A Linx 8900 Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) printer is delivering improved all-round coding quality to French confectionery manufacturer Gida Confectionery.
The company – which uses the Linx 8900 to print up to three lines, including ‘Use before’ dates, on all its confectionery products – originally approached Linx France in search of a more reliable coder after experiencing technical difficulties with its previous solution.
“Gida’s system was causing them some problems, and after meeting with the company, we quickly identified the Linx 8900 as the perfect solution,” explains Christophe Calet, Technical Sales Manager at Linx France. “As they needed to find a solution quickly, we also lent them a machine while they were waiting for the one, they had ordered.”
The Linx 8900 series printer is renowned for its reliability, which ensures continual performance and minimal downtime, and incorporates a wealth of features that speed up day-to-day operation and maintenance.
The contactless marking of CIJ is a major benefit for Gida, allowing the company to print easily onto a variety of differently shaped metal and plastic boxes and cartons – and in whichever direction is most convenient.
In addition, the Linx 8900’s high-resolution, colour touchscreen provides Gida with a simple and accessible user interface, meaning it can to store multiple line settings for fast and easy setup, while its self-cleaning printhead and IP55 stainless steel enclosure further facilitate reliable running.
“We’re very happy with our Linx 8900,” comments Laurent Deybach, Managing Director of Gida. “It fits easily onto our production lines, our operators can use it regardless of their level of training, it is economical to run, and above all it is extremely reliable – we haven’t had any problems at all.
“We also appreciate how Linx lent us a machine while we were waiting for the one, we bought. This is typical of the overall service from Linx, which has been excellent.”
Founded in 1960 and located in Wittenheim in north-east France, family-owned Gida manufactures custom organic confectionery such as dragées, meringues, and marshmallows and distributes it throughout France and abroad.