Printing technology continues to advance and deliver innovative technical-driven products that were previously unthinkable because of old technologies. Unique partnerships with cutting-edge companies producing industry revolutionary products are no longer the exception for printing and packaging companies that invest and master the printing advancements available for their customers. Having the technology or capability is only the beginning. To become an industry leader blazing the trails of innovation and creativity you have to have experienced personnel who can harness and apply the technology with confidence. Printing and packaging companies that are ahead of the curve have been able to deliver finished products that meet or exceed their leading-edge customers.

BitRip is an example of such a simple finished product loaded with complex algorithms, codes, and an app designed to provide solutions for on-site project management organization and information. BitRip is a “scannable tape that embeds digital messages in physical locations allowing workers to communicate across space and time.” The possibilities for this technologically advanced tape on project and construction sites are endless. However, the tape which will not only simplify but also revolutionize and streamline project sites will find countless applications across industry lines as word spreads about it.

How does it work? Someone on a job site rips a piece of the tape and applies it to a pipe, beam, framework, wall stud, or just about any place that needs to be addressed, changed, finished, or fixed. After placing the tape in the desired location detailed information can be uploaded so it is available for everyone related to it. The information such as a punch list, special instructions, videos, images, links, and even spreadsheets can be embedded in the tape so the next worker or subcontractor can simply scan it and know what needs to be done at that location via the app. The worker or engineer can then input information about the status, repair, or for someone to sign off on the work, or make changes. BitRip is an inexpensive, simple, cost-saving solution for job sites. It provides clear communication and saves valuable time.

BitRip needed a printing and packaging partner that could run their algorithm for the embed code that would also stand up to job site scratches, tears, and smudges. Yes, the tape can still be read even if this happens. Production would require the merger of multiple technologies to ensure such a high performing product. BitRip partnered with Century Printing and Packaging Inc., in Greer, South Carolina to produce the tape that comes in multiple colors, yet another important production consideration.

Century is no stranger to cutting-edge technology within the industry having delivered similar innovative products with craft beer labels, CBD oils, and many flexible packaging products. They produced the perforated tape using their Marc Andy Digital One Press. The algorithm presented a complex, technical challenge because it had to be integrated into the digital press to produce the precise embed code. To learn more about BitRip go to

At Century Printing & Packaging we strive to deliver printing and packaging results that exceed expectations, perform under a variety of conditions, and utilize cutting-edge technology to provide our customers’ value. Contact us today to discuss your unique needs.

Ben Waldrop, President
Century Printing & Packaging
Greer, SC 29651