Glass Bottle Coding & Marking

Smooth, shiny, transparent, nonporous, recyclable. All of these qualities make glass bottles visually appealing and highly practical containers, but they also introduce significant challenges to the printing process.
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Directly coding and marking on glass bottles is more cost-effective and more environmentally friendly than using preprinted labels. But to do this effectively, you have to take some important considerations into account.

  • Are you printing in a dry and dusty factory, where the chance of contaminating ink is high?

  • Will your ink need to stand up to humidity and potential spillage of liquid products?

  • How fast and how full is your production line?

  • How much wear and tear will your bottle labels be subjected to once they leave your facility?

It can be complicated to determine the perfect combination of a reliable, efficient printer and durable, high-quality ink for glass bottle coding and marking, but it becomes much easier with expert technical support. Our InkJet, Inc. specialists can help you figure out exactly what technologies you need—no more, and no less—to create an optimal coding and marking system for your business.

Powerful Industrial Inkjet Printers for Glass Bottles

Whether you are printing on beverage bottles, cannabis product receptacles, or personal care product containers, we have printers and coders that can check all the boxes to ensure product integrity and satisfy tracking and traceability regulations.

Below, we've outlined our top recommendations for industrial inkjet printers for glass bottles.

DuraCode CIJ Printers

Duracode Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) Printer

Designed to reliably and speedily deliver the highest-quality code even in a harsh factory environment. Ideal for high-volume, high-speed continuous printing.

Anser U2 Pro-S Thermal Inkjet Printer

Anser U2 Pro-S Thermal Inkjet Printer

Small but powerful, this versatile cartridge-based printer is a cost-effective option for small businesses with lower volume and speed requirements but high expectations for quality. A handheld version is also available.

Regardless of which specific model you choose, our printers are both durable and versatile enough to withstand a variety of environmental conditions. Whatever your standards for speed and quality, you can rest assured that the correct code will be printed clearly and in the right place every time.

We provide coding and marking technologies to individual home brewers and mass-market producers alike. Whether you fall into one category or the other—or somewhere in between—we can help you find your ideal printer and ink pairing, too.

Ideal Inks for Coding and Marking Glass Bottles

Having the right printer only matters if you have the right ink to mark and code your glass. In many cases, standard ink simply won't do. For glass bottles that may be handled often or subject to friction and scratching during transport, for instance, you need a nontransferable ink that will endure abrasion with minimal degradation. In other cases, resistance to moisture may be a higher priority.

Whatever your requirements, we have a vast selection of high-quality inks. They not only pair well with our own printers, but they are also OEM-compatible, meaning you won't have to get a new printer just to use a better ink.

In addition to our specialized ink cartridges for the Anser TIJ printer, we offer CIJ-compatible inks for continuous printing to meet your needs:

  • Do your glass bottles get reused or repurposed after initial use? Try one of our returnable glass or washable inks.

  • Looking for brighter, more vibrant colors to stand out against the glass? Our soft-pigmented CIJ inks come in various colors, including yellow, red, and green.

Alternatively, if none of our available inks seems quite right for your process or products, don't worry—we're also happy to expertly develop a custom ink to meet your unique requirements.

Crafting the Perfect Glass Bottle Coding and Marking System

Thousands of tons of glass bottles are produced each year, and almost all of them require adequate coding and marking to satisfy legal and professional tracking and traceability requirements. One misplaced code or misprinted mark can throw off an entire system, which is why you need a glass bottle coding and marking solution you can rely on.

Our InkJet, Inc. specialists can help you find exactly the right printer and ink combination to produce the best results consistently, no matter the challenges you may face. Together, we can help you create a system that is not only functional but also optimal.

For over 30 years, InkJet, Inc. has supplied robust, reliable glass bottle coding and marking solutions to manufacturers all over the world. Whether you need fast and smooth CIJ printers and inks for continuous printing or a more cost-effective TIJ alternative, our experts can help you find exactly the right combination for your needs. Call us at 1-(800) 280-3245 or contact us online today to learn more.

 

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