Printing on PET

For plastic bottle coding and marking, specifically printing on PET, Domino offers a range of technology including lasers and inkjet printers

How can a laser code on PET?

Printing on pet bottles provides a range of manufacturing challenges if the solution is unspecified. Depending on the application and specifics of the manufacturing facility in question, Domino can draw on its vast knowledge and experience built over years designing and installing plastic bottle coding equipment at global beverage sites.

Within the Beverage industry, Domino's laser marking solutions have emerged as a viable solution for PET and plastic bottle marking. The D-Series is capable of scribing high-quality, highly-legible frosted codes onto a wide range of PET products and bottles. 

Built for real-world production environments

Featuring IP65-rating, Domino's D-Series laser marker is specifically engineered for the Beverage sector's uniquely harsh environments including temperature shifts, high condensation that can affect ink-based coding, and where sugary syrup necessitates regular washdowns. Meanwhile, in order to make quotas, plastic bottle coding and marking uptime is absolutely key.

Furthermore, lasers offer flexible positioning using the beverage beam delivery for the smallest footprint on both Conveyor and Bottle table applications. Exceptional wavelength capabilities, flexible i-Tech scanhead and unique mirror beam control underpins performance. Modular design enables simple integration into some of the most challenging PET production lines and the patented i-Tech RapidScan maximizes time to code.

Meeting the need for the lowest total cost of ownership, specialized Domino coders supply best before dates and date of manufacture to the neck, shoulder, foot, or behind the main label of a wide range of PET products. Should a continuous ink jet printer be preferred, then Domino's Ax-Series range of printers offer service-free ink system changes, high quality codes via its unique printhead design, as well as the option of remote diagnostics via the Domino Cloud. This Industry 4.0 inspired product allows beverage plant, operations, engineering and production managers to be proactive - versus reactive - to any potential issues facing their PET packaging and processing lines, which is what makes our machines ideal for plastic bottle marking.

Scale your operation with Industry 4.0 Tactics

Our Automation and Integration Services help make the coding process safer and prevent errors from happening.

Domino Automation and Designer, our software tools for centralized label management and automated deployment, are designed to boost your production efficiency: streamline operations and minimize waste.

Using Domino Automation you can create messages centrally and automatically pass them down to all Domino printers on your production.

  • Design and manage labels at a single location: our intuitive label design system enables using a universal interface, keeping training needs at a minimum.
  • Easily manage users and their permissions: security features like Active Directory Integration enable using your existing IT network, and simplify user management.
  • Full audit trail for the management of production changes: version control provides the ability for approval and roll-back procedures.

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