Increasing Production Line efficiency using EPAL-certified printing Systems!

Digital printing instead of Hot Iron Branding: In order to reduce rejects, incorrect branding and reduce hefty insurance premiums i-marks large character coders are increasingly being adopted in the timber industry. The approach differs significantly as with this modern technology, the marking can be done during the production process as the pallet blocks pass the printing head, applying the EPAL logo and IPPC mark. Additionally customer specific marking requirements such as logos can be easily applied by the user-friendly digital software programming.

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Digital printing alternative to hot branding for pallets
EPAL pallet marking and coding solutions

EPAL Pallets & Wood Marking & Coding

Marking & Coding Solutions For
Pallets & Wood

Increased print quality comparison for pallet marking

Harsh conditions often prevail where wood is processed: extreme temperatures, air contaminated by chips and dust. Our high resolution large character systems work perfectly under these conditions because they have been specially developed for industrial applications. Thanks to automatic cleaning functions, we always guarantee optimal print quality. Adopting our industrial marking and coding systems eradicates the high costs and inflexible workflows caused by traditional hot iron branding. i-mark's large character inkjet printers are therefore increasingly being used in the timber and harsh industrial environments. Large character coders reduce costs and score with numerous advantages: the print image can be changed in seconds, and the flexibility increases speed and productivity at the same time.

Increased Print Quality

Higher contrast and top quality prints in comparison to hot branding.

Minimisation Of Rejects

No rejects due to faulty branding.

Increased Productivity

Better productivity thanks to less start-up and changeover times.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

Significantly lower power consumption when digitally printing pallets

More Customisation

Variable data such as barcodes, logos or text can be applied quickly.

Accidental Burns To Employees

Improving occupational safety by minimising the risk of fire and accidental burns employees.

Print Lower Quantities

Even with small quantities, the individualisation of the pallets is no problem.

Lower Costs

Due to lower power consumption you significantly lower your operational costs. You also reduce your insurance costs due to the increased safety.

How you can win with us

So, what can you do with
marking and coding solutions?

Wood and pallet marking and coding machinery.

Minimisation of rejects in pallet production

Two Different Pallet Identification Labels

There are two differences in pallet identification: 

Transport Label (GS1)

The transport label (e.g. GS1), which is often applied directly to the enclosing packaging film, and the identification of the pallet itself.

The identification by the label serves the organisation, traceability and safety of the goods.

Production Specification (EPAL)

The labelling of the pallet itself serves to allocate it to a specific production specification with certain quality criteria (e.g. EPAL).

Wood and pallet marking machinery in action

Pallet Regulations & Identifiers 

Pallets may include indicators, such as logos, company names, dates, codes and text. Pallet identifiers such as IPPC or EPAL are encoded using a large character printer, while the GS1 auto carrier label is applied using a labeller. To be allowed to continue using the corresponding indicator, such as IPPC and EPAL, the associated rules and regulations must be followed.

International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC)

IPPC stands for International Plant Protection ConventionIt has been ratified by over 180 countries worldwide.

European Pallet Association (EPAL)

Based on the rules of the European Pallet Association, a pallet made from specified timber must meet the regulations concerning dimensions and components to obtain Euro pallet. It can then bear the protected EPAL mark and call itself a Euro pallet if so.

Wait! The proof's in the pudding.

BEFORE i-mark

GS1 transport label application on pallet

Hot Branded EPAL logo

AFTER i-mark

EPAL pallet identification and specification labeling

EPAL logo With A Large Character Printer

EPAL pallet identification and specification labeling

Digitise Marking Your Wood & Pallets

i-mark makes it possible for every pallet manufacturer to digitise their identification . Because as an expert for industrial printers, we are familiar with the practical problems involved in pallet labelling. We solve this challenge with an EPAL-certified complete package for pallet printing.

Before and after comparison of EPAL logo marking

It's not just pallets.

The unique production environments that manufacturers use to build wood products can be quite difficult. Typically subject to weather extremes, continuously running, and under high temperatures, these facilities are extremely beneficial for various different industries.

Printing dates, bar codes, moisture levels, panel grades, inspector ID, species, lot or batch numbers, and traceability information are required for printing strong, low-maintenance industrial wood.

the perfect cloud based message management solution.

