Geiger deploys DASCOM dot matrix printers in tunnel excavation works

The customer

The Geiger group of companies, based in Oberstdorf in the Allgäu region, undertakes delivery, building, renovation and waste disposal works for its clients in the infrastructure, real estate and environmental sectors. This medium-sized family business, currently managed by the third generation, is active far beyond the boundaries of the Allgäu. The group of companies employs around 2,500 people across more than 50 sites, not only in Germany but also in Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Hungary and Romania.

The Tally T2150s prints for tunnel excavation works

The period up to the end of 2019 sees the construction of the Boßlertunnel, for the new intercity express railway line to Ulm. The Geiger group of companies was awarded the contract to transport away and dispose of the excavated material. 10,000 tonnes of stone are weighed and loaded every day. And this is where the powerful Tally T2150S dot matrix printer with integrated cutter comes in. In special weighing containers, it prints weighing slips and the acceptance documents required for transporting and disposal of the material excavated from the tunnel. At peak times, up to 500 forms a day need to be printed, without affecting the loading process. The entire weighing process, including printing, takes no more than one minute.

Tough use in a tough environment

The construction industry is a tough environment. So you also need a tough dot matrix printer. The Tally T2150S is totally resistant to external environmental influences. Temperature fluctuations or dust present it with no problems. The Tally T2150S just remains cool and unswervingly carries on printing and printing. And it is so user-friendly that it immediately cuts the continuous form and transfers it via a chute system directly to the lorry driver at the weighing station.

The perfect construction site printer

The people at Wilhelm Geiger GmbH & Co. KG are delighted with their extremely versatile power printer. In conjunction with the TallyCom III Ethernet Box, the printer can not only be used by multiple users simultaneously but is also easy to manage. All settings for the printer and interface can be configured from a central location using an internet browser. So it’s no wonder that the Geiger group of companies also want to use the proven Tally T2150S dot matrix printer at other construction sites too.

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WIPOTEC announces Russia compliance solution to meet serialisation requirements with cryptographic protection

The Russian Federal Law No. 488-FZ, effective on January 1, 2019, regulates implementation of the serialisation code with cryptographic protection. WIPOTEC has closely followed the developments in Russia, and developed an upgrade kit for TQS solutions that offers advanced printer and camera technology to meet the needs of the Russian market. This upgrade kit is now available for all new and existing TQS systems. The upgrade kit allows a pharmaceutical manufacturer to meet the requirements of the Russian legislation, even when using particularly small and sophisticated packaging formats. WIPOTEC also offers the option of printing the data matrix code in its usual size of 12.7×12.7 mm and smaller. High-resolution cameras inspect the serialisation codes with cryptographic protection in accordance with the ISO 15415:2011 standard. In addition, there is the possibility to enlarge the code up to 25.4×25.4 mm in order to achieve a higher process reliability by maintaining the common module size.


Russian serialisation code will consist of two parts: The first part of the code is the, "identification part" and is comprised of a sequence of characters representing the unique number of the item. The second part is for control and verification and represents a sequence of characters formed as a result of a cryptographic transformation of an identification code. These cryptographic characters are intended to expose counterfeit codes during their verification. Due to the cryptographic transformation, the data set to be coded more than doubles compared to the GS1 DataMatrix used in the European Union.


The system provider is responsible for successful introduction of serialisation and clarification of any details as well as administration and evaluation of the resulting data. Until November 2018, the system was operated by the Ministry of Taxation of the Russian Federation. Since then, the new operator has been the Center for Advanced Technology Development (CRPT). CRPT provides for allocation of crypto characters and transfer of the required data, as well as installation of Issue Recorders at the respective production sites. These devices will be connected to the national cloud. The pharma producer transmits serial numbers together with the GTIN to the cloud and in return receives the corresponding cryptographic key for the code to be printed and verified. The model provides for a fee to be charged for each cryptographic key; in addition, annual maintenance costs for the Issue Recorder are under discussion.


The process of aggregation of serialised products, which includes aggregation into cartons and further into pallets, will be the same as in other countries. For this purpose SSCC codes with GS1-128 data structure will be utilized. No changes from the Russian side are to be expected here so far.


