In the dynamic global market where competition is ever more intense, it is vital for packaging professionals to select suitable inks for different printing applications in order to achieve the best results. Getting quality print may not be as simple as it seems. By Lin Zhu, director of Ink Development, Videojet Technologies

The L-A 6000 label printer applicator by Weber Packaging Solutions answers the demand for newer, faster and more versatile labelling systems. It can label variable-sized cartons and using a tamp-blow method, can print and apply up to 40 labels per minute to products varying in height up to 500 mm.

With a sensor to determine the height of the approaching product and the applicator which would immediately correct its position, labelling can be performed more accurately and up to 50 percent faster than conventional label printer-applicators.

The printer can print labels as thermal-transfer or direct thermal, and also has an ergonomically adjustable reel holder that handles label rolls up to 350 mm in diameter.

Linx Printing Technologies has extended the Linx 8900 continuous ink jet (CIJ) printer line with two new models, the Linx 8920 and 8940, to further enhance the range’s capabilities in the food and drink markets.

The new models can now print up to five lines of code, and at faster speeds than the original. With the advanced system monitoring feature, the new models also have an extended service interval of six months, and a continual monitoring of ink system running parameters and environmental conditions.

Users can now take simple actions to prevent unscheduled stoppages if necessary, ensuring a continuous reliable operation of the printer.

To cater to increasing demand, HP has opened its new Centre of Excellence in Singapore and made plans to expand an existing ink manufacturing facility located in the country. 

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