Printing Lot Numbers and Expiry Dates Onto Chocolate Wrapping

A manufacturer of organic, high-quality chocolate, needed a simple, reliable and small printing solution to print lot number and expiry date on chocolate wrapping.

The Task

The printer had to be small enough to be installed on their flow pack machine, where the “Best Before” date and lot number are printed on the wrapping, just before the chocolates are packed.

We supplied them the HSAJET Micron from HSA Systems.

It is a small ‘out-of-the-box’ printer that is perfect for repeat print jobs like date and lot numbers. The Micron provides up to 12.7 mm of print height and does not take up much more space than the print cartridge itself, ideal for smaller spaces

 

Printing Lot Numbers and Expiry Dates

The Solution

Printing Lot Numbers and Expiry Dates

Printing Lot Numbers and Expiry Dates With the HSAJET Micron

The Micron is very easy to operate. Place an ink cartridge in the head, connect power and print instantly by pushing a button.

The print job is designed on a PC using the free MicroDraw software delivered with the printer. Using a USB-key, the print job is transferred to the Micron, where the print job can be saved to the internal memory. Now the printer is ready to print.

The biggest challenge for the client was to find an ink that dries quickly on glossy flow pack material.

The HSAJET® K4021si Thor Black Solvent Ink was the perfect solution. With a drying time of a few seconds and excellent adhesion on non-porous material, this ink provides a sharp and dark print that does not smear or scratch off during production or handling, making this the perfect solution for printing lot numbers and expiry dates onto the client’s wrapping.

The Key Advantages:

  • Easy to integration onto packing machines
  • Easy to operate – load the print job from a USB-key and you are ready to print
  • Takes up very little space – not much more than the ink cartridge itself
  • A large selection of ink cartridges available for food packaging
  • Built-in sensor
Printing Lot Numbers and Expiry Dates
Printing Lot Numbers and Expiry Dates

The Key Advantages:

  • Easy to integration onto packing machines
  • Easy to operate – load the print job from a USB-key and you are ready to print
  • Takes up very little space – not much more than the ink cartridge itself
  • A large selection of ink cartridges available for food packaging
  • Built-in sensor
Printing Lot Numbers and Expiry Dates

About Codetronix

Based in Leeds, UK, Codetronix are a distributor of coding, marking and labelling equipment to a wide range of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage and personal care and cosmetics/healthcare.

Whatever the specifics of your production, Codetronix can  help you find the best solution. If you would like further information, please contact us on [email protected]

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