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View The Cost of Maintenance – TIJ vs CIJ

The Cost of Maintenance – TIJ vs CIJ

| 2 MINS |Kirsty Burrage

One of the top complaints that we get from manufacturers reaching to us for guidance on their coding and marking operations, is that the maintenance involved in the day-to-day running of their coding system is too costly. They usually all have something in common – that they’re printing on their products or packaging using continuous inkjet (CIJ) technology.

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View Coding and Marking – More Than Just a Necessity

Coding and Marking – More Than Just a Necessity

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Coding and marking, the process in which variable data such as lot codes, batch numbers and barcodes are applied onto products, packaging or labels is often seen as a mandatory, unavoidable part of the production and packaging process and nothing more.

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View Printing on Flow Wrap Using Thermal Inkjet Technology

Printing on Flow Wrap Using Thermal Inkjet Technology

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Flow wrapping (also known as horizontal wrapping) is a popular, cost-effective method of packaging products in plastic films or foils consisting of clear or printed polypropylene films. Superior to overwrapping in many ways, flow wrap is a popular choice for packaging many items, such as food products, electric components, cosmetics and more.

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View Downsizing Label Printing

Downsizing Label Printing

| 5 mins |Kirsty Burrage

Thermal inkjet printers have become so advanced in recent years that businesses can replace large coding and marking systems with these hand-sized printers and still achieve more for less.

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View 5 Reasons Why Offline Coding is Ideal for Luxury Packaging

5 Reasons Why Offline Coding is Ideal for Luxury Packaging

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Coding luxury products online may be preferable, but due to the very nature of luxury packaging it isn’t always the best way to ensure high-quality, consistent results – even for highly automated manufacturing and packing operations.

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View TIJ Gets Serious On Flexibles

TIJ Gets Serious On Flexibles

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TIJ (thermal inkjet) is challenging TT (thermal transfer) as the coding technology of choice for web-based materials, says Richard Pether, Director at coding specialist Rotech Machines.

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View Ten TIJ Myths Debunked

Ten TIJ Myths Debunked

| 7 mins

In the last decade, designers of TIJ (thermal inkjet) printers have been working tirelessly to address the technology’s limiting factors, and latest generation TIJ machines will outperform CIJ in terms of cost of ownership and print quality in most coding applications. But despite a discernible shift to TIJ on FMCG lines, outdated perceptions are still deterring many operations from moving to cartridge-based technology.

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View Taking The Complexity Out Of Traceability

Taking The Complexity Out Of Traceability

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Traceability isn’t just a buzzword. It is supply chain transparency that any company operating in the 21st century food industry has to guarantee in order to thrive in an age of exacting consumer and retailer expectations and rising food safety related threats.

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