MARKEM-Imaje’s newest innovation – the Super Piezo Inkjet (SPI) marking technology – will be showcased at PPMA Show 2023 next month.
The coding and marking specialist revealed the solution has been designed to answer the demand of brands for high quality print including serialised 2D codes, which are ‘essential’ to incoming US and EU traceability legislation and the ‘revolution’ coming to the market in dynamic barcodes from GS1.
Markem-Imaje said the technology will give brands the capability to mark their products with unique codes on 3D complex surfaces at ‘unprecedented’ speeds.
In terms of software, the packaging intelligence suite CoLOS, which integrates with ‘virtually all’ ERP and MES systems, including SAP, to record and encode detailed traceability data will be on display.
Markem-Imaje will also highlight the latest innovations in laser, thermal transfer overprinting (TTO), print & apply, thermal inkjet (TIJ) and continuous inkjet (CIJ) innovations at the Birmingham NEC. The company recently released a new grade of resin thermal transfer ribbon for its SmartDate X Series coders, designed for the demands of food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries that need to print durable codes on newer recyclable paper-based substrates and flexible film packaging.
“Manufacturers and retailers need to increasingly embrace the cost-saving, production-boosting benefits of ever-evolving marking hardware and packaging software that can also protect brand reputation and margins,” said Cheryl Goodall, marketing manager for North Europe at Markem-Imaje. “This is why we have been innovating solutions that reduce cost of ownership whilst contributing to sustainability targets, developing software solutions to connect devices and communicate data to host systems above all, ensuring compliance with the newest industry regulatory requirements and standards such as the GS1 Digital Link and new EU and US traceability regulations on wine and fresh foods, respectively.”