The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Portable Inkjet Marking Machines

Posted by Matt Martin

Portable inkjet marking machines allow users to print things like alphanumeric text, bar codes, date codes, serial numbers, and other important information onto a variety of materials in the field. With an emphasis on portability and ease of use, portable inkjet marking machines are an excellent upgrade for anyone using traditional hand coders like stencils or rubber stamps or any application where more traditional, stationary marking machines are not a good fit.

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Topics: Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Portable Marking, Portable Inkjet Printers

Date Coders and Date Coding Equipment

Posted by Matt Martin

Package date coding is a popular marking solution across a wide range of industries. With multiple date coder options available date coding is a versatile marking solution that can be used to mark important information directly onto packaging including plastics and papers, the two most common packaging materials. 

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Topics: Package Date Coding, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Hot Stamping Coders, Carton and Case Coders

Ink Jet Coding and Marking

Posted by Matt Martin

Ink jet coding and marking is a versatile marking solution providing both inline and mobile marking options suited for a variety of surfaces and materials.

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Topics: JetStamp, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Handheld Marking, HandJet, Speed-i-Jet

How to Print Expiration Dates on Plastic

Posted by Matt Martin

There are many reasons to mark plastic, but with the increasing popularity of plastic packaging, for everything from milk to motor oil, it’s no surprise that the most common reason for marking plastic is to apply an expiration date to a food or beverage item. So, what options do you have for printing expiration dates on plastic?

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Topics: Package Date Coding, JetStamp, Rubber Stamps, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Plastic

Hand held Ink Jet Printers

Posted by Matt Martin

Hand held ink jet printers are ideal for marking applications where clear, permanent marks and portability are a must.

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Topics: Industrial Ink Jet Printers

Marking and Coding

Posted by Matt Martin

Across a wide range of industries, part marking and date coding are an important priority for traceability and identification. Since everything needs a package of some sort (even most fresh fruits and vegetables are shipped to local stores in a some sort of container or package), marking and coding solutions are vital for industries as diverse as food products to pharmaceuticals.

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Topics: Package Date Coding, Packaging Marking, Packaging, Pharmaceutical, Coding Type and Dies, Ink Rolls, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Type Holders, Thermal Ribbons and Labels, Kingsley Foils and Ribbons, Ink Jet Fluids, Foils and Ribbons for Date Coding, Hot Melt Ink Rolls

Handheld JetStamp Graphic 970 Ink Jet Printer

Posted by Matt Martin

We are very excited to announce the newest addition to our product catalogue, the JetStamp Graphic 970 handheld ink jet printer. Our line of portable ink jet printers are versatile, rugged, easy-to-use, virtually maintenance-free portable printing solutions, and the JetStamp Graphic 970 handheld ink jet printer is no exception.

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Topics: JetStamp, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Handheld Marking

Jetstamp Portable Ink Jet Printer for Package Date Coding

Posted by Matt Martin

Recently Durable Technologies received a website inquiry from a cosmetics company on the East coast that produces and sells a line of natural skin care products. They were looking for a new way to mark lot number batch codes and expiration dates on the bottles. They had been using a handheld label applicator and the labels were not considered permanent by the regulatory authorities in the Middle East, one of the international destinations for their products.

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Topics: Package Date Coding, JetStamp, Packaging Marking, Packaging, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Handheld Marking

Inline Ink Jet Printer Basics

Posted by Matt Martin

Ink jet printers are a popular direct part marking option, in part, because of the high degree of flexibility they offer. Ink jet printers can be broken into two main categories: continuous and drop on demand.

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Topics: Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Handheld Marking, Continuous Ink Jet, Drop-on-Demand, Hi Resolution

Direct Part Marking Basics

Posted by Matt Martin

A direct part mark is a process used to permanently mark a part for identification, item level traceability, or for design or aesthetic purposes. Direct part marking is a versatile solution that spans many industries and applications, but using direct part marking in industrial applications continues to grow in importance and popularity.  

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Topics: Hot Stamping, Direct Part Marking, Laser Marking, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Industrial Stencils

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