Food & Beverage
Track, Trace, and Identify Products to Save Time, Money, and Prevent Human Error
The food and beverage supply chain is a highly efficient process that requires products move quickly and accurately with full traceability. Whether you’re labeling produce fresh from the field or boxes from the manufacturer, it is important that each item be properly labeled. Unreadable barcodes can result in refused or lost shipments and ultimately lost revenue. The ODV-2D printer/validator is especially important for its ability to print, and validate barcodes plus generate archival reports.
Product Labeling with Critical Information
For food and beverage product labeling, there is a lot of crucial information that is required to be included on each label that is specific to that particular product and its production. This information can include a list of allergens in the product, expiration date, the manufacturer, and vital nutrition information. Our enterprise and performance desktop printers are designed to deliver produce high-quality, high-resolution product labels for these specific mission-critical applications. For product labeling of food and beverage products, we recommend the DA series performance desktop printers or the T4000 enterprise desktop printers.
Deliver Directly to Customers
Mobile printers give food manufacturers direct store delivery capabilities to help eliminate human error and save time. Once at the store, employees on-site can sign and receive printed receipts immediately from the delivery driver instead of waiting for an invoice to arrive in the mail.
The new Alpha-30L and Alpha-40L mobile printers have extensive communication options to perform well in the field for these applications. The printers can communicate via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to a smartphone or tablet. Both mobile printers support both Android and iOS devices.
Track and Trace
In response to a growing number of recall incidents, track and trace regulations have become a necessity in the food and beverage industry. Regulations may require both packaged and unpackaged products to be labeled with either barcode or RFID labels. Barcoding is the most common and cost-effective method to implement traceability at both the item and case level. RFID labels are more expensive but offer the ability to enable non-line-of-sight data capture. In addition to the enterprise-level operation you’ve come to expect from Printronix Auto ID, the T6000e and T8000 industrial printers offer a mix of RFID capabilities and our exclusive ODV-2D technology.
Barcode Inspection Technology
With compliance fines on the rise, companies are looking to verify their barcodes before shipping. Printronix Auto ID uses its exclusive ODV barcode inspection technology to validate and verify barcodes. ODV-2D barcode inspection technology is the industry’s first affordable, fully integrated solution for printing and validating 1D and 2D barcodes. Built on the robust T8000 and T6000e printer platform, ODV-2D includes a built-in printer and data validator that grades barcodes to ISO standards and stores a detailed report of each transaction. Our exclusive technology reads each barcode, overstrikes the entire label of a rejected barcode, and reprints a new label.
ROI of Good Barcodes
With the growing incidence of returned and rejected shipments plus an increase in fines, the cost of a new ODV printer can be recouped by avoiding even one single fine. And unlike other validation solutions, ODV printers operate without user intervention, store a record of each label printed, and can be used in conjunction with RFID technology.
Mobile Inspection Labels
The inspection of the quality is crucial for ensuring effective tracking and tracing of products throughout the supply chain. TSC Printronix Auto ID offers high-performance mobile and stationary solutions designed to elevate confidence in business operations. The Alpha-30L and Alpha-40L rugged mobile printers’ durable design and smart battery technology will keep your operation running smoothly. The optional IP54 case allows it to thrive in tough production environments.
The Right Label Material
Choosing the right printer is only part of the success of your application. Are your labels going to be stored outside? Do they need to be water-resistant, or do you need an RIFD tag? Genuine Supplies will work with you to identify the right labeling materials for your needs and make sure you’re getting them at the most cost-effective price available.
These printers come equipped with a full line of mobile printing accessories that save money and time. Options for this series include linerless printing tools, remote printer management software, and much more.
Linerless models available.
This award-winning printer offers top-of-the-line ODV-2D barcode verification technology on it's 4-inch wide model to overstrike and correctly reprint 1D and 2D barcodes that were not printed clearly across multiple resolutions.
Our most versatile 24/7/365 printer with 4-inch print width, the T8000 Series features color display, multi-connectivity capability with optional ODV-2D inline barcode verifier technology.
The T4000 is an entry-level, compact thermal barcode printer with enterprise-level productivity and flexible features for high-tech environments
Our DA series desktop printers are an ideal combination of affordability with a durable and reliable design. The DA series offers both 203 and 300 dpi print resolution with printing speeds up to a fast 6 ips. The large 60-watt power supply produces high quality printed labels, even at its fastest print speeds.
Linerless models available. To learn more about linerless supplies, click here.