Edinburgh Beer Factory partners with Linx Printing for improved coding

By Jenny Eagle contact

- Last updated on GMT

The beer bottles at Edinburgh Beer Factory. Photo: Linx Printing.
The beer bottles at Edinburgh Beer Factory. Photo: Linx Printing.

Related tags: Craft beer, Labelling, laser codes

Edinburgh Beer Factory has partnered with Linx Printing Technologies for improved coding and marking with its CSL30 laser coder.

The Linx CSL30 can also handle more production and bottle sizes as the business continues to expand and enter export markets. 

Batch codes

Edinburgh Beer Factory

Edinburgh Beer Factory will use the technology to code ‘Best before’ dates and batch codes on its automatic bottling line, which processes around 2,000 330ml bottles per hour. 

The company is pleased with the quality of the codes, which are highly legible and always appear in the same position on the bottles. 

Martin Borland, head brewer, Edinburgh Beer Factory, said its original coder for batch and date codes wasn’t quite right so it started looking for alternatives. 

The price quoted was what we paid and in the first few months we’ve had no problems at all as well as regular support from Linx's sales team​,” he said. 

We’re confident about the future because we know the machine can go faster if we need it to, and from running successful trials, we know it works well on larger bottle sizes​.” 

CSL30 uses no ink which means there is no drying time on the bottles or risk of smudging. It comes with a LinxVision Touch Screen and adjustments can be carried out in minutes.

When you process 2,000 bottles per hour, you need to be confident that your BBEs (best before end) and batches are being printed​,” added Borland.

Pop Art

Edinburgh Beer Factory, established in 2015, takes inspiration from Edinburgh-born Pop Art-founder Eduardo Paolozzi, and is a family-run, independent brewery with more than 20 employees. Taking inspiration from the Pop Art philosophy of using unsung objects to create art, it takes overlooked beer styles and presents them at their best. 

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