In the course of the coming year, various product groups are to be serialised for traceability purposes. The new law requires implementation of serialisation activities in a uniform national system. At present, this system provides for 12 different product groups which will require serialisation. In addition to pharmaceutical products, the system also covers shoes, clothing, tobacco, and alcohol. In the long term, the system will cover all products.

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Domino Printing Sciences gewinnt „Operational Excellence“ bei den Manufacturer MX Awards 2018

Domino hat bei den vielbeachteten jährlichen Manufacturer MX Awards, dem größten jährlichen Award-Programm in Großbritannien, die Auszeichnung „Operational Excellence“ gewonnen.

Dies ist das zweite Mal in Folge, dass Domino bei der Veranstaltung eine Auszeichnung gewonnen hat: 2017 war es die Auszeichnung „Supply Chain Excellence“.

Die Manufacturer MX Awards werden von der Zeitschrift „The Manufacturer“ in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institute of Mechanical Engineers organisiert, um das Beste der britischen Fertigung zu feiern.

Die jährliche Veranstaltung wird allgemein als der Goldstandard für Benchmarking-Leistungen in einer Reihe von Produktionskategorien anerkannt.

Die Auszeichnung erfolgt nach einer strengen und detaillierten Überprüfung des Beitrags jedes Unternehmens durch eine Gruppe von Juroren, die wiederum jedes Werk besuchen, um Prozesse, Interviewmanagement und Mitarbeiter zu inspizieren.

„Wir freuen uns sehr über diese Auszeichnung, die die kontinuierlichen Optimierungen des Unternehmens am Betrieb würdigt. Durch Investitionen in unsere Mitarbeiter, Produkte und Prozesse verbessern wir den Service für unsere Kunden kontinuierlich weiter und liefern eine vielfältige Produktpalette aus einem effizienten und attraktiven Arbeitsumfeld.“, erläutert Carl Haycock, UK Printer Operations Director bei Domino Printing Sciences.

„Den MX Manufacturing Award zweimal hintereinander zu gewinnen, ist fantastisch für unser Unternehmen und zeigt, dass Domino stets bestrebt ist, seinen Kunden qualitativ hochwertige Produkte und seinen Mitarbeitern eine dauerhafte, engagierte Kultur zu bieten“, so Carl Haycock abschließend.


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Übernahme Geschäftsbereich mobile Computing / WLAN von Motcom Communication AG durch OPAL Associates AG

Auf Grund einer strategischen Grundsatzentscheidung der Geschäftsleitung und des Verwaltungsrates, wird sich Motcom Communication AG in Zukunft vermehrt auf das Kerngeschäft konzentrieren. OPAL Associates AG ergreift die Chance und übernimmt den Geschäftsbereich «mobile Computing / WLAN» von Motcom per 01. November 2018.

Bei der Zusammenführung wurde selbstverständlich auf einen kundenfreundlichen Ablauf Wert gelegt. Für die Kunden von Motcom ergeben sich dadurch keinerlei Einschränkungen: Sämtliche Kunden werden übernommen und die Geschäfte in der gewohnten freundlichen Art und Weise weitergeführt. Die Ansprechpartner bleiben bestehen, einzig der Firmenname und die Geschäftsadresse ändern sich.

Auch in Zukunft wird Ihnen weiterhin Herr Michael Kölbl zur Verfügung stehen, allerdings unter der neuen Adresse:

OPAL Associates AG
Motorenstrasse 116
8620 Wetzikon
Telefon: 079 630 05 25

Die strategische Partnerschaft zwischen beiden Unternehmungen ist wegweisend: Anstatt alle Bereiche abzudecken und sich dabei zu konkurrenzieren, fokussiert sich jede Firma auf ihr Stammgeschäft und arbeitet in Zukunft kooperativ zusammen.

Seit der Gründung 1996 hat sich OPAL Associates AG mit heute über 120 Mitarbeitern, an 17 Standorten in 6 Ländern, zum führenden AutoID Systemintegrator in der Schweiz und in Europa entwickelt. OPAL ist Partner der wichtigen Hersteller, bietet Produkte wie Scanner, Printer, Mobile Datenerfassungsgeräte und Netzwerkprodukte und entwickelt innovative Software-Lösungen (u.a. im SAP Umfeld) sowie Service Konzepte für komplexe Logistiksysteme. Dank einer eigenen Etikettenproduktion und einem eigenen, europaweitem Service Netz, ist OPAL in der Lage, komplette Lösungen aus einer Hand zu bieten und die Kunden auch nach dem Verkauf alleinverantwortlich zu betreuen.

