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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Bag Marking Success Stories

Better marking is in the bag for these manufacturers We’re letting the cat out of the bag (marking) on your packaging operations! Large bags of dusty cement, pet food bags for Fido, or fresh produce hitting the market; bag marking can be a challenge.    Unlike cardboard, the flexibility, different shapes, and substrates of bags make…

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Upgrade Your Lumber and Wood Marking

Keep pace with a state-of-the-art lumber marking solution High-speed inkjet marking technology has come a long-way in the last few years. If you’re still using contact printing methods or it’s been a few years since you’ve looked at your print solution, it may be time to evaluate your options.  The latest advancements in print technology,…

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Secondary Packaging Best Practices

Why case coding flexibility is key to complying with big box retailer guidelines If you’re considering taking the plunge with major retailers, you need to play by their rules. Getting onto the shelves of a major retailer is a game-changer for any manufacturer, but it also comes with many responsibilities. One of these responsibilities is…

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Smarter Packaging With QR Codes

5 ways serialized QR codes can lift your product + how to add them to your packaging QR codes are everywhere. Menus, milk cartons, billboards, and even Super Bowl ads have them. In 2020, 70.6 million smartphone users in the U.S. scanned quick response codes, according to Statista, which jumped to 88.9 million by 2022…

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Marking Technology for Building Products Showdown

Battling it out for industrial building products marking supremacy By Kevin Havre Still using manual or other outdated methods to mark building products? It may be time to break away from the competition and upgrade your marking technology and processes. Manual marking on your building materials and products is inefficient and leads to errors and…

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