marketing, coding, and labeling systems

Glass Bottle Manufacturer Reduces Maintenance Downtime with the FoxJet SoloSeries 45 Printer

The client, an industry leader in glass bottle manufacturing, required a solution to replace their existing marking & coding equipment.  Their old equipment was becoming unreliable, causing frequent downtime for repairs which resulted in lost production time.

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Thermal Transfer Overprinting from FlexPackPRO Provides Popcorn Manufacturer Coding Flexibility

The client, a popcorn manufacturer, was installing a new packaging line and was in need of a new Thermal Transfer Overprinting solution. They required a system that could offer a large print area, ability to change graphics and information quickly and easily integrate into their new packaging line.

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High-Performance CIJ Printers: A Closer Look at the Linx 8900 Series

The lineup of FoxJet Linx 8900 Series small character continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers offers manufacturers one of the smartest yet easiest to operate inkjet coding system on the market today. Designed for minimal interventions and maximum reliability, Linx 8900 Series users enjoy up to 18,000 hours between self-service preventative maintenance intervals, up to 100 starts and stops between printhead cleanings and eight-hour advance fluid refill warnings.

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MSSC DailyJet HP1000 Hand Coder Increases Worker Productivity for Agricultural Tech Manufacturer

The client, a manufacturer of agricultural technology products, was preprinting labels to hand apply to corrugated cartons. This method was time-consuming and labor intensive which required a regular inventory of labels.

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Choosing a CIJ Printer: A 60-Second Analysis

Choosing a continuous inkjet (CIJ) printer can be complicated. Choosing what is right for you is always best done by working with a solutions representative. However, to get you started, it is best to know which manufacturers offer a specific key advantage you need- extended service intervals for more production time, lower maintenance costs, printing speeds, etc.

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Marking Pallets: Branding vs. Printing

Marking your pallets’ lead boards is an essential means of communicating information about the pallet or the timber from which it is constructed. Many manufacturers will mark their pallets with an electric brander or other pallet branding tool

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The Linx 8920 and 8940 Models

The new Linx 8920 and Linx 8940 combine the proven benefits of the Linx 8900 with a series of additional enhancements that deliver even faster line speeds and easier set-up along with a further extension to service intervals, enabling the coders to deal with the most demanding of applications.

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The QuickSwitch Plus: Make it Easy!

Production should be as seamless as possible. Changeovers can inhibit seamless production. If you are a manufacturer that runs multiple products down the same line, we’ve got a solution to help you switch to different batch/date/lot codes more simply, accurately, and timely.

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Rising Turnover Costs in Manufacturing: Mitigation Through Automation

Employee turnover can be expensive. In fact, Josh Bersin of Deloitte believes the cost of losing an employee can range from tens of thousands of dollars to 1.5–2.0x the employee’s annual salary. These costs include hiring, onboarding, training, ramp time to peak productivity, the loss of engagement from others due to high turnover, and higher business error rates. (Altman, 2017).

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High-Speed, Low Maintenance CIJ Printing: The Linx 8940

The Linx 8940 is part of the Linx 8900 range of CIJ printers designed to make your coding life easier. With its IP65 rating (dust and washdown tight) and highest printing speeds (up to 16% faster than the Linx 8920), the Linx 8940 is designed for the most challenging coding applications. The Linx 8940 makes code creation easy with the large touch screen interface, and downtime is reduced with the self-servicing module, unique system monitoring and click-into-place fluid cartridges.

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Hand-Jet EBS-260 Provides Weather-Resistant Marking Solution for Aluminum Supplier

The client, an aluminum supplier to the die-casting and gravity-casting industries was preprinting and applying labels to identify multiple batches of aluminum sows for their clients. Due to the fact that the aluminum sows are often stored outside, the labels frequently came off and required employees to continually check on each batch to ensure all remained correctly labeled.

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The Linx CJ400: The Lightest InkJet Printer on the Market.

FoxJet’s Linx CJ400 models are the lightest printers on the market, weighing just under 30 pounds. This lightweight model is equipped with several useful features to compliment its portability.

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The Answer to Adjacent-Panel Labeling

There are 2 main styles of labeling adjacent carton panels, and each has their advantages and disadvantages. Wrap-Around Side Apply (WASA) and Front Apply Side Apply (FASA) labeling are the two main ways to meet this requirement.

