Approximately 100 billion cardboard boxes are produced each year in the U.S. alone. Of course, to effectively function in shipping and retail contexts, these packages need to be marked with identifying codes that ensure traceability and enable proper inventory management practices.
Barcodes, lot codes, expiration dates, and more may all be required depending on what products are being packaged and which requirements are held by the specific shipping/retail channel. Unreadable or absent codes can cause shipments to be misdirected, inventory mishaps, and/or hefty fines from retailers.
Fortunately, printing on cardboard packaging doesn’t have to be a challenge. InkJet, Inc. has the expertise necessary to help companies find the right printer and ink combination to produce clearly legible, machine-readable codes.