Convenient coding: the hand-held printer
Issued by Pyrotec - Feb 13th, 09:54
Coding and marking have come a long way since the concept of a machine-readable barcode was first patented in America in 1949. Innovation in this field has been fuelled by a growing demand for solutions that enable traceability through the entire value chain. It’s also been driven by a demand for coding technology that produces durable and legible codes, efficiently, on a variety of substrates.
One innovation that’s been most notable recently is the emergence of the hand-held inkjet printer. Pyrotec PackMark has added the Anser U2 Hand-Held Printer to its stable – bringing the world’s most lightweight and compact mobile printer to Southern Africa.
This unique inkjet printer is not only easy to use and transport, but also extremely versatile – and therefore suited to a broad range of industries. You can swiftly produce high-quality codes on almost any substrate, from PVC pipes and plastic bags to concrete and outer cartons, at any desired angle!
Why choose the Anser U2 Hand-Held Printer for your packaging line?
This machine weighs in at only 1 kg and comes with a pocket-sized remote keypad. You can take it anywhere and code all those hard-to-reach surfaces.
A large, full-colour LCD display makes it easy to operate, while an SD card design enables effortless software upgrades and data management.
This hand-held coder offers 600 dpi resolution for printing clear and precise codes, as well as new Inkfinity inks for exceptional quality prints on every surface.
The plug-in-print ink cartridge design requires no maintenance, cutting your downtime costs.
• Continuous printing
Two high capacity rechargeable batteries offer 7 hours of continuous printing with more than 200 000 characters.
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Serialised coding is an excellent anti-counterfeiting measure and, because of this, several countries around the world have made it a legal requirement for their pharmaceutical industries.
The two primary inkjet technologies used in the packaging industry are continuous inkjet (CIJ) and thermal inkjet (TIJ) printing. When deciding which is best for a specific application, there are several operating features to consider.
Many South African brand owners don’t make optimal use of their packaging and labelling space. This is not only prime real estate where brands can communicate with consumers but also a mandatory platform for the pharmaceutical sector, for example, to clearly display dosage instructions and contra-indications.
Unlike other printing technology, continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers operate at low cost because they run for many hours before requiring a service.