The 8018 delivers a new level of efficiency and quality to developing coding markets. Companies looking to improve their corporate image and profitability can replace existing manual hot foil technology with real-time digital coding.

Main benefits:

  • Reduced ribbon waste with digital ribbon control enabling more prints per roll. Eliminates manual type changes, reducing human errors. Digital technology increases productivity, thus increasing profitability.
  • Consistent high-quality digital technology delivering clean crisp codes – no manual adjustment required from the first print to the last
  • Eliminate expensive product recalls, waste and incorrect codes.
  • Change information real-time controlling accuracy of production – automation of printing date, time, best before, the lot, batch codes, customer logo and other variable information.
  • Designed for continuous or intermittent motion lines.

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Print Features

  • Print speed – Intermittent: 100 mm/s, 150 mm/s, 200 mm/s, 225 mm/s & Continuous: 20 mm/s to 450 mm/s.
  • Print area: 32 mm x 40 mm.
  • Resolution: 8 dots/mm with 1 mm gap between prints.
  • Printing of real-time clock (hours/minutes), dates, and auto-updating best before dates.
  • User entered alpha/numeric data (lot number, line ID, etc.).
  • Multiple variable user input fields.
  • Automatic shift code roll over.
  • Automatic serial number.
  • Logos, fixed barcodes, and other imported bitmap images (with optional CoLOS® Create Pro software).
  • Full True Type font support.

Other Characteristics

  • Supplies: Thermal transfer ribbon available in a variety of grades and colours.
  • Maximum ribbon length: 450 m, 500 m for 3818 ribbon.
  • Minimum ribbon width: 22 mm.
  • Maximum ribbon width: 33 mm.