Production date, expiry date, barcode, batch number, all the packets we have in supermarkets we see some of those words. The date coder is the equipment that prints the date, validity date, or other information on the packet. This equipment will be installed on the machine to print the date codes automatically. There are many types of this coders can be installed on our machines;
Thermal Embossing Ribbon Coder: This type is one of the most common types or systems, easy, simple, and not costly solution but limited in case you want to print many letters and information also not useful for changing daily. Easy to repair in your facility. Can print only numbers and letters with 2 or 3 rows maximum and not more than 10 characters in one row.
The digital Thermal Inkjet Printer: This kind of equipment is flexible to use and print whatever you want easily without any mechanical changes the only change will be form the touch screen, these types of coders can be made by a famous date coder suppliers like VideoJet, Domino, Markem Imaje…etc. This type of coder is one of the best solutions for coding; you can change the ink cartridge easily and simple adjusting and that will make you save time and get more options to print on the packet. Also, it can print a barcode and small logos.
The Laser printing equipment: The Laser solution is an expensive solution according to the other solutions but also can provide different advantages like very low running cost because there is no need for ink or cartridges…etc. Also, the very high-speed printing possibility can be another advantage which makes laser printing is the best solutions for huge productions. This equipment can be supplied by an international laser coder specialized like Domino, Markem Imaje, VideoJet…etc.