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Packaging items such as flat cartons that have not yet been erected or filled require an additional system to move them in a fashion that will properly present them to the printer – a “transport system”. Primary product cartons are usually delivered in shipping cases to the location where they will be used. They are packed tightly in flat form into such cases. In order to efficiently print such batches of flat cartons (or individually cut labels, or sleeves, or seed envelopes) these items need to be separated individually from a stack of multiple items, spaced consistently, moved passed the printer, and then be re-collected into an easy to handle stack. That series of steps is the function of a transport system.
Different types of packaging components require differing methods of separation and transport in order to hold each individual piece in proper alignment as it is removed from its stack and transported by the printer so that the printed image is correctly located and aligned with the package art work. A properly matched pair of packaging component and transport system will yield a high throughput of single items that have been properly separated from the original stack, held and aligned during transport, so as to give properly printed results ready to move to the next step of the packaging process.
At Griffin-Rutgers Co. we understand the difficulties presented by different types of cartons and other packaging items. We have a selection of different feeding and transport systems that we can combine to suit every need. Call us and allow us to apply our over 40 years of experience in supplying proper transport systems to the packaging industry to your specific need and budget.
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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 […]
FlexPackPRO 420i 107mm Thermal Transfer Overprinter (TTO)The FlexPackPRO 420 Series 107mm Intermittent and Continuous Thermal Transfer Overprinters (TTO) are high performance, economical, in-line TTO coders capable of printing large 4.2″ x 5″ images on flexible packaging films and labels. FPP 420i/c digital coders print clear, high resolution ingredients panels, nutrition tables, date codes, lot codes, […]
A specific customer request led to the development of this four side labeling system. Two corner wrap labels, one leading edge label and one trailing edge label, are printed and applied as part of a single fully integrated labeling process. The finished carton can be visually identified from any side view no matter how it […]
The value of a product contained inside its package may be initially valued based on the aesthetic appeal of its packaging as a first impression marker. When it comes to high end, high value cosmetic products, the aesthetics certainly play a part in the marketing of those products. Regardless of the appeal of products’ packaging […]
Making any expenditure on new capital equipment like a new label printers must always be carefully vetted in terms of the potential return on investment. After all, a label printing machine will be an integral part of the operation for years to come, making it a piece of technology you want to ensure will stand the test of time and do its part to facilitate the company’s profitability. And, with this initiative, sooner is always better as there are multiple ways such a piece of equipment can be a business booster in terms of productivity, quality, and cost savings.
Food manufacturers know the importance of properly labeling food packages to meet FDA regulations. When it comes to printing on packages such as chip bags, cookie boxes or other oddly shaped or unique materials, it’s crucial to have a printer that will feed the packaging into the device and allow it to print cleanly and […]
Great care must be taken with medical labeling in order to meet stringent requirements as well as to ensure the health and safety of consumers. There are industry best practices and then there are those practices that you should avoid entirely.