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Press releases

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Flexible film coders improve efficiency and deliver higher performance prints

New product - 01/10/2019
Line extension to SmartDate® thermal transfer overprinters (TTO) aids process improvement initiatives via in-built tool to track packaging line downtime while improved user interface provides quicker, customized access to production metrics and tasks. Printing up to 455 packs per minute (ppm), versus an industry average of 120-160 ppm, is now possible.

Intelligent packaging solutions launched to improve supply chain transparency

Press release - 07/05/2019
Markem-Imaje releases six Packaging Intelligence solutions which help manufacturers digitalize their supply chains more easily and cost-effectively in order to maximize profitability through improved line efficiency, minimized waste and better compliance while better protecting and promoting their brands.

Wide web stick pack coding and scoring made simpler and more cost-effective

At a glance - 17/04/2019
Markem-Imaje launches laser printer designed to save capital and operating expenditures (CAPEX and OPEX) by reducing the number of lasers needed to print and score across a wide film web while increasing coding speed and uptime.

Real-time code verification now within reach of more applications

Press release - 04/03/2019
Expansion of ‘Mark & Read’ camera and software system lets manufacturers tailor level of code verification to best suit application needs and budget. As products go down production lines, users can choose to simply check code presence on packs or also readability and data accuracy.

Code presence on packs using flexible film now more accurately checked

Press release - 18/02/2019
Verification system which reduces risk of scrap and rework by checking codes on flexible film packaging itself, and not via proxy ribbons, launched for use with SmartDate® coders.

Continuous inkjet line extension increases printer uptime versus comparable options

Press release - 13/11/2018
An updated continuous inkjet (CIJ) printer comes with a warranty to provide quality coding for 6 months straight of user-friendly product marking and coding – double the time typically provided by other similar CIJ options. Targeted at plants running 1-2 shifts a day, it provides up to 50% less additive consumption and a wide selection of inks versus comparable competitor models. The unit’s Jet Speed Control, which automatically adjusts ink pressure, ensures consistently high print quality and no missed codes, regardless of environmental conditions.

Valvejet printer line extension improves uptime, flexibility and readability

Press release - 05/11/2018
Valvejet printer users can now add ink “on-the-fly” without stopping high-speed production while printing two sides of a case simultaneously, or very large characters on one side, thus enhancing code readability and helping to minimize logistics mistakes.

Global competence center and Iberian sales office opens in Barcelona

Press release - 02/10/2018
To deliver greater customer value, Markem-Imaje has opened a global competence center in Barcelona which brings together global support functions and consolidates management of its Spanish and Portuguese sales organizations to the same location.

Markem-Imaje provides roadmap for coding more sustainably and profitably

Press release - 28/09/2018
Businesses of all sizes can make changes that benefit the environment and society at large, as well as improve profits and shareholder value, explains a new white paper looking at sustainability within manufacturing.

Coding consumables loyalty programs launched to improve uptime and costs

Press release - 13/06/2018
Markem-Imaje announces a selection of programs designed to help manufacturers maximize business continuity and cost control by facilitating the use of an optimized selection of coding consumables.

New software improves production efficiency and product compliance

New product - 06/06/2018
Markem-Imaje releases Version 6.0 of its CoLOS® information management system which provides manufacturers with even higher uptime, throughput, and compliance in their product coding and packaging activities.

Markem-Imaje and Cognex collaborate to evolve ‘Mark & Read’ technology

At a glance - 31/05/2018
Joint engineering and commercial initiative from leaders in the coding and vision system sectors will develop an even more advanced and integrated solution for manufacturers to ensure the accuracy of coding on their packages.

Inkjet printer improves coding-related uptime and traceability in egg market

New product - 30/05/2018
An inkjet printer customized for egg production and capable of coding over 250,000 eggs per hour on an eight-track grading machine is launched by Markem-Imaje. Thanks to a specific communications protocol, the solution eliminates operator mistakes while automatic cleaning and smart consumables systems help maximize quality and uptime.

Are GS1-128 barcodes on course to be the preferred standard?

Press release - 03/04/2018
White paper considers whether GS1-128 barcodes are on track to become the most adopted standard for retail grocery and foodservice packaging and provides advice for meeting its stringent guidelines for implementation.

Global innovation center to open in greater Boston area

Press release - 20/03/2018
Plans are announced today for the opening this July of a product innovation and design center in Watertown, Massachusetts focusing on industrial laser marking and printing products and employing nearly 40 people.

Cost-efficient thermal transfer overprinter targets emerging markets

New product - 29/01/2018
Thermal transfer overprinter coder delivers top quality flexible film printing with high uptime and lower cost through greater modularity in terms of features, hardware, and setup.

