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Processors, co-ops and poultry farmers needing to put four lines of text onto eggs have until now needed two single-head printers. The New Imaje S8 Egg Master can now do this in a single machine. Using Imaje's unique Bi-Jet print head, along with its 'M head' technology, the S8 Egg Master will print four lines at high speed and with high legibility - halving capital outlay and required floor space. Imaje's novel food grade blue inks also give greater potential for product differentiation and branding than the more usual red ink.

The double speed printer is just one of a family of dedicated egg printers from Imaje suited to farm scale, co-op and bulk packing operations. The new printers can integrate with egg graders and achieve process speeds of up to 150,000 eggs per hour. Ease of set up and maintenance are key features.

S8 Egg machines have specially designed ink circuits and viscosity control for consistent ink delivery, whatever the temperature. Head pressurisation protects the print head from dust and other hazards. Having just one print head improves reliability and simplifies maintenance. This is further enhanced by automated nozzle cleaning at the beginning of the cycle for quick start up. All cabinets are in stainless steel.

Imaje food grade inks are compliant with regulatory standards including the US FDA and EU regulations 94/36/CE and 95/2CE. A micro fine dot pattern allows for ink migration on the shell surface to present a solid and sharp message. In addition to marking eggs with origin, production method, lay date, expiry date and so on, users can convey branding and other messages. The mark remains intact even after boiling. Several commercial options are available covering outright purchase, leasing, consumables and maintenance. Imaje also provides advice, user training and support.

More information: Mike Hughes, Managing Director, Imaje UK Ltd, Tel. +44 (0)1928 599 420 Fax. +44 (0)1928 599 425 E-mail: Web:

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