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Direct Case Coding or Labeling?

By calendar-iconMarch 28th, 2024

When to choose direct marking over labeling for case coding: 3 real-life examples We’ve previously covered when you should choose automated labeling over direct marking here, so now let’s look at the other side. Virtually all secondary packaging requires some form of marking, whether brand logos and graphics, barcodes for traceability, or large human-readable text…

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What’s Next in Case Coding?

By calendar-iconMarch 28th, 2024

The most important case coding trends in 2024 Every time you think you have your packaging process down to a fine art, something changes in the blink of an eye. Whether it’s emerging technologies, shifting consumer preferences, new regulations or something else, you need to pay attention to the changes if you want to keep…

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Smarter Packaging With QR Codes

By calendar-iconJanuary 30th, 2024

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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Clas Ohlson Transforms Labeling Operations with MPERIA® A-Series System

By calendar-iconJanuary 30th, 2024

Clas Ohlson modernizes operations with MPERIA A-Series, maximizing efficiency, flexibility, and operational safety. Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods Application: Automated Labeling Products: MPERIA Controller, A-Series print-and-apply labeling system Summary When Clas Ohlson — one of Sweden’s largest mail order companies — was adding a new line to their distribution center, they saw an opportunity to level…

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Labeling vs. Marking

By calendar-iconDecember 15th, 2023

When should you choose labeling over printing for product and case coding? Accurate and reliable product identification is essential for product and case coding. But what’s the best way to get the information onto the packaging? Should you choose labeling or marking? Looking at dollars alone, directly printing marks on case is generally the most…

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