Applications

Automotive


Identification of auto parts, labels for batteries, tires and seat belts, are important for inventory control, tracking, processes for quality testing and direct sales, with coding and variable data printing.

Recommended Solutions: TTR - Resin | Marking Device Inks - High Performance

Chemical


Identification labels applied on chemical drums and containers require high resistance to chemicals, heat, water, abrasion and others. This is specifically important now with the GHS and BS5609 regulations where the information must remain legible throughout the process of manufacturing, distribution, use and storage.

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Recommended Solutions: TTR - Wax/Resin | TTR-Resin | Marking Device Inks - Stencil

Durable Goods


Durable goods and equipment labels need to consistently perform in harsh environments. Examples include labels on industrial equipment such as appliances, heating and cooling equipment, power tools, outdoor equipment (lawn mowers, air conditioners), small motors, compressors or generators.  Many durable goods require UL 969 Recognized Label Solutions – click to learn more.

Recommended Solutions: TTR - Wax/Resin | TTR - Resin 

Flexible Packaging


Flexible packaging requires high speed for imprinting date, price, lot and bar codes directly on flexible packaging.  High speed thermal transfer overprinters (TTO), continuous inkjet printer (CIJ), and analog pad printers can be found in food packaging, healthcare and retail product manufacturing plants. 

Recommended Solutions: TTR - Near-Edge Wax/Resin | Inkjet - Continuous Inkjet Inks (CIJ)Marking Device Inks - Packaging

Healthcare


Identification and traceability in healthcare  is critical to patient safety and accuracy. In healthcare, common applications include patient wristbands and specimen labeling, as well as pharmaceutical  identification. Medical devices must also be clearly marked with track and trace information such as lot codes and expiration dates.

Recommended Solutions: TTR - Wax/Resin | TTR - Resin | Direct Thermal - DT Films | Inkjet - Continuous Inkjet Inks (CIJ)

Logistics


Bar codes and variable text are required for the movement of goods and tracking of materials through each stage in the supply chain from receiving inventory, storing, moving and shipping. Outer packaging such as corrugated cartons and pallets must be identified with both human- and machine-readable details. This information can be applied on a label or directly on packaging, commonly referred to as secondary case coding.

Recommended Solutions: TTR - Wax | TTR - Wax/Resin | Inkjet - High Resolution Inks | Inkjet - Large Character DOD

Medical Device Consumables


Class I and II medical device consumables such as orthopedic bracing, sterile supplies, compression devices, and patient mobility products require specialized manufacturing capabilities including an ISO certified clean room, RF and ultrasonic welding, flame laminating, thermoforming, and specialty sewing. In addition, they often need to comply with regulations such as ISO 13485 certified and FDA registered certifications.

Recommended Solutions: iiMED Medical Manufacturing Solutions 

Outdoor


Outdoor labels require resistance to rain, snow, UV and other environmental conditions. Examples include labeling for forestry and lumber, plant stakes and tree tags and steel tags.  Many other applications are exposed to outdoor elements such as chemical labeling, compressors, air conditioners and other types of equipment. 

Recommended Solutions: TTR - Wax/Resin | TTR - Resin | Marking Device Ink - Stencil Ink

Produce


Food products must be tracked for safety and efficiency, in addition to having visibility of products through the supply chain. The labels will require durability, scratch and smudge as well as resistance to outdoor elements.

Recommended Solutions: TTR - Wax | TTR - Wax/Resin 

Retail


Sales information like price, bar code, expiration date and lot code is important for consumers and managing inventory. Applications include in-store retail shelf labels and identification of food, apparel and many consumer products. Specialty items like gourmet snacks, sporting goods, craft supplies and herbal supplements can utilize digital technologies to add variable information to labels and packaging.

Recommended Solutions: TTR - Wax | TTR - Wax/Resin | Direct Thermal - DT Films | Inkjet - Continuous Inkjet Inks (CIJ)

Security/Brand Protection


Product authentication and brand protection can be added to products using UV technology.  Often a UV Invisible mark or bar code is added as a first layer of security to serve a dual purpose - not just for identification but it prints a clear 2D barcode to carry data. The technology keeps the information private but helps investigators differentiate genuine from counterfeit.

Recommended Solutions: TTR - UV Invisible Resin | Inkjet - Continuous Inkjet Inks (CIJ) 

Signage


Signage products such as colorful vehicle wraps, retail POS displays, trade show graphics, and retail license plates are exposed to a variety handling and weather conditions.  

Recommended Solutions: Inkjet - Wide Format - Aqueous Inks | Inkjet - Wide Format - Eco Solvent Inks | DuraCoat®