Coders

“Coders” by our definition are a piece of equipment integrated into a packaging machine to print variable information such as the product ID, lot #, expiry date, linear or 2D codes, logos or symbols, etc. on to the product that is being packaged or the package itself. This “coding” process helps identify the product. The need to identify the item might be to meet regulatory requirements, provide information to customers, track the item thru the supply chain, meet the manufacturer’s needs or any other reason. The technology employed to accomplish this can be one of many with examples being wet ink, hot stamping, ink jet (piezo high resolution, continuous ink jet, thermal ink jet), thermal transfer overprinter’s or laser.

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The decision as to which technology is correct for your application lies in the answers to several possible questions which, as examples, could be: what is the information required to identify the product and in what font size? Will the information be fixed for an entire batch or production run such as a lot number and expiry date or will it change with each individual print as with a serialized number? How often does the information, if fixed, change over during a day? What is the material to be printed? What is the anticipated life cycle of the product? Will there be any interactions with environmental conditions to consider (sunlight, solvents, etc.)? How many prints per minute output is required? What is the projects budget? It is important to select the correct “coding” method to fit specific or even general needs. Griffin-Rutgers engineers would be happy to discuss the specifications of your project and then recommend the correct “coding” solution.

 

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Special Features of High-Resolution Inkjet Systems

High-resolution inkjet systems are one of the many available package coding systems for the distribution packaging coding industry. However, this particular system, which works well with detailed codes like barcodes, has a set of special features that often set it apart from other types of machines. Here we’ve highlighted some of the many available features and functions found with high-resolution inkjet systems.

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Anti-Counterfeit Packaging

Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Coders for Pharmaceuticals

Growth of international free trade and inadequate drug regulations have led to the expansion of trade in counterfeit drugs worldwide. Technological protection is seen as the best way to avoid this problem. Different technologies came into existence like overt, covert, and track and trace technologies.

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10 Tips for Choosing Distribution Packing Coding Equipment for Your Business

When you are thinking of selecting distribution packing coding equipment for your business, there are many things to consider from pricing, to application, to materials, to ease-of-use. Amid the wide range of distribution packing coding equipment available, how can a company procure a model that best assures accuracy and productivity while decreasing costs and downtime for its specific application?

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Markoprint X1Jet Thermal Ink Jet Printer

Features of The Markoprint X1 Jet

The Markoprint X1Jet HP is one of the most compact coding systems available on the market.  It is designed to label and format data created by PC-based software and then sent via Ethernet or USB stick to the substrate upon which the data is printed. It fulfills standard marking and coding requirements such as text, […]

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Consumables for Coding Systems

The consumables used for coding systems can have a big impact on the performance of the equipment. Many of these consumable products look the same but are you selecting the right product for optimal performance? Griffin Rutgers recommends you consider these things when choosing the right consumable products for coding systems. Color Color changes are […]

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Packaging Coding

Packaging Coding For The Cosmetic Industry

In every industry, the trend for more eco-friendly packaging is taking an upturn.  We are seeing that trend even in the cosmetic industry.  When one thinks ‘cosmetics’ it brings to mind makeup, but, the cosmetic industry encompasses more than just eye shadow and blush. It includes everything from toothpaste to lipsticks. As such, it needs […]

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Egg Coding

Egg Coding With Thermal Inkjet Printers

Food safety is paramount for egg producers. The ability to effectively communicate traceability data and important information helps ensure producers are in compliance with safety regulations.

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