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A laser mark can be used as an important security feature to avoid the counterfeiting of your products. Counterfeiting can be defined as illegally making something that imitates an authentic product. This could include consumer products such as handbags, watches and fashion clothing. It can also be consumables such as alcoholic spirits, cigarettes and pharmaceutical products. ...

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 ...

2020 will go down in history as a challenging time for food producers.  It is vital that food supplies to supermarkets and stores 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 requ ...

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, there ...

  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 c ...

Increasing production to cope with demand Although many businesses are at a standstill, manufacturing of essential goods such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical and protective equipment are under increasing pressure to meet demand for their products. Most these products are subject to federal regulations for marking and identification, whether for expiration dates, supplier or ...

Visible, real-time data helps to improve operations.  The benefits of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is that you’re able to track live data and use it to compare and project forward.

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. 

Laser codes can’t be rubbed off, making them the ideal solution for traceability and anti-counterfeiting. With Linx Fiber Laser Marking Systems you can create a permanent mark on a wide range of materials including rubber, plastic, metal and packaging foils.

Detailed pre-printed product information is a vital part of chemicals packaging, often governed by regulations and legislation.