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Consumable Cost Cut by 80% for Produce Packer

Ventura Pacific Lemons

Consumable Cost Cut by 80% for Produce Packer Ventura Pacific Company makes the switch from labels to direct carton marking for a more efficient production.   See how Ventura Pacific improved traceability and efficiency in this 3-minute video case study. Summary Ventura Pacific Company (Ventura Pacific) is a premier grower and packer of California lemons…

International Produce Supplier Improves Operational Efficiency and Labor Costs

A-Series Labeller on 4Earth Farms Conveyor

International Produce Supplier Improves Operational Efficiency and Labor Costs 4Earth Farms, one of the largest organic produce suppliers in the U.S., plants seeds for the future with a Matthews’ turnkey automated labeling system.   A-Series Labeller on 4EARTH Farms line. Summary Serving some of the largest and best-known health food retailers and wholesalers worldwide, 4Earth…

Command and Control Your Entire Production Line

MPERIA Touchscreen and Platform

Command and Control Your Entire Production Line With MPERIA® An automated, centralized, and adaptable marking and coding platform.     Invest a couple minutes of your time to learn how a marking and coding controller can lead to measurable results on your whole production line, from product to pallet! Centralization of automation allows production line…

Command and Control OEE and Your Production Goals With Thermal Inkjet Printing

L-Series printhead printing out barcode

Command and Control OEE and Your Production Goals With Thermal Inkjet Printing Matthews Marking Systems L-Series TIJ printer and MPERIA platform.    See in 90 seconds how to keep your production line marking and coding at peak productivity with the L-Series thermal inkjet printers.   Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) printing offers multiple operational advantages over…

Worldwide Produce Brand Achieves Major Productivity Gains and Cost Savings

Calavo Produce Case Coded

Production Dramatically Improves with Centralized Automation and Thermal Inkjet Printer Installation Calavo Growers, a Global Produce Brand, Achieves Major Productivity Gains and Cost Savings While Ensuring Critical Traceability    Watch Calavo Growers’ Operations Manager, Joseph Malagone, explain how the coding & traceability needs of their large avocado production operation were met by Matthews Marking…

Metal Marking Gets 50% Efficiency Boost

Example mark on aluminum by Matthews Marking Systems V-Series DOD printer

Sierra Aluminum upgrades from CIJ to DOD to achieve 50% improved efficiency, lower costs, and anticipated one-year ROI. After experiencing consistent, production-halting performance issues with their existing CIJ printing solution, Sierra Aluminum tackled their challenge by implementing Matthews Marking Systems’ VIAjet™ V-Series DOD Inkjet Printer with the MPERIA® automation platform.   Summary Sierra Aluminum is…

Giving Back and Building the Future

Matthews printheads with Mperia controller marking on food packaging

Matthews Partners with Penn State Students on Innovative Labeling Solution for Happy Valley Soup Company The Happy Valley Soup Company Tackles Growth Challenges with an Integrated and Scalable Labeling Solution Built Just for Them Increased demand is a good problem to have, unless limited resources make it difficult to meet that demand. The Happy Valley…

Breakthrough bulk ink solution brings new level of reliability and cost savings to thermal inkjet (TIJ) marking and coding

ABIS (Active Bulk Ink Supply) sets a new standard in reliability and quality thermal inkjet printing Matthews Marking Systems, a global supplier of marking and coding systems, just launched a revolutionary bulk ink supply for their thermal inkjet printers, the Active Bulk Ink System (ABIS). ABIS features compact, high-performance, high-resolution printing for both water- and…

Matthews Marking Systems to Exhibit at PELICE in Atlanta

PELICE Panel and Engineered Lumber International Conference and Expo

Matthews Marking Systems, a global supplier of marking and coding systems and software, has announced they will be exhibiting at the biennial wood show, Panel and Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) from March 12-13, 2020 in booth P614S.

