Choosing the most appropriate ink for your application is a critical decision to ensure that the very best message quality and durability is achieved. Often the type of ink you need will determine which ink jet printer you buy. Therefore understanding the properties of the inks available is important.
Large scale manufacturers with high volume output often require high speed production lines to meet their targets. It’s therefore essential that all components on a line are able to perform at the same high standard, avoiding any bottlenecks. Consider the other components of your line and the speed at which your coder can operate. Can your coder keep up?
Choosing a future-proofed coding solution is essential for high-end coding applications, for example in the production of high value products or 24/7, high volume output, it's essential to consider how your investment will be future proofed, for example by recuperating costs thanks to reduced downtime through increased reliability with no ongoing consumable costs.
The dairy industry has been subject to a number of different trends affecting production, processing and packaging in recent years. The dairy packaging industry is under increasing pressures from consumers and others in the market to conform to many of these trends, something that could have an effect on other parts of the sector.
An infographic looking at the different ways that a Linx coder could benefit coding in the personal care industry
Growth continues in the personal care industry: global beauty market sales were up $23bn in 2014 on the previous year. This growth is accompanied by innovative product development, resulting in a mix of types of packaging as manufacturers strive to make their products stand out with bespoke container designs in an increasingly competitive market.
A key element of your line is your coding and marking equipment. Traceability in the UK cosmetics industry is covered by the Regulation 1223/2009 with came into effect in 2013. All products must bear indelible, easily legible and visible written information on the container/outer packaging or sometimes both. In addition there are over 40 natural and organic standards for cosmetics across Europe, so your coding solution needs to be able to meet all of these.
Reliable coding is essential for businesses. The Linx 8900 is designed to offer a simple way of achieving the production line uptime you require. Find out more about how our latest CIJ coder can reduce line stoppages and unplanned downtime.
With the innovative new Linx 8900 CIJ coder you can benefit from maximised line efficiency, and minimised errors wastage. Read on to find out more about how this printer can help you improve your operation.
When it comes to contract packaging, companies are increasingly looking to consolidate their code printing requirements. Requiring multiple devices to print onto different sizes and substrates is costly and inefficient. Companies now need to offer a full service solution to be relevant and competitive.
The contract packing industry is thriving. But a strong market inevitably brings strong competition. Many consumer packaged goods manufacturers look to outsource processes not core to their business, and so contract packers need to be competitive to either keep or acquire business.
Laser codes can’t be rubbed off, making them the ideal solution for traceability and anti-counterfeiting. With our newest Linx FSL20 and Linx FSL50 Fibre Laser Marking Systems you can create a permanent mark on a wide range of materials. Read on to find out more.
At Linx Printing Technologies we are making permanent coding more reliable than ever with our new fibre laser coders: the Linx FSL20 and the Linx FSL50.
New innovation means the snack foods industry is thriving, with this in mind find out how to cut costs and minimise downtime on your production line.
Read what EU Country of Origin Regulations mean for the snack foods industry, and how you can improve profitability whilst remaining compliant.
Downtime means missed production targets. Especially when you are running your line all day, every day.
So how can you increase the uptime of your line? One of the most cost effective ways is to assess your coding solution. Here are 3 easy ways to do this.
One of the fastest growing trends in packaging is the stand-up pouch, which has seen significant growth over the last five years in a number of key markets around the world. There are a number of reasons for the growth, including perceived benefits for consumers, but what are the benefits for packagers and manufacturers?
British craft beer and real ale is seeing increased demand around the world, not just in traditional markets, but also new markets such as Russia, China and Brazil. This represents a great opportunity for British micro-breweries, however it can also pose a challenge when it comes to exporting beer over long distances due to the limitations and costs of steel kegs.
As with other types of chemicals manufacturing, the profitability of darkroom chemicals manufacturing can be improved with small changes on the production line. An ideal area to cut costs is with your product coders, since they come right at the end of the production line. Read on to discover how.
Thanks to rising energy costs and tougher emission targets, many fertiliser packaging companies are seeing squeezed profits on already tight margins. But how can costs be cut to improve profitability?