Domino effect pays off in US

THE canning lines of a major producer of PepsiCo products have been given a coding ‘makeover’ in the form of Domino’s F720i fibre laser printer.

Pepsi Bottling Ventures is responsible for serving eight million customers from 16 production plants in North America. The firm previously used inkjet printers to code the bottom of its cans.

Domino said the F720i laser uses ‘short, intense pulses’, which increases marking speed and allows the delivery of ‘high-quality’ codes on up to 100,000 cans per hour. 

“From a production standpoint, we love it,” said Daryl Beeler, production supervisor at Pepsi Bottling Ventures. “When a can comes through, we don’t have to constantly check the code date … with the inkjet system we constantly had to check.”