Technologies to code on rubber


100% readable, high contrast codes even in harsh environmental conditions



Tire manufacturers consume about 70 percent of the natural rubber produced, though rubber is also used in thousands of other consumers, medical and industrial products. Coding on rubber requires either printers that can function in the most demanding of production environments and are capable of using high opacity inks or laser coders that provide high contrast marking or deep etching on rubber.


We offer two technologies that are particularly suited for coding on rubber.

Our 9450 contrast series of continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers, featuring a patented pigment ink circuit, uses high contrast, durable inks that ensure clearly legible codes, even on the darkest of substrates. Available in a wide variety of colors, these inks are highly resistant to harsh environmental conditions and display excellent adhesion qualities

Alternatively, for permanent and ink-free coding on rubber, we offer the CO2 SmartLase C600, as well as the fiber SmartLase F250 laser coders. The fiber laser coder is usually used to produce high contrast codes, while the CO2 laser coders are best suited for deep etching or engraving into the rubber. The permanence of laser codes guarantees the traceability of your products over the long term, and these coders are capable of creating complex messages, including barcodes.


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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