Chris Thorpe

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Chris Thorpe is the National Business Development and Marketing Manager for Domino in the UK. 

Articles from Chris Thorpe

Shattering expectations: what’s the best way to add codes to toughened glass?

The speed and accuracy with which you can add safety codes, kitemarks, company logos and other branding elements to your glass is the secret to satisfied clients and healthy profit margins. So what’s the best way to add coding and marking to glass?

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What is shrink wrap packaging?

It’s pervasive in the packaging world. But have you ever considered what shrink wrap actually is, and why it became so popular?

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What is print and apply labelling?

Accurate and efficient labelling is an integral part of successful manufacturing and logistics. When labelling is done well it can help ensure a smooth production process, but equally, if done inefficiently, it can cost a business time and money.

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UFI regulation and the coding technologies that can help

Under new EU legislation, manufacturers of products that contain hazardous mixtures must add a special sixteen-digit code to their product labelling. Here’s an introduction to the upcoming regulations and a guide to the technologies that may allow you to comply, all whilst maintaining an efficient and cost-effective production line.

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5 further ways the N610i label press can enhance your profits

The N610i isn’t just a market leading label press in terms of quality. It delivers compelling business benefits that could enhance your profits.

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5 reasons the N610i is a high-performance label press

Offering speed, flexibility and high quality, the N610i is playing a key role in changing the way labels are produced globally. Here are five ways in which the N610i excels.

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Is it getting harder to detect counterfeit packaging?

Underground criminals producing counterfeit goods have become alarmingly good at replicating manufacturers’ branding and are infiltrating the market. That’s a huge problem for both manufacturers and consumers.

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Great ideas that you should consider for your production line

Uptime and efficiency on your production line. It’s inextricably bonded to your profits. To put it another way: maximising throughput, whilst ensuring quality, is the best way to maximise your revenue. Here are some ideas for making sure your production environment is as productive as possible.

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Made in Cambridge: World’s most advanced CIJ coders launched in the UK

High quality doesn’t always mean high cost. Here to prove that is Domino’s revolutionary Ax-Series of CIJ coders. Following its recent UK launch, British manufacturers can now benefit from the world’s most advanced range of continuous inkjet printers. Get ready for speed, quality and refreshingly low total cost of ownership.

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Delicious packaging developments in the food and beverage sector

Anticipating the latest trends. It’s one of the best ways to stay ahead in business. But how? Consumer demands change fast, sustainability is a growing global concern and the emerging packaging industries of the developing world have sparked a worldwide price war to keep production costs to a minimum. As ever, innovation is key.

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Developing Economies Fuelling the Growth of a $44.8Bn Labelling Market

You don’t always need a crystal ball to predict the future. Global packaging experts Smithers Pira have released a new report into the labelling market – and they anticipate significant growth between now and 2021. So how should your business prepare?

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2D Data Matrix Best Practice

2D data matrices are increasingly important to manufacturers, retailers and consumers. They improve traceability throughout supply chains, and give manufacturers a highly personalised channel through which to interact with end-consumers. Here’s what you need to know about efficient, effective use of 2D barcodes.

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What’s the difference between primary and secondary packaging?

There are many different types of packaging and each has its own unique characteristics. But when it comes to applying barcodes, traceability coding, or late-stage customization, getting the right printing technology is essential if you want to keep your overheads in check, run your business efficiently and satisfy your customer.

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Case Study: Rusk Manufacturer Takes No Risks With Domino

Leading food manufacturers in Germany for over a hundred years, Brandt produce savoury snacks, confectionary and rusks.

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Inkjet printing: What does total cost of ownership mean for manufacturers?

You have two options when it comes to coding and labelling. Your printers could be a depreciating asset, or they could be an instrument for providing a return on your investment. Studying total cost of ownership (TCO) reveals the true value of your printers. That way you can optimise your coding operations for production lines that are speedy, streamlined, save you money and future proof your technological needs.

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