Seit mehr als 20 Jahren ist die Motcom Communication AG ein führender Anbieter für professionelle Kommunikations- und Sicherheitslösungen in der Schweiz. Das Dienstleistungsportfolio umfasst neben der Realisierung von Gesamtlösungen auch den Vertrieb von Telekommunikations- und Sicherheitsprodukten für professionelle Anwender sowie den Service und Unterhalt von Systemen und Geräten über die gesamte Lebensdauer.

Wir freuen uns, Sie auch in Zukunft kompetent beraten zu dürfen und auf eine angenehme Zusammenarbeit.

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DASCOM Europe announces two “Partner Friendly” smart card printers

DASCOM, a recognized leader in business document print solutions, is proud announce their market entry to the smart card printer market. During GITEX exhibition in Dubai DASCOM will officially launch their new smart card printers DC-3300 and DC-7600.

The DC-3300 is a 300 x 1200 dpi direct thermal card printer and the DC-7600 is a 600 dpi color re-transfer smart card printer. Both printers have been designed for industrial grade printing environ-ments and offer users and resellers many benefits and features that separate them from many smart card printers in the market. They have also been designed to work with a wide range of common platform software while utilizing proprietary DASCOM CardEditor software for enhanced security and user customization.

The DC-3300 can print more than 220 cards per hour, provides edge-to-edge card printing, has a large card feeder capacity, and is compatible with a variety of encoders. This printer is ideally sui ted for applications where photos or portrait-like quality is important.

The DC-7600 provides the next level in re-transfer print technology and offers features including over-the-edge full card printing, rapid output, a large capacity card feeder, and supports a wide va-riety of smart card encoders.

According to Steve DiMartino, Director of Card Printer Sales & Development: “Both the DC-3300 and DC-7600 have been designed to work in the toughest, most demanding environments. The printers bring the best in print flexibility to meet the needs of users in a variety of applications. For example, the DC-7600 offers a choice of print capability ranging from single-side to double-side and over-the-edge printing. The DC-3300 is available with standard single-side edge-to-edge print-ing with the option for dual side printing. Both printers are backed by full 3-year warranties, are easy to operate, and offer easy-to-replace consumables.

The printers will be sold by a select group of regional card printer and security professionals who will offer support and an exclusive full-range of card printer supplies for the units.

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SGK Launches Shockwave with $20 Million Deployment of Hybrid Software’s Packaging Workflow

Matthews International’s subsidiary SGK, the leading global brand development, activation, and deployment company, has chosen its partner for the future. HYBRID Software and its CLOUDFLOW workflow solution will be used by SGK facilities worldwide. Earlier this year, SGK installed more than 400 seats of HYBRID’s PACKZ PDF editor in their production facilities while performing an extensive pilot program, code-named “Shockwave”, which tested PROOFSCOPE and CLOUDFLOW for live automated production in selected facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. After more than 12 months of dedicated effort by SGK and HYBRID, the pilot program was a huge success and PROOFSCOPE and CLOUDFLOW have now been deployed for live production worldwide.

According to Joe Bartolacci, CEO of Matthews International, SGK’s search for a new workflow partner began two years ago at Drupa 2016. “Major brands and CPGs have been asking for faster turnaround, greater accuracy and global real-time visibility utilizing native PDF formats to help them manage their brands around the world. We knew that only SGK had the global scale to deliver this solution. Cloud-based infrastructure for workflow and file management systems was essential to our solution but not available off-the-shelf from any other industry partners. We began searching for a software company that would become a long-term partner with SGK, able to tightly integrate with the power of our new SAP system and our new end-to-end Service Delivery Platform, which will accelerate speed to market and improve efficiency at all levels of the packaging supply chain. We found this partner in HYBRID Software. We are now able to seamlessly manage our clients’ packaging workflow from our desktops to any printer in the world, giving our clients complete reliability and improved speed to market.”

