Coding options: 

Also visit Methods for Coding page.

Manual, Very Manual -

We offer Disposable Markers for the plain basic "I write it down" marking system.  This sometimes is challenging when the receiver or customer has a difficult time deciphering the message as written by the shipper. 

Manual, basic -

We start with the cheapest form of coding messages, dates, and other information.  We offer the option of a hand held stamper with sets of RIBtype® logos, single sorts of letters and or numbers,  and date sets with ink pads.  The operator determines the message, mounts the assorted letters and/or logos, inks the message, and stamps the item or package.  Simple, but might be time consuming depending upon quantity and change of message.  (Self inking system available on some sizes).

For hand stamps above 4 1/4" width, we recommend changing from a "flat" surface stamper to a "rocker" mount.  This prevents the center from not inking and stamping properly.

Call or email specifics on message size, etc. to our sales department by clicking here.

Manual, but faster -

The next step in coding is to use a hand held roller stamper system.  These devices are hand held markers with a "print roller" and inking system.  The message is mounted on the print roller and the operator marks cartons by "rolling" the coder along the carton.  Models are available with or without the optional indexing.  Ink rollers are pre-inked and available in Red, Black, Blue and Green. 

These units are great for packaging departments with assorted different size cartons requiring the same message printed on the side of the carton randomly.

Automatic - Low end -

A system where the roller coder is mounted on a conveyor, usually in conjunction with a case sealer.  We offer the Kiwi brand.  Click here

Automatic - Ink Jet

With larger operations, Automatic Ink Jet is sometimes the best coding and identifying way to mark packages.  This marking system involves technology and a learning curve we do not possess.  (ouch)  We have a couple of systems represented on our web site, but we generally send inquiries direct to the manufacturer and importers. 

Depending upon the message, the Kiwi roller coder may be a very cheap alternative.  It may be worth checking into.

What if your operation uses gummed tape to seal its' cartons???

Another method for coding your cartons may be to code the gummed tape as it is dispensed by the tape dispenser.  (This method is not available for pressure sensitive tape)

We offer a product that will print messages on the tape as it is dispensed by the operator.  Check out our coding devices here for mounting on the tape dispenser.

We also offer a full line of coding supplies for everything above except the Ink Jet.  Check out some of our supplies by clicking on the link below.

Supplies for the Tape Dispenser Printing Devices.

The Other Options -

Stenciling on the boxes and wooden cartons.  Still being used today, but this method has taken a back seat to Ink Jets.  Still a low cost viable option.