Date Code Printers

Here at PrintSafe we provide a range of date code printers for for printing high quality use-by and best-before date codes on consumer packaged goods. As the UK distributor for KBA-Metronic GmbH we offer high quality German-built equipment backed by UK-wide service and support.

Durable, German-Engineered Date Code Printers

  • alphaJET IP65 rated continuous inkjets are ideal for printing date codes on packaging such as cartons, sleeves, bottles, jars, cans, bags and wrappers
  • The compact, low-cost alphaJET mondo integrates easily into packaging machines or on your conveyor
  • Specialist machines are available for coloured (pigmented) inks, food grade inks or ultra high speed printing
  • Thermal inkjet and thermal transfer printers offer a high resolution option for printing date codes, bar codes, 2D data matrix codes and detailed product information
  • Offline Coding Systems give you a high-speed alternative to hand-coding or labelling  your sleeves, folding cartons, crash lock cartons and pouches

 alphaJET mondo – Low-Cost, Low-Odour Inkjet

alphaJET mondoThe low-cost alphaJET mondo inkjet is our most popular printer for most date coding applications. You can integrate it into your production line or packaging equipment or use it with the udaFORMAXX offline coding system for high-speed coding of product sleeves and cartons.

  • Entry-level inkjet coder (black ink)
  • IP65 rated as standard
  • Prints up to 5 lines
  • Picture-based touchscreen
  • Long service intervals
  • User profiles and password protection for management control
  • Noticeably lower odour than many other makes of inkjet

Read more about the alphaJET mondo >


udaFORMAXX – High-Speed Sleeve and Carton Coding

udaFORMAXXIf you’re currently hand coding or using labels, an offline coding system could increase throughput and save labour cost.  It’s also a useful alternative to coding sleeves on the production line if print delivery is a problem. Depending on the size and shape of your sleeves or cartons, you can code anywhere between 200 and 600 packs per minute.

  • Easy to adjust for a wide range of packaging types and sizes
  • Code multiple product lines on a single machine
  • Accurate print positioning
  • Apply date/batch codes and promotional labels in the same operation
  • Integrate with inkjet, thermal transfer, thermal inkjet or hot foil printer
  • Add a label applicator for even greater cost savings
  • Low maintenance, simple operation
  • Best-in-class, modern design

Watch Video

These short videos show the udaFORMAXX being used to print and label a variety of sleeves and cartons. You’ll see how it can be used with different printer options and with both printer and label applicator.


Need Something Specific?

Please call us on 01962 761761 and we’ll be happy to talk you through the different options available. We provide printers for most standard and specialist date coding requirements.


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