The snack food industry is changing as on-the-move snacks grow in popularity, and recent legislation developments mean there is an increased need for messaging and branding on Retail Ready Packing (RRP) such as boxes and shelf packaging. Coded information on RRP should include expiry date details and batch codes for traceability. In December 2014 EU Country of Origin Labelling Regulations were implemented. This legislation set out that food labelling should be 'clear, comprehensible and legible'.
As a result of EU Food Labelling Regulations 2014, less space is left on primary packaging for promotion. Food labelling requirements have led to RRP, such as boxes for retail shelves, now including branded messages, standardised logos, and iconography to help products stand out on the shelf.
Snack foods manufacturers need to be increasingly flexible in order to avoid costly downtime. Our Linx TJ50 and TJ20 coders save time by being easy to install straight out of the box. The Linx 10 CIJ printer is compact and portable, and incorporates a simple to use, colour touch-screen to reduce downtime by removing the need for complicated, lengthy manuals.
Save money by replacing preprinted boxes or labels with a Linx large character coder. Code large, high resolution graphics onto secondary packaging, as well as batch codes, barcodes and readable 2D codes. These printers can also print traceability information, to help track products' path, conform to legislation, avoid fines and provide reassurance to retailers.
Our range of Linx 10 and Linx 8900 CIJ printers are self-service, and the Linx TJ725 coder combines ink and printhead in one cartridge, which makes it cleaner and easier to replace, further lowering your costs. Low maintenance coders can save your business a lot of downtime, whilst their ability to print both primary and secondary codes saves time and money.
Why not get in touch with one of our sales reps to talk about how Linx can support your coding and marking needs?