Lumber Marking And Coding

As anyone in the lumber or wood industry knows, coding of panel grades, moisture levels, traceability data, and inspector ID information can be a challenge in an environment that’s often dusty and can experience significant seasonal temperature fluctuations.  Also many types of wood tend to be very absorbent so it is necessary to take this into account for lumber marking and coding.

Whether your operation involves marking on engineered wood, products used for flooring, furnishings that may be coated with varnish or other products, or raw lumber, the right coding solution is key. Griffin-Rutgers has high resolution inkjet printers that offer unparalleled coding, no matter how challenging the environment. Our large character inkjet printers offera robust industrial design with micro-purge printhead technology for harsh production environments. Continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers deliver high contrast codes and offer the option of printing with pigmented inks including white, blue, red, and yellow for added visibility. Our solutions can be used to print a wide variety of data including moisture levels, panel grades, inspector ID information and other traceability data.Lumber Marking

High speed printing is a necessity whether you are printing assembly instructions, timber grading, or other data on timber or wood products. However, while speed is of the utmost importance, you don’t want to compromise print integrity. Ultimately you want the most concise, durable, and easy-to-read marking, while operating at a fast pace. There are several systems designed for the coding of lumber or wood products, though high-resolution inkjet printers provide optimum resolution whether you’re printing large or small characters.

Optimized drop control, along with an easy-to-use interface, make high resolution printing the preferred choice of those in the lumber industry. Whether for logos, 2D codes, or lumber grading, high resolution systems are the choice today for lumber mills who have relied on roller wheels and the headache of messy rubber stamps in the past.

Typical markings found on wood products include:

  • Variable characters and text
  • Batch numbers/lot numbers
  • Company logos
  • 1D and 2D codes like barcodes, DataMatrix codes, QR codes, etc.
  • Graphics

The use of high-resolution inkjet printers with LED-cured UV ink on plywood surfaces in the modular furniture industry represents a significant step forward in reducing production costs.

Griffin-Rutgers provides durable coding and marking solutions for dimensional lumber along with engineered wood, including print heads for large character inkjet printing, laser systems, and high-resolution systems. If you’re in the wood industry, we have the right coding system for your needs.

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