Thermal printer for packaged foods

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Thermal printer for packaged foods

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A thermal ink jet coder, which is suitable for packaged foods and able to print high-resolution codes on hard-to-print surfaces, has been launched by Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE).

The new ICE Scorpion offers the ease of use and cartridge changeovers of traditional thermal ink jet technology, but also incorporates a novel Cartridge Readiness System. This high-speed shutter system prevents ink from drying in the nozzle, meaning that the coder can still deliver clean, repeatable quality codes even after a long stoppage. This enables the Scorpion to cope with any delays or interruptions in production with no loss of code quality.

The high performance MEK ink is able to print high resolution text, barcodes and graphics at speeds of up to 102m/min onto a wide range of non-porous substrates including films, foils, plastics and coated stocks. Codes can be up to 13.5mm tall per printhead at resolutions four times greater than continuous ink jet technology.

The Scorpion also offers the flexibility to print on the top of a food and drink pack or horizontally on the side of a box. A simple cartridge change can be achieved in less than 15 seconds.

Contact: Interactive Coding Equip

Related topics: Packaging materials

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