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Bar Code Printer marks corrugated shipping containers.

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Sidewinder In-Line Printer replaces labels, ink jet printing, and pre-printed cases. It uses computer-generated printing stencil to print bar codes, logos, and text directly on filled cases, allowing for exact placement of high-resolution print anywhere within 2 x 23 in. print area. Precision print provides 100% guaranteed readable bar codes and is suitable for batch runs of 10,000. Measuring 19 x 24 in. printer can be mounted on either side of conveyor.

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Iconotech's Sidewinder New In-Line Technology Prints Label Quality Bar Codes

Prints the Highest Quality Compliant Bar Codes - GUARANTEED!

Replaces Labels, Ink Jet Printing and Pre-Printed Cases

CLINTON, CT (October 2004) - ICONOTECH, the originator and leading manufacturer of digital case printing equipment, will be showing their NEW Sidewinder in-line bar code printer for corrugated shipping containers at Pack Expo International in Chicago, IL November 7-11, 2004 (Booth N-5604).

The economical Sidewinder brings the simplicity, reliability, and high quality of Iconotech's unique printing technology to the production line. The machine uses Iconotech's unique computer generated printing stencil to print bar codes, logos and text directly on filled cases. This allows for exact placement of very high-resolution print anywhere within the 2"W x 23"L print area. It adjusts easily and quickly for new print messages, to precisely position a message, or case sizes. The print quality is INCOMPARABLE - consistently sharp and brilliant, even for long print runs.

The Sidewinder's precision print provides 100% guaranteed readable bar codes, and is suitable for average batch runs of 10,000. Versatile and easy-to-use, it compactly measures 19"W x 24"D, and can be mounted on either side of a conveyor for running at a wide range of conveyor speeds.

While labeling systems can produce in spec bar codes, they require expensive labels. Ink jet cannot guarantee consistently in-spec bar code printing capabilities. Pre-printed boxes require printing plates and set up charges for short runs as well as warehousing and repeated handling. The Sidewinder's minimal operating and maintenance costs provide outstanding savings. Quite simply, the Iconotech Sidewinder system provides the productivity, reliability, consistent quality and value you require, your production and maintenance departments appreciate, and your customers demand.

As more and more distributors are demanding that their suppliers' shipping cases meet bar code standards, the pressure is on for companies who do not comply. Steep fines are being given for illegible bar codes. The print quality of Iconotech's technology is so reliable that the Company can guarantee customers' shipping cases will carry industry compliant bar codes case after case.

For more information, contact Linda Bertelsen at Iconotech, P. O. Box 918, 1 Heritage Park Road, Clinton, CT, 06413; call 1-800-521-0194; fax (860) 669-5109; e-mail, or visit

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