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Cost-effective inkjet printer launched for small to medium-sized enterprises

Press release - 05/10/2020
The coder launched today has been specifically designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for high quality, yet cost-effective and hassle-free, product coding. Designed for low-to-medium duty operation up to 4.4 m/s (14.4 ft/s), it is not only easy-to-use and maintain, it adapts easily as production ramps up. Intended for a wide range of industries, it offers IP55 protection, making it ideal for many applications, including food and beverage.

Markem-Imaje announces acquisition of Solaris Laser S.A.

Press release - 16/07/2020
Enables Markem-Imaje to further strengthen laser coding and marking solutions business

Guide shows how beverage companies can code their goods more effectively

Press release - 30/06/2020
A white paper released today consolidates everything beverage manufacturers need to know to drive product, case, and pallet coding efficiency and minimize waste while protecting and promoting their brands in a low risk, cost-effective manner.

Production Interface minimizes case and pallet labeling downtime and rework

Press release - 13/05/2020
The 2200 Production Interface launched today reduces the risk of rework and recalls by minimizing the scope for operator error, since label data and formats can be more easily controlled. Downtime is reduced by the ability to preview and adjust labels digitally. It is also improved by a large intuitive touchscreen which helps operators work more quickly.

Markem-Imaje makes it easier to manage coding via e-commerce portal

Press release - 26/03/2020
The e-commerce portal makes it quicker and simpler for manufacturers using Markem-Imaje equipment to order consumables and spare parts while providing greater transparency into the service and warranty status of installed printers and coders. It also makes remote oversight and management of these areas easier for supplies personnel and plant managers seeking to minimize staff needed to be physically present at factories.

Markem-Imaje and Systech International to join forces to reinforce leadership in product traceability, regulatory compliance and brand protection

At a glance - 07/01/2020
Markem-Imaje, a global supplier of product identification and traceability solutions, announced today that Dover Corporation (“Dover”) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sys-Tech Solutions, Inc., doing business as Systech International (“Systech”), a leading provider of software and solutions for product traceability, regulatory compliance, and brand protection. Following the close of the transaction, Systech will become part of Dover’s Markem-Imaje business unit and will offer brand protection, traceability and automation solutions under the Systech brand to customers worldwide.

Technologies which improve traceability and make recalls easier shown at PPMA

Press release - 21/09/2018
With traceability remaining a key issue among consumers, manufacturers and retailers and with over a 100 food recalls in the UK so far this year, at PPMA Markem-Imaje will be exhibiting technologies which can enhance traceability and make recalls more efficient.

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 - 31/01/2018
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.

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 CONFIDENCE, 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.

Coding and vision systems partnership reduces recalls and cuts costs

Press release - 08/12/2015
Integrated marking and vision systems are increasingly helping food and beverage manufacturers to reduce the number product recalls and cut costs according to coding and marking specialist, Markem-Imaje.

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 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.

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 - 19/02/2014
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 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.

Markem-Imaje wins the ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ Award

Others - 18/06/2013
Leading coding and marking specialist, Markem-Imaje, was confirmed as the winner of the “Excellence in Customer Service” Award at the 2013 PPMA (Processing & Packaging Machinery Association) Group Industry Awards held on 4th June in Birmingham (UK).

Markem-Imaje promises exciting new products for Pro2Pac 2011

At a glance - 05/05/2011
There’s good news for hard-pressed packers on stand number C60 at this year’s Pro2Pac as Markem-Imaje unveils two important new products with wide applications in food and drink packaging.

Markem-Imaje offers an innovative solution for marking yogurts and stick packs

At a glance - 05/05/2011
With the 7031HD, its latest CO2 laser coder, Markem-Imaje - a specialist in industrial printing and marking - now offers manufacturers a solution for multiple-dot marking of yoghurt films or “stick" packs.

Markem-Imaje at Interpack: New products feature measurable customer benefits

At a glance - 03/04/2011
The Markem-Imaje commitment to delivering market-leading coding performance and economy along with improved sustainability is demonstrated by the launch of two new products at Interpack.

Sustainability Starts at Markem-Imaje

At a glance - 01/04/2011
Eco-conscious manufacturers turned out in force to Markem-Imaje UK’s Salford headquarters to discover how environmental initiatives can be profitably embedded in the packaging operation.

