Glass Bottle Printing

Domino's high-quality inkjet printers and laser bottle coders deliver glass coding and marking at speed with reliability. Domino bottle printers not only meet the tough demands of glass marking processes in the beverage industry, they bring ease-of-operation and high-performance too.

When your customers think of a cool beverage on a warm summer's day, they don't necessarily think of the hot, dusty production environment of a beverage factory floor.

We do. Preparing for those real-world conditions are exactly what went into the design process for Domino North America's Ax-Series CIJ Bottle Printers. Any CIJ can print a date code on glass in optimal conditions; but it takes a company with decades of product marking experience to engineer an industrial inkjet just for beverage manufacturers.

Meet the Ax-Series Continuous Inkjet 

Tough, flexible, robust, and capable of standing up to the high-speed demands of beverage production lines, our Ax550i and Ax350i Continuous Inkjet bottle printers are a popular glass bottle printing solution for the coding demands of the beverage industry. 

Superior, high-quality glass bottle printing, coding and marking can be achieved through the i-Pulse printheads and inks. Meanwhile, Domino's i-Tech Module inkjet management system reduces the need for planned maintenance.

Together, this adds up to a superior industrial inkjet printer relied upon by beverage manufacturers all over the world. Our industrial bottle printer is cable of delivering superb resolution at high speeds. As always, Domino North America's aim is to ensure your production line runs with optimum performance.

What are some other bottle coding options beyond CIJ?

When printing directly on the glass bottles instead of printing on product labels, inkjet isn't your only coding and marking option. Many well-known beverage manufacturers actually utilize CO2 laser marking machines for coding on glass.

Why would a product engineer choose laser over tried and true methods like continuous inkjet? One is not necessarily superior to the other, because we offer both solutions. Instead, if you are looking a coding option that doesn't require as many consumables, laser might be the option for you to consider. 

Inkjet or Laser Scribe, Domino is the answer

Like our CIJs, our D-Series laser was specifically engineered for the speed of real-world factory lines for coding barcodes, QR codes, sell-by date codes, promo codes and more - but instead of printing directly onto the glass using our inks, they are, of course, laser etched directly into the glass surface. 

Plus, if you have a line for plastic bottles, laser is an excellent option for those as well. 

During the initial order and installation process, our Engineers will look at your production line, analyze type of glass that you want to code, as well as other attributes to ensure that a clean, clear code is etched into your bottles every time - after all, if it's not readable, what good is it to your consumers? 

Can Domino Industrial Printers Be Washed Down?

When you think of industrial printers, you might think of finely-tuned precision equipment that's meant to be treated with kid gloves. 

Not so with Domino.

Encased in 316 marine grade steel stackable cabinets, Domino's high-performing CIJ bottle coders are specifically built for the actual needs of beverage manufacturers.

Meanwhile, our D-Series of 10-watt, 30-watt and 60-watt CO2 laser marking machines are all IP65 rated. 

First, our cabinets are dust-tight and designed to stand up to washdown conditions to withstand heavy-duty cleaning.

In other words, they are ideal for glass bottle printing and coding in some of the toughest beverage production environments in the world - from high heat and humidity to cold climates and the temperature changes that happen in your production environment - not in some sterile lab.

No matter what you throw at our Ax-Series inkjets or D-Series CO2 markers will deliver superior codes for your operation. Want to find out more? Contact your Domino representative

How do you control these industrial coders?

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.

Both our laser and inkjet printing solutions are ideal for coding directly on glass, such as the high end spirits sector. All in all, Domino's bottle coders are ideally-suited to glass coding – especially where rapid print speeds and reliability can save your beverage operation time, energy and money.

Whether you're bottling sprits or sodas, our bottle printers and easy to use interface have you covered so you can restart your operation as soon as they're installed. 

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