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Coding on Cans

Our can coders are ideal for production line coding of expiration dates and batch numbers, using non-contact printing designed to code onto metal in almost any orientation. 

Linx are specialists in creating coding and marking equipment, we understand that printing on aluminum or steel cans presents a number of unique challenges, from difficult to adhere surfaces and wet or harsh environments, to limited marking areas. Our can coders and print heads have been designed to provide flexibility for all your production line printing requirements.

Our intelligent printers can save time with pre-programmed codes and managed at distance with options for remote control and monitoring via the internet. Linx coders can also print barcodes, datamatrix and qr codes onto tins and cans avoiding the need for labels and unnecessary waste or environmental impact.

Linx 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 Coders

Canning lines are designed to increase production volume and reduce labor costs, at Linx we realize that reliable and consistent product marking is critical as rework adds significant cost or delays to product manufacture.

Our 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 also avoid line downtime.

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.

Coding on Food Tins

Linx pigmented inks enable long-lasting printing of expiry dates and batch numbers onto a range metal cans, tins and 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.

Aluminum Drink Can Printing

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.

Linx non-contact marking can also code directly onto hot or cold materials, so Linx have a product marking solution for all types of substrate and coding requirement.

Coding on Cosmetics & Personal Care

Many industries require coding of date/time and batch or lot numbers onto caps or the base of cans to enable faster production line operation or simply to remove the need for manual interactions.

Linx small character inkjet coders are designed for printing onto small circumference metal lids and caps with print that is legible and consistent.

Need help choosing the right solution?

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

Can Coding Printers

Inkjet printer for cans

Inkjet Can Coders

Ingress protection & specialist inks make our continuous inkjets 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 can packaging with no consumables and low running costs

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

Metal & Can Marking Applications

date coding on lids & cans

Can Date Coding

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

batch coding on cans & lids

Lot & 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


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