The CJ400 prints up to three lines of information such as lot codes, dates, times, text and symbols onto most surfaces. With a special print-head, it can print four to five lines, dependent on font size.
Quicklabel Systems’ Kiaro! inkjet colour label printer was developed for manufacturers and processors wanting professional-quality labels at high speeds.
Apex Printing & Packaging Engineering designs and manufactures complete labelling systems, creating designs and equipment to suit each application.
Tetra Pak has launched volume and printing capabilities for greater efficiency, impact and value for Tetra Fino Aseptic, with the OptiSize volume concept for new size options and Eco Flexo for photographic printing.
Domino Printing Sciences water-based BK651 black ink for thermal ink jet (TIJ) applications was developed specifically to withstand the rigours of the pharmaceutical market. It has been awarded a grade A through to Blue Wool 4 during independent testing and evaluations on printed samples of the ink to establish its performance and light-fastness, undertaken by international packaging, paper and print industry specialists PIRA International.
The Boreas wort-stripping system from Krones is used for the controlled evaporation of unwanted aromatics from beer. It ‘blows’ the unwanted celery taste, for example, out of the beer wort.
When Wescobee Honey expanded its product lines, it needed a coder that could print on a variety of substrates and package sizes. Wescobee exports product to the Middle East and Asia, so the printer also needed to be able to code in multiple languages. The WA business turned to Matthews Intelligent Identification for a solution.
The Leibinger JET3 and JET2 Neo inkjet coders offer automatic nozzle sealing that closes the nozzle and return line airtight after shut down. Drying and clogging do not occur due to the closed ink circuit. Once the start button is pressed, the printer starts and the nozzle seal opens automatically.
The Datamax-O’Neil I-Class Mark II industrial barcode label printer builds on from the Mark I series. It has a faster processor, larger memory and a wider selection of communication ports to meet a diverse range of applications.
Avery Dennison and Tronics have collaborated on a labeller for the Avery Dennison Shrink PS packaging material that enables late-stage decorating of vacuum-shrink bags. The labeller applies the pressure-sensitive label to the shrinkable bags offline or inline prior to filling and vacuum sealing. The system is suitable for the meat and dairy industries.
interpack has organised PACK PLUS, a special exhibition devoted to the topic of package printing that will be staged at drupa, from 3 to 16 May in Düsseldorf.
The Markem-Image SmartDate X60 thermal transfer coder can print at pack speeds of up to 1000 mm/s at full 300 dpi resolution. The coder is particularly suited to baked goods and confectionery.
Allen Coding Systems designs and manufactures a range of online thermal transfer printers suitable for the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and cosmetics industries. The company manufactures products from 2″ entry-level thermal transfer coders to high-end printers with multiple programming options, as well as a large-format 8″ machine and multilane variable information printers featuring up to 14 printheads, each capable of printing a different image simultaneously.
The production of legally compliant food packaging requires that the right choice of Flexographic inks and varnishes is used. With recent developments, the SLM Series of UV inks and coatings offer a range of EuPIA food packaging compliant formulations with special features.
Holst Centre, imec and their partners in the EU FP7 project ORICLA have fabricated an radio frequency identification (RFID) circuit made in low-temperature, thin-film technology that allows reader-talks-first communication. The technology behind this prototype is used to create RFID tags that are cheap enough and have enough performance to be used as intelligent item-level tags on the packaging of retail consumer goods.