We have a varied collection of customers within the cosmetics industry all ink-jet coding various beauty produce. From simple traceability coding and marking of the outer box, through to product coding directly onto the jars and bottles, finally to our most unusual customer; drawing a flower pattern directly into a wax perfume, using one of our laser coders.
We have integrated many simple ink jet or laser coder systems within an existing manufacturing structure, as well as being asked to design and build bespoke handling systems for some of the most unusual and elegant containers we have ever imagined. Product presentation to the print or printing heads becomes even more paramount when dealing with products of this type. The last thing anyone wants to see is a poor coded image on an outer surface which contains beauty produce. The traceability coding and marking must therefore be very discreet but also perfectly formed.
Case Study 1
A customer based in Bedfordshire had a rather unique product range.
All of their beauty products were manufactured using only 100% natural Organic ingredients. With massive interest from major retail outlets based in London and all major cities.
The interest was so overwhelming that production needed to gear up to fulfil the order books.
Unfortunately, in order to maintain the appearance of the overall product, coding was required on the bottom of the range of small containers and vials.
For bottom coding of most cylindrical products we would normally proceed down the split belt conveyor route however, with a very tight budget and limited floor space we decided on a bespoke conveyor system with flights. These had various width bands to facilitate the range of bottles and containers. By laying the product sideways on, horizontal coding became an option.
A red dot laser photo-cell was fitted, this is always a good option when dealing with clear bottles with transparent colourless fluids within; ensuring perfect print registration from the first to the last product.
A Codejet Evo III was used giving three lines of text discretely onto the bottom of the container, and thus not detracting from the overall appearance.