Mobile Printing of Logos, Marks, Symbols, Test Marks or Seals on the Product and PackagingREINER® marking devices perform perfect graphic printing right onto many materials

Many small producers and craftspeople do not merely sell a product. They offer their customers a share in their pride and self-definition in the form of their honey jars, wooden chairs or roasted coffee.
As a logical consequence, they want to mark their products with their logos permanently and in high quality. A lot of legally mandatory and voluntary information is to be added to packaging materials as well today, ranging from the best-before date, to indication of the wood origin, to the ever-present CE mark.

The high-performance and flexible mobile inkjet printers of the REINER jetStamp® product family provide perfect marking solutions for such small series and special items. They not only position the logo perfectly in the print area, but allow the user to add further symbols, seals and test marks. EAN/GTIN barcodes, dates and sequential numbers can be added as well. Pushing a single button is all it takes to print directly on many different materials.
Simply place the device against the glass, the wooden panel or the outer packaging, and let your handy inkjet printer, such as the portable inkjet jetStamp® 1025, the mobile inkjet printer jetStamp® graphic 970 or the handy inkjet printer REINER® 940, apply the desired mark.

The highest demands to information on packaging and product can be found in the following industries:
• Food
• Pharmaceuticals, medicine
• Cosmetics
• Consumer goods
• Electrical devices, electronics
• Consumables, packaging materials
• Devices, tools, ironmongery
• Spare parts

Pictures and texts must be printed onto the product or packaging in high and permanent quality, no matter if they are legally mandatory information or voluntary marks and self-declarations. The REINER® marking devices perform this task outstandingly in many forms of goods marking.

Interesting information about print graphic

Overview

Since Germany and Europe place great value on consumer protection, printing solutions are needed for product markings such as legal specifications and voluntary self-declarations. The legislator and authorities have created general framework conditions for this to inform the consumer by way of mandatory information to be put on packaging. Using consistent symbols and test marks makes information and properties faster to parse and allows manufacturers to comply with regulations on product liability and quality control more easily.
The manufacturer's information on products usually differ by industry and type of product. Best-before dates and identity marks of the producer may belong on every milk package but are not found on t-shirts. Vice versa, as an electronic device, a hairdryer can have a GS sign, while the same has no place on a can of tuna.
In addition to this mandatory information on packaging, many symbols for voluntary goods marking have developed in the industry. They range from the "Tidyman" to various organic seals.

Foods: Goods Marking Symbols and Their Meanings

e-marking: printing on the estimate marks for the filling quantity

The filling quantity "e" states the actual content of pre-packed products. This is also called the nominal weight or nominal volume. Since this quantity often cannot be filled to the gram or millilitre in production, the EU directive 76/211/EEC (also called the "pre-packing directive") specified a maximum permitted deviation and introduced the estimate mark "e".
For example, the content of a sugar pack with 1,000 g may deviate up or down by up to 15 grams, as indicated by the weighing sign, the small "e" on the packaging. It must be printed at least 3 mm high.
Graphic Fill Quantity Ink Printer

Recycling symbols: meaning and material marking

Tidyman

The "tidyman" is to remind consumers to dispose of the used packaging, cans, etc. in an environmentally compatible way after use. The icon, which first appeared in the 1960s and was probably first used in the USA, is a voluntary mark used in the industry. By now, it can be found on millions of products internationally and is understood around the world.
Tidyman - Print symbol

Printing identity marks

The EU regulation (EC) no. 853/2004 requires identity marks, officially called the "identification and health marks", from the producers of dairy products, meat, fish and egg products. These marks state the country and a five-digit code for the company that last treated or packed the product.
Health mark

Cosmetics / Medicinal Products: Frequent Symbols and Icons

Printing on the best-before date

Printing the use-by time

Printing the lot number

A lot is the total amount of a specific product that is generated, produced or packed under the same conditions. The producer uses the lot number to mark a delivery or production quantity,
• e.g. based on the same raw material delivery,
• produced by the same employees within one work shift,
• produced on the same machines, or
• sharing another relevant production feature.

For medicines, this designation is firmly specified as "Ch.-B." (for "Chargen-Bezeichnung"; lot designation) by §10 of the Medicines Law in Germany.
Every LOT number or "Ch.-B." must be clearly legible and identifiable. It can be printed onto the product packaging or directly onto the product.
Marking replacement ropes

Drawing attention to the usage instructions

This symbol is required to mark medicinal products. It reminds the user to observe the enclosed instructions before use or application. The symbol and its application are described by DIN EN ISO 15223-1:2017.

Electrical Devices and Electronics: Manufacturer's Information on Products

WEEE marking for special waste – the crossed-out garbage bin

The CE seal

The CE label is likely one of the most frequently seen product markings. A CE sticker or CE imprint is applied by manufacturers or importers in the European Union to declare that "the product meets the applicable requirements as specified in the harmonisation legislation of the community regarding their application". After compiling an EU declaration of conformity, the manufacturer can print the CE mark onto the product and its packaging. This symbol is relevant for nearly all products sold in the European Union.
CE logo print

The GS

As a test mark stipulated by law, the GS mark represents product safety and certifies that the product marked with it meets the requirements of § 21 of the Product Safety Act (Produktsicherheitsgesetz; ProdSG). Requirements to "size and number" in various DIN-standards, EU-standards and other "accepted rules of the art" must be met for a product to be deemed GS-compliant.

Wooden Pallets: Marking for Packaging Materials

Printing IPPC / ISPM 15

Universal graphics printing is only the beginning: the REINER jetStamp®  

product family

The REINER® marking devices can master any graphical printing task with flying colours, no matter if it serves creative freedom or legal obligations. The push of a button is all it takes!
The fast-drying REINER® ink P3-MP3 ensures optimal adhesion on many different material surfaces. Delamination due to moisture, oil contamination or abrasion, which is a common issue of paper or foil labels, are now things of the past.
Sparing consumption of ink and the long battery life make the REINER® marking devices valued colleagues at work. The mobile inkjet printer jetStamp® 1025 patiently waits through longer breaks without drying out, thanks to the special protection mechanism placed above the printing head. The REINER® handheld inkjets are consistently aligned with mobile use and characterised by their robustness and reliability without any reductions in precision and technical refinement.
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