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The GS1 URI to replace 1D barcodes

In January 2018, GS1 launched the idea of creating a new standard for barcodes: the GS1 URI (Uniform Resouce Identifier). This new code is intended to replace the multiple codes now present on product packaging (EAN code for date, price and name, QR code for fidelity rewards or authentication, etc) by printing a QR code…

NEW ALE MASTER+ FOR GREATER EXPERIENCES

ALE officially launches on the 1st of February 2018 a new control box: the Master+. It has been developed to improve the functionalities of the Master Series machines to offer you an even more advanced, and more user friendly device for all your coding and marking needs. Besides the new design, more modern and elegant,…

Retail new case barcode policy affecting the global coding and marking market

Last year, Walmart, the American giant of retail store, launched new barcode rules on its cases (Article HERE) to reduce the common time-consuming storehouse problem: finding the barcode and the product identification on the side of the box. Of course, this can affect the efficiency of the whole supply chain (time) and errors might be…

CODING AND MARKING: THE HIDDEN CHALLENGES

How ALE printers can respond to even the most demanding marking needs? When choosing a coding and marking system, customers often focus only on the final print quality and the initial printer cost. Although these elements are important, other factors are really need to be taken into account in order to purchase the best printer…

Food industry: EU companies to monitor presence of mineral oils in packaging

Impact of the latest European recommendation on food packaging On January 16th 2017, the European Commission adopted a new recommendation (Recommendation EU 2017/84) aiming at reducing and eliminating hazardous mineral oïl components in food packaging. This decision echoes the actions taken by the independant body FOODWATCH, which campaigned against MOSH (Mineral Oil Saturated Hydrocarbons) and…