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Packaging World October 1, 2012
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SATO America, Inc.
Video & case study: DISH Network deploys SATO’s 2ST solution 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.
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SATO America, Inc.
GS1-128 and print & apply: Perfect partners Thermal Transfer v. Direct Thermal Printing: Five Key Considerations
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.
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SATO America, Inc.
SATO S84 print engine featured in new tamp-blow all-electric print/apply labeler SATO S84 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.
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SATO America, Inc.
Thermal Transfer v. Direct Thermal printing: Five key considerations 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.
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SATO America, Inc.
Video: Top & bottom labeling with SATO print engine and Label-Aire printer applicator 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.
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Packaging training a life-long process
In this Q&A, pharmaceutical packaging consultant Ed Smith of Packaging Science Resources discusses training, education, and the importance of seasoned professionals contributing to industry.
Food and beverage trends
Among the keynote presenters at the recently concluded 18th IAPRI World Packaging Conference at Cal Poly State University was Dr. Michael Okoroafor, vice president for Global Packaging Innovation and Execution at H.J. Heinz Co. He provided a unique outlook on global packaging trends for food and beverage.
Product protection rises as a top supply chain concern among healthcare executives
UPS survey shows healthcare execs continue expansion and IT investments despite cost control pressures and global economic challenges.
Compostable breakfast boxes save space and the environment
The Swedish airline Malmö Aviation has recently launched new breakfast boxes made of paperboard that save space on board, extend the life of their contents, simplify handling, and have a lower environmental impact than their plastic-based predecessors.
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OSHA oversight also plagues packagers
Choosing colors for packaging
Should package development be done in-house or with vendor help?
Children ingesting detergent pods: should it have been foreseen?
Greenpeace puts the heat on KFC paper source
Brawny paper towel pack wrap supports Wounded Warriors Project
Wrapper design features stories of veterans and QR/text codes and Web/Facebook links that enable shoppers to give back to injured service members and their families and caregivers.
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