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Videojet Technologies, Inc.
1500 Mittel Blvd.
Wood Dale, IL, 60191-1073
USA



Press release date: October 2, 2012

New Marking and Coding Equipment Integrated with CLARiSUITE Technology Coordinates Primary and Secondary Packaging Printers for Improved Coding Accuracy

WOOD DALE, Ill. - Videojet Technologies Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of coding, printing and laser marking products, fluids and accessories for the product identification industry, today announced Dutch Gold Honey has significantly improved coding coordination as a result of implementing 1510 continuous ink jet printers on its primary packaging lines and 2350 case coders on its secondary lines - networked together by Videojet's CLARiSUITE code assurance technology.

As the largest family-owned honey company in the United States, Dutch Gold Honey produces 11 honey varietals, an organic honey product and three varieties of maple syrup. As customer coding requirements grew, Dutch Gold Honey knew it needed to update its primary and secondary packaging printers with a more flexible, highly efficient coding solution. Turning to its coding partner of 30 years, Dutch Gold Honey looked to Videojet to implement a total coding solution that would coordinate printing lines, diminish coding mismatches and reduce downtime.

"Over the decades, we've developed a strong relationship with Videojet and knew we could count on them once again to help us improve printer coordination to reduce coding errors," said Jim Gerlach, production scheduler for Dutch Gold Honey. "With a complete coding solution in place that's networked with CLARiSUITE code assurance technology, not only are we preventing coding mismatches from happening, but we've automated a manual process so our operators are saving time on the production floor and can focus on more value-added tasks."

Today, with a flexible coding solution in place, Dutch Gold Honey can change out a product and Videojet's CLARiSUITE code assurance solution will automatically ensure the case coders are aligned with the codes printed from primary packaging lines. In addition, Dutch Gold Honey experiences virtually no downtime and the printers are nearly maintenance free. Adds Gerlach, "Our production line workers spend five minutes once a month to clean the new 1510 continuous ink jet printers, as opposed to 15 minutes they used to spend daily."

"As customers look for ways to improve efficiency and accuracy in today's competitive markets, we continue to see successful manufacturers update coding equipment by leveraging high-quality coding hardware and intuitive software," said Randy Kaiser, Videojet sales application engineer. "We're dedicated to the success of our customers such as Dutch Gold Honey, who can significantly improve production processes by using our coding technology."

For more information on primary and secondary coding solutions or networking packaging printers for improved code coordination, please call 800-843-3610 or visit www.videojet.com.

About Dutch Gold Honey
Since its inception in 1946, Dutch Gold Honey has been focused on fulfilling the motto of its founder, Ralph Gamber, "We only pack the best". What began as a beekeeping hobby for Ralph and Luella Gamber has grown to become the largest family-owned honey company in the United States. Located in Lancaster, Penn, Dutch Gold offers many floral varieties of pure and all-natural honey.

About Videojet
Videojet Technologies Inc. is a world-leading manufacturer of coding, printing and laser marking products, fluids, and accessories for the product identification industry. As experts in continuous ink jet (CIJ), thermal ink jet (TIJ), case coding, thermal transfer overprinting (TTO), array, and laser technologies, Videojet has more than 275,000 units installed worldwide. Sales, service, training, administrative and application support is provided by direct operations worldwide, including Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom, with more than 250 direct sales and service personnel in the United States alone. Videojet's distribution network includes more than 175 distributors and OEMs, serving 135 countries.

©2012 Videojet Technologies Inc. All rights reserved. Videojet and Uptime Peace of Mind are registered trademarks of Videojet Technologies Inc.

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