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5 Industries Who Benefit from Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) Technology

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

How does Inkjet Technology Support the Automotive Industry?

Automotive manufacturers require reliable traceability and identification for the parts they use and sell, as well as tools. One great option for...

How does Coding Technology Support the Pharmaceutical Industry?

The blister packets of pills that we see on a daily basis are all produced on high-speed production lines. Medicines and drugs must be identifiable...

Industrial 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...

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...

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,...

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...