Machinery

Coding/Marking

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NutraBio bottles
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Nutritional supplement company saves money, reduces waste

NutraBio meets ever-changing labeling demands with digital label printing systems that reduce the need for label inventory and cut costs.
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FDA tracking proposal could require packaging line changes

Medical device makers would need to use automatic identification and data capture technology for marking implantable and all devices and their packaging.
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Inkjet, Inc: Printer provides multiple printing and marking stations for one or more packaging lines

InkJet’s SP-2000 Printing System uses Versatile Intelligent Printing with Expandable Raster (VIPER) technology, enabling quick setup and printing of up to 16-in. high characters or lines of smaller multiple characters and codes at different printing stations on one or more packaging lines.
Doubled warranty on RX line of ink-jet printers
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Doubled warranty on RX line of ink-jet printers

Ink-jet marking systems from Hitachi serve a wide variety of markets, but no matter which market segment they represent, customers talk most about the reliability, ease of use, and efficiency they experience in using these machines.
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Matthews Marking Systems: Thermal inkjet printer

The HP-2600 high resolution, thermal inkjet printer from Matthews Marking Systems, using HP cartridge technology, features a simple, intuitive, and powerful touch screen controller, and produces high-resolution print--up to 600 dpi--on a number of different materials.
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Produce packaging gets QR and human-readable codes in single pass

Produce packaging supplier for the likes of Jolly Green Giant adds capabilities to print human-readable and QR codes in one pass, allowing consumers to learn about the origin of their products.
Laser printing of tubes
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Laser printing of tubes

New technology from Domino makes it possible to laser print two sides of a tube at one time.
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.
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.

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