Print and apply system cost-efficiently tackles GS1-128 recommendations

New product - 25/09/2017
A print and apply system that attaches barcodes to adjacent sides of cases without costly production line turning devices is available globally.

Thermal transfer ribbon doubles printhead life

Press release - 17/07/2017
An innovative back coating that minimizes the friction and drag between a thermal transfer ribbon and the printhead can double the life of printheads, compared to non-coated base layers.

Cost efficient and simple inkjet date printer unveiled at Craft Brewers Conference 2017

Press release - 10/04/2017
Markem-Imaje launches small character inkjet printer which streamlines printing and simplifies set-up as well as message editing while reducing ink waste for craft brewers running less than 2 shifts per day.

FB680 by Markem-Imaje: a new effective and safe ketone-free ink

Press release - 23/03/2017
Markem-Imaje, a global manufacturer of marking and printing solutions, is launching a new black MEK- and ketone-free ink for the inkjet printing of food packaging. Called FB680, this standard ink combines coding performance, operator safety while simplifying import/export customs procedures.

Markem-Imaje launches Code with CONFIDENCE℠, a new global approach to services

Press release - 06/03/2017
Markem-Imaje, a global leader in marking and printing solutions, introduces Code with CONFIDENCEsm, a simple, tailored, comprehensive range of services solutions for customers worldwide. This new approach to services has been developed to help customers increase reliability, efficiency, and profitability by ensuring production output, maximizing life cycle performance, and providing cost predictability.

Meet Markem-Imaje at Interpack 2017

Press release - 27/02/2017
Expert coding and marking specialists from Markem-Imaje, the leading global supplier for the food and beverage sectors, will be at Interpack to share the company’s new vision for its software and service solutions.

Advice on laser coding solutions for the food and beverage industry

Press release - 21/11/2016
Global coding and marking specialist, Markem-Imaje, has produced a guide to help manufacturers meet the technical challenges commonly encountered on today’s production lines. The guide focuses on laser coding technology specifically and considers how the use of more complex and longer codes coupled with increasingly demanding regulatory standards for instance, is affecting every-day operations.

Markem-Imaje launches a white ink for coding non-returnable and returnable glass bottles

New product - 10/10/2016
Markem-Imaje, a global manufacturer and distributor of marking and printing solutions, is launching MW470, a white ink aimed at the beer, cola and fruit juice sectors. Legible, resistant and washable, the new MW470 ink can be used to code non-returnable and returnable dark glass bottles.

Markem-Imaje launches the 4500 for intuitive, simple and cost-effective box coding

New product - 03/10/2016
Markem-Imaje, a global manufacturer and supplier of marking and printing solutions, is launching the 4500, a new solution for coding porous boxes.

Markem-Imaje introduces 5055 and 5855 Touch Dry® hot melt inks: the industry’s darkest inks to improve quality and readability for secondary case coding

New product - 30/09/2016
Markem-Imaje, a worldwide manufacturer of marking and printing solutions, has announced the availability of new Touch Dry® hot melt inks for brown corrugate case coding applications.

Markem-Imaje announces OHSAS 18001 certification for its Chinese site

At a glance - 08/01/2016
Manufacturer and global distributor for marking and printing solutions, Markem-Imaje announced certification last November for its Shanghai site in China in line with the OHSAS 18001 standard.

Markem-Imaje completes its thermal transfer SmartDate X Series ribbons for its SmartDate coders

New product - 27/10/2015
Markem-Imaje, manufacturer and global distributor for marking and printing solutions, completes its range of SmartDate X series thermal transfer ribbons. In addition to its newly launched best-in-class SmartDate Xtra ribbons, Markem-Imaje introduces two other ribbon types: SmartDate Xpert and SmartDate Xceed. Designed to be used on its SmartDate coders, the entire ribbon range offers an array of quality identification solutions for all flexible packaging.

Markem-Imaje launches the 9450 E, a new inkjet printer offering productivity, contrast and adhesion

New product - 04/09/2015
Manufacturer and global distributor for marking and printing solutions, Markem-Imaje is launching the 9450 E inkjet printer to meet productivity, contrast and adhesion needs for cable, tube and profile manufacturers.

9450 S by Markem-Imaje: A fast, versatile and secure coding solution for the beverage industry

New product - 04/09/2015
Markem-Imaje launches its 9450 S, a new inkjet solution for the beverage industry designed to meet the sector’s demanding constraints for traceability, versatility and hygiene.

