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Handheld printers deliver for customer with a deadline

Posted by Bryan Sneed on Oct 30, 2019 1:15:00 PM

These are my favorite stories to share - I couldn't be prouder of how our team came together to help this customer.

We initially started working with Panola Pepper - a family owned hot sauce manufacturer based in Providence, Louisiana - earlier this summer as they were interested in our Meenjet M6 Handheld printer for date coding their retail cases. Upon speaking with our experts, they decided to order an initial unit with our 30 day performance guarantee. Unfortunately, this first purchase did not work out for their process as it was a struggle to ensure a consistent print location when manually sliding the printer across the package.

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Inkjet Coding, Traceability, Product Identification, Date coding, Handheld printer, Meenjet M6 Printer, Handheld inkjet, Handheld coder, Non porous ink, Ink adhesion, fast dry ink, reiner, jetstamp, reiner jetstamp, Portable coder, Portable printer

Handheld printing options to fit your operations

Posted by Charles Collins on Oct 9, 2019 3:56:00 PM

One stop shop for handheld coding printers

Over the past two years, our company has rapidly expanded the various portable and handheld inkjet coding printers we offer to our customers. So much so that I feel confident saying that we have quickly become one of the leading portable inkjet coding distributors in the country. We have printers ranging in print height, print resolution, color options and connectivity abilities. 

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Inkjet Coding, Meenjet, Date coding, Handheld printer, Meenjet M6 Printer, Park marking, Handheld inkjet, Handheld coder, yellow ink, white ink printer, yellow ink printer, Non porous ink, Ink adhesion, fast dry ink, reiner, jetstamp, reiner jetstamp, Portable coder, Portable printer, EBS Handjet, EBS Ink-Jet USA, Thermal inkjet, TIJ, Stencil

Exciting response to EBS® Handjet launch

Posted by Charles Collins on Sep 19, 2019 10:25:00 AM
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Topics: Coding & Marking, Inkjet Coding, Traceability, Supply Chain, Product Identification, Handheld printer, Park marking, Handheld coder, Portable coder, Portable printer, EBS Handjet, EBS Ink-Jet USA, Stencil

Reiner jetStamp fits the bill for Bubba's Sweet Nectar

Posted by Ken Mogensen on Sep 5, 2019 9:30:00 AM
REINER jetStamp 792MP Date Coding Bottles of Honey

Honey company needed a semi-automatic coding solution for their honey bottles

Christopher Keith, also known as Bubba of Bubba's Sweet Nectar, was searching for a date coding solution for his honey jars. However, he had not yet implemented a full scale production line that could utilize a standard, fix position inkjet date coder. As such, he was in search of an easy to use, portable and semi-automatic handheld inkjet coder 

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Consumer Protection, Inkjet Coding, Traceability, Product Identification, Bottle Coding, Family Business, Handheld printer, Handheld inkjet, Handheld coder, Non porous ink, Ink adhesion, fast dry ink, reiner, jetstamp, reiner jetstamp, Portable coder, Portable printer

Sneed Coding to exhibit at Pack Expo 2019 - Las Vegas

Posted by Cecilia Barcenas on Aug 23, 2019 9:01:00 AM

Sneed Coding Solutions will be at Booth #5308

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I am announcing Sneed Coding Solutions, Inc. will cap off a tremendous year of growth with an exhibition at this year's PMMI Pack Expo in Las Vegas. Our team of all-stars looks forward to returning to the show and demonstrating our entire line up of inkjet coding printers. 

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Inkjet Coding, Date coding, Handheld printer, Meenjet M6 Printer, Handheld inkjet, Handheld coder, reiner, jetstamp, reiner jetstamp, Portable coder, Portable printer, Pack Expo, PMMI

Parts manufacturer upgrades part marking process

Posted by Ken Mogensen on Jun 12, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Big Mike called us earlier this year looking to upgrade his company's part marking process. Big Mike's Sto N Sho, also known as Mike McKinney, produces a wide variety of custom license plate brackets . His products are sold all over the country through wholesalers and auto parts retailers.

