Aluminium and Metal Can Printing Solutions

Aluminium canning operations are among the fastest packaging lines in the world. Printing on cans at these high speeds requires specialised can printing and coding equipment. Metal cans are widely used for both beverages and shelf-stable foods, with a requirement to print date and batch codes onto the cans to comply with UK labelling regulations.

Videojet brings over 45 years of food and beverage can coding expertise to our customers. We offer robust metal can printing machines to match the demands of these applications, including high-speed continuous inkjet printers. Our comprehensive range of Videojet fast-drying, thermochromic and UV inks are used for printing of codes on the bottom, top, and sides of cans.

When products require retorting, specialised colour-changing inks serve as a visual quality control indicator that the products have successfully completed the process.

In addition, our high powered fibre laser machines offer precise permanent can marking, etching and engraving on aluminium cans. Able to print up to 100,000 cans per hour, they provide unique permanent marks while keeping pace with food and beverage packaging lines.

Suggested Can Printing Solutions

Advantages of Laser Beverage Can Printing Solution

When it comes to beverage can printing, direct printing offers numerous benefits over traditional labelling. It provides a more professional appearance and significantly enhances your traceability.

  • No consumables.
  • Permanent and contrasting marking.
  • Simple and compact installation.
  • Intuitive software allowing you to create the message of your choice (logo, code, barcodes, etc.)

Advantages of Inkjet Beverage Can Printing Solution

At Videojet, we prioritise quality throughout our aluminium can printing solutions. Our inkjet can printing machines are capable of printing alphanumeric, barcodes, date and batch codes at economical range and high quality printing, ensuring only perfect cans reach the market. We also provide a range of ink options specifically designed for aluminium cans, promising excellent adhesion and durability.

  • Economical and reliable way to print date code, batch code, serial number and barcodes.
  • Print on flat or curved surface with ease.
  • High-speed Printing in any direction or angle.
  • Easy integration on your production line.

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