Rapidly growing Chichester-based manufacturer of chocolate gifts and luxury handmade chocolate bars in the UK, Montezuma’s looked to marking and coding specialist, Allen Coding Systems, to supply a RX-S Small Character Continuous Ink Jet Printer when it needed to produce quality printing on new product packaging.

Founded in Brighton in 2000, Montezuma’s is now established as Britain’s leading and most innovative family luxury chocolate maker, with five shops located across the south of England and its products available in more than 2500 fine food stores around the UK.

Wesley James Cole, General Operations Manager at the chocolate company, comments:  “Allen Coding was recommended to us and since contacting them the service has been great.”

The Hitachi RX-S printer was selected for its ease of use and speed, and now operates on Montezuma’s production lines at up to 60ppm, printing date codes onto gloss cardboard for a number of different products of various shapes and sizes.

Continues Wesley:  “On the few occasions when new programs were being created for new products to be presented to the system, Allen Coding worked out any technical queries immediately while we were learning to use the new printer.”

Easy to install, operate and clean and offering clarity of print, the RX-S is best known for being user friendly and offering accurate, high-speed printing of a wide range of information in multiple languages on to a variety of substrates.

At Montezuma’s it replaces date gunning by batch as well as having to apply labels manually as the products come down the line.  Dates are now printed on to the finished products at before they are packed in to the outer cases.

Wesley concludes:  “The RX-S has been easy to install, learn and maintain and the quality of print is always good.”

Allen Coding is part .of the ITW Marking & Coding Division, which also comprises Allen Spain, Norwood, Diagraph, Trident and Allen Germany