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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 TIJ – The Optimum Printing Technology For Food Packaging?

TIJ – The Optimum Printing Technology For Food Packaging?

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Over the past year or so we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of food manufacturers choosing thermal inkjet to date code their packaging over other technologies such as continuous inkjet (CIJ) or laser.

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View Manufacturers left in a Sticky Situation due to Label Shortages

Manufacturers left in a Sticky Situation due to Label Shortages

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When whispers of label shortages began during 2021- many thought that the problem would be resolved within a matter of months. However, like the labels, the problem has stuck, and lead times can span up to 3 months, causing problems for manufacturers across the globe.

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View Variable Data Printing in Packaging

Variable Data Printing in Packaging

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When it comes to packaging, variable data is most easily defined as information that can only be added at the time of packing.

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View Switching to Pouches? Flexible Coding Solutions From Rotech

Switching to Pouches? Flexible Coding Solutions From Rotech

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If you were to look at all the products bought in your weekly supermarket shop, chances are many of them would be packaged in pouches or bags. They’re a packaging type that is continuing to see huge growth, and for good reason.

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View The RF Range – Standalone Coding Systems That Reduce Costs, Save Time & Maximise Production Efficiencies

The RF Range – Standalone Coding Systems That Reduce Costs, Save Time & Maximise Production Efficiencies

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Our RF range of feeding systems – designed and built here in our UK factory – offer manufacturers a unique, flexible solution to code and/or label their packaging, in its flat form, where it can’t be done as part of the inline coding or labelling process.

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View Crack The Code

Crack The Code

| 4 mins |Kirsty Burrage

It really pays to learn about innovations in carton printing. Rotech Machines explains how the knowledge can provide solutions and serve businesses well.

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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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