What is the best printer for coding and marking on bottles?

The best printer for coding and marking on bottles depends on various factors. Such as the bottle material, production speed, required print quality, and durability. Here are some popular options for coding and marking on bottles:

  1. Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) Printers:
    CIJ printers became popular for coding on bottles because they can print directly on moving products on a production line. They offer high-quality, durable prints and can handle curved surfaces of various bottle materials, including glass, plastic, and metal. CIJ printers are suitable for high-speed production lines.
  2. Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) Printers:
    TIJ printers use heat to eject ink droplets from nozzles onto the bottle surface. Moreover, They produce high-resolution prints and are suitable for applications requiring fine details or smaller text. TIJ printers work well on various bottle materials and can provide high-quality codes even at lower production speeds.
  3. Laser Marking Machines:
    Laser marking is a non-contact method that uses a focused laser beam to create marks on the surface of bottles. This method offers high precision, durability, and flexibility, making it ideal for marking logos, barcodes, and other intricate designs. Laser marking machines work well on both glass and plastic bottles.

Each method has advantages and limitations, so choose the one that best fits your needs and requirements.

Bottle Coding | Plastic & Glass Bottle Printing

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