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Explore the latest articles about industrial inks, coding and printing. Info on the latest innovations in ink and coding technologies.

Needham Ink Technologies MD Nominated For Prestigious Award

The Managing Director of one of Britain's leading Ink manufacturers has been nominated in the West Midlands Leadership Awards 2022 in the category...

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...

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

Thermal Inkjet, or TIJ, is a non-contact form of applying ink onto almost any surface. Unlike CIJ Printers, TIJ uses ink cartridges in the system...

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...

Thermochromic Ink: How it works and where it is used

Did you know that there are inks that, when introduced to certain temperature's, change colour? Often used in packaging processes where sterilisation...