Egg Industry Printers and
Printing Solutions

Coding technologies for the egg industry have evolved over the years, but the focus on food safety has remained paramount.  Advances in these technologies have provided improved print quality to better communicate important expiry and traceability data and to help ensure compliance with evolving government regulations regarding producer accountability.  Videojet’s solutions can help meet these coding needs while providing high quality coding to aid brand image and high uptime to ensure efficient operations.



Packaging Type
Egg coding, in-line
Egg coding, at packer
Carton coding
Case coding

Application Detail

Marketing opportunities

The safety and authenticity of eggs are persistent concerns in all regions of the world. Getting consumers to appreciate eggs as more than a commodity holds the key to greater loyalty and improved demand. Printing brand and egg information directly on the egg provides producers with an opportunity to improve brand differentiation and consumer loyalty through a clearly visible commitment to quality and safety.

Planning for the future

Egg carton packaging is changing as retailers try to attract consumers to more beneficial eggs. Carton design is also advancing as the simple package is being improved to provide better protection and egg coding visibility to minimize consumer interaction with the eggs. Coding solutions designed to perform well across a wide range of packaging styles and materials give the producer freedom to adapt to future changes.

Improve supply chain efficiency and save money

Printing lot, batch and supplier-specific information clearly on the egg case creates a traceability point visible to the retailer, wholesaler and transportation company – providing rapid identification in case of recall. Printing this information directly on the case simplifies packaging demands by standardizing to a common box style for different trading partners.

Line Integrations

Grader, Cartoner and Packer

Continuous inkjet (CIJ)

Fluid based, non-contact printing of up to five lines of text, linear and 2D bar codes, or graphics, printed on a variety of packaging types including stationary packaging via traversing systems.

Thermal Transfer Overprinting (TTO)

A digitally controlled printhead precisely melts ink from a ribbon directly onto flexible films to provide high resolution, real-time prints.

Thermal inkjet (TIJ)

Ink-based, non-contact printing using heat and surface tension to move ink onto a package surface. Generally used to print 2D DataMatrix and other bar codes.

Large Character Marking (LCM)

Ink-based, non-contact printing of multiple data types (alphanumeric, logos and bar codes) in large sizes primarily used for secondary packaging such as cases.

Laser Marking Systems

A beam of infrared light focused and steered with a series of carefully controlled small mirrors to create marks where the heat of the beam interacts with the packaging surface.

Label Printer Applicator (LPA)

Prints and places labels of various sizes on multiple package types.



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