Matthews Marking System offers the L-series (L1-25 stitch), which prints best by/expiration dates onto plastic lids of beverages. The laser also can print the same type of data by permanently etching into plastic bottles, beverage packaging like corrugated boxes or six-pack boxes, the company says. With a variety of ink types and colors available, the VIAjet L-Series thermal inkjet printer is a clean, fast and cost-effective alternative to thermal transfer and adhesive labels, it adds. It is ideal for marking and coding variable data in primary packaging and industrial applications, imprinting onto paper, chipboard, corrugated, and plastics. Leveraging the same cartridge technology found in desktop printers, the L-series provides high native print resolution (600-by-600 dots per inch) at speeds as fast as 1,200 feet a minute, nearly twice as fast as competitive thermal inkjet systems, the company says. The company also offers the new eMark ECO laser coding system for those seeking to replace continuous inkjet systems. Engineered for simple coding on primary packaging materials including corrugated, paper and plastic, the eMark ECO requires no ink or consumables to mark items and is virtually maintenance-free, according to the company. The environmentally friendly unit produces vector-quality, permanent coding of alphanumeric text, date and time codes, serial numbers, barcodes and 2-D codes with a 10-watt power class, air-cooled carbon dioxide laser.

Matthews Marking Systems
6515 Penn Ave.
Pittsburg, Pa. 15206