ATD exhibiting at the PPMA 2015 Show

ATD Marking Systems will be displaying its extensive range of industrial coding and marking systems at the PPMA 2015 show, held at the NEC Birmingham from 29th September to 1st October.

PPMA 2015

You can find ATD on Stand J72 where our representatives will be present to answer any technical or sales queries, and will be very happy to mark samples either at the show or shortly afterwards.

Leibinger Jet3UP Continuous Inkjet Printer

The newly launched Jet3UP will be shown for the first time. Building on the reputation of the ultra-reliable Jet3 with its unique clean stop and start feature the Jet3UP can be controlled or monitored remotely using a smartphone or tablet, and also boasts a larger full colour touch display with a built in help system.

ATD IP8000 High Resolution Inkjet Printer

For outer case coding, bar coding and high quality graphics the IP8000 is now available with a built in touch screen for easy message creation and selection. A new very high resolution 50mm printhead has been added to the range, and the IP8000 controller is now available as a retro-fit to the many thousands of IP9000 printheads in the field, ensuring their continued operation and support for years to come.

IP501 Thermal Inkjet

The ATD IP501, based on HP thermal inkjet technology can print high resolution text, graphics and barcodes up to 25mm high, with a quick clean change snap-in ink cartridge.

Industrial Coding and Marking Systems

If you would like further information on the ATD  range of industrial coding and products, or to discuss your particular application we look forward to seeing you at the show, or contact us and we will happy to work with you to find the optimum solution to your coding requirements.

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Multiple language overprinting with ATD Leibinger Jet3

Airberg Ltd. supply British manufactured foodstuffs to overseas supermarkets, embassies, hotels and airline caterers. To meet the legislation in these areas the original packing must be overprinted, often with a mix of western and arabic characters.

airberg eggbox

Arabic Characters

Fortunately the ATD Leibinger Jet3 Continuous Inkjet Printer has a multiple character touch-screen keyboard built-in which makes creating the messages simple and efficient. Characters from multiple languages can be combined in the message, in addition to logos and time and date fields.


Cost Savings


The ATD Leibinger Jet 3  can print directly onto the packaging material, whether it be plastic, glass, metal, paper or board. This has reduced Airberg’s costs and streamlined their business by eliminating the need to create and apply labels.


The versatility and reliability of the Jet 3 makes it the ideal solution for overprinting a very wide range of short shelf life products, including chilled and frozen products.

Manual product coding

Airberg’s repacking operation has to be able to handle a large variety of products, of varying size, shape and packaging material. ATD has supplied Airberg with marking tables that allow the operator to quickly load a product and manually slide it past the printhead to apply the mark. The motion of the table is monitored by an encoder, ensuring the mark has a consistent quality. This quick and simple solution removes the need for special product handling.

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More information

If you would like more information on the ATD Leibinger Jet3 Continuous Inkjet Printer, or any of our other industrial coding or marking products please contact us. We will be happy to discuss your requirements and suggest an optimum solution

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Silicone Tube Printing

Jet3 marking silicone tubing

A UK manufacturer of silicone tubing used in the medical industry required a marking system for printing text at defined intervals on to the tube as it was being manufactured. The tubing is extruded cold and then passes into a heat curing station.

ATD proposed a Leibinger Jet 3pi Continuous Ink-jet Printer for the task. Because of it’s small size it was easily installed in the space between the extruder nozzle and the curing station. The Jet3’s unique shut-down system, which completely seals the nozzle when the printer is switched off, allows it to be started cleanly and quickly, even after periods of extended shut-down.

Silicone is a notoriously difficult material for anything to adhere to and after printing a number of samples with different inks the customer opted for Blue High Temperature Resistant Soft Pigment ink. This was not only produced a high-contrast text, it was also resistant to removal and withstood the curing process.

The multiple font feature of the Jet 3 allows clear and concise text to be printed on large and small diameter tubing. The Jet3’s 10.4″ colour touch screen makes programming simple and intuitive.

The printing process is non-contact which meant no handling of the un-cured product was required. The Jet3 continuous ink-jet printer produces individual drops of ink that are projected on to the product’s surface from several millimetres distance to form clear, crisp characters.

Printing Silicone Tube

For more information on this application, or for information on any of ATD’s industrial coding, marking and labelling solutions please contact us.


25th wreathi

25 Years of Product Coding, Marking and Labelling Solutions!

ATD are proud to announce that 2015 represents our 25 year trading anniversary. Founded in late 1989, we began trading in 1990. The founders had the vision of developing, manufacturing and supplying world class industrial coding and marking products, backed up by a focussed customer care program.

