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Date Coding

Programmed formats, automatic date forward functions, and custom date and time editors for a full range of date coding capabilities.

Date coding is an essential part of most production processes. In food and beverage applications date codes are integral to consumer safety and meeting federal regulations. In industrial manufacturing, date marking helps provide full traceability and is crucial in the event of a recall or quality compliance issue. With Linx date coders you can ensure consistently readable date codes.

Date Coding

Linx industrial date coding printers have pre-programmed and customizable date and time formats to match every customer need. With real time clock functions our coders can automatically print manufacture dates and calculate a best before or expiry date; adding any number of seconds, hours, days, or months to the current date and time.

Using simple on screen prompts most new formats can be easily created and stored using internal printer memory. Once the desired format is chosen the printer can be set to variable intervals for forward or back sequential numbering, with some models even auto-adjusting for daylight savings time.

Whether you need best by dates that are easily readable for your consumers or “closed dating” for meeting regulations on product traceability Linx can meet your specific printing or marking needs.

Date Coding Machines

Continuous Inkjet (CIJ): The most customizable option with inks that can be applied to nearly any substrate; even food safe inks for prints that come in direct contact with ingestible products! Linx CIJ coders are renowned for their flexibility, clean operation, and reliability to cope with long hours of operation.

Large Character Ink Jet: Linx Large Character Printers provide high-resolution printing and are easy to set up and adjust, offering a cost-effective alternative to pre-printed boxes or labels. High adhesion ink for porous surfaces of cardboard cartons used across distribution chains to make certain the printed codes remain legible even after extensive handling

Thermal Transfer Overprinters: Excellent for solvent free coding and cost effective with very little consumables. Can function well in either fast moving or intermittent production lines. The unique design of our TTO products delivers a clean and user-friendly operation, ideal for date coding on a range of substrates including plastic films, flat packaging, label stock, plastic, and foil.


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Printing on Metal

Consistent date coding and marking in extreme manufacturing conditions


Printing on Glass

Print manufacture or expiry dates on the surface of wet and dry glass bottles and jars

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