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Food Processing Variable Data Coding

Food Processing Label Applications

InkJet thermal inkjet marking has significant advantages for many for many food processing applications. Low cost drop on-demand printing can be used on labels, paper, corrugated and  films. New solvent inks can be used on a range of slicker plastics and even metal films with fast dry times. Thermal inkjet coding is commonly used for expiration dates, lot and  batch numbers and bar-codes, as well as internal production codes.  

Save vs Labeling

Many of our clients have switched to direct printing, and get huge savings on manual or semi-automated labeling. Direct printing can save multiple steps in packaging and reduce bottlenecks.

Save on “Blank” or customizable packaging inventory

Significant savings can be realized by having common packaging inventory and using inkjet coding to print variable data such as flavor size and style.  Food processors can have a significantly reduced packaging inventory of more “generic” or “blank” customizable packages or boxes.

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Lot Numbers


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Expiration Dates

Date Codes



Plastic Film

Metal Lids


Low Cost Equipment for Food Processing CodingDigital-food-coding-compliance

Markoprint X1Jet is a compact and powerful printer and microcontroller all-in-one for applications related to product identification and package coding. X1Jet keeps manufacturers in compliance with coding standards, so fines are avoided and merchandise keeps flowing.

This compact and powerful system is available in different, upgradable system versions.  X1Jet is designed for different ranges of applications including coated / uncoated materials found in pharmaceutical, food & beverage, chemical, consumer goods and more.

No training necessary:  printing with the X1Jet MK3 industrial inkjet printer is simple, due to 3-logic intuitive operation with LED status light.  Data transmissions initialized with USB stick / interface, Ethernet, PLC or web interface. 

The secret sauce is the case coding ink portfolio as offered by Case Printing Solutions.

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Ink Selection for Food Processing Coding

A wide range of water and solvent based inks work with X1Jet MK3.  Paper cartons, coated surfaces, foils, plastics and more are coded permanently with excellent resolution.

Pigment for Paper, Corrugated

Solvent for Films, Metal, Plastic, Fast Dry

Contact us for the best selection for your application.  We’ll print you a free sample on YOUR surface.

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