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Epson Announces Commercial Inkjet Label Printer

January 25, 2022

The ColorWorks C4000 inkjet label printer is engineered for markets that require easy connectivity to produce durable color labels with high-resolution image quality, such as food and beverage, retail, healthcare and pharmaceutical labeling applications. The latest addition to the ColorWorks line features expanded connectivity and compatibility, improved image quality, remote management tools and increased ink…

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Moving from Labels to Direct Carton Marking Pays Off

January 24, 2022

Direct carton marking delivers cost savings, improves line speed and reduces errors In this interview, Packaging Technology Today explores the benefits of direct carton marking with Matthews Marking Systems. 1. What are the benefits of switching from carton labeling to direct printing? Carton labels can be replaced with a print-on-demand system, which has line speed…

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Automating Production with In-Line Inspection

January 11, 2022

By Victor Gomez, director of Industrial Label Products at Epson America, Inc. Automation is a hot topic in the label converting industry. It addresses labor constraints, reduces costs and simplifies label printing, inspection and finishing. Printing and finishing solutions can help make a print shop more efficient and ease the burden of some of the…

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Ossid Debuting New NextGen Weigh Price Labeler; Meat/Poultry Packaging Machinery in Booth BC10007 at IPPE

December 16, 2021

Ossid’s New NextGen Weigh Price Labeler, along with overwrappers, tray sealers and other machinery brings efficient, sustainable solutions to the meat/poultry industries. Ossid has not become the dominate player of tray packaging, weigh/labeling, tray sealing and thermoforming machinery for the meat and poultry industries by resting on its laurels – it’s new NextGen Weigh Price…

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The Future of Marking & Coding: The IoT and, the Metaverse

November 24, 2021

By Nathan Dube, Digital Marketing Specialist at Industrial Packaging Marking and coding technology has been a significant part of the packaging industry’s rich history for many years now. But the technological advances that have yet to be seen as we enter into industry 4.0 will almost certainly be the most exciting evolution in these technologies…

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Loftware Nice Label 10 Provides Greater Visibility, Time Savings and Streamlined Management with Cloud-Based Labeling

November 18, 2021

Loftware Inc., the largest global software company specializing in Enterprise Labeling and Artwork Management solutions, announced Loftware NiceLabel 10, the first major release of the Loftware NiceLabel portfolio, which includes Loftware NiceLabel Cloud and Loftware NiceLabel Label Management System (LMS). This new release offers users a top-level view of its labeling operations and streamlines printer management, saving time, adding control, and expanding its…

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Squid Ink Introduces the CoPilot Max 512i Turbo Printing System

November 8, 2021

Squid Ink Manufacturing, Inc., a leading manufacturer of coding and marking systems for product identification and traceability, introduces the CoPilot Max 512i Turbo printing system designed to print superior quality hi-resolution characters on porous or non-porous surfaces. CoPilot Max 512i Turbo utilizes the same active ink system found in Squid Ink’s CoPilot and CoPilot Max printing systems.…

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At INTERPHEX NYC, MG America to Premier Precision Wraparound Labeler for Vials, and Robust 10-Lane Capsule Checkweigher

October 5, 2021

MG America, the U.S. subsidiary of MG2 of Bologna, Italy and a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment, will debut two new machines at INTERPHEX NYC Booth #2221, October 19-21. One is an enhanced wraparound vial labeling machine ideal for the ongoing production of COVID-19 vaccines; the other is a robust, 10-lane capsule checkweigher…

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Loftware Smartflow 26.2 Saves Time and Improves Control in Managing Packaging Artwork

September 28, 2021

Loftware, Inc., the global leader in Enterprise Labeling and Artwork Management Solutions has launched a new release of its automated artwork management software, Loftware Smartflow 26.2. This new release, which introduces Master Datasheets, strengthens users’ ability to enforce consistency and control content used in packaging, labels, and other documents. Using one central location for packaging content, Smartflow 26.2 reportedly…

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Packaging Artwork, Content, and Color Management Made Easy with Latest Digital Tools from Esko | Brand Solutions and X-Rite Pantone at PACK EXPO 2021