Improved labelling is just around the corner!

At a glance - 01/04/2011
Markem-Imaje’s new wrap-round system delivers extra performance for end-of-line labelling.

New MEK Free Inks

At a glance - 24/03/2011
Markem-Imaje is proud to provide high quality consumables and makes every effort to eliminate hazardous substances.

Markem-Imaje has now added RoHS-compliant Ketone-free and MEK-free inks to their range to improve employee safety and the environment.

Setting new standards in inkjet technology...Markem-Imaje unveils new 9232 printer

At a glance - 02/02/2011

With a long history of innovation in continuous inkjet technology, it’s no surprise to see Markem-Imaje push the boundaries still further with a brand new addition to its range of coders. The state of the art 9232 small character inkjet printer incorporates a number of advanced features which deliver tangible benefits to users in the food, drink, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, electronic, cable and extrusion industries.

New coder reflects the Markem-Imaje coding commitment

At a glance - 01/02/2011
The new SmartDate® X40 thermal transfer coder from Markem-Imaje delivers more customer value through tangible, measurable commitments to the environment and total cost of ownership.

Markem-Imaje supply chain: a flawless organisation

At a glance - 14/08/2010
To deliver products to all four corners of the world in a record time: this is the challenge for the Markem-Imaje supply chain teams. Through a very flexible organisation, Markem-Imaje can adapt to customers’ requirements and propose standardized or specialized services depending on the local situation.

The Epwin Group chooses Markem-Imaje to provide a state-of-the-art inkjet coding solution

At a glance - 10/08/2010
A PVC-U extrusion company has turned to Markem-Imaje, a world leader in marking, coding and traceability solutions, to provide new state-of–the-art inkjet printers for its many packaging lines.

New standard 1100 metre thermal transfer ribbon saves time and money for cost-conscious packers

At a glance - 06/08/2010
Markem-Imaje has introduced a new 1100m thermal transfer ribbon for its SmartDate3 and SmartDate5 Series thermal transfer overprinters.

The new 3820 ribbon is 83 percent longer than its 600m predecessor and, as ribbon changes are less frequent, the 3820 offers significantly increased operational uptime.

Going Greener? Coding looks to a more sustainable future

At a glance - 13/07/2010
The impact of green issues has brought fresh challenges for equipment manufacturers. Customers – especially brand owners committed to sustainability policies – are demanding products which consume less energy, occupy less floor space, and generate less waste.

M-I at Total: Boosting efficiency; driving down costs

At a glance - 04/03/2010
That’s the ‘Total’ message from Markem-Imaje, leaders in product identification technology for the packaging industry.

Markem-Imaje Releases New High Resolution Large Character Inkjet Printer

Others - 04/03/2010
Online Case Coding made easy with Touch Dry® Ink Technology

New inks for marking electronic parts and cables

Others - 04/01/2010
Markem-Imaje launches new inks for its 9000 Series line of continuous inkjet printers. Designed for the electronics and cable industries, these inks are compliant with the international standard IEC 61249-2-21:2003 while guaranteeing the sector-specific requirements in terms of ink resistance properties.

Markem-Imaje at PPMA: Improved performance and operational economy.

At a glance - 14/09/2009
On stand D10 at the PPMA Show, Markem-Imaje will be demonstrating a number of coding and labelling solutions to help manufacturers and packers ride out the recession and prepare for increasing future demand.

Efficient product identification has a key part to play in reducing operational costs, increasing productivity and improving supply chain efficiency.

Markem-Imaje releases the SmartDate® 5/128 thermal transfer coder

New product - 11/06/2009
Proven. Robust. Wider.
Your thermal transfer choices just got wider…

SmartLase 110: the benchmark laser coder

At a glance - 10/06/2009
With SmartLase 110, marking and coding leader Markem-Imaje provides the food and beverage industry with a sturdy, reliable, efficient and flexible 10-watt CO2 laser coder. With several thousand SmartLase 110 units operating throughout the world, this compact CO2 laser has become a reference in its category.

How to Curb your Coding and Labelling Costs

Others - 05/06/2009
John Edmonston, Operations Manager for leading coding and labelling solutions supplier Markem-Imaje, highlights steps manufacturers can take to reduce costs across their coding and labelling processes.

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