Ink jet printers

Confectionery manufacturer Thorntons has selected the new Linx continuous ink jet printers to meet its coding requirements.

The company has installed two Linx 7900s and three Linx 5900s to update previously-installed Linx equipment. The machines are used to print up to three lines of information including best before date, date and time packed and a traceability code onto printed boxes and paper outer labels at Thorntons’ Derbyshire, UK, manufacturing base.

Mark Campion, project manager at Thorntons, says,“Linx is a long term partner of Thorntons and consistently deliver a premium service and reliable product…Linx continues to produce machines which meet those requirements at the right price, both in terms of the initial outlay and the ongoing low cost of ownership.”

Delivering simple, automated code set up, the Linx 7900 reduces the risk of costly errors and cuts the time required to switch products. The Linx 5900 combines reliability and consistent coding and marking performance with the flexibility to be upgraded as requirements change. Both machines use Linx 3103 non-MEK black mixed base ink, which offers a low odour ink that dries very quickly and adheres well.

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