About Us


Timeline history of the Monarch Brand

Founded as Monarch Marking in 1890 by inventor Fred Kohnle who created the first mechanical pin-ticketing machine to help retailers tag garments, our history as a company has always been one of innovation and excellence. We invented one of the first ever barcodes, Codabar, in the 1960s and introduced the first lightweight, plastic, handheld pricing tool not long after in ’72. It didn’t take long for the “Monarch Gold,” as it became known, to become the premier price marking tool on the market.

We are the original inventor of high efficiency plastic fastening solutions for product tagging. In addition to our Monarch® brand, our brands in fastening include Swiftach®, Elastic Staple, Plastic Staple, MicroPin, MicroStitch and Buttoneer® Systems, and continue to set industry standards for quality and dependability.

Today, quite simply, we offer innovative and sustainable labeling, printing, securing, attaching, and packaging solutions. With the purchase of Paxar and Monarch in 2007 and now with over 1,000 employees worldwide, we are able to manufacture everything needed for full-solution business operations like labels and handheld labelers, fasteners and attachers, cable ties, scanning and printing solutions. Our customers make some of the world’s best-loved products and span industries to include automotive, retail, food, manufacturing and logistics.


Sustainability is a thread that runs throughout our solutions. Through innovation and high standards for how we treat people and the environment, we're using our influence across multiple industries to make brands, our business and the world more sustainable. We combine lifecycle assessment with innovative label design to extend production between roll changes while reducing our customers’ impact on the environment. Greenprint brings intelligence, efficiency and sustainability to printing – helping our customers use less while elevating their brand. Our fastening solutions allow our customers to eliminate excess packaging while reducing water and energy use, solid waste production and CO2 emissions. Over the last five years we’ve taken measures to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by over six million pounds, the equivalent of taking over 550 cars off the road for a year.  We’ve also reduced our electrical energy consumption by over 3.5 million kilowatts, equivalent to saving the annual electricity usage of nearly 400 households.

Our future is as rooted in innovation as our history.  We’ll solve unique business challenges with thought leadership and design principles based in efficiency, utility and sustainability so our solutions are agents of change working inside major worldwide brands. We'll strive to remain an industry leader in what we do so that you can be an industry leader in yours.


All Monarch Products are made, assembled and packaged right here in Miamisburg, Ohio. All of our labelers are made in the USA from heavy-duty ABS plastic, and are drop tested to ensure they’ll last for decades. Each one comes with a one-year warranty and we provide a 48-hour turnaround on most labeler repairs. Most take 75% less time to load labels and 97% less time to change ink rollers, than other labelers on the market. And they feature an exclusive design, including an open and accessible inner cavity for clearing jams, and a portrait feed that allows for part-gum applications. From our hometown to yours, thank you for choosing our solutions for your business needs




Based in Miamisburg, Ohio, Avery Dennison Printer Solutions has locations located around the world. At this time we only ship to the United States on our eCommerce website. Please visit our Corporate site to find a location near you. OR call us at 1.800.543.6650 to place an order. Our customer service hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.