Universal Marking

Non-Porous Hand Roller Coders

Printing the same information on your cartons but need an alternative solutions to the expensive ink jet systems?


Universal’s Non-Porous Hand Printer fills the requirement for a portable, hand held roll coder designed for marking on metal, plastic, glass, rubber and other materials that require fast drying solvent based inks.

The unique technology of Universal's patented Non-Porous Inking System allows the usage of inks that dry as fast as 2 seconds at 75 degree F. ambient temperatures. This unique system utilizes both an ink roll and an engraved anilox roll to apply ink to the rubber printing dies. The rolls are mounted in a tightly sealed aluminum housing which prevents solvent evaporation from the ink roll during use  

The print drum’s cam indexing mechanism provides for accurate print registration on smaller parts or the unit can be used in a non-indexing, continuous print mode for printing long lengths of material such as metal sheets.

Precision machined from aircraft grade aluminum alloy, these coders are ideal for printing specifications, lot numbers, date codes or product identification information on any flat, non-porous surface. The high quality impressions are both weather proof and fade resistant and can be applied at rates much faster than stenciling or conventional hand stamping.


  • Precision machined anodized aluminum construction
  • Sealed ball bearings for smooth print drum rotation
  • Comfortable foam grip handle
  • Easily removable print drum simplifies type setting
  • Indexing or Non-Indexing capabilities


  • Print Drum Circumference: 9.1” (227 mm)
  • Maximum Print Width: 1.0” (25 mm)
  • Die System: RIBtype rubber type
  • Weight: 2 Lbs - 12.5 Oz. (1.26 Kg)
Model Item Number Description
HPNP-100 108M-HPNP100 Indexing Model (Single Print Impression)
HPNP-100NI 108M-HPNP100NI Non-Indexing (Continuous Printing Impressions)

Replacement Supplies:

Print Drum only Item #108P-HPNP100PDA
1" MT Black Ink Roller (Disposable) Item #108C-HPNPMT1P1
1" XF Neoprene Ink Roller (Dry) Item #108C-HPNP100RX

The HPNP Hand Printers are supplied with one of Universal’s disposable Type MT Black Ink Rolls. For maximum versatility, the inking system also accommodates a re-inkable XF Neoprene Ink Roll.

U.S. PATENT NO. 5,109,769 E.P. PATENT NO. 0508971