What is Coding & Marking Equipment?
Coding and marking equipment refers to a wide range of machines that are used to apply identification information to products, packaging, or other surfaces.
This can include text, numbers, symbols, or other markings that are used for a variety of purposes, such as identifying a product's manufacturer, expiration date, or other important information.
These machines can be used in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, and logistics, to help ensure that products are accurately and efficiently identified and tracked throughout their lifecycle.
TYPES of Coding & Marking Systems: Inkjet, laser, & Thermal Transfer
There are many different types of coding and marking equipment available, including inkjet printers, laser markers, and thermal transfer printers, among others.
Inkjet, laser, and thermal transfer coding and marking systems are all methods of applying identification information to products or surfaces, but they work in different ways:
Inkjet coding and marking systems use inkjet technology to apply markings onto a surface. An inkjet printer sprays droplets of ink onto a substrate to create the desired markings. Inkjet systems are generally used for printing small quantities of products, such as labeling individual items or printing variable data, and are commonly used in industries such as retail and healthcare.
Laser coding and marking systems use a laser beam to create markings on a surface. The laser beam is directed at the substrate, and the heat generated by the beam vaporizes the material, leaving a permanent marking. Laser systems are often used for printing high volumes of products, and are suitable for a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics, and ceramics. They are commonly used in industries such as manufacturing, automotive, and aerospace.
Thermal transfer coding and marking systems use heat and pressure to transfer ink or other marking material from a ribbon onto a substrate. A thermal print head applies heat to the ribbon, causing the ink to transfer onto the substrate. Thermal transfer systems are commonly used for printing large volumes of products, such as packaging and labels, and are suitable for a wide range of materials.
Find the Best Marking & Coding Machines for your Business
Each type of coding and marking system has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the best choice for a particular application will depend on the specific needs and requirements of the project.
Contact Crown Packaging to speak with our equipment experts to find the right inkjet or laser coding solution for your specific application today.