Enhancing Traceability in Digital Can Printing: A Linx 10 CIJ Printer Case Study

Enhancing Traceability in Digital Can Printing: A Linx 10 CIJ Printer Case Study

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital printing, precision and efficiency are paramount. For an up-and-coming digital can printing manufacturer boasting state-of-the-art capabilities, ensuring traceability throughout the production process was a critical challenge. With bare aluminum cans flowing through their cutting-edge digital printing machines, the need for reliable lot coding became apparent. This is where TTOParts stepped in with a solution leveraging the power of Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) printing technology, specifically the Linx 10 CIJ printer.

Understanding CIJ Printing

Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) printing is a versatile and reliable technology widely utilized in industrial printing applications. CIJ printers utilize a non-contact printing method, where ink droplets are propelled from a printhead onto the substrate, forming characters, codes, and graphics. This technology is renowned for its high-speed operation, exceptional print quality, and suitability for a wide range of substrates, including metal, plastic, and glass.

Solving the Traceability Challenge

For our client, the absence of lot coding presented a significant hurdle in maintaining traceability and quality control within their digital can printing operation. Without a reliable means of tracking production batches, identifying and rectifying issues in the event of a quality concern became a daunting task. TTOParts recognized the urgency of the situation and swiftly proposed a solution leveraging the Linx 10 CIJ printer.

Introducing the Linx 10 CIJ Printer

The Linx 10 CIJ printer emerged as the ideal choice for addressing the traceability challenge faced by our client. Boasting a compact footprint, user-friendly interface, and seamless integration capabilities, the Linx 10 offered a perfect fit for the dynamic production environment of the digital can printing manufacturer.

Key Benefits of the Linx 10 CIJ Printer:

  1. Small Footprint: With limited space available in the bustling production facility, the compact design of the Linx 10 CIJ printer proved to be a game-changer, allowing for easy installation without compromising valuable workspace.

  2. Ease of Use: Simplifying message creation and operation, the Linx 10 CIJ printer ensured seamless integration into the existing workflow. Operators were able to quickly familiarize themselves with the intuitive interface, minimizing training requirements and maximizing productivity.

  3. Simple Message Creation: Leveraging the Linx software, our client effortlessly created and customized lot codes to meet their specific traceability needs. From alphanumeric characters to barcodes and graphics, the Linx 10 provided unparalleled flexibility in message creation.

  4. Low Cost of Ownership: Beyond its initial affordability, the Linx 10 CIJ printer offered ongoing cost savings through efficient ink usage and minimal maintenance requirements. With reliable performance and minimal downtime, our client experienced a significant return on investment over time.

Empowering Traceability with TTOParts

Within a mere half an hour of setup and configuration, the Linx 10 CIJ printer was seamlessly integrated into the digital can printing process, providing visible lot codes for enhanced traceability. With each can now bearing a unique identifier, our client gained invaluable insight into production batches, enabling swift identification and resolution of quality concerns.


In the fast-paced world of digital printing, traceability is not just a necessity but a strategic imperative. With the Linx 10 CIJ printer from TTOParts, our client was able to overcome the traceability challenge and unlock new levels of efficiency and quality control in their digital can printing operation. From its small footprint and ease of use to its cost-effective performance, the Linx 10 CIJ printer proved to be a reliable partner in driving success for our client's business.

For manufacturers seeking to enhance traceability and efficiency in their printing operations, TTOParts stands ready to deliver innovative solutions tailored to your unique needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can empower your success.