Marking And Coding Equipment: The Importance Of Choosing The Right Ink

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Marking And Coding Equipment: The Importance Of Choosing The Right Ink

Every manufacturer knows that selecting the right coding and marking system for the company's particular application is essential - but how much do you think about your selection of ink, other than the type of substrate your production line will be coding? There are other factors that should come into play when selecting ink, such as drying or curing times required for a particular application. Before choosing ink for your coding equipment, consider your manufacturing environment. Are the conditions in your production area humid, or is it extremely hot or cold? These things can affect how durable your coding is. If you are going to invest in coding and marking equipment, it's important to consider which type of ink is best for your particular situation, and to consider the entire life-cycle environment. Where will the product go from your manufacturing facility? Think about the various conditions or environment the product may go through over its lifecycle. Here are a few tips to help you select the appropriate ink for your needs: Ask the suppliers of your coding and marking equipment and products. By partnering with experts in ink and printing, together you can determine your specific needs. Your coding equipment partner can help in narrowing down which inks are best for your applications. Keep on the 'cutting-edge' of new technology. In the manufacturing industry, change is a constant. As new technologies evolve to improve manufacturing, specialists are continually researching new ink formulations that are better suited to particular environments, and that meet special challenges in product coding. Don't risk quality to save money. It's important that you don't cut corners by buying your ink products from third-party suppliers; in doing so, your code appearance may decline, and it could also affect your printer's performance. In addition, most of these inks will not meet the exact specifications of your printing equipment. At Markem-Imaje, we are happy to help you choose not only the right coding equipment for your needs, but the proper ink as well. Clear, consistent, quality printing of barcodes, labels, and product information is what we're all about!

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