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Brand Protection, Meenjet, Traceability, Supply Chain, Product Identification, Family Business, Handheld printer, Stamp, Part stamp, Meenjet M6 Printer, Park marking, Handheld inkjet, Handheld coder

Sneed Coding now carries REINER jetStamp printers

Posted by Bryan Sneed on Jun 10, 2019 12:30:00 PM

You spoke and we listened - new printers now available

Our handheld printer line started with the Meenjet handheld printers and then came the EBS Handjet printers earlier this year. We are now pleased to announce that we have also added the REINER jetStamp line of printers from Automated Marking, Inc. in New York. 

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Inkjet Coding, Traceability, Product Identification, Date coding, Can Coding, Bottle Coding, Handheld printer, Stamp, Part stamp, Park marking, Handheld inkjet, Handheld coder, reiner, jetstamp, reiner jetstamp, Portable coder, Portable printer

Breakthrough colored inks for thermal inkjet coding

Posted by Ken Mogensen on Jun 10, 2019 8:41:00 AM

Originally published on LinkedIn on May 10, 2019. 

I've been back in the coding and marking industry for a little less than a year now and it's been a thrill to be back. There were a lot of significant developments within thermal inkjet (TIJ) technology during my hiatus from the industry. The solvent based, fast drying inks were improved drastically on three main fronts - darkness, dry time and decap time (the amount of time the print head can be exposed before drying). I was blown away by all of these improvements. 

As if those improvements for a general purpose black ink weren't significant enough, there were now bright white and yellow inks available for non porous (glass, plastic, metal, etc) printing. These two inks are easily in the running as the most significant developments for inkjet coding and marking within the past decade.

Prior to the introduction of these colored inks for TIJ printers, the only option most manufacturers had for printing a bright colored code was continuous inkjet printers. Beyond that, a special model of continuous inkjet printer is needed as the white and yellow inks contain heavy pigments which settle in the ink solution over time. These upgraded "pigmented" continuous inkjet printers for colored inks have additional components to agitate or stir the ink periodically to prevent the pigments from settling out.

These special pigmented ink model continuous inkjet printers cost anywhere from $10-20,000 per system. Additionally, there are installation charges and normally a service contract ranging from $200-500 per month depending on the OEM (Videojet®, Domino®, Markem-Imaje®, Linx®, Hitachi®, etc). These printers require routine maintenance and service to ensure optimum performance reducing the operational efficiency and further increasing the total cost of ownership.

All of this excess cost, time and downtime can now be eliminated with the advent of white and yellow inks for TIJ coding printers. Manufacturers can now spend less than $2,000 for a colored ink coding printer that not only prints one color, but can easily switch colors within 30 seconds! Three years ago this was unheard of!

I have witnessed firsthand numerous occasions where craft food manufacturers, co-packers, e-liquids producers, craft breweries and wineries are able to take advantage of the flexibility of this technology when limiting capital expense during a growth period is critical for the business. They now have an option that is affordable, easy to use and reliable. The printer delivers a drastic increase in efficiency with a low total cost of ownership.

Have you tried struggled with your current color inkjet coding printer? Have you been in search of a low cost and zero maintenance colored ink coding solution? Call us today! 

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Inkjet Coding, Meenjet, Meenjet MX1 Printer, Meenjet MX1 Coder, Traceability, Craft brewing, Micro brewing, Date coding, Bottle Coding, Meenjet M6 Printer, Handheld inkjet, Handheld coder, Pharmaceutical, yellow ink, opaque printer, white ink, pigmented inks, pigmented printer, white ink printer, yellow ink printer

Meenjet appoints Master Distributor for the US

Posted by Bryan Sneed on Apr 29, 2019 3:18:00 PM

Sneed Coding Solutions, Inc. appointed Meenjet's Master Distributor for the United States

It is with great pleasure and pride that I am announcing the appointment of Sneed Coding Solutions, Inc. as the exclusive Master Distributor of Meenjet's impressive line of industrial inkjet coding printers

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Inkjet Coding, Meenjet, Meenjet MX1 Printer, Meenjet MX1 Coder, Handheld printer, Meenjet M6 Printer, Handheld inkjet, Handheld coder

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