We’ve all been there, at the end of the day starving hungry, rushing into a supermarket (remember the good old days!) and picking up something to eat. Consumers may give a cursory glance at the best before date on the package, just to check that the item is safe to eat. They give no thought, and why should they, as to how much research and development has gone into the ink di ...
Food, glorious food - the benefits of using Continuous Ink Jet
2020 will go down in history as a challenging time for food producers. It is vital that food supplies to supermarkets and shops are uninterrupted and rigorous hygiene maintained – but we should not forget the importance of the printed information that is provided to the consumer when it is on the shelf. There are heavy fines for batch and date codes that do not meet the requi ...
Don’t underestimate the impact of Total Cost of Ownership
This is the second in our series looking at reducing operating expenses and here we will be examining what is ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ (TCO), why it is so often overlooked and undercalculated and what you should consider in your TCO calculations.
What is the impact of a User Interface (UI) on human error?
Let’s face facts, humans are the most likely component to add an error into a system. They can become complacent, bored and switch off, even momentarily, leading to errors. And when it’s a repetitive task they are being asked to perform, the chances of something going wrong is much higher. Let’s be clear, what is human error? It is defined by Merriam-Webster as: “A person' ...
Linx PrinterNet helps out in difficult times
Has demand for your products changed since the start of the year? The change in consumer demand as a result of the lockdown conditions imposed by governments around the world has created new problems for producers. Some industries have seen a sharp decline in demand, for example automotive, but others have seen huge increases in demand in the scale typically seen in the run up ...
Providing the perfect low-cost of ownership choice for high quality coding
Choosing a high quality, reliable printer which delivers a low total cost of ownership is key. Here at Linx, we have designed the perfect solution with the introduction of two new printers; the 8820 and 8840, engineered specifically to offer high quality printing even in tough environments – and with a low cost of ownership.
When is the best time to trade out your CIJ coder?
Is your current older coding equipment costing you more to keep running? Or limiting your production efficiency? It is normal for us to want to keep marking and coding printers running for as long as possible and limit a capital outlay... But there comes a time when we need to really think about what the impact is of keeping our industrial printing equipment going when it come ...
Reducing downtime – the importance of an easy to use and simple User Interface
We all appreciate the need to squeeze every last ounce of worth out of existing equipment, but when faced with the challenge of reducing operating expenses, it may be helpful (if counter-intuitive) to look at buying new equipment. The latest developments in technology could have surprisingly far-reaching benefits and achieve the savings you’re looking for. For example, th ...
Why a good quality printhead is essential
No company can afford to constantly have to stop their line to deal with annoyances such as poor coding quality due to a blocked printhead. Uptime is of paramount importance, and the selection of printing equipment to efficiently perform its function, without interruption, has never been higher.
How your level of servicing is affecting the bottom line
The pressure is on manufacturers to meet greater demands, deliver on time, within budget and work to regulations – all while keeping costs as low as possible. In the manufacturing context, a good service regime should be in place to avoid costly downtimes and keep the lines running optimally.