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Packaging World      Packaging Insights Editor, Sterling Anthony
SPONSOR: SATO America, Inc. October 31, 2011 | Edited by Sterling Anthony

Fruit packer conquers produce traceability challenge >>

Sun Valley Packing, a fruit grower and packer with 10 different case-packing and labeling/coding lines, finds success meeting the Produce Traceability Initiative with their choice of a PA6000 E-Series all-electric labeler from Diagraph, utilizing a SATO Model S8408 print engine, and messaging software from ProduceJet.

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.

Success story & video: 100% item level RFID tracking and tracing >>

High Volume Item Level RFID scanning within seconds. See SATO's Asset Tracking/WMS iTRAK system manage and verify items at one of the world's largest medical instrument distribution centers. iTRAK was built to transition barcode environments to RFID or utilize a hybrid functionality of both barcode & RFID technologies.

SATO America, Inc.

Track & trace for the logistics supply chain >>

Track/Trace solutions including software and automatic identification technologies such as barcoding and RFID are both reliable and effective in ensuring the efficient delivery of materials and components to you, and finished products onto your customers.

SATO America, Inc.

Video & success story: Printing it all on one label sheet >>

When Wacoal America decided to create their first direct-to-consumer website to sell direct, they knew they wanted an all-in-one packing list document. SATO's M10e printer fulfills this need by printing everything on one label sheet.

SATO America, Inc.

30% PCR PET for Marks & Spencer HBA bottle

Launched recently in the UK, a 300-mL PET bottle for Marks & Spencer's Essential Extracts personal care range incorporates 30% Post-Consumer Recycled material....

Rectangular pack is a good fit for allograft tissue

Specially designed cyclic olefin copolymer container housed in an outer blister protects lyophilized tissue used primarily in orthopedic and spine-related surgeries....

In-house label printing for hot sauce

Sales are on fire for Colorado hot-sauce company that uses fresh, premium product ingredients and high-quality package labels printed in-house to entice customers.....

Holistic design may just be the answer.

We believe holistic packaging design goes a level beyond universal design principles.....


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