• High speed feeder for offline overprinting applications

    The Rotech range of feeders can feed product at speeds up to 60m/min, making it an ideal base for the fitting a thermal transfer, inkjet, laser, or other high speed marking device.

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  • OCR and OCV

    We often speak about "OCR/OCV" in a generic way when we refer to a camera system that inspects a printed code and, depending on who you speak to, you tend to get a different definition of which is "better" and what function is being performed in each case.

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  • (01)03400930000120(17)150800(10)956875

    Perhaps an unusual title, but, following on from the last blog, it will look familiar to anyone currently printing datamatrix barcodes to comply with CIP-13 legislation. The string of numbers contains three pieces of informtion according to EAN standards, namely

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  • CIP-13 has arrived. Are you ready?

    French CIP-13 legislation has now come into force requiring pharmaceutical packs to carry not only a lot and expiry date, but also a 13 digit "CIP" number along with a 2-dimensional datamatrix barcode that carries the same information in a machine readable format.

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  • Need a Feeder for your Printer?

    We have blogged on several occasion with details of the overprinting systems we can supply with printers already fitted, but if you are a manufacturer or distributor of coding devices and are looking for a feeder, we'd be delighted to hear from you.

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  • End of line CIP-13 coding

    In the last blog we spoke about the advantages of offline overprinting: one of them being the ability to print information on the pack that it's difficult to print online.

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  • Offline overprinting

    Understandably, much effort is focussed on the efficiency of production lines: the hours in a day for which they are producing and the speed at which they run.

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  • Thermal Inkjet: coding with a lighter footprint

    As manufacturers look for ways to reduce the impact their operations have on the environment, thermal inkjet printers have some notable benefits in three key areas – the controller, ink formulation and handling and multi-tasking

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  • French CIP13 coding and ECC200 datamatrix barcodes

    In a previous blog we mentioned legislation that is due to come into force in France on 1st January 2011 requiring that pharmaceutical and medicinal products carry both a new format of code (to the CIP13 standard) and also a machine-readable 2-dimensional, data matrix, barcode (to the EC 200 standard).

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  • Happy New Year. Can we help with any resolutions?

    A very Happy New Year to all readers of our blog. We hope that we can provide some interesting topics for conversation in 2010.

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