Large character printer application for pallet marking

NiceLabel Cloud

Loftware NiceLabel Cloud is the ideal message creation solution for businesses. You can be up and running in minutes whilst having everything you need to manage your entire message creation process, from message design and template management to printing. You can integrate Loftware with your key business systems to create a more efficient process. You can start small or local, and then easily expand the system to multiple locations. You also benefit from one of the most secure Cloud platforms available on the market in Microsoft Azure.

Honestly it couldn't be any simpler than this.

Anytime access to message creation

Loftware NiceLabel gives you a flexible message creation process that can adapt to changing market demands. Make your message creation process device and location independent, accommodate remote workers and extend message creation to new partners and suppliers.

Free up your valuable IT resources

With NiceLabel, business users can design and maintain message templates with ease. Furthermore, with NiceLabel Cloud, there’s no IT infrastructure to purchase or maintain.  You can be up and running in minutes and the software is updated automatically.

All The Products & Solutions
You Will Need To Mark Pallets & Wood.

Digital marking solutions for pallet manufacturers

Message Management

The perfect solution to providing one message creating software across i-mark and other manufacturers printers.

Large character printer application for pallet marking

Portable Handheld Printer

The Edding in-line and portable compact printers revolutionise industrial marking. Their smart, compact design houses advanced, intuitive functionality and unparalleled connectivity. Print information can be changed quickly and easily via the integrated touchscreen, web browser or even smartphone.

Designed and manufactured in Germany using the highest quality components, they deliver outstanding reliability. The simple, easy-to-use design means that any user can set up and operate the printers, without needing a technician.

NiceLabel Cloud for message management in pallet marking

Large Character Printer ResMark 5000

The ResMark 5000 is the perfect large character printer for industrial product marking. It identifies absorbent and porous surfaces such as cardboard, plaster, cellulose or wood with high-resolution print images.

Texts, codes and graphics with a print image height of up to 100 mm per print head (up to 8 print heads) and a resolution of up to 300 dpi are possible.

And at a significantly lower cost than traditional labelling.

How you can win with us

So, why use i-mark for marking and

coding solutions for your business?

NiceLabel Cloud for message management in pallet marking

The process with us is easy.

Three steps to get the correct marking and coding solution for your business.

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Understand Your Challenges

Meet with one of our advisors to discuss with you and your project team the challenges being faced today and considerations for the future.

Watch the world go by...

Now we have found your solution and incorporated it, sit back and reap the benefits of maximised uptime, improved efficiencies and reduced costs.

The i-mark advantage.

We really do mean it when we say maximising uptime, increasing efficiency, while minimising costs.

Maximising uptime

German design and engineering
German engineering has for decades been the epitome of robustness, reliability and hi performance. Our systems in being of German manufacture are no different. This allows for a significant reduction in total cost of ownership due to extended equipment life. We have a customer base who commonly have machines over
 15 years old in active use.

Increasing efficiencies

Minimising costs through message management 
Incorrect coding on products leads to errors, whether it be, rework or costly penalties imposed by your customers. At i-mark we focus on holistic solutions that consider the technical capabilities of the coder, BUT also focus on understanding the information flow from planning to production. We then incorporate localised or centralised digitised solutions, thus
eradicating human errors.  

Easy to do business with

Next day delivery
Our UK based distribution centre, based in the Midlands, providing next day delivery of your consumables and equipment.

Inclusive support

Same day service response
Nationwide network of qualified service technicians. Fully backed by technical help desk, local field service and dedicated customer service account team.

Have you seen our accreditations?

We mean it when we say we're 'experts'.

Our team possesses more experience solving problems in this field than any other. Nationwide network of qualified service technicians. Fully backed by a technical help desk, local field service and dedicated customer service account team. Nothing gets missed.

Large character printer ResMark 5000 for industrial use
iMark's process for delivering marking and coding solutions
iMark's process for delivering marking
Paletten Service saved more than
 50% since Diagraph large character inkjet introduced

Marking and coding

with real ROI.

Automated & semi-auto marking and coding machinery, end-to-end production lines that works with your packaging machinery.

Portable handheld printer for flexible industrial marking