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Coding and Labeling for Craft Brewing

coding labeling craft brewing As you grow your craft brewing business, you need to ensure that products are correctly labeled and date coded – both to meet regulations and so your product looks good.

The Brewers Association certainly recommends date and lot coding of craft beer, for both regulatory reasons and for customer convenience.

Regardless of the size of your operation and whether you package your product in bottles or cans, ID Technology has solutions for you.


Coding on Cans & Bottles
Our Citronix inkjet printers are perfect for adding date codes to your bottles and cans.

This video shows a Citronix ci3300 printing date codes in a small brewery, the printing takes place right after the cans are depalletized, where we have access to put the code on the bottom of the can.

For very small operations with limited automation, we have a special solution too:

Citronix continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers are the easiest to use on the market and are built to provide high quality codes every time, with minimal maintenance intervention. All Citronix printers are IP55 washdown as standard so you don’t have to baby them.

printing and coding for craft brewing packaging

CIJ Inkjet and Label Printers

Looking for a solution that uses no consumables and even less maintenance? Check out our Macsa laser coding solutions. Our iCON laser is super competitively priced and might be a good fit for a small, but growing craft brewer.

laser coding for craft breweries

Macsa iCON Laser Coder

Labeling Bottles
ID Technology is well known for building some of the best labeling equipment in the business – like our LSI by ID Technology line.

The new 1500i is designed and built here in the USA and is engineered to apply a single label to round containers at up to 60 per minute. Need higher speeds or more labels? Yes we can do that too! We also have a tabletop semi-automatic labeler for low volume production.

labeling system for craft breweries

LSI by ID Technology Model 1500i

Labeling & Coding Cases
Do you need to add date codes or barcodes to your cases, or shipping cartons?

ID Technology has solutions that include tabletop label printers, automatic label printer applicators and inkjet solutions. We can also provide the software to help you design your labels and get your products shipped.

ID Technology Labels
With six label plants in North America, ID Technology is your local provider of full color labels for your craft beer bottles. With our HP Indigo digital technology, we offer fast turnaround and low minimums.

Want to produce full color labels on-demand in your own plant? We can set you up with a Memjet printer and labels to do that as well.

Need blank thermal transfer or direct thermal labels? Yes. we’ve got you covered.

You can get a PDF version of this article here

How can we help your craft brewing and packaging operation? Contact us today – 888-438-3242 Option#3 or you can contact me directly at dholliday@idtechnology.com. We’ll get you in touch with one of our ID Technology specialists right in your area.

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