The Durable Industrial Marking Blog

Cannabis Industry Packaging, Marking & Coding

Posted by Matt Martin

The world is changing quickly. Compliance with state-by-state regulations for THC, CBD, hemp oil and other cannabis products are becoming more widespread and affecting more companies.

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Topics: Package Date Coding, JetStamp, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, Portable Inkjet Printers, JetStamp Graphic 1025, Cannabis

Quick Guide to Ink Jet Coding Machines

Posted by Matt Martin

Ink jet coders are the most versatile date coding machines available. Depending on your budget, specific marking requirements, and volume of parts being marked, there are several options available to you.

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Topics: Package Date Coding, Industrial Ink Jet Printers, 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

Quick Guide to Thermal Transfer Printing onto Flexible Packaging

Posted by Matt Martin

Typically used for printing dates, prices, lots, and bar codes on flexible packaging substrates, thermal transfer printers and ribbons are a versatile marking solution.

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Topics: Package Date Coding, Thermal Ribbons and Labels

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

Norwood 39V Steel Type for Hot Stamping

Posted by Matt Martin

Norwood 39V steel type is used in hot stamping equipment, typically together with a hot stamp ribbon for package date coding applications. In addition to the hot stamp ribbons (usually black), we also manufacture spacers and typeholders in a variety of sizes to accommodate our type.

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Topics: OEM Type, Package Date Coding, Packaging Marking, Packaging, Norwood type, Coding Type and Dies, Hot Stamping, Steel Type, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons, Type Holders, Hot Stamping Coders, Foils and Ribbons for Date Coding

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

Steel Type from Durable Hits the Mark for Packaging Machinery

Posted by Matt Martin

Packaging Machinery in Orange, NJ produces new cartoning equipment along with re-building used systems. These cartoning lines are used for consumer products like cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and food packaging.  One of the key features of these production lines is the addition of a part marking coder that marks the date or lot code on each package.  These are the born on dates you see on most packages you buy.

These part marking coders use steel or brass type in order to imprint the date or lot code permanently into the packaging material.

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Topics: OEM Type, Package Date Coding, Packaging Marking, Packaging, Pharmaceutical, Markem Type, Coding Type and Dies, Food and Beverage, Steel Type, Steel Type and Holders, Carton Coders, Testimonial

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

Hot Stamping Foils Make Decorative Marking Easy

Posted by Matt Martin

We've covered the basics of hot stamping before, but in case you needed a refresher:

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Topics: Package Date Coding, Packaging Marking, Packaging, Package Printing, Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping, Hot Stamping Foils and Ribbons

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