Printing & Coding Solutions for the Food & Food Packaging Industry

What are the benefits of Linx coding and marking printers for food?

  • Improving brand protection – high quality, legible codes which stay in place throughout the product's lifetime, which helps you meet the required food coding and marking standards, and also protects your brand
  • Quality coding solutions – large colour touch screens with graphical interfaces make code setup and selection quick and error-free, meaning fewer operator errors and product recalls.  High speed coding capabilities plus versatile coders with carton coding features for both primary and secondary printing with one printer
  • Increase your productivity – range of IP ratings for continual, reliable operation in your food coding environment, self-service models requiring no Service Engineer visit. Reduce your downtime and maximise your line efficiencies.

Find out how you can improve your productivity by applying lean manufacturing principles to your coding equipment.


Consistent code integrity with a wide range of inkjet inks. Download the Special Adherence Inks Datasheet

Linx Black grease-penetrating ink 1063 is specially formulated to penetrate light layers of grease and condensation on food packaging made from plastic or glass.  Codes stay put during the production process and during end-use, even if exposed to chemicals.  Ideal for applications such as butter, spreads, salads it also conforms to Swiss Ordinance 817.023.21 for food packaging.  Find out more by reading the Press Release for Linx Black grease-penetrating ink 1063.

Which Linx coder is right for your food printing application?

  • Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) - non-contact, high speed coding with clean, reliable  operation in challenging environments
  • Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) - coding for product identification onto porous substrates such as shelf-ready packaging
  • Laser Coders fast, non-contact solution for permanent food packaging applications
  • Piezo-based Inkjet coders (PIJ) for high resolution, large character coding onto secondary packaging

    Linx coders are suitable for coding on a full range of packaging materials used by food manufacturers. This includes paper labels, cardboard and plastic packaging, bottles, and even directly onto food products themselves – such as eggs or cheese.

    Linx continuous Ink Jet printers (CIJs) and laser coders are renowned throughout the food industry for their reliability and clean operation. Our dedicated range of food printers can be used with ingestible food-grade inks, which meet US and EU standards, making them suitable for egg coding. Linx CIJ printers are designed to run for long hours of production without the need for manual intervention or maintenance.

    Our wide range of specialist inks for CIJ printers include plastic adherent inks and low odour non MEK inks. Linx Black PE Ink 1130 offers excellent adhesion to polyethylene (PE) and most polypropylene (PP) applications, and is suitable for non-contact food packaging in line with Swiss Ordinance 817.023.021, the European reference for food packaging inks.