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Packaging World       Anne Marie Mohan
Sponsor: SATO America, Inc. May 11, 2012 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

Video & case study: DISH Network deploys SATO’s 2ST solution >>

DISH Network needed a solution that provided more flexibility and visibility for an externally applied label. After looking at several solutions that were cost and size prohibitive, they deployed SATO's 2ST 2-sided direct thermal label printer. See a video and read the case study.

SATO America, Inc.

GS1-128 and Print & Apply: Perfect Partners >>

Did you know ink-jet printing systems on brown corrugated are not GS1-128 compliant? Print technology selection can be the difference between failure and success in a barcoding application. Read how thermal-based, print & apply systems are a superior choice over ink-jet systems in any barcode printing application.

SATO America, Inc.

Video: SATO print engine featured in new Tamp-Blow all-electric print/apply labeler >>

SATO’s S84 series print engine featured in Diagraph's new Tamp-Blow print/apply labeler. This new all-electric labeler includes a servo-drive tamp-blow module for non-contact labeling. SATO’s S84 series print engine features quick-change wear parts and interchangeable print resolutions of 203dpi, 305dpi or 609dpi.

SATO America, Inc.

Thermal Transfer v. Direct Thermal Printing: Five Key Considerations >>

This easy to understand white paper clearly describes the differences between thermal transfer and direct thermal printing, and charts the strengths and weaknesses of both technologies. Detailed explanations reveal the key issues to consider when deciding the most suitable technology for your labeling application.

SATO America, Inc.

Video: Top & bottom labeling with SATO print engine and Label-Aire printer applicator >>

This top/bottom print and apply system from Label-Aire uses a SATO M8490Se print engine integrated to a Label-Aire 3138-NV, tamp-blow printer applicator for the top labeling system and a SATO M8490Se mated to a Label-Aire 3138-NV, merge-apply printer applicator for the bottom labeling system.

SATO America, Inc.

FEATURED ARTICLE

Getting a handle on senior-friendly design

Recent research points to startling statistics. We all know that populations are aging in much of the world. But do we know how significant the size of the senior demographic is, and how much discretionary spending they account for? Do marketers suspect how badly they’re missing the mark with mature consumers? Apparently not.

China’s packaging presence growing

A new report says that China aims to be the world’s top packaging producer by the end of this year...

Dual functionality defines Heinz’ Dip & Squeeze

As the Dip & Squeeze name suggests, dual functionality is what this package is all about. It lets consumers dip their French fries into the ketchup or squeeze ketchup over their food...

Machine vision technology: trends and drivers

Machine vision is heating up, and here is how it’s impacting packaging...

PET packaging market forecast to grow to $57 billion by 2017

Growth will be driven by increasing demand in emerging and transitional economies, as well as brand owners’ interest in PET’s environmental benefits...

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