Markem-Imaje introduces its new SmartDate Xtra Ribbon, a new global standard for its range of SmartDate thermal transfer coders

New product - 21/07/2015
Markem-Imaje, a world leader in marking and printing solutions and the undisputed market leader in Thermal Transfer Overprinters, introduces its new thermal transfer ribbon for its SmartDate coders. Extra-resistant, flexible and cost effective, the new SmartDate Xtra Ribbon is designed to raise the standard for thermal transfer printing on flexible packaging and increase production efficiency.

Markem-Imaje introduces innovative new ink for thermal inkjet 1000 Series printers

New product - 17/04/2015
New Superior Print Quality, SPQ 1010, ink combines industry-best drying times with a patented chemical decapping process to ensure high quality prints from first print to last without mechanical aid.

Markem-Imaje announces simple, scalable range of solutions for unique promotional coding applications

New product - 15/04/2015
Markem-Imaje, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of marking and printing solutions, has announced the introduction of a scalable suite of solutions to help customers effectively deploy promotional coding on their products.

Markem-Imaje introduces Mark & Read to enhance safety, reduce costs and prevent product recalls

New product - 09/04/2015
Markem-Imaje, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of marking and printing solutions, has announced the introduction of Mark & Read. This integrated, automated camera and printer verification solution ensures the right code is correctly printed every time, prevents product recalls and reduces unnecessary waste.

Markem-Imaje offers capable and affordable laser coding with all-in-one SmartLase C340/C140

New product - 15/03/2015
A complete, cost-effective laser coding solution for standard applications in the food and beverage industries.

Simply efficient. The new Markem-Imaje 9450 inkjet printer

New product - 05/03/2015
Markem-Imaje, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of product identification and traceability solutions, launches its new 9450. The 9450 is a continuous inkjet solution for all manufacturers regardless of their activity sector. Availability, performance, quality: the three pillars on which the new 9450 has been engineered to help optimize customers’ Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

Markem-Imaje introduces high-speed, high-resolution solution for case coding: The new 1200 Thermal Inkjet

New product - 07/11/2014
Markem-Imaje has announced the introduction of the 1200 integrated thermal inkjet printer, adding a new case coding solution to Markem-Imaje’s array of high-performance coders.

Markem-Imaje widens print capabilities with new SmartDate® X60/128

New product - 04/09/2014
The robust, reliable printer offers customers dependable new coding options, combining the versatile power of Markem-Imaje SmartDate technology with a wider printing area.

Markem-Imaje launches the 9028, a new inkjet printer offering simplicity and autonomy

New product - 25/07/2014
The new Markem-Imaje 9028 inkjet printer has been conceived and engineered for industrialists with an eye for simplicity, evolution and autonomy. Ideal for small industrial application customers, the new 9028 offers excellent marking quality. As successor to the popular 9020 version, with over 40,000 sales, the new 9028 printer features several innovations for enhanced performance.

Markem-Imaje widens its market lead with new SmartLase C350 HD

New product - 16/05/2014
New laser technology provides customers and OEMS with the widest coding area on the market today for fast high-definition coding.

Markem-Imaje launches SmartLase C350 BOU to code bottle labels at the very heart of label applicators

At a glance - 16/05/2014
Markem-Imaje is enhancing its range of SmartLase C laser coders with a new version, SmartLase C350 BOU, whose design and technical features enable it to operate directly at the heart of bottle label applicators.

Promotion codes: Markem-Imaje launches a simple, easy-to-use solution

New product - 01/05/2014
Markem-Imaje, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of product identification and traceability solutions, launches a simple, easy-to-use solution for printing promotion codes on products. This solution is the first in a complete range designed to address every promotional coding need, from the simplest to the most advanced.

Markem-Imaje Debuts High-speed, High resolution Thermal Inkjet Solution: the New 1050 Printer

New product - 03/03/2014
The 1050 thermal inkjet printer provides an ideal option for customers who seek high resolution codes for general coding, improved traceability and promotional coding at fast-moving line speeds.

Markem-Imaje Announces Appointment of Vincent Vanderpoel as President and CEO

Press release - 17/02/2014
Geneva, Switzerland, February 17, 2014 - Markem-Imaje, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of product identification and traceability solutions, has announced the appointment of Vincent Vanderpoel as President and CEO of Markem-Imaje.

Markem-Imaje introduces the SmartDate® X40-IP, a water resistant thermal transfer coder

New product - 16/01/2014
Designed expressly for companies in the poultry, meat, fruit and vegetable and pre-made sandwich industries where frequent production line cleaning is a requirement, the new SmartDate X40-IP thermal transfer coder has been engineered to withstand water ingress.

Markem-Imaje Announces Acquisition of CSAT

Press release - 10/01/2014
Integration of CSAT’s high-resolution digital printing systems strengthens Markem-Imaje array of technologies, solutions and services.

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