Marking for Food & Beverage Industry
Make your mark with high-speed, high-resolution, low-maintenance printers and print and apply labelers that support automation, reduce waste and ensure traceability throughout the supply chain.
See it in Action! Command and Control of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Coding Made Easy with MPERIA
Matthews Drives Efficiency for Your Food and Beverage Marking
Building on our industry know-how, our proven marking and labeling solutions, and our extensive ink library, we work closely with you to find the right solution for your needs. With over 170 years of marking and coding experience, Matthews understands the needs of your business. Our trained sales, technical specialists and field technicians ensure reliable performance from installation throughout the life of the equipment.
Take control of your marking and coding operations
The MPERIA® marking and coding automation platform centralizes control of your primary, secondary, and tertiary marking, adapting seamlessly to your environment. As a universal controller, MPERIA can integrate with third-party equipment, such as printers, vision systems, electronic scales, and more.
This platform improves the efficiency of your print operations, reducing downtime and cost, and increasing packaging line productivity. As you grow your business, MPERIA grows with you. Whether you are adding equipment to your production line, customizing your messaging and branding, or expanding to multiple plant locations, MPERIA’s unparalleled performance keeps up with your needs.
For operations with frequent changeovers—including both product changes and modifications required to meet the specific requirements of unique customers—MPERIA populates line-side printing systems with the correct imprint information automatically to accommodate the next product’s packaging run while minimizing scrap. It also incorporates integrated client and security levels to meet regulation coding and track and trace requirements. And, to reduce operational expenses, the system offers productivity assessments, monitoring the status of each printer in the network.
Cost efficient and low maintenance TIJ
Our MPERIA L-Series is a high-resolution thermal inkjet printer (TIJ) that prints variable data or simple text and graphics at high speeds up to 1600 feet (488 meters) per minute. The ink system is cartridge-based, eliminating the need for maintenance and repairs virtually eliminating cleaning and printhead repairs. The advanced nozzle design reduces ink consumption, making the L-Series a cost-effective alternative to labels and thermal transfer printing.
High resolution marks for exceptional readability
Matthews’ MPERIA T-Series high resolution piezo inkjet (PIJ) printers provide exceptional print resolution and versatility along with unparalleled levels of readability. With image heights up to 4” (102mm) per printhead, and unlimited stitching possibilities, large logos and several lines of text are possible from one printhead or groups of printheads. Branding on demand is quick and efficient and allows you to reduce inventory costs and space.
Large characters, lowest cost per mark
Our drop-on-demand (DOD) MPERIA V-Series is the ideal inkjet marking and coding solution for your secondary packaging applications. These printers are widely used to imprint large character (0.5-inch or greater) variable, text-based information on large products such as bags of pet food and secondary packaging. Routine maintenance and longevity are not an issue with V-Series printheads, which are rated for 9 billion cycles before tuning is required, outlasting the competition. This technology efficiently jets inks for both simple porous and non-porous substrates with low maintenance for the lowest cost per mark of all technologies.
Fast, reliable pallet labeling
The MPERIA A-Series is the only choice when it comes to applying labels to pallets. Stop the insanity and remove bottlenecks at the end of the production line! The A-Series automated print and apply labeling system with the FlexWipe applicator crushes the competition in labeling two sides of every pallet as fast as five pallets per minute. What’s more, sensors eliminate the need for bulky cages and ensure operator safety.
Custom solutions that fit like a glove
Matthews is a one-stop-shop for your ink and equipment needs, which means we can partner with you to ensure your equipment and ink are the most reliable total solution for your line. In some cases, a simple stand and standard inks may be all you need. In others, particularly if you have space or other limitations and specialized substrates, you may need a custom engineered solution and unique ink formations. In such cases, our experts are up to the task of delivering the exact solution you require.
Thermal inkjet coding of variable data, text and graphics at unprecedented speeds.
A cost-effective alternative to adhesive labels and pre-printed corrugated boxes and cartons.
Robust and reliable large character marking for secondary packaging.
Easy to use print and apply system with safe, consistently precise label placement and validation. For use on food packaging, cartons, cases, pallets and more.
Marking and coding automation platform centralizing control of your marking and coding, regardless of equipment technology or vendor.