Technologies to code on metal cans


Printing on aluminium and cans along with specialized inks and permanent codes ensure safety and traceability in the food and beverage industries.



Printing on aluminium, since they are fully recyclable and offer both sterility and long shelf life for canned food, pet food, and beverages. These factors make them a top choice for packaging in the food and beverage industries. 



Our continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers suitable for printing on cans in the food and beverage industries include th
e 9029 and the top-of-the-line 9450 models. Specialized color-change inks are available and ca n serve as a visual quality control indicator that metal cans filled with food have successfully completed the high-pressure sterilization process. Inks visible only in UV light are also available as an anti-counterfeiting measure.


Alternatively, our SmartLase F250 laser coder is specially designed for high-speed beverage can lines and reduces operating expenses thanks to its ink-free operation. Laser coders produce the sharp, permanent codes ideal for traceability and anticounterfeiting measures, perfect for printing on aluminium




Can coding @ Coca Cola European Partners CCEP
CCEP | Coding that keeps up the pace!
Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) chose Markem-Imaje laser coders for marking aluminum cans at its Marseille facility in France: up to 25 cans a second!

Beer can coding @ Exhibit A
Exhibit ‘A’ | A partnership with a personal touch
Microbreweries are indeed small but they are serious about what they produce. It is this passion for quality that led Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company to choose Markem-Imaje for its printing needs.
Precision coding for premium fish @ Irish Fish Canners
Irish Fish Canners | Precision coding for premium fish
Irish Fish Canners upgraded to a Markem-Imaje SmartLase C350 BOU to meet its rigorous coding requirements. This solution is highly reliable, producing consistent, quality codes at high speeds...
Ambassador of the Italian way of life @ Sanpellegrino
Sanpellegrino | Ambassador of the Italian way of life
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 beverage 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.”
#TouchDry #HighResolutionInkjet

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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.”
#CoLOS #SoftwareSolutions

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