Why is Date Coding Required?
When you go to the store, what’s one of the first things you look for when selecting a product, aside from your go-to brand and the packaging’s condition? It’s the date code; date codes are labels on perishable goods that communicate when these goods will be at their peak quality, when the product was packaged, or the last day you can safely eat them. Thanks to date codes, distributors and retailers can communicate important safety and quality information to consumers.
There are three reasons date codes are required to be on products, with the first being to inform the consumer. The following reason is to comply with the law because even though the federal government has little control over date coding, other regulatory bodies still have requirements that must be met. Retail standards also have to be met before products hit the shelves, and one of the most common ones includes making sure date codes are present. Lastly, since there's no national standard, manufacturers of the same industry will typically follow the rules they set amongst themselves.
Top SNEED-JET ® Printers for Date Coding
If date codes are the only thing standing in the way of your product hitting store shelves, then our SNEED-JET® Date Coders are the printers you’ve been looking for. We offer inline and portable handheld date coders that can easily print on glass, plastic, metal, textile, pipe, concrete, and many other substrates.
Each of our SNEED-JET® Date Coders is backed by our 30-Day Performance Guarantee, so if it doesn’t meet your expectations, you’re free to send it back. While our printers can be self-installed and self-maintained, we still offer plenty of installation and instructional videos on our Help Desk; if you need additional assistance, you can set up a virtual appointment with one of our Sneed techs. It's never been easier to #KeepCodingSimple.
SNEED-JET ® Date Coding Printer Series
When it comes to high-quality case coding printers, the SNEED-JET® Freedom Series is the go-to choice for businesses. With a 7-inch touchscreen and one-inch printheads, these box coders deliver superior performance and precision, making them the preferred choice in the industry. For even greater versatility, the Freedom 21 model features two one-inch printheads stitched together, allowing you to print objects up to 2 inches tall on your boxes and cases. And the Freedom 22 model boasts two separate one-inch printheads, enabling you to print up to one-inch tall objects on two sides of a box or case.
For businesses looking for the best ink throw distance in the industry, the SNEED-JET® Infinity is the ideal choice. With a throw distance of 10mm, this box coder delivers unparalleled performance and precision. And with wireless connectivity, you can easily control up to 42 Infinity printers from a single device, making it perfect for large-scale operations.
When it comes to the ultimate solution for all your case coding needs, look no further than the SNEED-JET® Titan Series. With seven ink colors, including black, white, yellow, red, blue, green, and invisible, you can easily switch colors in less than 30 seconds. These box coders are also available with 1, 2, or 4 printheads, giving you maximum flexibility in your coding processes. Whether you're a small business or a large enterprise, the SNEED-JET® Titan Series is the perfect choice for all your case coding needs.
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