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Automated Packaging Systems – Poly Bagging Solutions Part 4 of 4 – Selecting the Right Poly Bag

In part one, we discussed if an automated packaging system is right for your company, along with an overview of various poly bagging systems in part two, and the different infeeds and printers for bagging systems in part three. Now, it’s time to figure out the “right” bag for your poly bagging application! What are the different materials available? Which bag dimension and thickness is best? What are your options? Let’s find out.

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Automated Packaging Systems – Poly Bagging Solutions Part 3 of 4 – Infeeds and Printers

Many of the Automated Packaging systems mentioned in part two of the Automated Packaging Systems – Poly Bagging Solutions series can be paired with different equipment to enhance the process of bagging. Here is a brief overview of the different infeeds and printers that can be added to the Automated Packaging systems.

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Automated Packaging Systems – Poly Bagging Solutions Part 2 of 4 – Overview of Different Systems

Part one of the Automated Packaging Systems – Poly Bagging Solutions 4 part series helped you decide if an automated packaging system was right for your company. This blog post will give you a brief overview of the Autobag PaceSetter PS 125 and PS 125 OneStep, Autobag AB 180, the new Autobag 850S, Autobag AB 255, and the automated SPrint SidePouch.

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Automated Packaging Systems – Poly Bagging Solutions Part 1 of 4 – Should Your Company have One?

An Automated Packaging poly bagging system is designed to make your packaging process easier and more cost effective. These systems use poly bags perfed on rolls that get imprinted and filled with a wide variety of products.

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Budget Friendly Solutions for Your Packaging Equipment Investment Needs

Do you have a packaging project where new equipment is needed, but the scope of the project doesn’t justify an outright purchase of new packaging equipment? Do you need to meet an increase in production, but your budget won’t allow a capital investment in new packaging equipment?

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Are Your Barcodes Readable?

Although a barcode may seem readable to the human eye, it may not be readable to a scanner. This can create a plethora of issues, and can make it very hard to track a product, or even have your customer sending the product back to you. The obvious solution to this is to make your barcodes more readable, but how do you do that?

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Which Printing Technology is Right For You?

Direct printing onto your product can potentially save costs up to 10x per year over printing onto a label. But which technology should you be using to print your barcodes and text? We analyzed four different printing technologies from FoxJet to find out which works best with certain applications.

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Overview of Stenciling vs Hand Held InkJet Printing

Marking and coding is an important part of the manufacturing process as well as throughout the supply chain process. Larger products and skids are among the products that often need to be organized, branded, numbered, or marked with codes,

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Branding Beyond the Box

Your brand is one of the most essential parts of your business. It is a constant reminder to your customers that your company offers the best solutions, at the best time, in the best way possible. So how do you consistently prove your commitment to quality while keeping your company and your brand at the forefront of your customers mind?

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When is a label the best solution?

Even with improvements in the inkjet world on printing consistency, resolution, and barcode readability, these newer solutions are not always on par with some classic methods of labeling.

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Manufacturer of Polyurethane Components Increases Productivity with Dual-Tamp Labeling Solution

The client, a manufacturer of polyurethane components for the heavy truck and trailer market, was previously manually applying labels to their cartons before feeding the cartons into an automatic case sealer. This method was time consuming and labor intensive.

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Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in Your Packaging & Fastening Process

November 15th was America Recycles Day so it seems fitting to provide businesses with some ideas that may help them reduce, reuse, and recycle in their industrial packaging and fastening processes.

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Sustainability in Packaging

The word sustainability in packaging can often times be a scary one. Most manufacturers see it as an overwhelming endeavor and choose to not approach it for fear of failing. The important thing to remember, however, is that attaining sustainability in packaging is not a one-time feat. It is an on-going process and takes time.....

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Bar Code Printing

One of the most commonly applied bar code in packaging is the GTIN-14 Interleaved 2 of 5 (also known as I 2 of 5). A few features about GTIN-14 I 2 of 5...

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Foxjet Success Story: Food & Beverage Industry

This Food & Beverage industry customer was using print and apply label applicators prior to installing the Foxjet System. They were experiencing maintenance issues with the applicators that caused production delays along with high label and ribbon costs.

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