Flexible Packaging Printer


Four printing technologies to best suit your needs
of coding on flexible films



Coding on flexible 
films is the most common type of packaging printing, with a 40% share of the global market. In the past, mechanical approaches to printing on flexible films were used, but these are expensive and not very versatile. Today, more cost-efficient digital methods are available that improve the traceability of products.



Markem-Imaje provides four digital printing flexible packaging solutions —thermal transfer, continuous inkjet, thermal inkjet, and laser—each of which provides unique sets of advantages, ensuring you can choose the option that best suits your coding needs.
Thermal transfer printersdeveloped specifically for flexible materials, offer a better print quality than continuous inkjet and thermal inkjet printing on a wide range of film types. Able to code large print areas, there is no drying time required and it offers versatility in print design.
Continuous inkjet printersare the most versatile, and can be used on any material, and are high speed. With low capital costs and easy mechanical integration, these printers can be used on finished or pre-filled products.
Thermal inkjet printersoffer adjustable high-resolution printing from 1 to 600 dpi, low maintenance costs, and ease of use, but are less cost-efficient at high volumes.
Finally, laser coders offer the advantages of high speed and high production printing, indelible print, and low maintenance and running costs. However, they require laser-responsive material to print on.


How to code flexible film efficiently?


Coding on flexible film better

Flexible film: a vital role in distribution chains

Flexible film is becoming the packaging material of choice for food manufacturers and other companies in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. It is inexpensive, efficient to work with, and available in a wide range of materials with diverse properties.

When it comes to coding flexible films, companies are turning away from mechanical technologies, like hot stamping and rotary coding, in favor of four digital options which improve traceability and uptime: thermal transfer, continuous inkjet, thermal inkjet and laser.

The challenge for manufacturers is to find the best technology for their application.




Noberasco | At the heart of innovation
At the leading-edge in products and processes, Noberasco has chosen Markem-Imaje as its printing partner to ensure long term quality and reliability.
Sabarot Wassner | When tradition meets modernity
Save time, reduce the risk of errors, clearly identify products and guarantee technical
reliability: these were the specifications defined by Sabarot for its identification
Nutrition & Santé | The demand for perfection
Nutrition & Santé has stepped up its traceability needs to deliver “zero marking error” products. Markem-Imaje provided the solution with its Mark & Read system to achieve it.
East Coast Bakehouse | Best in class coding for a new ultra-modern site
When selecting the coding technology for its new production facility, East Coast Bakehouse opted for a solution designed for high-volume applications – that can print 300 dpi codes on flexible packaging film at high speeds.
Monique Ranou | A hand-in-hand partnership
To secure marking of its packaged delicatessen and cured meat products, Monique Ranou, opted for Markem-Imaje’s global and tailored solution at its historical plant of Quimper.


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