Matthews Marking Systems to Showcase New Product Line at WestPack 2020

West Pack 2020

Matthews Marking Systems to Showcase New Product Line at WestPack 2020 Wilsonville, OR (January 7, 2020) – Matthews Marking Systems, a Matthews International company and global supplier of marking and coding systems, will be showcasing multiple methods of package printing at the WestPack 2020 trade show. Matthews’ industry experts will be hosting live demonstrations to…

Matthews Marking Systems to Exhibit at FabTech in Chicago

FabTech logo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Matthews Marking Systems to Exhibit at FabTech in Chicago Wilsonville, OR (October 29, 2019) – Matthews Marking Systems, a Matthews International company, will be exhibiting at FabTech in Chicago, IL November 8-11, 2019. FabTech brings innovation and technology solutions to over 48,000 attendees as North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and…

Matthews Marking Systems Presents Marking and Coding Solutions for Packaging to Michigan State’s CoPPAC Group

Michigan State University CoPPAC logo

Wilsonville, OR (October 25, 2019) – Matthews Marking Systems, a Matthews International company and global supplier of marking and coding solutions, attended Michigan State’s Coalition of Packaging Professionals and Academic Connections on October 22nd, 2019 to present industry solutions for marking and coding onto packaged goods. Matthews’ initiative in the academia field comes from its…

Matthews Marking Systems is Bringing Marking and Coding Solutions for the metal construction industry to MetalCon in Pittsburgh

METALCON logo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Matthews Marking Systems is Bringing Marking and Coding Solutions for the metal construction industry to MetalCon in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA (October 1, 2019) – Matthews Marking Systems, a Matthews International company, will be exhibiting at MetalCon in Pittsburgh, PA October 16-18. This show brings together companies and professionals dedicated to metal in…

Matthews Marking Systems Announces New Line of Laser Coders

Featuring upgraded user interface, new hardware designs and expanded integration options. Pittsburgh, PA, June 11, 2019 Matthews Marking Systems, a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces a new line of lasers called e-SolarMark+. eSolarMark+ units come in a variety of laser types including CO2, fiber and a range of diode, including UV and…

Matthews Marking Systems Presents Marking and Coding Solutions for Packaging to Clemson University

Pittsburgh, PA (April 12, 2019) – Matthews Marking Systems, a Matthews International company and global supplier of marking and coding solutions, attended Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute on March 25, 2019 to present industry solutions for marking and coding onto packaged goods. Matthews’ initiative in the academia field comes from its mission to support the community in providing the…

Matthews Marking Systems Launches New Product Line Geared Toward OEMs

Pittsburgh, PA (March 5, 2019) – Matthews Marking Systems has launched a new product line focusing on OEM customers that want to integrate marking and coding equipment into their machines. The products included in this line are an automation software controller, an enclosed drop on demand (DOD) valve jet technology driver, and an enclosed thermal…

Matthews Marking Systems Launches New Out-of-the-Box, Stand-Alone Controller

IMark VX32 controller image

Pittsburgh, PA (February 19, 2019) – Matthews Marking Systems continues to enhance their Drop-On-Demand valve jet product line. Recognizing the market need for a straightforward, cost-effective solution for coding in stand-alone applications, Matthews has launched a simplistic, yet robust controller with built–in printhead driver technology called the I-Mark VX32.   The VX32 is a compact, out-of-the-box system that has an IP42 protected metal enclosure that allows a clean installation of one to four valve jet…

Matthews Marking Systems Announces New Fast-Dry, Solvent-Based Ink for Semi- and Non-Porous Materials

Featuring 24-hour open time, short dry times and compliance with tightening international regulations. Pittsburgh, PA (February 6, 2019) – Matthews Marking Systems, a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces LS-6101, a fast-dry, solvent-based ink developed specifically for thermal ink jet (TIJ) print technologies in single-use cartridges. LS-6101 provides numerous advantages to manufacturers, including…

Matthews Marking Systems to Demonstrate Marking and Coding Solutions at WestPack 2019

Matthews Marking Systems, a Matthews International company and global supplier of marking and coding solutions, will be showcasing multiple methods of package printing at the WestPack 2019 trade show. Matthews’ inkjet and laser experts will be conducting demonstrations of systems printing on various substrates to demonstrate the diversity and versatility of Matthews Marking Systems products.  

