Print excellent quality codes and marks onto cartons

Optimum carton coding may be achieved off-line using a carton coder or on-line, using high-quality, low-maintenance thermal inkjet (TIJ) technology.


For on-line printing, TIJ has long been the dominant coding method within the pharmaceutical packaging industry, largely due to its unparalleled ability to print ultra-high resolution variable date codes, logos and unique barcodes via a reliable, clean and easy-to-use system.


Depending on the application and throughput requirements, two challenges can mean that cartons – particularly pharmaceutical cartons – are best coded off-line. One relates to the nature of the carton’s construction: crash-lock is designed to be hand erected and therefore suited to an off-line application. The other relates to the difficulties of controlling a formed carton for on-line datamatrix coding; smaller volumes of a larger range may mean an off-line solution is better suited.

We have several feeding systems that offer a standalone coding system when fitted with a printer and/or labeller.

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Success stories

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    There’s no question that the Coronavirus pandemic saw many British businesses have to adapt and innovate in a way which they never have before, some even entering completely new markets with products not at all related to the ones they had been manufacturing prev...

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    Trusted by some of the UK’s most successful brands, Pelham Laboratories specialise in product development and manufacture of cosmetics.

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