ICE Zodiac Hawk (53mm)

Ideal For: Flexible packaging | VFFS | Flow Wrappers | Thermoformers | Labellers | Sachets | Trays

The ICE Zodiac Hawk is the leading 53mm thermal transfer printer on the market, with proven reliability, flexibility and accuracy. It boasts integrated print checking (iAssure™), all electronic printhead design (Intelligent Motion™), and easy usability with the CLARiTY interface ensuring the right code is on the right product. The Zodiac Hawk guarantees a fast return on investment by working at speeds of up to 500PPM, coupled with a simple cassette with 1,200 metre ribbon capacity for increased throughput and reduced changeover time.

The world’s first Thermal Transfer Overprinter that checks its own print

The Zodiac Hawk Thermal Transfer Printer has been designed to help businesses in their drive to achieve improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by being the first of its kind to report on all three elements of OEE, with quality now included alongside performance and availability. The integrated iAssure™ technology gives code quality assurance by catching print defects quickly to minimise production disruption and avoid supermarket fines.

Designed for modern production

The Zodiac Hawk is ideal for flexible packaging, labels, and glossy card applications that require variable content to be printed, including regulatory, traceability or use by dates. It can now also print on newer flexible packaging types including resealable pouches, stick packs and sachets.

The Zodiac Hawk’s small footprint and modular design integrates easily into today’s complex packaging systems, such as Vertical & Horizontal Form Fill & Seal Machines, Thermoform & Tray Sealing Machines and Label Applicators, making it popular within the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

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iAssure™ is a built-in code quality checker that requires no additional hardware, installation or training, reducing waste and rework. It provides early warning of any potential loss of code quality, reducing the risk of customer complaints or the possibility of a product recall, with its cost implications and potential damage to brand reputation.

Operators can easily measure production quality on the CLARiTY screen and can view the prints in real-time to assess print quality and drive improvements.


Thermal Transfer Overprinter Zodiac Hawk operator

The Zodiac Hawk integrates into your production operations by using powerful coding software, CLARiSUITE, connecting your factory to streamline your processes. This allows operators to use consistent templates across your site to ensure brand integrity, whilst the intuitive operating system is simple and easy to use increasing productivity whilst reducing user errors.

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Clearmark has created a virtual, interactive product demonstration room that you can walk around from the comfort of your own home. This allows you to watch and learn more about the Zodiac Hawk alongside our full product range to see first-hand how the Hawk's intelligent, innovative design could benefit you.

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The Benefits

Icon / Close Created with Sketch. Maximise printhead life and print quality with Intelligent Motion™

Icon / Close Created with Sketch. Fast ROI with throughput up to 500PPM

Icon / Close Created with Sketch. Maximise ribbon with consistent 0.5mm gap between prints

Icon / Close Created with Sketch. iAssure™ safeguards brand reputation

Icon / Close Created with Sketch. Easily integrates into your production line with custom made brackets and small footprint

For more information on the industry-leading Zodiac Hawk:


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Success Story: Thermal Transfer | Fresh Produce | Sealed plastic bags

Huntapac Produce Reap Benefits from Faster Coders and TrueType Fonts

One of the leading supermarkets Huntapac supplies required it to print a new, impactful font on all its products. Because Huntapac’s existing Thermal Transfer Overprinters were incapable of this, it needed to replace them at short notice. ICE identified its Zodiac HS Thermal Transfer Overprinter as the ideal solution – and quickly installed 17 state-of-the-art machines onto vertical former baggers at the factory, taking just one week to process the sale, install, integration and train operators on site. These printers give Huntapac the coding flexibility required and have the reliability to run 24/7, 364 days a year delivering a fast return on investment.
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