Now more than ever, labelling aims at protecting consumers’ health by providing all the information about the content and composition of the various products. Other useful information can be about particular characteristics of the product, such as its origin or production method. Specific standards regulate some foodstuffs, such as genetically modified organisms, foods with allergens, baby food and various beverages. Even the labels of certain non-food products must provide information to ensure their safety and allow consumers to make a choice.
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In-line variable data printing benefits from all the advantages of inkjet technology, i.e. lower costs than offline printing methods, faster production, and the possibility to use existing printing machines. These technologies can be combined with special anti-counterfeit ink, which is visible only under a UV lamp. In the past few years, smartphones have made bidimensional barcodes – e.g. Datamatrix and QR codes – widely used in various fields, including promotional vouchers, hyperlinks to relevant information, and prize competitions.
Numbering is the most widespread method for identifying and tracking printed material and combating their counterfeiting (e.g. fiscal documents). There are infinite numbering options, including alphanumeric codes, sequence codes, codes with check digits created by an algorithm known only to the manufacturer, codes of any complexity stored in a file.