Leading Scottish based bacon supplier Quality Foods has installed a Linx IJ355 high definition case coder after being impressed with the machine’s reliability and performance. Low cost of ownership and clear printing were among the other factors that led the company to choose the latest machine from coding and marking specialist. The robust construction is ideal where packs of bacon are packed by hand into brown cardboard boxes, which then go via conveyor past the printer. Information including product name, pack size, product code and best before date is coded onto one side of each box, with prints measuring 205x40mm and 183x45mm. The machine codes 2.8 boxes/min with the line operating 50 hours per week, all year round. The patented ReFresh ink system, robust design, and printhead protection technology mean significantly reduced downtime and savings on consumables. Ink and dust that collect on the nozzles are removed with an ink purge and air knife, then ink from this procedure is collected, passed through a high performance filter to remove impurities from the system, and delivered back ready for printing.