Taking a bite out of costly labelling
Like many growing artisan companies, rising daily orders meant that the company needed to find a more efficient way to apply codes to their packaging. Hand labelling each product was becoming laborious and costly, and they also needed to improve the durability of the printed data – they were finding that the hand labeller ink did not always stay intact due to changing temperatures and moisture.
With the requirement to print around 7000 packs per day, they needed to find a faster way of printing date and batch codes onto their sleeves and cartons, and ensure that the ink stayed permanent. This led them to discover the RF Lite.
The smallest, fastest sleeve and carton feeder on the market
Designed specifically for young, growing businesses, the RF Lite is an entry-level sleeve and carton feeder for those looking to automatically print codes onto their packaging for the first time.
The compact sleeve and carton feeder fits easily into small work areas – it can be wheeled to any point of packaging on a trolley, or placed on a work bench. The RF Lite allows users to simply stack their packaging in the hopper, set the required date or code and press go – up to 400 sleeves can be printed in a minute.
Fitted with a thermal inkjet printer (TIJ), the RF Lite can produce high-quality prints onto a wide variety of non-porous and porous packaging types, staying clear and durable even in extreme conditions, eliminating any issue surrounding the permanence of ink.
The printer also comes with its own iDesign formatting software. The company can create and edit batch and date codes, control output speeds, view job status and check ink levels. The software allows them to set the printer to print their 3mm date and batch code onto the exact area on their packaging, and then simply adjust the area for a different packaging type.