Printing on glass bottles


Printing onto glass machine series for 100% readable codes that ensure product traceability with inks specially designed for food and beverage industries.



Printing onto glass applications commonly represent glass printing machine for 
food, beverage, and cosmetics containers. These products are often filled into glass bottles due to the superior protection, product positioning, and taste preservation this material provides. Inks for such products must meet safety and hygiene guidelines and may have additional special requirements, such as being alkali-soluble for printing on returnable bottles.



We have a variety of glass printing machine
 solutions for each need.  

The SmartLase C600 laser reduces your operating expenses thanks to ink-free operations. This glass marking machine creates permanent, sharp codes on glass that are ideal for anti-counterfeiting measures, such as a branded vodka that is not on a fast production line.  

Alternatively, the ultrafast 9450 S continuous inkjet printer is specially designed for the beverage industry and for printing on glass bottles. It can produce a two-line code on 120,000 containers or packs per hour, and its hygienic stainless-steel design is able to withstand regular washing. 

Though it does not directly touch the food, ink applied to the outside of food containers must meet safety requirements, such as being MEK (ketone) free. Returnable glass bottles also require a special alkali-soluble ink that must remain 100% readable until the bottle is returned, but can then be removed and replaced with a new code once it is refilled. For these and other specialized needs, we offer a wide selection of inks, including a unique white ink, to suit glass bottles of different colors. 




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For Sanpellegrino, the goal is product excellence and guaranteed consumer safety. See how Markem-Imaje coding solutions help the largest Italian beverage company. 


See what our customers say about our glass coding solutions



Toepfer Babywelt CIJ Coding Markem-Imaje
Andreas Wehl – Head of Packaging Innovation and Cosmetics @ Töpfer

“In conjunction with our system, we ensure that we can send brand, item number, batch number, and more to our marking systems without errors.

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IMA Ilapak Film Coding Markem-Imaje
Andrea Boccolini – VFFS Technical Sales Support Manager @ IMA Ilapak

“Our machines are exported around the globe: IMA IIapak has always found Markem-Imaje to be an excellent partner capable of supporting our clients in every part of the world with widespread support and prompt service in the supply of spare parts”.

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Bioplants Hot Melt Coding Cardboard Markem-Imaje
Xavier Bossard – Operations, Digital and Logistics Project Manager at Bioplants @ Bioplants

“The Markem-Imaje solution proposed to Bioplants was interesting because we could choose the criteria we needed: Before that, we were using a labeler, so one consumable item was created every time we labeled a package. Today we use hot melt ink directly projected on the cardboard allows us to add traceability to the packages, which we did not have before.”
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Mebra Plastik Software CoLOS Markem-Imaje
Nicola Marchesin – IT Manager @ Mebra Plastik

“This (CoLOS) has allowed us to be much more efficient, reducing line equipment times and making it possible to implement new solutions such as automated metrics, fewer ink types, and less waste thanks to more ecological containers and less energy consumption.”
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