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Date code printing

Date code with confidence using our high-quality, operator-friendly coding solutions.

The importance of date codes on packaging

Date coding products or packaging – applying best before or use by dates – is a critical part of the production process. In order to protect the consumer and maintain the integrity of the brand, it is paramount that these codes be printed correctly and legibly and that they remain visible throughout the products life window.

Our date coding solutions are reliable, cost-effective and fully supported by our friendly, knowledgeable aftercare team.

Top-notch date coding solutions from Rotech:

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Innovative solutions

Address specific pain-points on your production line

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Prompt responses

Quick delivery of products and services

A partnership you can trust

Consistent, reliable support

From first enquiry, to installation and beyond

Aftercare fuelled by excellence

A team of experts

190+ years combined coding and marking experience

On or away from the line?

We offer two solutions to help you step up your date coding process – printers that can be seamlessly integrated onto your production line to apply date codes directly to your product and standalone coding systems – ideal for those moving away from coding by hand, or to print onto those tricky to handle packaging types, such as sleeves and pouches.

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Date code printers

Maintenance-free thermal inkjet technology

Ideal for applying high-resolution date and batch codes directly onto porous and non-porous packages.

The compact printers can be seamlessly integrated onto existing packaging equipment with little to no disruption to your production line.

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All-in-one date coding equipment

British-made feeding and handling systems

These machines are used away from the production line, printing directly onto flat-form packaging.

There are several variants for different applications. All of which offer a complete date coding solution.

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 Thermal Inkjet X1 Jet printer on horticulture, spray bottle production line
  • We looked at various options but chose Rotech’s Integra printer because of its simplicity and reliability. Moving to this new thermal printing technology has reduced our labour costs and eliminated mis-labelling, which has improved overall efficiency.


  • We were literally writing the sell by date on to the sachet by hand. Every month we make batches of around 4,000 bars, and it was taking up hours of our time. Now, in 20 minutes or so, the Rotech machine prints what it would have taken us three days to write by hand.

    Pump Street Chocolate

  • This machine has been fantastic. It has slipped into our operation and become an invaluable part of our process. It is hard to imagine how we ever managed without it. Coding used to be slow, painful and labour intensive. Now a single operator can run off 5000 sleeves in just two or three hours.

    PK Foods

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A bit about us

The code mark of excellence

Founded over 25 years ago, our business has built a reputation for providing a valuable, end-to-end service – from consultancy and advice, right through to product installation and ongoing support.

Our success is due to our expertise and our ability to solve problems. No matter how small or how significant, we will always deliver the right solution in terms of efficiency, sustainability, and quality engineering.

Excellence underpins all that we do at Rotech, so if you’re looking to work with knowledgeable professionals, you’ve arrived at the right place.

You’ll get a real person when you call Rotech. Real people helping real people in real time, just like it was 25 years ago.

Chris Baker, Founder

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Transform your batch coding processes with Rotech:

Operator friendly on-line and off-line batch coding for primary, secondary and tertiary packaging.

  • Innovative solutions

Address specific pain-points on your production line.

  • Prompt responses

Quick delivery of products and services

  •  Consistent, reliable support

Our UK-based team are always on hand to offer technical support, training, and guidance when you need it

  • A team of experts

190+ combined years of experience working in (but not limited to) the food, drink, pharmaceutical, cosmetic industries.

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