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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Overcoming Rubber and Tire Marking Challenges

Is it time to retire your old, unreliable, poorly integrated, legacy rubber and tire marking systems? By Kevin Havre Marking, coding, and labeling have been a vital part of tire manufacturing since John Dunlop and Charles Goodyear discovered vulcanization and applied it to automotive tires in the late 1880s. Beginning in the 1980s and 1990s…

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North American POY Winners

Matthews Marking Systems Announces Winners of FY2023 North American Channel Partner Awards Matthews Marking Systems, a leading global supplier of marking and coding systems and software, today announced the winners of its FY2023 channel partner awards for North America, eligible to all members of the company’s Marked for Excellence (MfX) partner program across the U.S.…

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Wood Industry: Leave a Lasting Impression

Making a Name for Yourself: Efficient Wood Marking Solutions Boost Branding By Kevin Havre Every builder, contractor, and home renovator consumer is familiar with the sight of wood products with smeared, illegible, or faded marks. But what does that say about the brand? Just as a wine bottle label tells you about the quality of…

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Overcome Metal Marking Challenges with Valvejet Technology

Why valvejet drop on demand is the number one inkjet technology for metal marking By Kevin Havre For marking on steel and aluminum, only one inkjet technology is up to the task. Everything else? Not so much… The biggest challenge that that metal manufacturing companies face is universally harsh environments. Dust, heat, humidity – these…

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Marking Automation for the Win

How marking automation can help you deal with labor shortages, SKU growth Are you spending too much time and effort managing the dual challenge of labor shortages and major growth in the number of SKUs? You’re not alone. Labor shortages are a worldwide concern. As the generational bulge of Baby Boomers age out of the…

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