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Coding on Cans

Our can coders are suitable for production line coding of expiration dates and batch numbers, using non-contact printing designed to code directly onto metal in almost any orientation. Our intelligent coders can save time with pre-programmed codes and keep you safe with remote control and monitoring via the internet. Linx coders can also print barcodes, datamatrix and qr codes onto cans avoiding unnecessary waste or environmental impact.

Linx are specialists in creating coding and marking equipment, we understand that printing on aluminium cans presents a number of unique challenges, from difficult to adhere surfaces and wet or harsh environments, to small circumference marking areas. Our laser can coders and CIJ print heads have been designed to cope with any production line printing requirement.

Our batch and date coders are used in a wide range of industries from beverage and food, consumer packaged goods to cosmetics and chemical containers. Our expertise in product and packaging marking & identification can help you to reduce costs and improve productivity.


Production line can printing

Can production lines are designed to increase production volume and reduce labour costs, at Linx we realise that reliable and consistent product marking is critical as rework adds significant cost to product manufacture.

Linx can coders are designed to integrate with production line systems, able to cope with a variety of line speeds and feature automated date & batch number functions to reduce manual interventions and therefore avoid line downtime.

Printing on aluminium cans

Printing on aluminium cans

Linx also has coders suitable for specialist coding such as with UV and food grade inks. Our laser coders are ideal for high volume or permanent marking with no need for consumables.

Printing Equipment for Metal Cans

Inkjet printer for cans

CIJ Printers

Ingress protection & specialist inks make continuous inkjet printers ideal for coding on cans

Industrial Inks and fluids

Inks and Fluids

Special adherence and retort inks for coding onto metal product and packaging materials

laser coders for metal

Laser Coders

For high volume lines, code onto coated cans with no consumables and low running costs

Need help choosing the right solution?

Contact your local Linx coding & marking expert for a quote or to discuss your requirements

Printing on Tin Cans

For tinned products Linx pigmented inks enable long-lasting printing of expiry dates or batch numbers on the top or side of tins and even on bottle & jar lids providing clarity for years even if stored in daylight.

Our laser coders can also code onto coated metals or external paper and card packaging, providing rapid, permanent marking with no need for consumables or ribbon/ink changeovers.

Beverage Can Printing

Linx non-contact, production line marking is ideal for printing on beer cans and soft drink cans. Linx have a product marking solution for all steel & aluminium cans and any coding requirement.

Depending on your needs, Linx have high adhesion, retort and even washable inks for use on metal surfaces in a range of harsh environments and also inks to enable straightforward recycling after use.

Coding on Cosmetics

Some industries require coding of batch or lot numbers, time and date onto small circumference cans to enable faster production line operation and remove the need for manual work.

Our can coders are also capable of printing onto metal lids and caps in a variety of orientations with small character printing that is long-lasting, legible and consistent.

Metal & Can Marking Applications

date coding on lids & cans

Date Coding

Find out how Linx coders are designed to make date marking simple and efficient

batch coding on cans & lids

Batch Coding

Find out how Linx printers ensure clear and durable batch coding and traceability

Remote control coding

Remote Coder Control

Remotely control your production line coding over the internet with Linx PrinterNet

Beverage marking printers

Key benefits

  • Robust traceability
  • Up to IP65 rated printers
  • Reliable operation in hot, dusty, wet, or non-temperature controlled environments
  • Easy to use and accurate coding
  • Range of solutions for durable coding onto most metals


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