Technologies to code on paperboard cartons


Fast drying and smear-resistant inks for printing on paperboard.



The choice of printing on paperboard technologies and inks must, be carefully considered in order to match the paperboard’s characteristics. Indeed, paperboard types include boxboard and containerboard, as well as a wood-free pulp product, all with various thicknesses. The coating may be glossy or matte, colored or pure white, and size and surface texture can vary greatly. The excellent quality print surface, structural stability, and inherent sustainability and recycling potential offered by paperboard help explain its popularity. Due to so many different types, the choice has to be guided by an expert in
coding on paperboard cartons.



Printing on paperboard is an ideal way to convey information and build your brand.

Depending on the speed of your production line, the size, and the format of your packaging, we provide specialized inks that meet drying speed and smear-resistance requirements.

We also offer a wide range of printers—all of which can be paired with our CoLOS software solutions—including continuous inkjet, thermal inkjet, Touch Dry high-resolution piezo, and large character valvejet, as well as laser coders.



Food traceability @ Nutrition & Santé
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.
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.
Food traceability @ Sabarot Wassner
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


See what our customers say about our paperboard carton 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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