Packaging, labelling & coding > Labelling & coding machinery

Label proofing

18 April, 2006

Hally Labels has streamlined the proofing process for new or updated labels. 'Proof Manager', a web-based proof approval system, allows Hally to eliminate the time-consuming task of emailing a PDF to a client or distributing printed copies


Thermal transfer overprinter

14 April, 2006

The Videojet DataFlex Plus Thermal Transfer Overprinter (TTO) delivers high resolution images on flexible packaging, while minimizing downtime and costs associated with ribbon breaks and production changeovers. For marking variable information such as dates, times, batch codes, ingredients, logos and marketing information onto flexible film packaging, labels or glossy cards, the DataFlex Plus provides the ultimate in productivity and efficiency.


RFID tagging system

23 January, 2006

Accu-Sort Systems, a member of EPCglobal, recently announced the release of its FAST Tag RFID tagging system. Part of Accu-Sort's suite of Flexible Automation Solution Tools, FAST Tag is a turnkey automated solution for placing, tracking and verifying RFID tags on cartons and pallets. FAST Tag also integrates seamlessly into existing material handling and data handling systems, providing a low-risk upgrade path from conventional bar code labelling systems.


Campbell's improves 'print and apply' barcode labels

14 November, 2005

Increasing the efficiency of printing and applying barcode labels to shrink-wrapped shipping trays was one of the jobs on the packaging line at Campbell's Soup plant at Shepparton, in rural Victoria.


Marking on backless labels

14 November, 2005

Catchpoint has created a backless label which renders the wasteful backing on labels obsolete, thus helping to reduce the 104,200 tonnes of waste produced a year attributed to self-adhesive label production. The company is currently trialing Sherwood Technology's DataLase colour change solution for marking directly onto the backless labels.


Weigh/label system

20 July, 2005

The design of Cedar Creek's innovative Weigh/Label Systems is modular, based on the Cedar Creek Company (CCC) WLS software module, and comprising: a Touchscreen Unit; a scale base/indicator unit; an Industrial printer (for manual labelling) or a fully automatic label applicator with a higher spec printer. All Touchscreen computers and printers are visible on the network, enabling product specifications, label formats, and order data to be downloaded simply and quickly and production data to be made available enterprise-wide in 'near real time'.


Code readers

22 June, 2005

SciTech has released two code readers for reading 1D and 2D codes marked on parts, packages or labels.


Inkjet printer

22 April, 2005

The Imaje 4040 high definition inkjet printer can be used to print text, graphics and logos onto porous surfaces. It features easy message design and editing with a VGA 10.4" screen (WYSIWYG display) and pull-down menus under Windows.


10-colour flexographic press for Chequer

16 February, 2005

Chequer Packaging Limited has invested NZ$5 million in a state-of-the-art printing press at its production site in East Tamaki, Auckland.


Virtual labelling

17 January, 2005

With the development of DataLase, Sherwood Technology has produced a virtual labelling technique that eradicates the need to use adhesive labels on packaging.


Labelling flavours in foods

20 November, 2004

Within the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) there are a number of provisions that food manufacturers need to be aware of when using flavourings in foods.


Label watching

11 October, 2004

Even pharmaceuticals are expected to attract attention with alluring wrappings. Most packaged products additionally carry both consumer and supplier information.


How to create a label

06 October, 2004 by John Brennan

In today's increasingly competitive retail environment, product recognition is everything. Now more than ever there is a major focus on product presentation and hence the creation of the product label is extremely important


Print quality for flexible packs

10 September, 2004

Developing retail packaging can be a minefield for marketers irrespective of whether you are an experienced campaigner with strong brands that offer leverage for newly created products or the new kid on the block with a great idea that will allow you to displace those firmly entrenched brands.


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