September 17, 2021

Esko | Brand Solutions will partner with X-Rite® Pantone to showcase the latest collaborative software solutions helping CPG and life sciences brands to leverage packaging artwork, content, and color management for success at PACK EXPO, Las Vegas from September 27-29. Delegates to the leading industry event will have access to Content Management in Esko WebCenter…

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Full Wrap Labelling Solution for Bakery Products in Hinged Trays

July 20, 2021

MULTIVAC’s full wrap labelling is redefining the labelling of bakery products in hinged trays. The L 310 conveyor belt labeller provides an efficient and sustainable solution for C labelling and D labelling, and it enables the hinged tray to be securely sealed on one or both sides. With its versatile and high-output L 310 conveyor…

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Efficient Labelling Solution for Egg Packs

June 23, 2021

Thanks to the use of full wrap labels, MULTIVAC is redefining the packaging of fresh eggs in boxes or plastic trays. MULTIVAC’s L 310 full wrap labeller not only makes egg packs highly attractive, but it also closes the packs with a secure seal. Thanks to its L 310 conveyor belt labeller, MULTIVAC can now…

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Understand, Engage Consumers via Label Coding

June 9, 2021

By Gary Paulin and Mark Lusky Increasingly, product manufacturers are using such time-tested technology as label QR codes and new Augmented Reality technology to better interact with and understand customers. These are great marketing tools, helping manufacturers address consumer preferences by gathering information from them, and enabling personalizing messaging and offers on a truly individualized…

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Labeling Issues Cost Manufacturers Worldwide More Than $1.31 Million Each Year From Production Line Shutdowns, NiceLabel Study Finds

May 13, 2021

U.S. manufacturers on average incur losses of around $1,174,000 per year due to production line shutdowns caused by label printing problems, a global study of IT directors in manufacturing organizations has revealed. This is slightly below the global average, with many companies losing more than $1.31M each year. The study of 300 IT directors globally, including 100 from…

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Leapin’ Lizards Labels Expands Printing Capabilities with Third Epson SurePress Digital Label Press Installation

May 5, 2021

Epson announced Leapin’ Lizards Labels, one of Colorado’s leading custom label providers, has installed a third Epson SurePress® L-4533AW to its fleet. The third digital label press delivers efficiencies in operation and expands its volume of label output for small batch producers across a range of industries, including health and beauty, food and beverage, cannabis, retail, nutraceuticals, and more.…

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CMG Plastics Expands High-Speed in-Mold Labeling Resources

April 20, 2021

CMG Plastics announced the expansion of its in-mold labeling (IML) capabilities in response to growing customer demand. The company, which currently operates twelve IML systems across two manufacturing facilities, has added a new, high-speed Ilsemann Automation In-Mold Labeling System. The newest IML line is the fourth to be installed at the company’s NJ-based facility. One…

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Epson SurePress Digital Label Press Reaches Milestone

April 15, 2021

Epson announced a single SurePress® L-6534VW has produced the following commercial print volumes in an installation – 1.99 million square feet in one month, 5.5 million square feet in one quarter and 13.8 million square feet over a period of nine months since installation. Epson was able to track this data with its Epson Remote Management…

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HERMA US Introduces Continuous Labeling Capabilities for Premium Pharma

April 13, 2021

HERMA US Inc., the subsidiary of HERMA GmbH – a Germany-based provider of labeling machinery and self-adhesive labels and materials to the global packaging marketplace – has introduced continuous labeling capabilities for its 132M HC Wrap-around Labeler. Adding speed without sacrificing accuracy, the offering comes amid the dramatic push to produce billions of doses of…

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Top Tips for Better Print and Apply Coding

April 13, 2021

By Mike Kirk, Print and Apply Product Marketing Manager at Markem-Imaje Print and apply (P&A) coding is extremely popular for two reasons. First, it accommodates the widest range of materials and shapes, since the product surface is largely inconsequential when using labels. In fact, apart from offline label tag solutions, where you put a printed…

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Unconventional Labeling Solution for Pizzas and the Like

April 13, 2021

MULTIVAC’s full wrap labeling solution for pizzas and other flat food products has automatic labelling, a high-quality appearance, a large area for information, and an unobstructed view of the product. This solution is more cost-effective than traditional box packs, and it meets the increasing demands of the market as regards sustainability. Full wrap labelling from…

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