Other Technologies

Rotech’s experience of coding and marking systems goes back to the pre-digital era of the hot foil code and the embosser. Leading right up to date with the latest innovations in inkjet and thermal transfer.

It has never been more important to add crucial information to products late in the production cycle. For pharmaceutical and food industries especially, where traceability and security is an essential part of supply chain management.

Whilst Thermal Inkjet technology is Rotech’s most popular coding and marking solution, we are equipped to assist you with other forms of coding and marking equipment.

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Thermal transfer

Ideal for applications that require a large area to be printed, particularly on flexible film and medical paper.

A print is made by placing thermal transfer ribbon between a heated printhead and the product to be marked. The heat passes through the ribbon, releasing the ink, which adheres to the substrate, cooling rapidly, resulting in a permanent print.

Thermal Transfer overprinting (TTO) coders are suitable for printing high quality variable data, barcodes and images onto packaging material, for a wide range of industries.

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Hot foil

Ideal for the printing of discrete LOT identification onto cosmetic cartons.

Hot foil technology is reliable, economical and low maintenance, making it ideal for printing use by dates, lot numbers, batch codes and expiry dates. It is also versatile in that it can print metallic codes – something the other technologies cannot do.

It works by a heated metal die pressing a pigmented hot foil tape against the packaging material.

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Low initial cost

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Ideal for the identification and product verification of pharmaceutical cartons

An environmentally friendly technology, laser printers work by etching or vaporising the surface layer of the material, leaving an inerasable mark.

Scribing laser coders can produce text, graphics, variable and serialised data as well as 2D codes onto a range of substrates, including cartons.

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Continuous Inkjet

Continuous Inkjet Printers, as the name implies, create a continuous stream of charged ink droplets.

While sophisticated, these types of printers require careful maintenance and are also limited in their resolution, as only one droplet lands on the product at a time.

The volatile solvents employed can also present a challenge in terms of safe disposal.

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