Matthews Marking Systems Provides Cost-Saving Solutions for DAVA Foods Sweden

DAVA Foods, an egg processor and packager in Sweden, has significantly increased their efficiency rates by utilizing a low-maintenance thermal inkjet printer from Matthews Marking Systems to print “best before” dates directly on their egg cartons in lieu of applying labels. By eliminating the need for labels, all 17 of their production lines are now able to operate at a much higher speed, as well as drastically decreasing material costs.  

Matthews Marking Systems Unveils New Educational Series at Pack Expo 2018 Chicago

Matthews Marking Systems, a Matthews International company and global supplier of printing solutions for the CPG market, will be exhibiting at Pack Expo International in Chicago, October 14-17, 2018.
Matthews will be unveiling their new education series, Mpactful Solutions, during the first three days of the show.

Matthews Marking Systems Brings Solutions for Tire Marking and Coding to ITEC 2018

tire tread rubber marking and striping multiple colors

Matthews Marking Systems, a Matthews International company and global supplier of marking and coding solutions for the tire and tread market, will be exhibiting at the ITEC show in Akron, OH September 11-13, 2018 in booth #326. Matthews offers a unique large character inkjet printing system developed specifically for printing onto uncured rubber, where the ink must withstand the curing process essential for tire and tread marking.

Matthews Marking Systems Donates CPG Printer to University in New Orleans

Matthews Marking Systems, a Matthews International company and global supplier of printing solutions for the CPG market, is set to donate a thermal inkjet (TIJ) printing system to the University of Holy Cross’ Food Sciences Program later this month.
The system donated to the University is Matthews’ VIAjet™ L-Series L25, a high-resolution thermal inkjet printhead that is ideal for marking on primary packaging, a significant portion of the Food Science Program, along with a MPERIA® Lite controller.

Matthews Marking Systems to Demonstrate Centralized Connectivity Success with MPERIA™ at NPE Orlando

PET Plastic bottle with laser marking and coding

MPERIA™ Technology centralizes control of marking and coding automation across lines and across plants Pittsburgh, PA (March 2018) – Matthews Marking Systems, a Matthews International Company and global supplier of industrial printing solutions, will be showcasing a variety of systems that are ideal for the plastics industry at the NPE show. The plastic industry focused…

Matthews Marking Systems to Showcase CPG Marking and Coding Solutions at WestPack 2018

Matthews Marking Systems will be exhibiting at the WestPack 2018 show in Anaheim, CA February 6-8 in booth 5511 Pittsburgh, PA (January 18, 2018) – Matthews Marking Systems, a Matthews International company and global supplier of printing solutions for the CPG market, will be showcasing three methods of package printing and coding at the WestPack 2018 trade…

New! VIAjet™ T-Series E Model Prints up to 50% Faster

EQUIPPED WITH A NEW PRINT ENGINE, THE VIAJET™ T-SERIES E HIGH-RESOLUTION PIEZO INKJET PRINTER RUNS UP TO 50% FASTER AND NEARLY DOUBLES THE INK THROW DISTANCE OVER PREVIOUS MODELS Matthews Marking System’s new printer marks directly on corrugated cartons, replacing adhesive labels and pre-printed boxes for significant cost savings. With the addition of a new…

PackExpo 2017: Matthews Marking Systems Showcases Multiple Ways to Gain Packaging Line Efficiency and Productivity in PackExpo Las Vegas Booth C-3632

The MPERIA® marking and coding automation platform manages multiple marking, coding and print technologies on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center, September 25-27, 2017. PITTSBURGH, PA (August 15, 2017) — In Booth C-3632 at PackExpo Las Vegas, Matthews Marking Systems, a Matthews International company, will display the MPERIA® marking and coding automation platform and…

PackExpo 2017: Marking and Coding of Primary Packaging at Industrial Speeds with High-Resolution Thermal Inkjet

