Matthews Marking Systems Blog

With 170+ years of coding and marking experience, our engineers, product managers, developers, ink experts and customer support staff have a wealth of knowledge and insight into industry best practices. This blog lets us share tips and tricks and keep you informed about industry developments.

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On the Mark #7

On the Mark #7: The Advancement of Barcodes, Augmented Reality and Consumer Trends for 2023 Catching up on interesting news and innovations in production, packaging, technology and more GS1 US: Why the Barcode Isn’t Going Anywhere With the news of Amazon’s multi-modal identification taking aim at barcodes and questioning their value, GS1 US issued a…

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On the Mark #6

On the Mark #6: Experts weigh in on sustainable packaging, automation, e-commerce trends Catching up on interesting news and innovations in production, packaging and more Packaging Trends: Balancing Sustainability with Profits Most brands today are incorporating sustainability practices throughout the business. Today’s eco-friendly consumer mindset demands that sustainable practices are now a given, so brands must…

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Making Way for Modern 2D Marks

They’re Here! Why You Need to Embrace 2D Barcodes. No doubt, five decades is a good run. The use of 1D barcodes for the past 50 years has revolutionized supply chains and retail, but globalization and the need to track and trace goods in real time are exposing some major limitations. From consumer demand for…

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On the Mark #5

On the Mark #5: FDA hands down “game-changing” new traceability rule for food safety Catching up on interesting news and innovations in production, packaging and more FDA’s traceability rule is a game-changer for food safety The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released new traceability rules to help ensure the safety of food and ingredients…

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Getting a Handle on Carton Marking

5 Crucial Questions to Ask When Upgrading Your Carton Marking System More and more consumer-packaged goods manufacturers are taking advantage of the significant cost savings and superior flexibility they can realize by printing directly on secondary packaging such as corrugated cartons and cases of packaged products. Virtually all secondary packaging requires some form of marking,…

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