Monday, June 02, 2008

Marsh Unicorn/ ILC Imaje Crayon

If you are looking for a large character printer to print single line alpha numeric characters at the corrugated carton box, the recommendation to you is the Marsh Unicorn carton printer, or the ILC Imaje Crayon (OEM by Marsh).

Marsh Unicorn or ILC Imaje Crayon is the best option for simple corrugated carton printing application among its class. The picture shows an ILC Imaje Crayon which has been operated for more than 10 years and still working fine.

Marsh Unicorn or ILC Imaje Crayon works best with proper installation criteria as below:
1. Constant conveyer speed.
2. The cartons will be aligned properly by the side guide before printing.
3. Minimal vibration.
4. Not so dusty environment.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO): Markem Vs. Videojet

In the past, when come to TTO application, Markem SmartDate series will probably the only favorable option to the users.

Since Videojet launches the Dataflex TTO in some years ago, Markem is no longer the only solution provider in thermal transfer overprinting technology, the coding and marking giant Videojet is aggressively eyeing on the TTO market share.

The competition between Markem and Videojet has heated up to another level while the basic thermal transfer printers were introduced to the market.

1. Markem S18
2. Videojet 6210

The price of the basic TTO is so competitive now, and small medium scale manufacturer could afford a TTO on the form-fill-seal (FFS) machine at a continuous ink jet (CIJ) price or even cheaper. It is time to go for TTO printer for your form-fill-seal packages; it is affordable, less maintenance and clean.


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