Case coding printers

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

CHICAGO — To address evolving case coding needs of manufacturers, Videojet Technologies, a producer of coding, marking and printing solutions, introduced its latest innovations, the Videojet 2351 and 2361 high-resolution large character inkjet printers for producers with on-demand case coding operations.

Leveraging the patented technology of the Videojet 2300 Series, the new Videojet 2351 and 2361 not only print high quality, durable bar codes, text and images on white and brown corrugated boxes, but also offer a new standard in simplicity of maintenance, reliability and ease-of-use.

“Retailers are demanding 100 percent scanability of case barcodes and CPG companies need on-demand print solutions that can meet this requirement without having to devote resources for continual monitoring of print quality and frequent maintenance,” said Bob Neagle, business unit manager, case coding and workflow solutions at Videojet.

Replaceable in seconds with basic tools, the new Videojet 2351 and 2361 printers’ innovative and cost-effective return line filter helps maintain high print quality and clean operation, even on extended runs. The multiple daily steps required to maintain print quality have been reduced to a simple wipe of the printhead surface, simplifying maintenance and minimizing operator intervention.

As part of the Videojet 2300 Series, the 2351 and 2361 also have Videojet-patented automatic micro-purge technology that blows dirt and debris off the printhead surface. This technology clears potential blockages caused by dust from corrugated materials and helps these printers deliver consistently high-quality codes without the need for operator intervention. Purged ink is recycled, providing cleaner operation and less cost from optimized ink usage. Abbreviated purge times can be coordinated in between prints, helping to keep production lines running. Moreover, each printer’s compact ink canister can be quickly and easily changed without stopping production.

The Videojet 2351 and 2361 have a built-in intuitive touch controller featuring Videojet CLARiTY software. This software streamlines data content, helping to remove operator error from job selection. Included with the CLARiTY interface is a new feature that drives a printer priming process to eliminate the need for external priming equipment. This improved functionality makes it quick and easy to get the printer back online in the event it requires re-priming. Networking is also easily done with multiple printers in a master-follower configuration with multiple devices such as scanners and data interfaces.

Adding to the printers’ ease of maintenance and minimized operator intervention is the inclusion of the Videojet LifeCycle Advantage service offering. This exclusive offering uses dynamic printer data, remote connectivity and Videojet expertise to keep printers operating at peak efficiency over their operational lifetime.

“Print quality is mission critical for our customers who use a print on-demand case coding solution. Without it, the flexibility and efficiency of an on-demand solution can be lost. That is why at Videojet, we strive to continuously improve our technology to help ensure that print quality is consistently achieved without unnecessary thought or effort. This allows our customer’s resources to be redirected to other more critical tasks,” said Neagle.