Vanessa Lilie

Bio: Vanessa Lilie is a product manager at Matthews Marking Systems. She brings broad experience across operations project management with a strong focus in quality, product development engineering, New Product Development (NPD) program management, strategic planning, and data governance + workflow/tool-chain implementation.
Posts by Vanessa Lilie
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Smarter Packaging With QR Codes

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5 ways serialized QR codes can lift your product + how to add them to your packaging You’re already marking your products. Why not get more bang for your buck? Unique QR codes for each project unlock all kinds of benefits, including anti-counterfeiting, better traceability, protection from product recalls, and better connection with customers. Matthews…

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PIJ Printer vs. TIJ Printer

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Inkjet Printing 101: How TIJ and PIJ Stack Up Against Each Other When printing on secondary packaging – think corrugated cartons and cases for shipping multiple finished products to retailers — there are three main types of inkjet print head technologies to consider for best results:  thermal ink jet (TIJ), piezoelectric inkjet (PIJ) and valve-jet.…

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CIJ vs. TIJ

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When and Where to Use Continuous Inkjet vs. Thermal Inkjet for Industrial Coding Both CIJ and TIJ are well proven marking and coding technologies and can handle marking applications across a diverse set of industries. From a cost of ownership standpoint, TIJ printers are far more cost effective. In fact a major paper manufacturer saved…

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