Choosing a continuous inkjet (CIJ) printer can be complicated. Choosing what is right for you is always best done by working with a solutions representative. However, to get you started, it is best to know which manufacturers offer a specific key advantage you need- extended service intervals for more production time, lower maintenance costs, printing … Continue reading Choosing a CIJ Printer: A 60-Second Analysis
Marking your pallets' lead boards is an essential means of communicating information about the pallet or the timber from which it is constructed. Many manufacturers will mark their pallets with an electric brander or other pallet branding tool (see Figure 1). Figure 1 This traditional method of producing pallet markings is used by many … Continue reading Marking Pallets: Branding vs. Printing
FoxJet's Linx CJ400 models are the lightest printers on the market, weighing just under 30 pounds. This lightweight model is equipped with several useful features to compliment its portability: Easi-Change service module allows up to 6,000 hours between scheduled maintenance Color touch screen 4 line settings to allow for speedy changeover between production lines USB … Continue reading The Linx CJ400: The Lightest InkJet Printer on the Market.
Many of the Automated Packaging systems mentioned in part two of the Automated Packaging Systems – Poly Bagging Solutions series can be paired with different equipment to enhance the process of bagging. Here is a brief overview of the different infeeds and printers that can be added to the Automated Packaging systems. Infeeds The Autobag … Continue reading Automated Packaging Systems – Poly Bagging Solutions Part 3 of 4 – Infeeds and Printers
Even with improvements in the inkjet world on printing consistency, resolution, and bar code readability, these newer solutions are not always on par with some classic methods of labeling. Below are 4 instances where a printer/applicator and label is the best option; saving time, money, and preventing a lot of headaches. 1. Requirement of a … Continue reading When is a label the best solution?
Pre-Solution Application The client, a manufacturer of polyurethane components for the heavy truck and trailer market, was previously manually applying labels to their cartons before feeding the cartons into an automatic case sealer. This method was time consuming and labor intensive. The R.V. Evans’ Value Added Solution After performing a Site Needs Analysis and thorough … Continue reading Manufacturer of Polyurethane Components Increases Productivity with Dual-Tamp Labeling Solution
One of the most commonly applied bar code in packaging is the GTIN-14 Interleaved 2 of 5 (also known as I 2 of 5). A few features about GTIN-14 I 2 of 5: 14-Digit I2OF5 ITF-14 is the GS1 implementation of an I2OF5 format to encode a Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) Minimum height 1.25” … Continue reading Bar Code Printing