Controlled by the MPERIA® marking and coding automation platform, Matthews Marking System’s VIAjet™ L-Series thermal inkjet printer—featured in Booth C-3632—produces high native resolution marks at speeds up to 1,200 feet per minute. PITTSBURGH, PA (August 15, 2017) — Ideal for marking and coding variable data in both primary packaging and industrial applications, the VIAjet™ L-Series…

PackExpo 2017: High-Resolution, On-Demand Branding of Corrugated Cases, Secondary Packaging with Piezo Inkjet Printer

Managed by the MPERIA® marking and coding automation platform, Matthews Marking System’s VIAjet™ T-Series high-resolution printer—showcased in Booth C-3632—replaces adhesive labels, pre-printed boxes for significant savings. PITTSBURGH, PA (August 15, 2017) — Delivering on-demand branding to secondary packaging lines, the VIAjet™ T-Series high-resolution Piezo inkjet printer from Matthews Marking Systems is a cost-effective alternative to adhesive…

PackExpo 2017: Rugged, Large Character Industrial Marking and Coding System for Secondary, Tertiary Packaging

Controlled by the MPERIA® marking and coding automation platform, Matthews Marking System’s VIAjet™ V-Series drop-on-demand (DOD) valve jet print head is on display in Booth C-3632. PITTSBURGH, PA (August 15, 2017) — Featuring reliable valve technology engineered for corrugated and direct carton marking in challenging secondary and tertiary industrial packing applications, the rugged and durable…

PackExpo 2017: Compact, Entry-Level Priced Laser Coding System Easily Installs on Primary Packaging Lines

Matthews Marking System’s eMark Eco laser coding system—featured in Booth C-3632—is a low maintenance- and consumables-free alternative to continuous ink jet. PITTSBURGH, PA (August 15, 2017) — Compact for easy installation on primary packaging lines, including those with minimal open floorspace and surrounding facility footprint, the eMark Eco laser coding system from Matthews Marking Systems is…

PackExpo 2017: Ideal for Food and Beverage Packagers, CO2 Laser Coding System Can Be Equipped for Washdown Environments

Matthews Marking System’s eSolarMark+ CO2 laser coding system—featured in Booth C-3632—enhanced with new control software, diagnostics and larger user interface. PITTSBURGH, PA (August 15, 2017) — Ideal for high-speed coding of variable data onto cardboard, glass, paper and plastics used in primary packaging of food, beverage and pharmaceutical products, the eSolarMark+ CO2 laser coding system…

New! Fast-Dry, Solvent-Based TIJ Ink with 24-Hour Open Time

Matthews Marking Systems, a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces LS-6023, a fast-dry, solvent-based ink developed specifically for thermal ink jet (TIJ) print technologies in single-use cartridges and bulk ink delivery system. LS-6023 provides numerous advantages to manufacturers, including a 1-2 second dry time and excellent substrate adhesion on semi-porous materials including coated…

Matthews Announces Water-Fast, Water Based DOD Inks for Wood Industry

Matthews Marking Systems, an operating segment within Matthews International Corporation’s Industrial Technology Group and a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces two water-fast, water-based inks developed specifically for drop-on-demand (DOD) valve print technologies for applications in the engineered wood industry.  Both inks have been tested and approved as APA trademark inks and are…

Matthews Announces Affordable, Compact Laser for Small to Mid-Size CPG Companies

Matthews Marking Systems, a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces an affordable 10-watt CO2 laser to meet the primary coding needs of small to mid-size consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. The eMark® ECO laser, manufactured by Solaris, is an affordable alternative for customers looking to replace ink jet printers. Designed for simple, small…

Matthews Announces Compact Thermal Ink Jet Print Head Designed for Primary Coding, OEM Integration, and High Speed Web Applications

Matthews Marking Systems, a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces the VIAjet™ L1, one of the fastest thermal ink jet printers in the industry, and its most compact printhead in the VIAjet™ L-Series product line. Designed for applications where space is restricted or high speeds are required, the L1 is ideal for primary…

