These days virtually every package has a lot code, expiry or some sort of identifier on it. These codes carry vital information about the product that wears them. Ensuring they are legible and durable are important which is why quality coding equipment is needed.
Primary suppliers include, but are not limited to: Videojet
Continuous inkjet, or CIJ, is a small character inkjet printing technology that is ideal for marking on both flat and curved surfaces. It is a non-contact printing method that can utilize a range of continuous inkjet inks to print on almost any substrate. CIJ printers are used throughout the world to print dates, lot and batch numbers, codes, ingredients and other product information and messaging directly on products and packaging.
Thermal transfer overprinters (TTO) is a digital technology which is designed to print high-resolution content from an inked ribbon onto a thin, flexible substrate such as films, pouches, and labels.
Typical thermal transfer overprinting applications include snack foods, confectionery and bakery products, frozen and refrigerated foods (meat and poultry, dairy, bagged fruits and vegetables), cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, and other products packaged in flexible films.