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Rachel Wall

QR Codes: What are they and how are they used

Quick Response codes, known more commonly as QR Codes, are 2-dimensional barcodes that are capable of storing large quantities of data. We see them...

Needham Group Announces £30m Expansion

The Needham Group, which operates three specialist lasers, coding and ink technology businesses, has launched an expansion blueprint that will see...

Use-By Date vs. Best Before Date: What's the Difference?

We are all familiar with dates printed on the food and drink items we buy, and they usually inform our decision as to whether or not they go in our...

How does Coding Technology Support the Food & Beverage Industry?

In high-speed food and beverage packaging environments, it is essential for manufacturers to be able to print virtually anywhere on their packaging,...

Invisible Ink: What is UV-readable Ink and Where is it used?

In a previous blog, we took a look at inks that change colour when introduced to certain temperatures, known as Thermochromic Inks. But, did you know...

What is Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) Technology?

Ever wondered what Thermal Inkjet is all about? How does it work? How it can be utilised? We have you covered in this blog!

Coding and Marking in the Construction Industry

As with many other industries, construction materials such as timber planks need to be coded so that they are identifiable - including their origin,...

Considerations When Selecting a Batch Coding Printer

There are a number of factors driving the demand for manufacturers to invest in coding technology, including regulatory requirements, traceability...

Food Grade Printing with the N-Series

Have you ever seen an egg or piece of meat with a mark printed on it and wondered, 'can I eat that?'. The answer is, yes, you can. The mark on your...

7 Tips for Legibility when Continuous Ink Jet Printing

In this blog, Bob Powles, Managing Director of Needham Coding Ireland Limited, gives his top tips for ensuring that use-by or best-before information...