Metal and Steel

Metal and Steel

Marking printouts in the steel and metal industry have to endure a lot: Effects of weather, large temperature fluctuations, severe stresses, harsh environments and a vast assortment of surface qualities. Printouts using LEIBINGER inkjet printers are up to these requirements—thanks to state-of-the-art printer technologies, a wide ink portfolio and numerous hardware and software features. In addition, LEIBINGER camera systems meet the highest demands of verification requirements. The LKS 5 reads and checks both fixed and variable data, text segments and barcodes.

Typical markings

  • Batch numbers/lot numbers
  • Characters and text
  • Model codes
  • Expiration dates
  • Company logos
  • 1D and 2D codes


  • Steel/stainless steel
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Aluminum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Metal plate
  • Crown caps
  • Cans (beverage cans, tin cans, packaging cans, oil cans, etc.)
  • Pipes
  • Wires

Examples of typical applications

  • Special inks for the best durability, e.g. heat-resistant inks
  • Cleaning bath-resistant markings
  • Substituting labels
  • Using pigmented inks (opaque inks) for high contrast on different colored backgrounds
  • Marking after wire drawing
  • Protection against tampering
  • Comprehensive software and hardware accessories for easy and flexible integration of a printer in product lines
  • Marking automotive parts made of steel and metal
  • Imprinting aluminum spacers in window construction

Typical print monitoring tasks

  • Print monitoring/verification/image processing of various printouts
  • Reliable monitoring of inkjet fonts (printouts of small character inkjet printers)

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