Technologies to code on flexible films


Four printing technologies to best suit your needs


Your challenges
Flexible film is the most common type of packaging, with a 40% share of the global market. In the past, mechanical approaches to coding on packages were used, but these are expensive and not very versatile. Today, more cost-efficient digital methods are available that improve the traceability of products.
Our offer
Markem-Imaje provides four digital options for coding on flexible film—thermal transfer, continuous inkjet, thermal inkjet, and laser—each of which provides unique sets of advantages, ensuring you can choose the option that best suits your coding needs.
Thermal transfer printers, developed specifically for flexible materials, offer a better print quality than continuous inkjet and thermal inkjet printing on a wide range of film types. Able to code large print areas, there is no drying time required and it offers versatility in print design.
Continuous inkjet printers are the most versatile, and can be used on any material, and are high speed. With low capital costs and easy mechanical integration, these printers can be used on finished or pre-filled products.
Thermal inkjet printers offer adjustable high-resolution printing from 1 to 600 dpi, low maintenance costs, and ease of use, but are less cost-efficient at high volumes.
Finally, laser coders offer the advantages of high speed and high production printing, indelible print, and low maintenance and running costs. However, they require laser-responsive material to print on.




Noberasco | At the heart of innovation

At the leading-edge in products and processes, Noberasco has chosen Markem-Imaje as its printing partner to ensure long term quality and reliability.


Sabarot Wassner | When tradition meets modernity

Save time, reduce the risk of errors, clearly identify products and guarantee technical
reliability: these were the specifications defined by Sabarot for its identification


Nutrition & Santé | The demand for perfection

Nutrition & Santé has stepped up its traceability needs to deliver “zero marking error” products. Markem-Imaje provided the solution with its Mark & Read system to achieve it.


East Coast Bakehouse | Best in class coding for a new ultra-modern site

When selecting the coding technology for its new production facility, East Coast Bakehouse opted for a solution designed for high-volume applications – that can print 300 dpi codes on flexible packaging film at high speeds.


Monique Ranou | A hand-in-hand partnership

To secure marking of its packaged delicatessen and cured meat products, Monique Ranou, opted for Markem-Imaje’s global and tailored solution at its historical plant of Quimper.


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