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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CIJ vs. DOD/Valvejet

A head-to-head throwdown featuring two of the most popular technologies in industrial marking and coding Walk into any manufacturing or packaging facility and ask to see the marking and coding equipment. Chances are that you’ll be shown either a continuous inkjet (CIJ) or a valvejet drop-on-demand (DOD) system: two of the most popular marking and…

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End-to-End Product Traceability is Here

How to Make Track and Trace Marking and Coding Work for Your Company Track and trace coding is only effective when you can apply durable, high quality marks to your products using inkjet marking machines. Integration and marking automation are a must. Matthews Marking Systems has a strong track record of helping manufacturers implement track…

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Putting a Mark on the Circular Economy

What is extended producer responsibility and why should you care? Across the manufacturing and packaging world, you can’t have a conversation about sustainability these days without hearing the terms circular economy and extended producer responsibility (EPR). The concept of a circular economy is an aspirational goal – that every product has a way to be…

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On the Mark #19

New tire marks for EVs unveiled, automation tips for metal fabricators, and new bio-based packaging options emerge Catching up on interesting news and innovations in production, packaging and more  Where the rubber meets the road in special tire marking for EVs Tires designed for use in electric vehicles (EV) must meet some unique requirements compared…

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Coming Up to Speed on Bag Marking and Coding

Three questions you should ask when looking for a bag marking solution Countless consumer and industrial products come delivered in bags, pouches and other types of flexible packaging in all shapes and sizes – from industrial supplies like 94 lb. bags of cement to grocery items like flour and pet food. In contrast to the…

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