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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 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 Why Choose Rotech Thermal Inkjet Coding Solutions?

Why Choose Rotech Thermal Inkjet Coding Solutions?

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Now that the benefits of thermal inkjet (TIJ) technology for product coding are much more widely understood, it is understandably surging in popularity among many manufacturers and producers, across all industries.

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View 6 Ways to Save Ink and Reduce Your Printing Costs

6 Ways to Save Ink and Reduce Your Printing Costs

| 2 mins |Kirsty Burrage

Thermal inkjet is a reliable and low-cost solution for the coding and marking of a range of packaging types. However, you could potentially cut your operating costs further by following these tips.

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View Choose Thermal Inkjet for Safer, Cleaner and Greener Coding

Choose Thermal Inkjet for Safer, Cleaner and Greener Coding

| 3 mins |Kirsty Burrage

TIJ printing provides a cleaner, safer alternative to CIJ technology in coding applications for food, pharmaceuticals and other fast-moving consumer goods, says UK sales manager at Rotech.

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View Continuous Inkjet vs Thermal Inkjet Printing

Continuous Inkjet vs Thermal Inkjet Printing

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Continuous Inkjet (CIJ), the fast-drying, non-contact printing technology has been the preferred method to code and mark packaging for many years. It’s ability to print on to virtually any surface at high-speed meant that it was unrivalled for many applications. Until now that is.

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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

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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 Contact Vs Contact-Free Coding: A Guide

Contact Vs Contact-Free Coding: A Guide

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The terms ‘contact’ and ‘contact-free’ are often used in relation to industrial coding, but what do they actually mean and why does it matter whether a coder is contact-free or not? Richard Pether, director at coding and marking specialist Rotech, discusses the suitability of each method in a number of commonly encountered coding scenarios.

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