Tobacco Industry Products
Coding on Tobacco

Tobacco packaging facilities are among the most demanding coding environments, particularly with dust, often operating at the extremes of packaging line speeds. Additionally, cleanliness is paramount to assure the quality and consistency of the end products.

Videojet offers a proven range of class-leading laserthermal inkjet and continuous inkjet printers which provide integration flexibility into multiple points on the line. Codentify®-compatible, Videojet is able to provide solutions that can help safeguard your investment in a changing regulatory environment.



Printing Application
Hinge-lid packs
Soft cup
Pouches, cans and other containers

Application Detail

Soft Cup Pack

Flexibility to meet your production needs

Combining fast line speeds with multiple daily changeovers, soft cup packaging requires flexible coders that will not slow you down. Our printers are designed for built-in productivity and simple usability, meaning we can meet the throughput needs of your packaging line while helping to make life easier for your operators.

Hard Pack

Keep pace with hinge-lid production lines

As packing equipment approaches 1,000 packs per minute and regulatory environments evolve, demands on print speed and print quality are compounded. Videojet designs printers and inks to meet the breakneck speeds of the tobacco industry.


Unlock track and trace capabilities

Videojet printers can print both human-readable and 2D codes to help enable track and trace for your cartons. Coders can be easily integrated into carton packaging equipment from leading tobacco OEMs, helping to minimize the footprint on your production line.

Pouch, can and other containers

Versatility to code on almost anything

As packaging innovation evolves in chewing and loose tobacco, Videojet has solutions to meet your needs and offers everything from food-grade inks for porous substrates to pigmented inks for difficult-to-code plastics.


Empower your supply chain

Legible case coding is the cornerstone of effective inventory management throughout the supply chain. Videojet technology can help in a variety of ways, providing high resolution printing for direct-to-the box and automatic label applications.

Line Integrations

Line Integrations

Hinge-lid/soft cup packer

Integrate before, into, or after your packer depending on application needs. With our extensive experience in tobacco packaging, Videojet has the know-how to meet the code, speed, and footprint requirements of your application.


Regardless of your carton packing configurations or coding preferences, Videojet offers automated solutions and seamless integration into your production lines. This helps you deliver high-quality codes where you need them, when you need them.

Case packer

Videojet end-of-line technologies provide class-leading, consistent print quality on secondary packaging materials. Whether you require 2D codes for track and trace or larger prints for generic case coding, Videojet has a solution to meet your needs.


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.


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.


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.


Label Printer Applicator (LPA)

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


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.




Application Notes


Implementing Codentify with Videojet