Thermal transfer overprinters cut packaging costs

Thermal transfer overprinters cut packaging costs

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Family-owned fresh produce business S&A Group is using Zodiac thermal transfer overprinters from Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE) to help reduce packaging costs and increase coding efficiency across its two production sites in Herefordshire and Kent.

The 18 Zodiac printers, integrated with Proseal GT2 twin traysealers, are being used to print variable information directly onto film on heat seal trays.

The equipment installed has replaced inkjet coders printing onto pre-printed labelled lids, a process which S&A found was not able to cope with the increases in the volume of produce it was experiencing.

“As a growing business, we needed a faster and more efficient operation that could cope with increased throughput at busy periods,”​ explains S&A packhouse manager Fred Williams. “It’s also much more cost effective to print onto film and it reduces the waste on pre-printed materials.”

Contact: Interactive Coding Equipment (ICE)

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