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Pack Expo Preview – Linx Printing Technologies, Booth N-6167 North Hall

‘GROUNDBREAKING’ NEW PRINTER AS LINX HIGHLIGHTS ITS VERSATILITY AT PACK EXPO

A continuous ink jet (CIJ) printer from Linx Printing Technologies that breaks new ground in the coding industry will receive its global launch on booth N-6167 at this year’s Pack Expo.

The new Linx 10 is a compact and totally portable entry-level CIJ (Continuous Ink Jet) printer. It has been particularly designed for smaller businesses that need to code products for the first time or whose potential for business growth is hampered by the use of less flexible, non-digital coding methods. The portability of the printer also means it can be used as a back-up machine for experienced CIJ users, which can quickly be moved and set up wherever required and its compact dimensions will benefit packing lines where space is an issue.

The Linx 10 is around half the weight and footprint of other CIJ printers and features a carry handle and printhead dock that make it totally portable. As well as its small size, the printer can be mounted directly onto a conveyor or production line to save even more space.

The new model incorporates several proven Linx features including fast and easy error-free message set-up via a colour touch screen and the ability for users to service the printer themselves. Its unique integrated automatic line speed sensor also makes set-up on the line easier while ensuring consistent code quality, both major benefits if the coder is frequently moved.

As well as showcasing the Linx 10 to potential customers at Pack Expo, Linx will also be seeking opportunities with existing and prospective distributor partners to introduce the Linx 10 to smaller businesses, who will particularly benefit from its many user-friendly features.

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Notes to editors - Other Linx equipment on show at Pack Expo:

Another major highlight of the Linx stand will be just-launched additions to the company’s pioneering Linx 8900 series CIJ printer. Linx will also showcase its innovative entry-level Linx SL1 laser coder, Linx IJ375 high definition large character outer case coder, TT5 thermal transfer overprinter and TJ725 thermal inkjet printer.

The new Linx 8920 and 8940 printers incorporate a number of further enhancements to the successful Linx 8900, delivering even faster line speeds and easier set-up, together with a further extension of service intervals from 13,000 hours or 18 months to 18,000 hours or 24 months.

A unique feature of the Linx 8900 series is the first-in-class Advanced System Monitoring which provides a continual check of the printer’s operation in terms of ink system running parameters and environmental conditions. This enables it to identify simple actions that users can take to prevent unscheduled stoppages. Both models have a top speed of 6.25m/s for a single line code, and the capability to print up to five lines. The Linx 8940 also offers an IP65 rating that prevents dust ingress as well as providing wash down protection, ideal for operating in more challenging environments.

The Linx SL1 laser coder is an entry level solution that enables more companies to adopt laser technology. One of the most compact and lightweight one-box laser solutions on the market, it fits easily into tight production spaces, as well as coding in any orientation. The Linx SL1 delivers class-leading speeds and offers 20 per cent more power than other products in its class, but at the same time uses much less laser energy in the coding process. It is also capable of greater coding versatility than comparable models, with the ability to produce multiple lines of texts and logos in one message, as well as machine readable codes such as QR and Data Matrix.

The Linx IJ375 has been designed to cut production costs while maximising line uptime and print quality for the coding of secondary packaging. Its innovative ReFRESH® ink system, robust design and printhead protection technology mean significantly reduced downtime and savings on consumables.

The patented ReFRESH® system maintains premium print quality and avoids wasted ink during printhead cleaning. Ink and dust that collect on the nozzles are removed with an ink purge and air knife, then ink from this procedure is collected, passed through a high performance filter to remove impurities, and delivered back ready for printing. In addition, the tough stainless steel nozzle guard protects the printhead from potential damage from impact with boxes on the line, while allowing the printhead close enough to the pack to ensure superior print quality is maintained.

For coding onto boxes, trays, sleeves, and packaging, the Linx TJ725 thermal inkjet printer incorporates Simply Smart Technology® to offer a high resolution digital coding solution. Linx’s innovative Active Cartridge Care System® saves money and cuts waste by slowing the nozzle drying process, making first prints more reliable every time.

The Linx TT5 thermal transfer overprinter offers superb code quality along with a significant increase in production line uptime and a lower cost of ownership. Its unique clutchless bi-directional ribbon drives minimises the risk of ribbon breaks and the need to make mechanical adjustments to maintain ribbon tension.

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About Linx Printing Technologies Ltd

Linx Printing Technologies is a leading global supplier of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers, case coders, laser coders, thermal transfer printers and thermal inkjet printers. Its printers and coders are used across many different industries where product identification codes, batch numbers, dates and barcodes are required.

All Linx products are designed with low cost of ownership in mind and are distinguished by reliability, robustness and ease of use. Linx products code and mark millions of items every day, ranging from bottles, packages and cans of consumer goods to pharmaceutical products, cabling, electrical components and car parts.

For more information on Linx’s products and services, visit www.linxglobal.com

For press enquiries regarding Linx Printing Technologies, please contact:

Bob Bushby

Nielsen McAllister Public Relations Limited,

Tel: +44 (0) 1332 293939

Email: linx@nmpr.co.uk

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