Fox’s Biscuits has invested in 14 robust and reliable TJ500 thermal jet printers from leading marking and coding specialist, Allen Coding. Installed at the biscuit manufacturer’s plant in West Yorkshire, the cost-effective TJ500 was chosen for its clean operation, low maintenance, minimal operator involvement and consistent print quality.

Allen Coding’s TJ500 thermal jet printers are being used by Fox’s Biscuits to apply a variety of date formats on to both outer cases and primary product cartons. The units are operating at speeds up to 20 ppm (packs per minute) on the case code application and 120 ppm on the primary packs.

Stephen Hannan, Print Manager at Fox’s Biscuits comments: “We chose Allen as it is a long established business offering reliable support and service, whilst the TJ500 thermal jet printers provided the high levels of cleanliness and hygiene required by food manufacturers.”

Allen Coding installed the first TJ500 printer but the following 13 systems were fitted by Fox’s Biscuits’ engineers after they received training from the Hertfordshire-based company.

“The overall service from Allen Coding, their sales engineer and help desk has been good and we would happily recommend both the company and the TJ500 printer to other food companies,” Stephen concludes.