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PD West Pack Insider, February 2013

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20 Westpack SHOW INSIDER 2013 // www.PackagingDigest.com exhibitor Profile About Markem-Imaje Markem-Imaje, a Dover company, specializes in industrial coding and marking equipment, including applications related to traceability. Markem-Imaje designs, produces and distributes equipment using four major marking technologies (inkjet printers, laser coders, thermal transfer and direct thermal printers), as well as print-andapply systems, application software, consumables and related services. Markem-Imaje relies on 30 subsidiaries worldwide to provide more than 40,000 customers with optimal product coding solutions. Additionally, Markem-Imaje customers are supported by six R&D centers, several equipment repair centers and manufacturing plants strategically located around the globe. Whether you are looking for a simple date code on a product or a complex track-and-trace system, Markem-Imaje can provide a solution. E-mail us to set up an appointment at the show. click here High-performance thermal transfer coder optimizes uptime, saves energy Markem-Imaje will be showing its new SmartDate X60 thermal transfer coder. The SmartDate X60's long life, high-speed printhead is designed to meet the needs of customers in the most demanding, high-volume production environments. Combining fast performance with the SmartDate legacy of proven reliability on thousands of packaging lines around the world, the unit can print at pack speeds of up to 1,000mm per second at full 300-dots-per-inch resolution. Also, it is capable of full resin printing at up to 600mm per second. That means codes will not rub off. The SmartDate X60 is suited for manufacturers of baked items, biscuits, cakes, pasta, and chocolate and sugar confectioneries. Markem-Imaje engineered the SmartDate X60 on the requirements of customers like Angel Juan Perez, maintenance manager of a bakery manufacturing plant operated by La Flor Burgalesa in Spain: "Singlesize packs are an important share of our production. These are lines that run at very high speeds and that require highspeed coders." the packaging line. A standard 1,100m ribbon provides up to 20 percent more prints per roll, resulting in 20 percent Markem-Imaje has incorporated sensitive "dead dot" detection, and the ability for customers to avoid "dead dots" on the printed image on line, without having to shut down and change the thermal head. The SmartDate X60 interface also makes it easy to adjust the image without need for a laptop. Power-saving features reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent. Markem-Imaje offers a groundbreaking warranty, starting at 18 months with unique options to extend peace of mind up to 60 full months, all at a cost of about a single Euro a day. The company will guarantee the new printhead, replacing it free of charge within one year or 60km of ribbon if even a single dot fails. Further, Markem-Imaje is making it simple for customers to introduce the new SmartDate X60 by simplifying the whole process, from installation to maintenance. Many spare parts are compatible with models like the SmartDate 5 and SmartDate X40. The company intends to make it easy to transition from a prior SmartDate model to the newest technology. less waste and reducing the frequency of changeovers. What's more, new ribbon saving techniques optimize ribbon consumption, leading to 20 percent reduction with no perceivable loss in print quality. Designed to reach a high level of performance, built to lower total costs over time, the SmartDate X60 represents Markem-Imaje's commitment to both its customers' production line and their financial bottom line. Perez adds, "Consumable use is also an important factor in our overall production costs. Optimization is something we value." With that in mind, the new SmartDate X60 minimizes waste and optimizes uptime on Markem-Imaje's SmartDate X60 CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS Markem-Imaje 100 Chastain Center Blvd. Suite 165 Kennesaw, GA 30144 866-263-4644 770-421-7700 www.markem-imaje.us sales@markem-imaje.com OTHER LOCATIONS Burlington, NJ 609-387-8688 Elk Grove Village, IL 847-439-8480 Atlanta 678-385-1180 Irvine, CA 714-879-9292 KEY PERSONNEL Alisha Howard Marketing Manager Jacques Desroches General Manager John Hillier Sales Director WESTPACK 2013 BOOTH 5401 click here to find us on the show floor map

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