Infusion GB is a leading tea packaging manufacturer based in Gloucester, providing services to well-known brands including Pukka Herbs, Twinings, Tetley and Lipton. After discovering a demand from their customers for the direct printing of best before dates and batch information onto individual enveloped tea bags, which would allow individual sale or repackaging for the gift market, Infusion GB began their search for a company who could meet their needs.
The coding and marking solution would need to match the 250 bags per minute production speed of Infusion GB’s IMA C27 tea packing machines. Due to the short amount of time between printing onto the enveloped tea bags and packaging them into cartons, conventional inks would not be suitable for this application as this created a risk of smudging. After approaching the manufacturer of its IMA machines, Infusion GB was advised to contact Domino.
“Best before dates on enveloped tea bags was an application that we wished to offer to our customers. We believe that being able to print best before dates onto these envelopes is a real point of difference for Infusion GB.” Peter Barry, Technical Director Infusion GB
Rolling out Domino’s G220i printers