As with any product, accurate coding and marking on bottles is absolutely essential – it makes sure their contents are trackable throughout the processes of distribution and ensures that your customers aren't using product past the use-by date. What sets bottle coding apart is the massive range of bottle sizes, shapes and materials available. Think about your own line - how many form factors does your factory put out?
Just a standard soda or beer manufacturer might have several sizes of bottles that must be coded accurately. For food or medicine? That's on another level.
As a result of the sheer number of form factors, it can be difficult to find product coding and labeling solutions that are flexible enough to meet legislative requirements without compromising production.
That's the problem, so what's the solution? The truth is, there are a number of them available to you, depending on your needs.
Laser Coding Options for Glass Bottles
Our fiber and scribing laser printing solutions create accurate text, graphics and 2D QR and Data Matrix codes on a wide range of substrates – including both plastic and glass, making lasers a viable option.
Laser marking machines work by using a highly-powered, focused beam of light to mark the surface of a material. Unlike inkjets, or other types of coders or markers, laser marking machines have no need for either inks or solvents, allowing them to use minimal resources and making them an excellent option for achieving sustainability goals. This has the added bonus of making long term upkeep very cost-effective, and it making planning for future costs easier.
As an added bonus, it lessens the need for planned maintenance. They are also designed to maximize flexibility and minimize size – so that they can be integrated into existing production processes while still offering the same world-class laser marking performance.
In addition to our fiber and CO2-based laser marking machinery, we also offer a range of flexible, high-quality labeling solutions – helping you to achieve accurate marking and coding at all packaging levels.
Domino's user-friendly, scalable software and service products are easy to integrate with existing coding and labeling technologies in your factory. Our QuickDesign suite of label design software is fully-featured and free to use right out of the box, giving your company everything from a powerful Label Editor to an entire range of automation modules.
Stay in control of your package messaging, from product to pallet, remotely or right from the factory floor with Domino Amjet's QuickDesign. Fully scalable to suit the specific needs of your production line, QuickDesign will allow you to remain compliant and manage your data with a simple touchscreen PC interface. With QuickDesign, you can create accurate labels from our built-in product table and choose the perfect label for your needs to eliminate mistakes and eliminate recalls.
QuickDesign Lite is our free-to-download, easy-to-use label production software to get you going in mere minutes. From complex labels, including ingredients and allergen information, to large batches of date messages, start creating simple coding at the touch of a button and get your production line up and running.
Whether it’s plug and play integration and automated interfacing, or order management from the factory floor, our fully scalable automation models come with a range of features developed for the real-world challenges you face. From single coders to site-wide solutions.