Says Guido Van der Schueren, Chairman of HYBRID Software, “This project was the largest that HYBRID has ever undertaken. It required a tremendous commitment of resources from both SGK and HYBRID as well as a shared vision. SGK set a high bar for speed and quality that CLOUDFLOW was able to achieve because our development team received valuable insights from SGK throughout the process. This was not simply about replacing old software with new software. We needed the product to deliver a greater level of manufacturing automation and productivity across all SGK facilities. Together, we’re ready to lead the next wave of automated packaging production.”


SGK is a leading global brand development, activation and deployment company that drives brand performance. By creating brands, helping sell brands, producing brand assets and protecting brand equities, SGK helps their clients achieve higher brand performance. SGK’s global footprint spans more than 20 countries. SGK was formerly marketed as Schawk, Inc. and is a division of Matthews International.

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Label Friday und Printer Monday bei Labelident GmbH

Der Schweinfurter Etikettenhersteller Labelident GmbH gibt im November mit gleich zwei Aktionstagen den Startschuss für das Weihnachtsgeschäft: Nur am 24. 11.17 und am 27.11.17 besteht jeweils eine 24-Stunden-Chance auf satte Rabatte für ausgewählte Labelident Produkte. Unter den Aktionen „Label Friday“ und „Printer Monday“ sind hochwertige Etiketten auf Rolle und Bogen, oder leistungsfähige Etikettendrucker für den industriellen Einsatz zum Schnäppchenpreis bestellbar: Mit dem Gutschein-Code "LFRI17" am Label Friday und dem Code "PMON17" am Printer Monday werden Etikettenmaterialien und passende Hardware der Marke Labelident jetzt so günstig wie nie!

Der Label Friday: 12 % Rabatt auf Blankoetiketten der Marke Labelident
Am 24. November 2017 sichern Sie sich beim mittelständigen Etikettenhersteller Labelident GmbH aus Schweinfurt einen Preisnachlass von 12 % auf alle Etiketten auf Rolle und Bogen aus der hauseigenen Labelident-Produktion. Darunter fallen sämtliche Thermotransfer- und Thermodirekt-Etiketten sowie Bogenware für Laserdrucker aus eigener Herstellung. Das Einlösen des Gutscheincodes „LFRI17“ ist hierbei geradezu ein Kinderspiel:

Einfach die Produkte in den Warenkorb legen, den Code „LFRI17“ im letzten Bestellschritt innerhalb der Produktübersicht einfügen, die Bestellung abschließen und schon wird der 12 % Rabatt gewährt.

Polyester-, Papier- und Thermodirektetiketten überzeugend günstig
Der Label Friday mit 12 % Preisnachlass ermöglicht Kunden aus nahezu jeder Branche hochwertige Etiketten aus verschiedenen Materialien günstig zu bestellen. Die Rabattaktion umfasst das komplette Sortiment an Blankoware „made by Labelident“. Vom robusten Polyesteretikett über günstige Papieretiketten ist für jeden Anwender im Labelident Sortiment etwas dabei.

Der Printer Monday: 10 % auf Etikettendrucker und Zubehör der Labelident Hausmarke
Gleich am darauffolgenden Montag, nur am 27.11.2017, setzt der Hersteller Labelident GmbH noch einen drauf: Die günstigen Etikettendrucker der Hausmarke werden mit einem einmaligen Rabatt von 10 % am Prniter Monday zum Super-Schnäppchen. Erwerben Sie nach dem Label Friday zusätzlich zu den rabattierten Etikettenmaterialien noch die passenden Etikettendrucker der Hausmarke sowie Etikettenspender und praktisches Zubehör – ebenfalls vergünstigt!

Rabattierter Labelident BP1300i – idealer Begleiter im Handel, Logistik und Produktion
Der 10 % Rabattcode lohnt sich insbesondere für das Vorzeigemodell der Labelident Drucker: Der Hochleistungsdrucker Labelident BP1300i mit 300 dpi ist ideal für den industriellen Einsatz – er bedruckt alle gängigen Etikettenformate und auch schwierige Materialien. Weitere Vorteile des Labelident Druckers:

• Kompakte und robuste Konstruktion aus Metall für höchste Drucker-Anforderungen
• Großformatiges Touchscreen für leichtere Handhabung
• Schnittstellenvielfalt
• Exzellente Druckqualität

Auch mobile Desktopdrucker wie der Labelident LD BP730 bis hin zum nützlichen Druckerzubehör & Labelident Etikettenspender in verschiedenen Nutzbreiten können am Printer Monday im Onlineshop des Etikettenherstellers günstiger erworben werden. Legen Sie die Labelident Produkte am 27. November 2017 in den Warenkorb und geben Sie im letzten Bestellschritt den Code „PMON17“ ein – der 10 % Sofortrabatt wird direkt verrechnet.

