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Handheld printer solves unique packaging challenge

Posted by Ken Mogensen on Jun 29, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Orthodontist opts for Meenjet M6 Handheld Printer

Perhaps you're familiar with the heavily promoted Invisalign alternative to those old fashioned braces we all hated growing up. But, did you know there's another new, fast growing alternative using 3D printing!? We recently worked with an orthodontist that offers a unique and innovative new dental alignment therapy. 

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Topics: Inkjet Coding, Brand Protection, Quality Assurance, Meenjet, Traceability, Family Business, Handheld printer, Meenjet M6 Printer, Handheld inkjet, Handheld coder, Non porous ink, Ink adhesion, fast dry ink, Portable coder, Portable printer, Thermal inkjet, TIJ

Importance of Lot Coding and Batch Coding for Food Packaging

Posted by Homayoun Shahrestani on Jun 22, 2020 11:43:00 AM
Originally published by MapleJet on May 21st, 2020. Shared with permission from MapleJet.

Why is the Batch Number or Lot Number important in a Product's Distribution Cycle?

Once the manufacturing process ends and the product is prepared for distribution, printing batch number or lot number, a component of product traceability, is one of the ways for manufacturers to exercise control in case the product is subjected to certain manufacturing issues such as contamination or failure of the product quality of a batch. 

Various regulatory boards such as the United States Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have instituted regulations and guidelines directing food manufacturers to include general safety and traceability information to ensure that the product is safe and to facilitate organized product recall when necessary.


Example of manufacturing date, expiry date and lot number printed on pharmaceutical packaging. 

 

What is a batch or lot number?

According to the Code of Federal Regulations of the Food and Drug Administration, ¹“lot number or batch number can be any distinctive combination of letters, numbers or symbols, where the history of manufacture, processing, packaging, holding and distribution of batch or lot of drug product or other material can be determined.” 

How is a batch number or lot number printed?

Batch numbers should be printed directly on the product’s primary packaging or on the labels at the end of the manufacturing process. To print a batch number it is important to understand the substrate of the packaging or labels where it must be printed. This is to ensure that the print will adhere to the packaging from holding the product in the warehouse to distribution in various shelves in the market. Maplejet, a Canadian industrial inkjet manufacturer, offers reliable and simple solutions to print batch number or lot number in any types of materials through Hx Nitro thermal inkjet printer.

Why is Hx Nitro best for batch coding?

Hx Nitro thermal inkjet printer has built-in technology to make designing and printing batch number easy and simple for small to large manufacturing industries. It allows the use of personal smartphones or any smart devices to communicate with the printer through its built-in Wi Fi  module. This provides operators an easy and convenient way to design the message, set up the correct print parameters for each message, and monitor the status of printers in the production line. 

The printer can be mounted on many types of packaging lines. This flexibility gives the Hx Nitro an advantage to print batch number or lot number on bottles, packs or even onto cartons. There are also different types of ink available and color options to print on certain materials. 

For consumers, batch numbers printed on the packaging may be just additional information required for a product to pass the government's guidelines and regulations, but it is actually an important part of the whole product distribution cycle to ensure consumer food safety. 

Reference:

¹https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Consumer Protection, Inkjet Coding, Brand Protection, Quality Assurance, Traceability, Supply Chain, Product Identification, Date coding, Label coding, Can Coding, Bottle Coding, Pharmaceutical, Thermal inkjet, TIJ, MapleJet, Hx Nitro

Rebuilt Videojet® coders from Overbys are like new

Posted by Bryan Sneed on Nov 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM

We partner with Overby Inkjet Solutions for a reason

I have known and worked with Todd and Jeff Overby for almost two decades - it's a relationship that predates when I first started Sneed Coding Solutions, Inc. There's a reason I decided to continue working with them when I started the company and it's a simple one. Quality. The OIS (Overby Inkjet Solutions) sticker on the front of a refurbished Videojet® inkjet coder has become synonymous with quality across the industry. 

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Inkjet Coding, Videojet, Product Identification, Date coding, continuous inkjet, CIJ, Videojet Excel, Excel printer, Excel 170i

National e-liquids manufacturer turns to thermal inkjet

Posted by Ken Mogensen on Nov 7, 2019 10:45:00 AM

American vapor company received a continuous inkjet printer with their packaging equipment

Darrell Suriff, owner of American Vapor Company in Austin, was one of Bryan's first customers when he started the business in early 2018 and he's been one of our most valued partners ever since. He initially reached out to us when the continuous inkjet printer that came with his new package filling equipment failed on delivery. They were unable to get the printer set up to print consistently without constant down time for reconfiguration. In fact, one day it started randomly spraying ink all over their production floor. 

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Consumer Protection, Inkjet Coding, Quality Assurance, Meenjet MX1 Printer, Date coding, Bottle Coding, Thermal inkjet, U2 Pro-S, TIJ, continuous inkjet, CIJ

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

Themal inkjet coding as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Posted by Charles Collins on Oct 28, 2019 3:23:00 PM

mx1The 3 key elements for a successful TIJ installation

We offer and ship our thermal inkjet (TIJ) coding printers all over the country and in some instances around the globe, yet we don't have a single field service technician. "How is this possible?", you ask! Well, the Hewlett-Packard® driven thermal inkjet engine is maintenance free and simple to use. We call it a self-installation technology. That being said, there are three key elements to a successful install, which I'll cover here with three simple terms and definitions.

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Topics: Inkjet Coding, Meenjet, Meenjet MX1 Printer, Meenjet MX1 Coder, Date coding, Can Coding, Bottle Coding, ANSER, ANSER U2, Thermal inkjet, U2 Smart, U2 Pro-S, TIJ

Tremendous response at our first Pack Expo

Posted by Cecilia Barcenas on Oct 18, 2019 10:30:00 AM

historic turnout for our first major trade show

This year's Pack Expo held in Las Vegas was the company's first major marketing exhibition and initial results and reactions indicate it was a tremendous success. The team had a strong presence at the show with Bryan, Charles, Ken, Tom, Megan and myself on hand to answer questions and assist prospective customers with hands on demonstrations of our entire inkjet printer coding line (including Meenjet printers, Handjet EBS printers and REINER jetStamp printers).

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Topics: Inkjet Coding, Handheld printer, Handheld inkjet, reiner jetstamp, Portable coder, Portable printer, Pack Expo, PMMI, EBS Handjet, Thermal inkjet, TIJ

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

Meenjet M6 Automatic to the rescue after CIJ fails

Posted by Ken Mogensen on Sep 13, 2019 9:45:00 AM

Costly downtime from CIJ repair opens the door for Meenjet M6 Automatic printer

Son Vo is the operations manager at Tribute Energy / Tribute logistics in Houston, TX and he had a problem that is all too common for our customers. For the last few weeks, his team had been struggling with their continuous inkjet printer. It had been serviced several times, yet every time it came back fixed it would only be a matter of days before it was down again. 

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Inkjet Coding, Meenjet, Traceability, Supply Chain, Product Identification, Meenjet M6 Printer, Thermal inkjet, TIJ, continuous inkjet, CIJ

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