype implements its first quality system to improve manufacturing processes.

  • 1986

    Tire bead labels are manufactured for the first time. Today, Computype provides over 400 million bead labels to customers in 40 countries.

  • 1995

    Computype invents a chemical-resistant slide label for automated histology staining. Still used today, this label solution enables fast and accurate cancer screening in global diagnostics.

  • 1997

    Computype expands product offering to include pre-labeling services. Today, READY Labware Services is used to manage compounds in 7 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies.

  • 2004

    Computype helps a global diagnostic organization implement RFID and custom-encoded software for reagent tracking.

  • 2010

    Product portfolio expands again to include automated label applicators for increased throughput and precision label placement.

  • 2012

    Global operational excellence practices are launched.

  • 2014

    Computype employs its first On-site Solutions Manager to lead global label operations at a customer location.

  • 2015

    Computype proudly celebrates 40 years as a family-owned business.

  • 2016

    Computype dedicates innovation resources to expanding RFID capabilities.

  • 2017

    Computype launches a proprietary direct mark technology, which provides customers with a more colorful and permanent means of identification.

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We're proud to celebrate four decades of achievement, and excited to be at the cutting edge of next-generation automatic ID and information management.

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Discover How We Work To Remove Your Labeling Inefficiencies

Allow An On-Site Expert To Handle The Details

We offer the option to outsource your labeling to an on-site expert who improves efficiencies without taking resources away from other areas of your business.

Our Label Pros develop in-depth knowledge of your organization and are selected based on their skill and familiarity with your industry.

Protect Your Labels From Harsh Environments

High-quality labels don’t just come in vibrant colors; they’re also built to withstand extreme environments. Unreadable labels violate regulations for chemical dispatch, while labels that don’t stick contribute to higher scrap rates in tire manufacturing.

Our labels endure chemicals, stains, extreme temperatures and corrosion exposure, all while remaining readable and in place. No matter your industry regulations or conditions, our Harsh Environment Labels pass the test.

Plan To Reduce Costs And Increase Efficiency

Do you need a way to increase throughput, decrease waste and drive cost savings? Our Smart Process Planning helps you grow through continuous improvement.

We’ll conduct a walkthrough of your site to help you streamline labeling processes. The end result for your organization is lower costs and greater efficiency through strategic planning.

Implement 360-Degree Label Solutions

While other label suppliers specialize in one area, we use our expertise in label applicators, printers, software and service to recommend customized label solutions.

We partner with you to understand your internal and external processes in depth, so we can recommend 360-Degree Solutions that address problems at the source.

Client Success Stories: Envision Your Results

Case Study

Dynamic Label Automation Solutions Enable Process Improvements in Tire Plants

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Case Study

Pre-Barcoded Labware Reduces Labor and Streamlines Operations for a Large Repository

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Print-On-Demand for Rubber Belt Branding Achieves Lean Manufacturing Initiatives

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