XMAS-Aktion startet am 28.11.2017 – jetzt vormerken
Direkt nach den beiden Aktionstagen Label Friday und die Printer Monday, startet der alljährliche XMAS-Aktionszeitraum. Dann gewährt der Etikettenhersteller aus Schweinfurt wie gewohnt 5 % auf das gesamte Sortiment (gilt nicht für Produkte der Marken cab, Zebra und Epson). Jede Online-Bestellung, die vom 28.11.2017 bis 18.12.2017 eingeht, wird um 5 % reduziert – das lohnt sich besonders beim Kauf von hochpreisigen Etikettendruckern, Barcodescannern und weiteren Geräten für den professionellen Etikettendruck!

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Dressler Group at formnext 2017: Exhibition of the plastic and 3D printing expertise of new HP Inc. ‚preferred partner‘

Additive manufacturing/3D printing has revolutionised the manufacture of more complex or rarely needed components and even enables decentral manufacture on demand. The Dressler Group is making a major contribution here: with its almost 40 years of expertise in the finishing and precise optimisation of plastic powders, it gets the raw material for 3D printing to the machines in the first place.

Trade fair highlights for the Dressler Group at a glance:

#1: Optimisation of plastic powders, designed specifically for customer requirements
#2: The Dressler Group is a preferred partner of HP Inc. (previously Hewlett Packard) for developing and manufacturing powder for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers
#3: In-house development Spherical Powder Technology (SPT) enables previously unachievable degrees of fineness e.g. in PEEK plastics and opens up brand new areas of application
#4: Innovation Day @ Dressler Group: Information platform by experts for experts first-hand // becoming acquainted with the ‘future in real time’ principle on site in the Innovation Lab and technical centre

The Dressler Group from Meckenheim near Bonn will be attending the formnext trade fair in Frankfurt am Main from 14 to 17 November. More than 470 exhibitors from Germany and abroad are expected at the event focusing on additive manufacturing/3D printing.


The Dressler Group specialises in grinding and finishing plastic powders. With the Innovation Lab and technical centre, it has its own research facilities that create an optimum link between theory and practice. Production takes place on systems that the company largely plans and builds itself. All techniques, such as warm and cold grinding, spraying, extruding and mixing, are offered.


When it comes to manufacturing/3D printing, the Dressler Group has already experienced a hugely positive response at numerous trade fairs and conferences with its latest innovation Spherical Powder Technology (SPT). The special feature: for instance, SPT enables degrees of fineness of less than 80y for PEEK plastics, which had been impossible until now. What’s more, the process can optionally be undertaken completely without additives, it works at comparatively low temperatures, even enables filled powders, and significantly improves free-flowing properties. Overall, SPT powders open up brand new application options, such as highly complex, more resilient structures in 3D printing.

"In many cases, SPT gets the raw material to the machine in the first place," says Jan Dressler, managing partner and CEO at the Dressler Group. "It maximises the reliability and productivity of the printers because the SPT powder is extremely free-flowing thanks to a level of roundness that has not been achievable in this dimension until now. At the same time, processing steps are cut out – thus increasing cost-effectiveness and environmental efficiency." In its soon-to-be 40-year history, the Dressler Group has become established as a kind of extended research department and workbench for its customers.

PREFERRED HP PARTNER (ecosystem network) This original expertise has now impressed America’s HP Inc. (previously Hewlett Packard). The PC and printer manufacturer announced on 9 November 2017 that it has selected the Dressler Group to be what it calls a preferred partner, which takes care of developing and manufacturing of powders for the HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer for HP.… 4210.html


Besides its attendance at the formnext trade fair, the Dressler Group is offering a further opportunity to get to know the company in detail: anyone interested can apply their individual ideas to the optimisation of their own plastic powder in the Innovation Lab and the connected technical centre in Meckenheim and take home the finished specifications – wish fulfilment on demand, so to speak. With minimum cost risk and maximum success.Reprint free of charge. We would be delighted to receive a specimen copy in any form.

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