Coding & Digital Printing on Pouches

Pouch Printing Solutions

Printing and marking clear and accurate information on products is an important requirement for any manufacturer. Linx provides marking machines and solutions for printing expiration dates, best-before dates (BBD), manufacturing dates, MPR and batch codes.

Primary Packaging 

Pouches are a form of primary packaging as they hold and protect the product, as well as have direct contact with the manufactured goods. Pouches are used in many different industries from dairy and food to chemical agriculturally based industries such as fertilisers, pesticides, and seed pouch coding. This sort of packaging comes in many different forms which need to be taken into consideration when coding, whether they are aluminium foil bags, plastic film bags or other materials. 

Coding onto Pouches

Various information and codes need to be made visible on primary packaging and it is usually regulated by the legislation of the specific country the product is sold in. The reason for these codes is to provide information to the consumer and identification of the product. 

With many years of experience in creating coding and marking equipment, we understand that pouch printing presents several unique challenges, from difficult-to-adhere surfaces, such as grease, oil and humid environments, to small spaces and tight integration. Our products have been specifically designed to meet these challenges.

Printing on packaging seals

This machine can be easily installed and integrated at any point of the production line, with the print head being able to be placed vertical or horizontal. In addition to that, the machine can be placed under the sealing machine to maximise on space.

Printer Types of Pouches

Continuous Inkjet

The right pouch printing machine and solution for your production line is a crucial part of implementing traceability. Our printers are designed to integrate with production line systems and able to cope with a variety of line speeds. 

Linx CIJ printers are designed to be durable and full-featured, meeting the highest standards of coding quality. Linx machines can print batch numbers, text, barcodes, and other information codes clearly and consistently using coding templates. Each printer provides a user-friendly interface, with most models providing touchscreen operation.

  • Wide range of inks and to keep your inks in place on nearly all substrates
  • Range of inks for specialist marking, e.g., food grade, invisible/UV coding
  • Optional IP protection for harsh environments

Laser Coders

Laser printers are ideal for permanent coding, with no need for consumables making them a low operating cost marking solution. These Linx machines can also withstand robust and high-speed production environments whilst maintaining clear quality codes. 

  • Low operating costs 
  • High-quality coding even on the fast line speeds 
  • Ideal for primary packaging coding and marking
  • Quick to deploy and transfer to new lines

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Pouch Coding FaQs

How do I know which technology is best for my product or set up?

Our team of experts can advise you on the best solution tailored to your needs and production facility. Contact us today to arrange a site visit or a call. We will also discuss the best financing options for you.

What is the cost of your printers?

The cost of investment depends on the technology chosen, the number of printers required and the complexity of installation. All the costs will be detailed in a non-obligatory quote. Contact us and we will be able to tailor the best solution for you as well as advise on different financing options we offer, i.e. leasing.

Do you offer any service support? How quickly can your engineers arrive on site?

We offer a range of service and maintenance contracts and we have a team of engineers available in the UK. Depending on your package, our engineers could attend your site the same day, and with our PrinterNet software, a lot of breakdowns can be prevented and/or fixed without having to attend on-site.

How portable are packaging printers?

Our CIJ and IJ printers can be easily moved between production lines and conveyor belts. With laser coders you have to make sure the guarding and safety equipment are also moved. A series of beam delivery options offers safe and easy manoeuvrability into tight spaces, while a simple ‘plug ‘n’ play’ configuration means you can integrate Linx lasers into your existing set-up with minimal disruption to existing workflows. Equipped with a Beam Turning Unit, Linx lasers can be adjusted to code and mark at multiple angles.

Related Industries

Crucial to the performance and operation of our technologies, we recommend you only use Linx-approved inks and fluids in your Linx Continuous Inkjet, thermal Inkjet or Large Character coding equipment for printing on glass

Contract packaging

We can support challenges such as handling a range of products and packs, and operating to tight timescales.

Food Industry

Printers for paper labels, cardboard and plastic food packaging, bottles, and even directly onto food products themselves such as eggs or cheese.

Baked Goods

Coding solutions for a broad range of packaging types: bread bags and closures, cartons and flexible film, bags and pouches.

Working with Linx

Don’t hesitate to contact us for further information on how you can print on pouches.

You can reach out to us via phone call, online chat or fill out our form with your details and we will be happy to assist. Provide us with details on what substrates you use, what you are coding onto and what your current process looks like so we can advise which machine is best suited for you.