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Expiry Date Printing for German Chocolate Company

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The alphaJET evo is clean and reliable. Thanks to its low emission values, it is ideally suitable for use in a food environment. Petra MyerOperations Manager KBA-Metronic alphaJET inkjets are used worldwide for coding and marking a wide variety of products and packaging. Chocolate company, Storz, manufactures chocolate figures in all shapes and sizes in...

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Published 10th April, 2018

Keeping your udaFORMAXX Operators up to Speed

PrintSafe udaFORMAXX Operator Training Courses

We are delighted to announce our new udaFORMAXX Operator Training Course. We have always provided operator training when installing our popular sleeve and carton feeding system. Now, we are offering all udaFORMAXX customers the option of a refresher course to bring your new operators up to speed and to make sure that your machine is still being...

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Published 14th March, 2018

Date Code Printer for Baking Kit Company

Bakedin Inkjet Code on Polypropylene Pots

 “We had been using a hand sticker-gun to put the date codes on the base of the pots, but there was a risk of these coming off and a pot reaching the shelf without a date code.” Food manufacturer, Bakedin produces premium baking kits and mixes at its facility in Hampshire. It sells these through...

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Published 26th February, 2018

When Colour Matters

Ink Testing on Bottle Caps

When you need to print on different coloured substrates, how can you avoid having to print with different coloured inks? Black stands out well on white. White stands out well on black. But what if you also need to print on other colours? And what if you only want to use one printer? We’ve recently...

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Published 22nd February, 2018

We ‘Heart’ Thermal Inkjet

ICE Viper Thermal Inkjet Printer Logo Printing

Did you know that you can print logos and pictures with a thermal inkjet coder? You just need to upload a monochrome bitmap image like the one below. Just for a bit of fun, we printed our own Valentine’s Day cards using on one one of our udaFORMAXX carton feeders with a thermal inkjet coder....

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Published 14th February, 2018

alphaJET Training Course Dates

PrintSafe alphaJET Training

We’re delighted to announce our alphaJET inkjet training course dates for 2018. Scheduled courses will be delivered at our training facility here at PrintSafe HQ. For more information and pricing, please call our AfterSales team on 01962 761761. For course details (including outline agendas), please click here. Scheduled Training Course Dates* 6th March alphaJET Engineer Level...

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Published 31st January, 2018

Coding from A-Z…

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…almost. Date and batch codes might seem ‘unassuming’ but they are vital for compliance, traceability, manufacturer and consumer information. You can print a simple, but important, use-by date in alphanumeric text. Or you can store more detailed product data in a linear or 2D code. We’ve been looking at all of the different substrates our customers are putting codes on...

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Published 19th January, 2018

Printing a 2D Code with Small Character Continuous Inkjet

2D Part Code and Linear Bar Code on Component

With most manufactured products needing some kind of unique or batch identification, there are a number of ways to achieve this according to your substrate, your production environment and the amount of data that you need to include. For simple data and batch codes on food or FMCG packaging, a couple of lines of alphanumeric,...

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Published 8th January, 2018

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from PrintSafe and KBA-Metronic

Happy New Year from all of us at PrintSafe and from our colleagues at KBA-Metronic GmbH. Lots going on this year. We will be launching some new training courses for operators and engineers using our KBA-Metronic printers. You will also find us again at the Processing and Packaging Machinery Exhibition at the NEC in September (you’ll...

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Published 3rd January, 2018

Carton Labelling and Batch Number Printing Spark Interest at Vaper Expo


The Tobacco Products Directive requirement for batch number printing on e-liquid bottles or cartons is a key reason why we had so many visits to our modest ’Batch Numbering and Carton Labelling’ booth at the Vaper Expo UK at the NEC this weekend. With the requirement to print a batch number on the ‘smallest individual...

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Published 30th October, 2017

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