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Sponsor: SATO America, Inc. February 14, 2013 | Edited by Anne Marie Mohan

SATO's GY412 thermal printer prints on both sides of a label in a single pass >>

The GY412 thermal printer from SATO uses advanced technology, and two print heads, to print on both sides of a label in a single pass. Using just one printer and one label, while omitting the typical packing label pouch, makes this eco-savvy printer ideal for e-Commerce fulfillment or traditional warehouse settings.

SATO America, Inc.

The right Rx for label accuracy >>

Where accurate labeling is critical, Mangar Medical Packaging uses SATO America CL4e Series thermal barcode printers for an effective print-on-demand medical device labeling solution that meets federal device labeling protocols. Result is a process with excellent reliability - a must for medical device manufacturers.

SATO America, Inc.

Panther Industries demonstrates SATO 8408 Print Engine >>

During Pack Expo International, Panther Industries demonstrated their new 1000 Series print/apply solution featuring the SATO S8408 Print Engine. This robust, low-cost solution is designed for 24x7 operation. The S8408 engine offers ease-of-use and ease-of-service.

SATO America, Inc.

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.

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.


Walmart launches compliance pharma packs to drive consumer adherence

New portable, calendar-style prescription packs, which aim to increase patient adherence to drug regimens, are now rolling out at nearly 4,600 Walmart retail pharmacies across the U.S., initially for 40 different items, with plans to use the packs for another 35 to 40 items by early 2013.

Robotic systems at Norwegian plant handle 155 tubes/min

The largest maker of branded liquid detergents and personal care products in Scandinavia, Ello recently installed a new filling line for tubes. It illustrates shift-after-shift-after-shift how useful a robot or three can be...

McDonald’s goes mobile with new global package design

McDonald's has unveiled new package designs on all of its carryout bags and fountain beverage cups with QR codes that link to product nutrition information...

Learn how to fight food waste with can packaging

In this 11-minute podcast, Megan Daum of the Can Manufacturers Institute discusses how cans can reduce food spoilage and waste versus fresh and frozen foods; the nutritional profile of canned foods; and the sustainability benefits of steel and aluminum...

Moove over ice cream! Clever cows entice U.K. consumers to froyo brand

U.K. frozen yogurt brand Yoomoo conveys a fun and quirky personality through the use of whimsical cow illustrations on its range of take-home froyo tubs...

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Upcoming Events:
Contract Packaging Assn. Annual Meeting
CPA's Annual Meeting brings together the industry's most innovative thinkers. Get to know your peers and customers at the Waldorf Astoria Naples, Naples, FL, February 21-24.
FPA 2013 Annual Meeting
Plan now to attend the Flexible Packaging Association's Annual Meeting at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples FL, February 26-28.
HealthPack is dedicated to issues and new technologies in the area of medical device packaging. This year's conference will take place at the Marriott Louisville Downtown, Louisville, KY, March 12-14.

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