ATD launched its first Industrial inkjet printer back in 1990, the SCIP (Small Character Ink jet printer) and the IP4000 High Resolution inkjet printer, which utilised first generation Trident solid-state piezo inkjet technology. Having state of the art products at the right time resulted in immediate success for ATD, with many thousands of systems supplied worldwide.

ATD High Resolution Inkkjet Printer


Developing High Resolution Inkjet Printers

ATD has continued its in-house product development program, which generated the current ATD manufactured product range, which includes the IP8000, IP500 and IP9000 High Resolution inkjet printers.

ATD IP8000 High Resolution Inkjet PrinterIP500 Thermal Inkjet Printer

Complementing our products is our dedicated sales and support staff, who are entirely focussed towards our total customer care program.

Reputable Coding and Marking Solutions Partners

In recent years ATD has expanded its product range by carefully selecting technology partners whose products and philosophies closely match our own; and we are proud to be UK distributors for Leibinger Continuous Inkjet Printing systems, Macsa Industrial laser marking systems, Ecoline labelling systems and most recently Kortho thermal transfer printers.

ATD would like to thank ALL of our customers and partners through the years. 25 years down the line we have lost none of our enthusiasm for offering the most modern and reliable product identification, labelling, coding and marking solutions available.

Follow this site for news on more innovations and application stories from ATD in 2015 and beyond.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from ATD!

Everyone at ATD would like to wish all of our customers, clients and visitors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We’ve enjoyed a tremendous 2014 here, our exhibits at the renowned PPMA and Interplas shows a particular highlight, and we cannot wait to build upon our success of the past year heading into 2015 and beyond. Ink Jet Bullet_Unfired

Constant Drive For Improvement at ATD

It is through our provision of outstanding printing, coding, marking and labelling solutions that we have garnered such an outstanding reputation within our industry. But far from resting on our laurels, we are committed to continuing to build on our standing, and expand further as a business in 2015. We have already began a concerted effort to increase the visibility of our continuous inkjet printers and printing solutions, and expect a rise in leads and sales of this nature moving forward as a result. We are always committed to providing the very latest in advanced printing technology, and our stocking of the Jet2Neo continuous inkjet printer truly exemplifies this.

ATD Marking Systems at PPMA 2014

ATD Marking Systems at PPMA 2014

Contact ATD UK

For further information on our industrial printing solutions, or any of our exciting new products and plans for 2015, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dedicated and friendly team. You can leave your details on our contact us page, or give us a call direct on 01858 461014.

ATD Marking Systems at PPMA 2014

ATD exhibiting at the PPMA 2014 and Interplas shows

ATD Marking Systems will be exhibiting its broad range of industrial coding and marking equipment at both the PPMA 2014 and Interplas 2014 shows being held at the Birmingham NEC from 30th September to 2nd October.

PPMA 2014

The ATD stand in Hall 5, H110 will be displaying the Leibinger Jet3 Continous Inkjet Printer, the IP8000 High Resolution Inkjet Printer and the IP500 Thermal Inkjet printer ( now available with a touch screen controller). Also on display will be the newly introduced Kortho QiC Thermal Transfer printer, ideal for high quality marking on intermittent motion form-fill-seal machines.

Interplas 2014 Interplas

ATD’s stand J6 in Hall 4 will be demonstrating the Leibinger Jet3PI pigmented ink Continuous Inkjet Printer and the Jet3 Continuous Inkjet Printer, both used extensively for printing onto plastics and other non-porous materials

Technical and Sales assistance

ATD’s representatives will be present to answer any technical or sales queries, and will be very happy to mark samples either at the show or shortly afterwards.



Choosing an Industrial Coding System

Choosing the correct industrial coding equipment is vital to achieve consistent print quality, reliability and legibility. In some cases there may be several potential coding solutions, and ATD will work with the customer to determine which one is best suited to their application. Often the unique nature of their products, or their marking requirements, will be the deciding factor.

Day-Impex Choose ATD’s Leibinger Jet3pi Continuous Inkjet Printer as their Industrial Coding Solution

ATD were approached by Day-Impex to help them to improve the marking on their range of glass sprinkler bulbs. These liquid filled capsules are designed to shatter when the liquid reaches a well defined temperature, triggering the sprinkler system. The small components range in size from 5mm to 2.5mm in diameter and each must be marked with an identifying code.

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