Matthews Showcases Total Line Control at PackExpo

Matthews Marking Systems will display a variety of marking, coding and print technologies—as well as its MPERIA™ universal print platform—in its “Take Control of Your Production Line” themed Booth S-3429 at PackExpo International (packexpointernational.com). The exhibit will demonstrate multiple ways attendees can take control of their cost-per-mark, multiple print heads and production lines, different print…

Matthews Releases AccuScan™, a Pigmented Piezo Ink for Corrugated Case Coding

Matthews Marking Systems, a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, has released AccuScan™, a new and improved ink for corrugated case coding. The ink features a superior tolerance to high temperature and humidity environments and an increased shelf life in both sealed and opened bottles. Read the full press release here.

Variable Marking & Coding: Making the Best of a Necessary Good

Matthews Marking Systems was recently featured in an article titled, “Variable Marking & Coding: Making the Best of a Necessary Good” in the latest edition of Patterns, an SGK publication. Read the newest edition of Patterns here.

Matthews Announces Fast Dry Ink with Lower MEK Concentration

Matthews Marking Systems, a global manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces a new MEK-based, non-porous, fast dry ink for use with the VIAjet™ L-Series thermal ink jet (TIJ) printer.  The ink, LS-7011, features a less than 80% MEK concentration and delivers a high resolution mark on non-porous materials with an impressive 2-second dry time and…

Matthews Announces New MEK Based, Fast Dry Ink

Matthews Marking Systems, a global manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces a new MEK-based, non-porous, fast dry ink for use with the VIAjet™ L-Series thermal ink jet (TIJ) printer. The LS-7001 ink offers an impressive 2-second dry time, 40-minute open time, and high-quality print on non-porous materials including a large variety of plastics, foils,…

Matthews Featured in Global Coding & Marking Market Report

Market Research Reports releases its ‘Global Coding and Marking Market 2015-2019 Report’  forecasting the marking and coding market to grow at a CAGR of 5.32 percent through 2019. Matthews Marking Systems is highlighted in this report. For more information on the report, click here.

Sustainable Packaging Award WINNER!

Matthews Marking Systems is featured in the March issue of Beverage World Magazine for receiving a Sustainable Packaging Award. Matthews is being recognized as a company that provides sustainable packing solutions to help companies reduce their environmental impact while still providing the level of quality and shelf appeal that brand marketers demand.    Read the entire article online

Matthews Featured in Plastics Technology’s NPE 2015 Preview!

Matthews Marking Systems’ thermal ink jet printhead, VIAjet™ L-Series, is highlighted on page 61 of Plastic Technology’s NPE 2015 preview issue. The L-Series, along with many marking and coding solutions from Matthews, is on display in Matthews’ booth (W-5183). Click here to register for the show for free.

Matthews Announces New Fast Dry, Cartridge Based Ink

Matthews Marking Systems, a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces a new cartridge based, fast dry,  black ink for use with the MPERIA™ VIAjet™ L-Series thermal ink jet (TIJ) printer. The ink offers a 5-10 second dry time (300×600 dpi) and excellent substrate adhesion on non-porous materials. The LS-6022 cartridge also provides a…

Matthews & Diageo Featured in Packaging World

Matthews Marking Systems met Diageo’s need for a clean marking technology with our  30 watt and 55 watt CO2 lasers. Our lasers provided fast sku changeover and legible code quality, all key components for Diageo. Read the full article here.

Matthews Selected to Speak at 2014 Pack Expo Innovation Stage!

Matthews Marking Systems takes over the 2014 Pack Expo Innovation Stage on November 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM. Presentation: “How to Master Product Traceability in an IT World” Presenters: Liz Churchill, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Mark Beauregard, Vice President, Global Market Development

New High Res, Top Down Printer for Packaging, Wood, Gypsum Marking

Matthews Marking Systems, a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces its new VIAjet™ T100S print head, an addition to the VIAjet™ T-Series high resolution ink jet product line. The T100S provides the option to print vertically down and at right angles, along with Matthews’ existing side printing capability.  This new orientation, combined with…

Matthews Unveils Tire & Rubber Marking Ink Jet System

Matthews Marking Systems, a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, has developed a unique ink jet printing system designed specifically for rubber marking and the tire industry. The new ink jet system features an ink jet controller, one or two 8000+ Series drop on demand print heads, and a unique Agitating and Circulating Ink…

Matthews Featured in PMT Magazine’s ‘Packaging Basics’

Matthews Marking Systems high resolution thermal ink jet print heads and Viacode software platform were featured in PMT Magazine’s  ‘Packaging Basics’ article in the March/April issue. The article highlighted Viacode’s ease of use and scalability. Read the full article here.

