Coding & Marking

Industrial printers used to imprint codes including lot/batch numbers, bar codes and best-by dates directly onto packages, containers or labels via technologies including laser, inkjet and thermal processes on a packaging line.

Equipment that imprints a code on substrates including metal, paper, or plastic so that it raises the type, such as embossing the end of a tube of toothpaste with raised type listing a best by date. Includes related technology such as 2D barcodes.

Coders that use liquid ink and spray it onto a package or product in a controlled pattern to create/add text and/or graphics.

Hot foil stamping machines heat metallic foils to form packaging features such as holograms, security features and other packaging features on paperboard, plastics and other substrates. Cold foil stamping applies metallic graphic features to paperboard and other substances using processes similar to ink printing. Included here are reciprocating ink coders and contact coders.

Coders that use heat to transfer an image onto a label or another form of packaging.

Machines that emit laser beams to produce codes text, and/or graphics in a controlled pattern directly onto a container.