Prevent Production Line Horrors

Prevent Production Line Horrors

Tricks to keep your production line treating you right!


Production machinery can become a ghost of its former self with years of wear and tear and outdated technology.

There is nothing more frightening than a date coder with outdated technology. Technology is advancing at an accelerated pace, and tremendous advancements have been made just in the last five years, especially in thermal inkjet (TIJ) printing.

Updating to a newer TIJ printer can provide significant benefits for your production line and bottom line by saving time with less-complex code creation and saving money by eliminating print errors with easy-to-read touchscreens and user-friendly operating systems.


A production line plagued with shadows and inconsistent lighting can cause printing errors.

Shadows picked up by the date coder’s sensors can make your coder think it is seeing “ghost packages” that are not actually there, triggering a print before the actual package passes by the sensor and print head. Not enough light and packages can be missed entirely by your coder’s sensors allowing the package to sneak by without being marked.

An evenly-lit line can keep your sensor from being left in the dark and improve print performance. Can’t control all the light shining on your production line? Try an external product sensor with photoelectric sensors to increase package detection.


Coder crashes, long waits for repairs, and expensive service fees…it is enough to make you want to scream.

The three things you can count on in life is death, taxes, and that at some point machinery and technology will unexpectedly stop working. This is also true of small character marking and coding solutions: continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers, thermal inkjet (TIJ) printers, laser printers…

Having the plug-and-print ready Redimark TC12 thermal inkjet date coder on hand will keep your production line moving when your other coder goes down, and at only $1,495 it can cost less than the service fee associated with an onsite service call.

You can also eliminate waiting for a technician and the service fees that go with it if you choose a date coder that is backed by a team of experts available to immediately troubleshoot issues with you virtually anywhere through live chat, email, phone, text, or even Facetime.

Experiencing your own production line horrors?


Dean Hornsby
Dean Hornsby
[email protected]

As Redimark’s Brand Evangelist, Dean is a passionate guy. Passionate about sharing his deep knowledge of packaging and automation, passionate about exceptional customer satisfaction and a bit nutty about perfectly printed date codes. Nothing makes him happier than matching Redimark’s solutions with your business’s coding and marking needs. (Well, that, and a good craft beer.) In his more than 25 years in the FMCG industry, Dean has seen and done it all; from engineering to plant automation to vision and coding systems.

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?