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Coding Introduction

At Cap Coder, not only do we understand coding and marking equipment, but we also understand the processes involved in transferring wet ink onto any type of surface. Our experience and knowledge of the different types of inks, surfaces and the times needed for it to dry thoroughly, i.e. not just on the surface, means that our coding and marketing solutions are second to none.
When you use a Cap Coder coding solution, you won’t need to worry about:

  • Material selection
  • Absorption rates
  • Surface tensions
  • Ink weight
  • Smudging
  • Ink runs

This means that when you engage the coding and marking services of Cap Coder you won’t get an ineffective stamping machine option or a useless high force process. Instead you’ll benefit from a comprehensive and proven coding and marking solution that achieves truly fantastic results.

CC100 Coding Head

At the heart of Cap Coders coding range this unit can be supplied by itself for you to fit to your own equipment.


Capsules provide constant flow

Cap Coder ink capsules will not flood or dry out and will continue to pass ink to the type face in the correct volume so as to produce an imprint of the right weight, whether printing at two hundred per minute or two hundred per day. About 50,000 imprints per capsule are possible using 2.5mm type and dye ink (such as black 2201S) before any attention is necessary and, in some cases, many more imprints than this are possible. The completely flat inking face of the Cap Coder capsule allows the type face to rest gently upon it. There is no ‘squelch’ effect as the type is pushed into a pad, as is the case with some cheap capsules using polyether foam.


Cap Coder inks have been carefully formulated for use in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. All materials used are non-carcinogenic. Aniline dyes are suspended in a solvent and resin base which provides excellent adhesion, fast drying and optimum clarity on all the normal packaging materials including plastics, board, metals and glass.
The screw top jars in which Cap Coder inks are supplied promote clean handling and are easy to seal properly when not required.

Range of colours

An extensive range of colours, including black, blue, red, green, yellow, orange, brown and white is available and reactivating solvent is also available from stock as required.


Cap Coder always has available a wide selection of inexpensive typefaces in both alphanumeric and numeric fonts. Faces available include standard Roman in x-heights from 1.5mm to 10mm and Condensed in x-heights from 3mm to 10mm. Both are available in standard or hard rubber ex-stock. Individual characters or logotypes can be selected to mount on the ribbed rubber sheet of the coding print head. In cases where the ribtype styles are unsuitable and a one-piece logo is to be preferred, choose a polymer stereo.

All Cap Coder typefaces may be purchased either in ‘A’ sets or ‘C’ sets.
The ‘A’ set consists of: 7 each, letters A, E, N.
5 each, letters B, C, D, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, O, P, R, S, T, U, V, W, Z
3 each, Q, X, Y.
2 each, figures 0-9 and hieroglyphics
The ‘C’ set consists of: 9 each, figures 0-9 and hieroglyphics

Logo Types

Logotypes, in the context of coding equipment and type, are any combination of letters and/or figures, moulded as one piece. For any constantly used brand name, legend, word or address, logotypes save a great deal of time and trouble and help to eliminate errors. Cap Coder is pleased to supply logotypes to meet your requirements – individual letters or figures may also be ordered separately if required. Standard (grey) rubber characters will provide excellent results for most purposes but hard grade (black) rubber often produces sharper definition on harder materials such as metal, glass and harder plastics, and is often beneficial for bottom coding applications.
Standard logo dates are available from stock, JAN to DEC, 01 to 31, BEST BEFORE and BB all in various sizes.

Cap Coders range of  Coding and Marking machines offer reliable coding on any surface. Available as a top coder, bottom coder or coding head for attachment to your production line.

The CC100 coding head was designed by Cap Coder in 1979, and is a tribute to the integrity of the design that it has been copied across the world with virtually no alteration to the basic mechanism.