Machinery

Coding/Marking

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Tamp labeler does cases at 25/min
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Tamp labeler does cases at 25/min

Part of a total system from EPI, this case labeler uses a thermal transfer printer adapted to a case taper to apply labels to cases at 25 cases/min.
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High-res UV coding/marking
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High-res UV coding/marking

PACK EXPO 2012: MapleJet explains how its high-resolution inkjet coding/marking printers use quick-cure UV inks on a wide variety of different substrates--virtually any surface, the company says.
Low-cost flexo printer
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Low-cost flexo printer

Hapa, part of the Coesia group, was showing the Go-Flex, which is described as the lowest-cost UV flex printer on the market. It's especially suitable for coding variable information.
New printer is eco-friendly
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New printer is eco-friendly

From Hitachi, this printer is designed to be energy-efficient and to use minimal amounts of solvents and consumables than comparable ink-jet printers.
On-demand corrugated case printing
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On-demand corrugated case printing

Optimizer shuttle-feed print system from Iconotech is designed for printing blank RSCs at 60/min. Direct contact printing technology uses a thermal plate on which an image is printed via software unique to Iconotech.
Ink-jet printer requires no maintenance
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Ink-jet printer requires no maintenance

The A420-CIJ printer from Domino requires no maintenance beyond changing consumables. New quick-change module replaces ink and filters in 10-min. Easy for operators to select, verify, and send message to printer with easy-to-see interface. Printhead guarantees clean, error-free printing.
Code assurance, high uptime with thermal ink jet
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Code assurance, high uptime with thermal ink jet

PACK EXPO 2012: Videojet Technologies' 8510 thermal ink-jet printer uses the company's CLARiSUITE code assurance software to increase productivity and reduce human error, while simple and quick ink cartridge changes allow for maximum uptime. Printer accommodates both primary and secondary packaging.
Large-character printer for nonporous, coated board
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Large-character printer for nonporous, coated board

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.
Ethernet ink-jet printer handles all printheads from one location
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Ethernet ink-jet printer handles all printheads from one location

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.
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Videojet Technologies Inc: Thermal transfer ribbon for high-resolution printing

Videojet’s new 1200m thermal transfer ribbon for its DataFlex Plus Thermal Transfer Overprinter (TTO) is a 20% longer-length ribbon designed to increase uptime, enhance code assurance, reduce operator errors, and lower environmental impact.
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Flexographic printing plates

Flint Group announces new formulation of nyloflex® ACE plates.
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Controls technology leads to breakthrough in PTI-compliant marking

This Florida grower and shipper looked high and low for an automated method of marking palletized cases of produce. Finally, it built its own.
Integrated case sealer/printer
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Integrated case sealer/printer

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.
Laser coding system prints on OPP film without perforation
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Laser coding system prints on OPP film without perforation

Targeted at snack-food and candy packaging applications using oriented polypropylene film, the eSolarMark Fiber YAG laser coding system from Matthews Marking Products responds to the carbon ink on a package's film substrate to produce a brilliant, contrasting code, without causing film perforation.
Faster, smarter bar-coding with UV
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Faster, smarter bar-coding with UV

Find out why a new carton feeder for bar code printing and verification uses water-resistant, UV curable ink for higher frequency jetting for faster, higher quality printing and more.

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