Industrial printing made easy
Pyrotec - Mar 12th, 13:03
Coding and marking is the method of printing essential product and traceability information onto packaging, labels and other manufactured goods and materials. These include barcodes, serialisation codes, and expiry or ‘best by’ dates.
While codes and marks can also be used to create brand attractiveness – sharing messages directly on food products, personalised messaging, and inviting online dialogue with consumers – its traceability requirements, assurance about product authenticity, and product freshness that are most important. Ultimately, the purpose of marking and coding is to keep everyone in the supply chain completely informed about the product.
For case coding, the 1200 thermal inkjet (TIJ) printer from Markem-Imaje is designed for rapid, efficient coding. It produces high-resolution text, logos and high-density graphics on fast-moving production lines in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries, among others.
Locally represented by Pyrotec PackMark, Markem-Imaje’s 1200 stainless steel casing and industrial-grade printheads, ensure this TIJ printer is designed to excel in a variety of industrial settings, including those with dusty, humid or corrosive conditions.
With production managers always cognisant of manufacturing cycle and changeover times, throughput, capacity utilisation, OEE, availability, yield and rejections, they want equipment that’s up for the task.
With the ability to print codes up to 203mm, and its bulk ink delivery modules that are available in 680ml, 1 360ml or 2 720ml sizes, the 1200 is certainly capable of meeting requirements. It prints images one to 600 horizontal dpi in increments of one; and offers 100% readable barcodes at high production rates. Users benefit from a 6.7” touch screen with intuitive, WYSIWYG interface, and snap-in and out cartridges for no-hassle reliable printing.
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With as many as 70% of purchasing decisions made in store and 68% of purchases being impulse-driven, brand owners need their products to pack a punch at retail.
In today’s manufacturing environment, the latest equipment with its cutting-edge features ensures seamless production and fast turnaround times. For end-of-line packaging operations, efficient coding and labelling equipment is essential – no code means no product.
In today’s competitive manufacturing environment where time to market is crucial, brand owners and manufacturers need data that provides valuable insights that drive business results. With speed, quality, and supply chain security top of mind, a software system that brings all manufacturing-related data together from multiple sources is more important than ever.
In the pharmaceutical industry, on-pack communication is a complex issue. Not only must manufacturers ensure that their brands and products are instantly recognisable, they must also comply with labelling legislation, regulations and standards that require a significant amount of information on the label or product packaging that is clear and legible.