Matthews Introduces Water Fast Water Based Ink for DOD

MATTHEWS INTRODUCES PIGMENTED WATER FAST, WATER BASED INK FOR DROP-ON-DEMAND TECHNOLOGY New ink is environmentally friendly and APA – Engineered Wood Association certified Pittsburgh, PA, December 17, 2013 – Matthews Marking Systems, a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces the release of a pigmented, water fast, water-based ink for its drop-on-demand (DOD) print…

Matthews Introduces Fast Dry Solvent Inks For MPERIA™ L-Series

MATTHEWS INTRODUCES CARTRIDGE BASED FAST DRY SOLVENT INKS FOR VIACODE L-SERIES New inks greatly expand thermal ink jet applications on non-porous materials   Pittsburgh, PA, December 10, 2013 – Matthews Marking Systems, a leading manufacturer of marking and coding products, announces the release of two fast dry solvent-based inks for its Viacode L-Series thermal ink…

Matthews Offers Total Brand Solutions with New Brand Center

Pittsburgh, PA (October 10, 2013) – Matthews Brand Solutions is pleased to announce the opening of its new Brand Center in Pittsburgh, PA. While its Bakery Square location, at 6515 Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh, has been part of Matthews for 46 years, it recently underwent a major renovation and reconfiguration. The space currently houses Matthews…

New Ink Update

Matthews has limited quantities of JAM-4013 Black and DPI-201 Black inks available from stock, and has eliminated further production of these formulas, as we continue to move toward inks that are more universally accepted for use in all valve based printheads.  All current installations using the materials listed above, should be moved to the SCP-700A…

New MPERIA™ Thermal Inkjet Provides Performance at Industrial Speeds

Pittsburgh, PA, May 28, 2013 – Matthews Marking Systems introduces the MPERIA™  L-Series thermal inkjet printer.  Leveraging the same cartridge technology found in desktop printers, the L-Series provides high native print resolution (600 x 600 dpi) at nearly twice the speed of previous thermal inkjet systems.  With a variety of ink types and colors available, the…

See Our New Ad in Packaging World

See Matthews’ latest ad in Packaging World’s Serialization Playbook, featuring our variety of serialization coding and printing technologies. Download PDF

Matthews acquires Pyramid Controls

PITTSBURGH, PA, December 17, 2012 — Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) today announced that the Company has acquired Pyramid Controls, Inc. and its affiliate, Pyramid Control Systems (collectively, “Pyramid”).  Read the full story.

New Thermal Transfer Printer Provides Great Value

Pittsburgh, PA, November 16, 2012 – Matthews Marking Systems introduces a new line of economical thermal transfer printers for packaging applications.  Sold under the SVM nameplate, these high performance printers are available in two print widths, 32mm or 53mm, and offer arrangements for either continuous or intermittent printing. With a high resolution print quality of…

Application Story – Bakkavor Foods

Bakkavor Foods in Cobourg, Ontario, has improved efficiency and reduced labor costs by replacing hand-applied stickers with a CX16F inkjet printer for date and lot coding their paperboard sleeves.  Read the complete article, courtesy of Packaging World magazine.

Brand on Demand with Matthews’ New Viacode

Pittsburgh, PA, February 1, 2012 – Matthews Marking Products introduces a new multi-technology controller and GUI platform for the future generation of Matthews’ marking technologies. The revolutionary new Viacode print control module runs on a real time operating system and high speed control network, providing you with a scalable, single-source control of multiple printers or…