Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers
If the surface of your boxes has a paint finish, do not apply paint and color to the area you wish to print onto during the product marking process downstream.
In ideal boundary conditions (installation position, output, folding box material, etc.) a grading of “C” or better can be achieved.
This depends on the speed of the machine and the surface of the material. The process must make provision for a minimum drying time of 0.3 seconds after printing. It is also for this reason that it is so important to ensure that the material used for folding boxes is of the best possible quality.
Resistance to light is dependent upon box material and ink type. Our Premium Black and Universal Black inks have been certified as highly resistant to light (a score of 6 = very good).
Increased pigment content in ink will prolong drying times. A grading of “C” can be achieved if the product markings are not printed in deep black.
m600 Coding System
Our printer is fast enough to achieve throughput rates as high as the example you give.
Printing is initiated primarily with a photo eye/light barrier. An encoder is installed to synchronize the printing speed. We can recommend the best place to install the encoder.
This depends on how your cartoner operates. Box tabs are usually printed before being inserted into the main body of the box.
The printing equipment is very often installed by either the machine manufacturer/system integrator or the customer.
Wolke is able to supply printhead models in various shapes and sizes for virtually all installation conditions.
< 3 mm or as close as possible to the product
Yes. Wolke has been working in partnership with these system integrators for many years and provides training and system updates to ensure that their knowledge is always kept up to date.
Yes, these camera manufacturers are also among our system integrators.
Yes. Wolke works in partnership with all well-known manufacturers of cartoning and labeling systems the world over.
The PPN code is the new pharmaceutical identification code for packages containing medicines and other pharmaceutical products. The PPN code is contained within the DataMatrix code.
The PPN code counteracts the falsification of medicines. It provides the basis for verification procedures and international product marking.
The PPN code provides all necessary characteristics for real-time authentication of compliance with the EU Directive. It is used to mark every package with an international product number and the corresponding serial number.
Yes. The PPN code can be used on packages bearing a PCN code.
The PPN is an international product number for identifying medicines. The PPN consists of the eight-digit PCN prefixed with a product registration agency code and suffixed with a computer-calculated check digit.
No, not directly. The m600 advanced receives the data to be printed from a superordinate camera system. The camera system checks the boxes for correctness after printing and then compares its readings with the content of the database.
Our printer is not required to conform to CFR 21 Part 11. When installed, it becomes a subordinate part of a machine system whose conformance to CFR 21 Part 11 must be certified.
Yes. Our m600 advanced printer has been compliant with the associated requirements for several years.
In Turkey, for example, where hundreds of m600 advanced printers have been in use since 2010.
We will happily assist you in these qualification endeavors by providing the corresponding documentation.
We have a global service network facilitated by our sister company at our disposal which is able to provide a rapid response to your requirements.
5 years for the m600 advanced printer and 2 years for the m600 basic.
Box dust in the machine can settle on the nozzle plate and impair print quality. The machine then has to be stopped so that the nozzle plate can be cleaned. We recommend investigating preventive measures: 1) Integration of a dust extractor
The printing system itself (control unit and printhead) requires no care or maintenance. The only “wear part” is the ink cartridge. Once its ink content has been consumed, the cartridge must be replaced with a new one. The printing technology inside the cartridge is renewed every time it is replaced.
Thermal Ink Jet
This depends on prevailing requirements. CIJ and lasers are suitable for marking absorbent and non-absorbent surfaces; as such, they are very versatile. However, if 2D codes need to be printed as well as text, these technologies are not always able to deliver the required performance.
Thermal ink jet can be relied upon for short drying times and high print quality.
The cartridge has 300 nozzles and is 12.7 mm tall. It is capable of a speed of up to 300 m/min. The nozzle rows are fully renewed every time the cartridge is changed, thereby ensuring optimum print quality.
Thermal ink jet cartridges feature minute heated chambers. When these chambers heat up, a steam bubble is generated. The steam bubble pushes the ink out of the nozzle.
The Wolke m600 uses Hewlett Packard printing technology with water-based inks. It can thus be used for printing onto absorbent materials (paper, box materials, or folding boxes with surfaces that are not paint-finished).
A new cartridge contains at least 42 ml of ink (standard ink content is between 42 and 50 ml). A 2D code with 4 additional lines of text (52 characters, 300x300 dpi, see sample), for example, can be printed approx. 119,000 times with a single cartridge.
A cartridge on offer at this price or in this low price range is most probably a used cartridge that has been refilled. Please note: 1) It is not possible to tell how many times a refill cartridge has already been refilled and how much mechanical service life it has remaining. Unnecessary, since avoidable machine stops may result and high costs can be incurred. 2) Our Premium Black and Universal Black ink types benefit from certified liability, drying behavior, resistance to light, and other important functional features. Refill inks are not suitable for your requirements!
Yes. When this message appears, there is still enough ink remaining for the cartridge to be changed the next time the machine is scheduled to stop.