Script Technology’s Scribe Print System for on-line case printing produces pre-print quality text, logos, graphics, and in-spec barcodes, and a large print window (up to 6-in tall) that is said to provide a cost of ownership that is half that of inkjet.
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FoxJet's flagship line, the Trident-powered ProSeries of industrial inkjet printers, prints bar codes, date and lot codes, and other variable information directly on the side of corrugated cases, eliminating the need for preprinted cases.
Six new color inks for Videojet’s 2300 Series of large character ink jet printers help users expand the visual and functional coding capabilities of their high-resolution large character marking (LCM) ink jet printers.
PACK EXPO 2012: The large-character Diagraph IJ3000 ink-jet printer uses a Trident-based print engine, printing on nonporous, coated material with solvent-based ink. Technology is said to be easy to use and easy to program.
PACK EXPO 2012: A cost-effective alternative to adhesive labels and preprinted corrugated cartons, Matthews Marking Systems Viacode high-resolution ink-jet printing system uses Ethernet technology for distributed printing of primary, secondary, or tertiary coding applications.
Squid Ink showed off its BB-2/S case taper, designed for cost-effective top and bottom case taping for large-run case-sealing applications, integrated with the AutoPilot high-resolution ink-jet printing system. AutoPilot uses Xaar piezo technology to print up to .7 in. of characters, text, scannable bar codes, and logos at 180-dpi.
Printing high-quality dot matrix characters on a variety of products, the SQ/2 ink jet printing system from Squid Ink uses a patented micro-channeling technology to eliminate the need for a costly array of fluid valves.
As this Videojet white paper demonstrates, today’s large character ink jet printers used for printing logos, lot information, and even ingredient lists on generic secondary packaging offer more flexibility and lower total cost when compared to pre-printed shipping cases.