Sleeves are a very popular choice for food products; particularly ready meals packaged in trays, tubs, or pots. Our systems and printers are designed to easily handle and print/label sleeves of all different shapes and sizes.
Thermal inkjet (TIJ) is ideally suited for printing variable data onto both varnished and unvarnished cardboard commonly used for food sleeves. A TIJ printer is the most cost-effective solution for sleeve printing as it tends to only require a small amount of information such as a ‘use by’ or ‘best before’ date. The print is high-resolution and permanent, a crucial element for food companies with customer safety and brand reputation in mind.
Sleeves can prove difficult to print on-line as they can present the following problems:
- Certain print areas may be hard to access
- Tall tubs or pots can be unstable and difficult to guide down a packaging line
- When placed around trays, sleeves can move making accurate code placement difficult
Taking the coding process off-line can solve these issues and we have systems ideal for the printing and coding of sleeves.
RF Lite Sleeve Coder
The RF Lite offers the ideal solution for companies looking to automate their date coding process. Fitted with reliable thermal inkjet technology, the RF Lite is ideal for the concise date or batch coding of sleeves.
A step up from the RF Lite, the RF Auto fitted with either Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) or Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) is ideal for printing date and batch codes onto sleeves at exceptionally high speeds for lengthy periods of time.
The RF Auto can also accommodate a labeller when there is a requirement to apply a label onto the sleeve.