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 VIAjet™ V-Series drop-on-demand (DOD) large character marking system is offered by Matthews Marking Systems. A demo model of the VIAjet V-Series, controlled by the MPERIA marking and coding automation platform, can be seen in Booth C-3632 throughout PackExpo Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada, September 25-27, 2017.

The VIAjet V-Series is controlled by MPERIA, allowing it to adapt to virtually any marking and coding environment. MPERIA centralizes control of all primary, secondary and tertiary print operations, and easily integrates with current enterprise systems and existing third-party marking and coding equipment to reduce downtime and cost while increasing productivity. Equipped with a choice of intuitive, touchscreen graphical user interfaces (GUI), MPERIA makes message creation and selection simple by automatically synchronizing graphic and source data inputs from enterprise resource planning (ERP), warehouse management systems (WMS), programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and Big Data systems with minimal information technology (IT) effort.

Capable of marking on both porous and non-porous substrates, the VIAjet V-Series can imprint codes on metal, paper and pulp, wood, concrete, and plastic. For high-speed production, its print heads mark at rates up to 800 feet per minute (244 meters per minute), and are rated for a lifespan of 6 billion firings apiece.

The V-Series’ large character print—ranging from 0.125 to 5 inches (3 to 127 millimeters)—combined with Matthews’ selection of pigmented inks, makes it ideal for marking corrugated cases, cartons and building products in particular. To produce larger image sizes, multiple V-Series print heads can be stacked and networked with the enclosed V-Link module that includes an internal power supply and print head driver board.

The VIAjet V-Series and MPERIA platform can be seen in Booth C-3632 throughout PackExpo. For more information, contact Natalie Pizzi at Matthews Marking Systems at 412.477.5019,, or visit

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Providing product identification, branding and traceability solutions, Matthews Marking Systems offers a full line of quality high-resolution, continuous ink jet, laser, drop-on-demand, thermal transfer, contact and indenting technologies. We design and develop specific solutions to help our customers increase productivity, reduce waste and improve overall efficiency. The Matthews Marking Systems brand serves international customers through subsidiaries Matthews Swedot AB, Matthews Kodiersysteme GmbH and Kenuohua Matthews Electronic (Beijing) Company Ltd.


Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ GSM: MATW) is a global provider of brand solutions, memorialization products and industrial automation solutions. The SGK Brand Solutions segment is a leader in the delivery of brand development, activation and deployment services that help build our clients’ brands and consumers’ desire for them. The Memorialization segment is a leading provider of memorialization products, including memorials, caskets and cremation equipment, primarily to cemetery and funeral home customers that help families move from grief to remembrance. The Industrial segment designs, manufactures and distributes marking, coding and industrial automation technologies and solutions. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 25 countries on six continents that are committed to delivering the highest quality products and services.