Ink-Jet System marks retail egg cartons.

Press Release Summary:

S.C.I.F.I.(TM) 3400 prints information necessary for assuring quality and freshness of cartoned eggs. To enable traceability, timing, and health, system prints packing date, sell-by date, and any other pertinent information in print sizes from 1/8-13/16 in. Different color inks can be applied from same printhead, and non-clogging design reduces maintenance. Wash-down system rated to IP65 is also available.

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Matthews Announces New Product for Marking Retail Egg Cartons

Pittsburgh, PA - June 23, 2004 - Matthews International announces a new product specifically designed for marking retail egg cartons, the S.C.I. F.I.(TM) 3400 system that saves packagers time in marking, cleanup and maintenance.

The 3400 ink-jet system prints information vital to assuring quality and freshness of the cartoned eggs. To enable traceability, timing and health, the system records and prints out the packing and "sell-by" dates and any other pertinent information. The company indicates that the equipment eliminates excessive maintenance, owing to the fact that the printheads do not clog, meaning more uptime. Shorter warm-up time over
older printers also insures less downtime.

Print size on the 3400 can be varied from 1/8" to 13/16". Different color inks can be applied easily from the same printhead, allowing flexible ink changeover for special batch needs. DOD valve technology simplifies ink management with the system, which eliminates the need for mixing solvent additives or other chemicals to keep print running smoothly. Also, the 3400 is available in a wash-down rated system, IP65.

For further information contact Matthews International's Michelle Spaulding at 412-665-2488.

Matthews International Corporation
Marking Products Division
6515 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 665-2500, Fax: (412) 365-2042

Matthews Canada, Ltd.
550 McGeachie Drive, Milton, Ontario L9T 3Y5 Canada
(905) 878-2358, Fax: (905) 876-1344

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