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Lot coding adds value for order fulfillment company

Posted by Ken Mogensen on Mar 29, 2021 9:30:00 AM
DYAD wanted to add lot coding to their custom kitting and order fulfillment services to ensure quality control for their customers. 

Born Under Crisis. Bound for Success

DYAD was formed in early 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic that was sweeping the US. During the pandemic, DYAD has increased its capabilities beyond COVID-19 products to provide a full solution offering in customized kitting and fulfillment, distribution, warehousing, and logistics including mailing, labeling, and shipping. DYAD Enterprise has over 40 years of combined experience dedicated to a successful customer experience. 

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Topics: Inkjet Coding, Quality Assurance, Meenjet MX1 Printer, Meenjet MX1 Coder, Traceability, Meenjet M6 Printer, lot coding, coding and marking, Success Story

Reasons Why Product and Packaging Coding Matters

Posted by Richard Turner on Mar 5, 2021 8:35:00 AM

Product packaging and coding allows for manufacturers, retailers, and consumers to get all the necessary information about a product. This is one of the many reasons why product and packaging coding matters. For more on this topic and additional reasons behind the importance of coding, read the material provided below.

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Topics: Consumer Protection, Food Recall, Inkjet Coding, Quality Assurance, Traceability, Product Identification, Date coding, Label coding, Bottle Coding, Case Coding, Bar code, lot coding, coding and marking

Basic Labeling Requirements for CBD Products

Posted by Ken Mogensen on Feb 25, 2021 11:39:00 AM

CBD is a new and ever-evolving industry, so it can present many struggles for the businesses selling CBD products to work through. One of these problems is the labeling for products. The lack of regulations combined with the newness of the industry leaves much uncertainty when it comes to labeling. Luckily for you, we have some basic labeling requirements for CBD products that could help.

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Topics: Inkjet Coding, Traceability, Date coding, Thermal inkjet, lot coding, CBD, Cannabis

A Brief History of the Bar Code

Posted by Cecilia Barcenas on Jan 15, 2021 10:44:00 AM

Imagine a world without bar codes: there would be no way to track products or easily do inventory. That chaos you’re imagining is exactly what caused two inventors to design the bar code. For a quick glimpse into the brief history of the bar code, continue reading below.

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Topics: Consumer Protection, Traceability, Product Identification, Box Coder, Case Coding, Box Coding, Bar code

How To Choose the Right Date Code Printer for Food Production

Posted by Cecilia Barcenas on Jan 13, 2021 10:43:32 AM

As a food production business, there are mandatory elements that must be present in your production line for you to properly produce and package your food products. A date code printer is one of them. However, how do you know which date code printer is the one for the job? Well, you have come to the right place. Below is detailed information regarding exactly how to choose the right date code printer for food production to hopefully help you make the right decision for your production line!

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Consumer Protection, Inkjet Coding, Quality Assurance, Traceability, Product Identification, Date coding, Bottle Coding, TIJ, continuous inkjet, CIJ, Case Coder, Box Coder, Case Coding, Box Coding

How a Handheld Printer Can Solve Repackaging Challenges

Posted by Ken Mogensen on Dec 21, 2020 10:30:40 AM

No matter what business or industry you’re in, you’re going to face challenges. However, there are always things you can do to deal with those challenges. An example of how you can prepare for packaging challenges in particular is buying and using a portable handheld printer. For further explanation on how a portable handheld printer can solve repackaging challenges, continue reading below.

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Traceability, Product Identification, Handheld printer, Handheld inkjet, Portable coder, Portable printer, Thermal inkjet, TIJ

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, Success Story

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

CBD manufacturer starts coding with M6 Handheld

Posted by Ken Mogensen on Nov 5, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Expanded distribution comes with traceability requirements for Cbd manufacturer

We are working more and more with CBD and cannabis products manufacturers all over the country as this industry continues unparalleled growth. Many of the business we speak to in this industry are starting to face similar traceability requirements and regulations that the food and beverage industry has been tackling for decades. 

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Topics: Coding & Marking, Consumer Protection, Meenjet, Traceability, Product Identification, Date coding, Bottle Coding, Meenjet M6 Printer, yellow ink, white ink, pigmented inks, white ink printer, yellow ink printer, Portable coder, Portable printer, Thermal inkjet, Success Story

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, Success Story

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