Printing best-before dates with the REINER® marking systems
Securely and quickly applying products with the best-before date stamps – along with barcode, graphics, text, and more!
REINER® printers for expiration and best-before dates: special features at a glance
included in the device
- Best-before-date imprints can be created simply and quickly on the computer using the enclosed PCset graphic software and transferred by USB/Bluetooth.
- The jetStamp® 990 model can be easily integrated in the packaging section.
• Also prints on curved surfaces
• User friendly
• Starting model
• Quick imprint
• Max. print size: 2 lines,
each 42 x 3,2 mm (W x H)
Best-before date imprint: REINER® expiration date printers facilitate best-before date marking
REINER®’s “handheld inkjets” are an option for making best-before date labelling faster and more economical. Our best-before date printers render labels unnecessary by putting best-before date and batch stamps right onto the product. The special REINER® ink is smear-resistant on virtually any imaginable surface and outstanding for the legally required markings such as the best-before date stamp. Our handheld printers also keep you mobile, rendering the marking process much more flexible.
Our best-before date marking system is very simple to use
- The enclosed PCset software will let you easily create the desired motive. Sequential dates or numbers can be set as well.
- Then connect your REINER® best-before printer to your PC by Bluetooth or USB and transfer your print data.
- Now you can start marking the product. Simply place the printer on your product and push the print button. Quick-drying ink and low ink consumption will enable you to mark many goods quickly.
The right device for almost every requirement.
We offer different inject printers depending on your needs and area of application.
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Best-before date stamps: Why do manufacturers have to print the best-before date onto their goods?
The legislator had to act since consumption of spoiled goods may pose considerable risks to health. The “foodstuffs marking ordinance” (Lebensmittel-Kennzeichnungsverordnung; LMKV) introduced binding provisions on marking with the best-before date in Germany back in 1981. The best-before date print contains the date until which the product “will retain its specific properties if stored appropriately”.
Depending on product, this may also be about guaranteeing that no harmful germs have spread within the packaging before the best-before date. Therefore, companies will add a buffer to the date, which explains why foods can be consumed for long after the printed-on best-before date. There is no legal provision in Germany that forbids trading of goods after the best-before date. However, the dealer is obligated to verify that the goods are still impeccable in that case. Such goods also must be marked specifically. Those products then usually end up in the special offers with discounts of 50% and more.
Is there a difference between the best-before and expiration dates?
Many consumers mistake the best-before date stamp for the use-by date or expiration date. Plenty of food is needlessly thrown away due to this misunderstanding. The best-before date does not mean that the product automatically is reduced in value or no longer fit for consumption afterwards.
The use-by or expiration date is different from the best-before date in one important aspect. It is required to mark food that spoils very easily, and that may pose a danger to consumer health after a brief period. Known examples for this in particular include minced meat and raw poultry. The consequences when exceeding the expiration date are much stricter. Such products must not be sold or eaten anymore.
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