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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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Overcoming Rubber and Tire Marking Challenges

By calendar-iconJanuary 16th, 2024

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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Simply the Zest — Ventura Pacific Modernizes Marking with Matthews MPERIA® Platform

By calendar-iconJanuary 16th, 2024

How Ventura Pacific uses a suite of integrated Matthews printers and the MPERIA® platform to modernize their marking capabilities, reduce costs, improve up time, and gain invaluable peace of mind. Industry: Produce Application: Automated Marking System, Product Traceability Products: MPERIA Controller, A Series Automatic Labeling Machine, L Series (Thermal Inkjet), T Series (Piezo Inkjet) Summary…

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