Product Identification Network’s high-quality inkjet inks are guaranteed to either meet or exceed the OEM standard. Reduce ink costs by using inks that are aggressively filtered and deliver superior performance for both high resolution and large character printer systems.

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Approved Solutions for GHS & BS5609 Standards
Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling Chemicals (GHS) is a government regulation to communicate hazard information as well as protective measures on labels. Under this new regulation, new labels must include several different components.

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IIMAK’s new SW200 wax thermal transfer ribbon delivers dependable quality and consistent performance. SW200 ribbons feature IIMAK Clean Start built-in printhead cleaner, which will prolong the life of your printhead. These thermal transfer ribbons are made in the USA and are the perfect solution for handling basic applications with ease.

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IIMAK’s thermal transfer ribbons maximize efficiency and lower operating costs to provide significant savings. These ribbons, offered in both wax/resin and resin, offer image durability in high and low temperatures and provide excellent print quality on a broad range of flexible packaging substrates. 

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HP technology is almost foolproof. It is becoming more widely accepted as an alternative technology, and as time progresses new ink formulations will continue to erode the competition. Here are the top 7 ways HP can save you money.

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This white paper will show the total operating cost is equivalent or lower for Evolution systems versus alternate technology products.

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The total operating cost for Evolution systems is equivalent to or lower than competition that also uses HP technology. Read the comparison here.

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Evolution systems simplify setup and maintenance, reduce down time and provide low TCO. All Evolution systems offer the user the ability to add additional print heads to increase printed message content and are capable of computer support. EV I and EV II models are available with touch screen controllers.

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Most bakers and confectioners face a challenging business environment. As the cost of raw materials skyrockets consumers are demanding a greater variety of products and healthier alternatives. As a result, many manufacturers of bakery and confectionary products are looking to diversify their portfolio.

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Printing on decorative tins of chocolate was too much for the laser printers that Sander Candy had at its factory. The printers either marred the paint or had no surface to imprint on the bottom of the tin. With the holidays approaching, Sanders Candy needed a solution. Sanders Candy turned to Mark-Pack Inc. for better product dating and shelf identification. The Hitachi distributor was certain Sanders’ technical team would love the Hitachi RX-S with its print quality, reliability, versatility, and easy programmability.

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Giroux’s Poultry Farm was using traditional mechanical stampers to date their egg cartons. Their operators were averaging two hours per day aligning and cleaning the print stamps, but still experienced poor print quality. This downtime limited their production capacity and the alignment process resulted in significant carton waste. In addition, the stampers were unable to detect if the carton had failed to close properly resulting in additional carton waste and repackaging time and costs.

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Historically, companies looking for a coder to print barcodes, expiry and lot date in a packaging environment really only had one major print technology to consider – Continuous InkJet (CIJ). It could print on almost everything, from metal to plastics and more. However it came at a price – complex operation, costly downtime issues and the interminable smell from the solvent used.

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IMS-Partners and Van Alstine, with deep experience fitting Hitachi printers into food manufacturing, worked together with Hitachi to establish the solution’s viability for Kraft. The Hitachi RX SD160W ran 3 hours 20 minutes in tests without any issues or faults. The printhead remained clean and the print quality was outstanding.

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Purchasing decisions for capital goods are influenced more and more by indirect costs. Many companies and industry associations have begun to deal with the life-cycle models, such as total cost of ownership as a part of their strategy-oriented cost management.

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Labels of all shapes and sizes are utilized heavily in the packaging industry for identifying and marking Kraft corrugated boxes or shrink-wrapped tray packs. Although capable of providing good quality coding solutions, they come at a price in terms of cost and degree of complexity. Today, many end users are turning away from this technology and replacing it with direct printing using Thermal Inkjet Technology (TIJ) from inc.jet

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Baker Cheese felt that their current printer system was not producing the consistent quality they required and they were spending too much downtime on required maintenance. Jim Guell, the Maintenance Manager at Baker Cheese, began exploring and testing the available options. With the help of PIN Group they were able to improve the process.  

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In this video, Lead Technician Dale Gadway explains why he chose the Hitachi inkjet printer over the competition. They were looking for a way to improve quality, eliminate wasted cartons and reduce necessary maintenance and were able to successfully reduced labor and other associated costs by 43%. 

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Thermal transfer printer OEMs recommend regular maintenance to protect against premature printhead failure and poor quality printing. Printheads are the most expensive part of printers and usually the cause of printer related issues. This makes printhead maintenance even more important. However, less than 20% of printer owners clean their printhead regularly. Poor printhead maintenance can lead to high costs for repairs, downtime and replacement. Over time, debris will harden on printheads and reduce print quality. It will also cause the printhead to require more heat to transfer images.

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The North American wax market is evolving into two clear segments: resin-enhanced wax and standard wax. Resin-enhanced wax (GP725 or High Mark) meets the needs of companies that require applications that are more demanding. Standard wax (SW150) features many benefits for manufacturers seeking consistent results at an economical price.

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The PIN group announces a new web branding strategy including an application-based website to serve the users and buyers of marking, coding and labeling solutions and materials, assuring that local distribution provides a hefty bang for the buck.

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