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Sponsor: Matthews Marking Products May 4, 2012 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

What are labels costing you? >>

Looking for a cost-effective alternative to labels? Let Matthews Marking Products help you reduce your costs and inventory with our latest high resolution printer, Viacode, and print directly on your boxes.

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Video: Save money vs. labels & pre-print >>

Brand on demand with the new Viacode high resolution inkjet printer by Matthews. Print crisp, precise barcodes, multiple lines of text, and large graphics directly on your corrugated cartons. Print what you want, when you want, with Viacode.

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Video: Napa Valley laser coding solution >>

Matthews Marking Products offers the finest laser coding systems within the marking products industry. Contact Matthews to discuss the ownership of this luxury coding system with the affordability of a table wine. Phone 1-800-775-7775 or find us on the web at matthewsmarking.

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Visit Matthews at East Pack 2012 in Philadelphia, Booth #3230 >>

East Pack moves to Philadelphia, PA in 2012! Chat with our staff and see our newest products in action. Viacode, the new high resolution technology from Matthews, will demonstrate how you can eliminate your need for labels.

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Video: High quality variable marking technology to eliminate stock labels >>

The Coditherm from Matthews is a digital printer developed for automatic, direct thermal transfer marking of objects made of rigid or semi-rigid material, or with uneven, porous surfaces. In most applications, it has not been possible to print directly on such products with electronic thermal transfer print heads.

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Booming kettle chip sales spur packaging line investments

Inventure Foods satisfies demand for kettle-style potato chips with a new seasoning and packaging line—including six new kettle chip batch fryers and a state-of-the-art product handling, seasoning, and packaging line—designed to even out product flow and maximize efficiency

Study: Consumers willing to ‘go green,’ but confused on claims

New research on shoppers’ buy-in of environmentally friendly packaging shows consumer willingness, but strong confusion over claims....

Pouch with spine is upstanding innovation for refills

Making the product refill experience more palatable for consumers, the new Method Laundry & Dish Refill Pouch (with Spine), supplied by Innovative Packaging Solutions, Inc., has been awarded Gold by FPA for Technical Innovation...

Nine tips for buying primary-pack coding/marking systems

Nine practices are recommended for those specifying coding and marking equipment for primary packaging...

The packaging buzz from Bumble Bee

Packaging development manager Brian Stepowany of Bumble Bee Foods talks about the importance of relationship building with contract packagers and the challenges of plastic can development...

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Pick-and-place robot
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Standards got you scrambling? Learn how to navigate the labyrinth and use standards to your advantage

Church & Dwight is a $2.6 billion manufacturer of consumer goods, with such brands as Arm & Hammer, Trojan, First Response and more. R&D Equipment Engineering Mgr. Paul Redwood will explain how to navigate the array of standards that affect producers of everything from industrial machinery to consumer goods. Hear Paul at The Automation Conference, May 22-23 in Rosemont, IL.

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