Printing Systems for Coding, Information, or Traceability on Meat and Other Food Packaging
Greydon provides solutions for adding variable information to food packaging – in some cases, printing the complete package.
There are compliance issues to consider, such as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), traceability requirements, and the need to ensure consumers are provided with accurate, easy-to-read, date codes and nutritional information. To make things more interesting, the environment in food packaging plants is often cold and wet - not an easy place for printing equipment.
Common challenges include:
- Incorporating late-stage customization with 1, 2, or full color printing.
- Operate equipment in high-speed lines without sacrificing throughput.
- Reduction of inventory of preprinted packaging materials.
- Adding multiple production codes on multilane packaging machines, simultaneously.
For companies that need protein packaging printers to integrate with their horizontal form-fill-seal machines, Greydon printing equipment can be the perfect solution.
Greydon printers can print date codes, barcodes, nutrition information, allergen statements, as well as any other printed information that might be required.
As well printing system, Greydon also manufactures traversing systems, designed to use inkjet printheads to print multiple packages across the web in one pass
Greydon equipment can be winterized to meet the tough standards that are needed with food packaging printers. This involves sealing the equipment against cold temperatures and wet conditions, in some cases making the product easy to remove from the wet area during washdown.
Our continued innovation and expertise, as well as an understanding of the important issues food processors face, allow us to offer products and solutions to meet your specific needs.
Printing Solutions for Food Processors
Digital Printing Systems
Greydon's Genesis Variis digital printing system is an excellent solution for adding variable information such as date/lot codes, barcodes, nutrition information and more to cartons and cards.
Variis can print in one or two colors and can also be configured with full CMYK color print capability.
The Variis concept allows you to purchase generic materials, printed with information that doesn't change and add all the product-specific information right at the time you need it. A true late-stage customization solution.
If you package your products on multilane packaging machines, you often need to add production codes to multiple products at the same time.
Greydon's traversing systems allow you to use a minimum number of inkjet printheads (continuous or thermal inkjet technologies are supported) and move them across the web while printing.
The traversing system can be used to print the web before the package is formed or when the packages are complete, just before leaving the packaging machine.