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What is “Label Coding” and is it what you need?
Label Coding devices add variable information onto a label usually just before it is applied to the product. As a result, Label Coding is most commonly integrated with an automated label application system of some sort. This variable information printing can be required in many different formats ranging from a simple Batch Number and Expiration Date to a complex 2 dimensional high density code or other type of bar code employed in automated product tracking. Variable information can be required on almost any product but is virtually universal on food and pharmaceutical products that require “Best If Used By….” advice. The secret to high or low speed label coding is that the print technology and its capabilities must match the label material optimally in order to achieve the most consistent result without slowing production.
Our Label Coding products encompass three different coding technologies (thermal inkjet, thermal transfer and laser) that can address virtually all label coding needs and production line speeds. But not all label coding efforts take place as part of a fully automated packaging line. Some such coding is accomplished “off-line” prior to packaging. Griffin-Rutgers offers both in-line and off-line systems.
Please review the articles below for news about Label Coding. If you have questions about the best technology for your label coding application, call Griffin-Rutgers and allow us to apply our years of experience to help you find a solution to your specific need.
Label Coding News
Even natural, perishable foods need to undertake rigorous food labeling when it is sold to consumers through grocery stores, markets, and other retail operations. Even if is obvious that the ingredient is a banana or an apple, there are some things to consider when it comes to food labeling on fruit.
This video is one of a series that we have posted showing the versatility of the Mini Wrap Labeling System. Be sure to view the others also. In this video, the system is applying pre-printed labels to large plastic cylindrical containers with the Large Frame version of the Mini Wrap System. This unit has a […]
When comparing print and apply labeling systems, two important facets to consider are cost and capabilities. These two mission-critical parameters will ascertain if the unit under consideration will fulfill your distinct business objectives while remaining within your targeted budget. Print and apply labeling systems are ideal for those environments where labels must be printed on pallets or shipping cases as well as primary packaging applications like those within the baking and snack industries. But, all are not created equal.
Applying labels to cartons that are moving at high speed along a packaging line by contacting the carton can create problems for the alignment of the carton and also for the equipment applying the label. The safest way to apply a printed label in this type of situation is to NEVER touch the carton but […]
We offer a wide variety of table top labeling devices. This machine equipped with a tamp type applicator is perfectly suited for containers that have unusual shapes and may be difficult to handle. With standard features such as removable tamp pads and adjustable product fixtures, the tabletop tamp is versatile and easy to change over. […]
Whether you are in the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics business, or any other type of vertical market that requires a labeling system for front and back labels, top and bottom labeling or wrap systems, you could benefit from automatic label applicators for their ability to be flexible and highly productive relative to volume output.
Sometimes the way an item is being transported along the packaging line can make applying a label to certain panels of a carton difficult. If a label is required on the bottom panel of a carton a unique transport method may be necessary. Side hugger belts can solve many of the challenges of this application. […]