Carton Coders

Carton coders provide a simple, cost effective way to identify products packaged in plain cartons.

Whether marking product names, lot numbers, expiration dates, printing barcodes or general package tracking information on cartons made of various materials, Griffin Rutgers can help you select the right printing solution to meet the information needs of your business. Griffin Rutgers offers a range of carton coding systems suitable to print on virtually any carton surface. Product identification and tracking information helps to keep customers safe and your production line running full time. Not all cartons are coded on-line as part of the automated packaging process. Sometimes it is more efficient or flexible to code smaller cartons off-line. At Griffin-Rutgers we specialize in helping customers find the type of carton coder they need to do the job required by their industry regulations, at a cost point they can afford whether that be in-line or off-line. Look at our Carton Coder products below to view:

  • Small size single printhead thermal inkjet coders that can print high resolution text, bar codes and images at high or low speeds across varying surface features.
  • Thermal inkjet coders employing multiple printheads to create seamlessly stitched taller print areas, bar codes and images,
  • A laser coder that can create a permanently etched mark on a wide range of materials that absolutely cannot be removed.

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What is a “Carton Coder” and is it what you need?

A carton coder is a printing device that adds product identification or late stages variable information to the outside of a shipping carton. Variable information printing can be of many different varieties ranging from a simple Production Date, Batch Number and Expiration Date to a complex 2 dimensional high density code or other type of bar code. Variable information can be required on almost any product, in some form, ranging from cases of beer, to pharmaceutical packaging, to a carton of bakery muffins, to a carton of pasta, to a carton of cans of soda. The secret to successful carton coding is that many of these applications require differing print technologies to meet the need to print on different materials and/or shapes. Our Carton Coding products encompass different carton coding technologies that can address a wide range of applications.

Please review the articles below for news about Carton Coders. If you have questions about the best technology for your date coding application, call Griffin-Rutgers and allow us to apply our 50 years of experience to help you find a solution to your specific need.

Carton Coder News

Carton Printer

Folding Cartons and Their Unique Printing Needs

If you are a manufacturer that works with folding cartons, you have no doubt been faced with the issue that this type of container poses for your coding and marking procedures. You understand that the variable data that needs to be applied to a carton is only one element of the entire production and printing […]


Five Reasons To Choose An Offline Coding System

If you are printing best-before or other fixed or variable information onto sleeves, pouches or cartons, an offline feed and coding system could be just what you need.

QR Codes

QR Codes And Your Packaging Solutions

At the start of the decade, QR codes began to make an appearance on almost all forms of packaging. However, if you used them for your packaging solutions back then, you probably hated them.  In the beginning, the end-users had terrible experience using QR codes. They are now on the rise in many forms of […]

Printing Codes

Printing Codes on Prescription Drug Packages

It seems impossible, but the use of printed codes on packaging continues to increase. They seem to be everywhere, on everything. Now, you can add prescription drug anti-counterfeiting measures to the list. With more requirements being set, manufacturers must ensure that they are printing codes on prescription drug packages to meet the more stringent standards.

Needham Coding S Series

High Resolution Printing: Features Of The Needham Coding S-Series

Whether you’re a first year start-up, a larger company that has only a small need for high resolution printing or a company that has a large need for high resolution there’s a good chance you’re looking for a low-cost way to code your packages. But, of course, you still want to look professional in order […]

Offline Carton Coding

Carton Coding machines have numerous usages but pharmaceutical carton printing has created an industry based on the benefits of offline carton coding. Because pharmaceutical cartons are many times constructed a specific way, they create a high demand for offline machines. Often, pharmaceutical cartons are used for the packing of multiple packs, labeled erect and put […]