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Digital Printing Taking Over

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Digital printing is exploding, and savvy brands are already on it. Digital has been the most rapidly growing area in the print market for years, according to Smithers Pira analysts, averaging an annual growth rate of 9.2 percent in value and 5.9 percent by volume from 2009 to 2015. FoodProductionDaily outlines the top features that ensure digital printing is likely to continue its movement toward domination.

Goes with Anything

Digital is versatile enough to print on everything from traditional cardboard boxes to newfangled fabrics, synthetics and substrates. Advanced digital presses can even print on Read more

Product recalls made much easier with modern track and trace package identification

Why Blue Bell and Sabra Product Recalls are a Massive Hassle

Retailers are scrambling. Consumers may or may not be getting some type of notification that an item they purchased shouldn’t be eaten. And Blue Bell Creameries and Sabra Dipping Company are posting alerts and probably crossing their fingers that word gets out about their product recalls. None of the scrambling, haphazard notifications or finger-crossing would be necessary for items tracked with PACKprint™.

The Recalls

The recalls in question involve specific varieties of Blue Bell ice cream and Sabra hummus, with the FDA finding samples of the product contain Listeria monocytogenes. This bacterium can cause Read more

Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)

What is a GTIN?

The CPG industry has a paramount interest in manufacturing food safe products. In order to stay in the game, complying with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires supply chain modifications to meet new track and trace requirement of food source and manufacturing conditions. Most companies are employing an industry code called a GTIN, This identifer, when combined with PACKprint, automates compliance as well as provides additional benefits.

What’s a GTIN?
GTIN stands for Global Trade Item Number, and it refers to a number that distinctly identifies products or items as they travel move through the necessary channels. GTINs can Read more

PACKprint for Private Label

PACKprint for Private Label at PLMA Store Brands Trade Show

Private label is always the name of the game at the PLMA Store Brands REALITY themed Trade Show, and FASTechnology Group showcased  how PACKprint® can make that game a winning one. PACKprint® is a high-tech packaging solution that prints a veritable DNA code of the product right on the package. FASTechnology Group will be holding PACKprint® demonstrations throughout the show, which runs from Nov. 16 to 18 in Chicago.PACKprint_new

FASTechnology Group will be in booth #2100 on the trade show floor, where attendees can experience PACKprint® in action across multiple food groups and Read more

PACKprint High-End Food Labeling Technology on Display at November Pack Expo

Food labeling technology has truly met the future with PACKprint®, the latest innovation from FASTechnology Group. This high-tech packaging solution will be on display Nov. 2 to 5 at the 2014 Pack Expo International in Chicago, Illinois. Attendees can witness PACKprint® firsthand at two exhibitor booths: the Delta Systems booth located at S-3446 and the Viking Masek Global Packaging Technology booth at S-3553.

About PACKprint®

PACKprint® meshes well with both exhibitors, as both are focused on bringing high-end solutions to the food packaging industry. PACKprint® does this by providing a serialized, scannable code for specific food items that provides a veritable DNA of the item. Food buyers scan the code and are instantly armed with pertinent information relating to the item, such as:

  • Food origination
  • Ingredient details
  • Manufacturing details
  • Customized marketing information

People buying the food items aren’t the only ones who can benefit from PACKprint® technology. The innovation makes it easy for manufacturers, distributors and brands to:

  • Trace and/or recall products
  • Provide additional product details
  • Eliminate messy and costly labels
  • Enhance shopper engagement
  • Launch highly targeted marketing campaigns

‘Buy What You Know’

With the tagline of “Buy What You Know,” PACKprint® lets companies include a variety of information into the serialized scannable code that’s useful to buyers and the company alike. Options include lot information, ingredient information, actual weights, location of warehouse, timestamp of packaging, operator detail, logistic detail, cross-merchandising and product comparisons.

About FASTechnology Group

Since its founding in 1987, FASTechnolgy Group has focused on custom-designed solutions for automating plant-floor manufacturing processes. It has done so with quality engineering services and industrial control system designed for manufacturers and large industrial firms throughout the US.

FASTechnology Group is the brains behind CUSTOMprint+, which provides profitable packaging with customization and personalization. Combine CUSTOMprint+ with PACKprint® for even greater results.

About the Exhibitors

FASTechnology is proud to have its PACKprint® on display at the Pack Expo in two booths manned by packaging industry leaders. Delta Systems manufacturers systems designed to enhance product handling, feeding and flow-wrapping for the food, pharmaceutical, personal care and household product industries. Viking Masek Global Packaging Technologies manufacturers a rugged, high-quality line of vertical baggers and stick pack packaging machinery for the packaging industry.

Learn more about PACKprint® during Pack Expo:

  • At the Delta Systems booth S-3446
  • At the Viking Maset booth S-3553

Or visit the website: fastechgroup.com/packprint-buy-what-you-know/