Marking Date & Batch Coding

Matthews will help ensure your products always have the right date codes and batch codes to meet stringent retailer and industry requirements.

Get compliant codes, every time

Matthews will help ensure your products always have the right date codes and batch codes to meet stringent retailer and industry requirements:


Date Codes: In Australia, the Food Standards Code states that packaged foods with a shelf life under two years must have a use by date on the primary packaging and a best before date in most other cases. Retailers also require date code information on secondary packaging to help improve stock turnaround and avoid food wastage.

Batch Codes: As marks of identification, batch codes are used to help product traceability. All packages with the same batch code are considered to be the same in nature, quality, quantity etc. We offer a range of batch printers to meet varied applications and needs.

Primary Product Coding solutions to meet your unique batch printer needs

Our experts will help you select and implement the right technology to apply crisp and durable date codes and batch codes onto a variety of packaging materials – even at high line speeds:

  • Crisp, clear and easy to read codes
  • Easily visible to the end consumer
  • Indelible and highly durable
  • Highly consistent batch printing
  • Print at high line speeds
  • Print on a wide range of packaging materials
  • Extremely cost effective

Eliminate date coding errors

Matthews specialises in integrating any coding equipment into your business, allowing you to boost your production efficiency and profitability. All our best before date printer solutions can be integrated in to our iDSnet software solution to ensure the right date / batch number is printed on the right product at the right time to eliminate coding errors. This can be supplemented by vision inspection to check code presence and formation.

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Matthews Technology Overview

At Matthews we provide a range of coding, marking, labelling and inspection technology. With our extensive range of coding and marking equipment, we can help you find the right solution for your business. Technology featured include;

  • Small Character Continuous Inkjet
  • Thermal Inkjet Printer
  • Thermal Transfer Printer
  • Laser
  • High Resolution Printing 
  • Drop on Demand Inkjet

Areas We Service

We’re proud to supply premium marking date and batch coding systems Australia wide. Our innovative products and solutions are available across Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and everywhere in between. Get in touch with our team today to see how your business can benefit.

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