Needham Ink Technologies Blog

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

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 trolley.  But, did you know that confusion and/or lack of awareness over date labelling leads to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What is Continuous Inkjet Technology?

While inkjet printers are a staple in most homes and offices, it is a different type of printing solution called ‘continuous inkjet’ – or CIJ for...

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...