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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Labeling vs. Marking

When should you choose labeling over printing for product and case coding? Even though direct marking on cases and carton can be a money saver, it can also lead to unhappy customers and end up costing you more when customers start complaining about unreadable barcodes or other problems. In this blog post, we discuss five…

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Production line expansion?

Why automated print and apply labeling should be a top priority Expanding your production capacity is a project filled with potential. Whether adding another line or increasing the speed of an existing line, you’re improving productivity and taking your factory to the next growth stage. And around here, we love growth. But did you know…

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Don’t Just Slap a Label On It!

The top 6 things to look for in an automated print and apply labeling system So many labelers, so little time to choose one for your production line. Here are the top six things to look for when digging into print and apply labeling solutions for your operation. If you want to drive efficiency on…

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Marking and Coding Tips and Tricks

Cracking the Code: How to Maximize Marking and Coding Reliability Here are four real world strategies to help you avoid unplanned downtime and keep your lines up and running strong. What does more for sleep hygiene than knowing that your marking and coding systems are going to work trouble-free day after day? Whether you’re producing…

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On the Mark #21

Marking as a Marketing Tool, Reshoring the Metal Industry, and ERP for SMB Catching up on interesting news and innovations in production, packaging and more  The “4 Ps” of marketing are no longer enough to present your brand in the best light Just ask anyone in your marketing department what the “4 Ps” are, and…

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