The functionality of Markem-Imaje’s SmartDate thermal transfer overprinter (TTO) coders is extended with the add-on of Detect-Plus, which prevents costly product recalls and wasted material and time by verifying the presence, position, and quality of printed codes directly on film packaging.
Unlike other systems which infer code information by checking the TTO ribbon, Detect-Plus assesses print on packaging itself, ensuring codes do not jeopardize compliance through their absence or by misplacement. Ribbon check systems, by contrast, can tell you the code has been printed but not that it was at the wrong angle or missed the packaging entirely.
Compact and adjustable, the print and detect system is designed to fit easily into the majority of medium- to high-volume packaging lines. Paired with Markem-Imaje’s SmartDate X60, for example, Detect-Plus checks and confirms quality at a rate of up to 350 packages per minute, at 300 dpi.