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Packaging World April 9, 2013
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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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Using Track & Trace to Protect the Food Chain Using Track & Trace to Protect the Food Chain
Recent news makes it clear; there is need for food processing traceability and a growing demand by the public and government to make this happen. Recent RFID industry symposiums reveal market focus being applied to solidifying the US food supply chain position as the best and most dependable in the world.
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SATO print engines on 17 tomato-packing lines harvest many benefits SATO Print Engines on 17 tomato-packing lines harvest many benefits
Packaging labels play a key role in the supply chain. A label print-and-apply system by Cheetah Systems using SATO print engines improves label accuracy by almost double. Read the full story for additional system benefits
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SATO's GY412 thermal printer prints on both sides of a label in a single pass 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.
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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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Shoppers believe private label = national brands in different packaging
New research shows that 44% of UK shoppers believe that private label and store brands are produced in the same factory, while 59% believe that national brands are only more expensive because of advertising costs.
Are these acts of war?
It is good to have someone from inside Washington DC express views on national security that make sense to me and that align with topics that are written about frequently on this blog.
Sustainability opportunities 'beyond the package'
New AMERIPEN brochure emphasizes the importance of looking at the entire product and packaging system when considering sustainability.
Observations from Pharmapack Europe
Safety, compliance factors critical for patient-centric packaging, reports Healthcare Packaging Publisher Jim Chrzan from Paris.
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Wash-off labels for glass and PET bottles
Avery Dennison spokesperson Robin Bell demonstrates Fasson® Wash-off labels, suitable for both glass and PET bottles, providing label converters with a replacement for wet-glue product. Suitable for body and/or neck labeling of light and dark containers, as well as bottled water in glass and large containers in recyclable PET bottles.
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Campbell Soup Co., Perrigo, General Mills and Coca-Cola to present on May 14-15 in Chicago
Want to improve production efficiency in 2013? Plan to attend The Automation Conference and learn how leading brand owners and packagers of consumer products, pharmaceuticals and processed foods are excelling with today's automation technologies.

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On-Demand Webinar | How to Reduce Changeover Time with Conveyor Technology
View Now! A webinar on conveyor changeover technology, from Nercon Eng. & Mfg., Inc. The company designs and engineers changeover assemblies and systems for food and consumer goods manufacturers and is offering a complimentary 40 minute recorded webinar on leveraging changeover options from manual to automatic solutions.

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