DataLase has launched a new scheme for printers and converters looking to ensure optimisation when applying the company’s technology. The new training and certification programme will help partners understand DataLase’s laser reactive functional coating and ensure best practice is achieved in its implementation and management.

Printers and converters have been able to seek accreditation under the new scheme since 1 March 2019,  with specific schemes for coating and laser partners becoming available later in the year.

The programme is designed to ensure the entire supply chain can meet the needs and requirements of brands and co-packers in terms of print quality and value. At the same time it will enable accredited partners to benchmark and create best practice around quality control processes, waste management, production efficiency and cost reduction.

‘DataLase is excited to launch its very own certification scheme for suppliers of its unique technology,’ said product manager Adam Slack. ‘The scheme enables partners using DataLase technology to be formally approved, in order to provide consistent coding and shipping traceability to the downstream supply chain, significantly reducing the potential for product recall and rework as a result of poor quality coding and marking. It will give brands high levels of assurance that they are receiving the very best solutions in terms of quality and overall equipment effectiveness from certified members.’

Accredited partners will be audited yearly to maintain certification.