Three simple steps
1 - Sample it
Get a sample with your own artwork
2 - Approve it
Approve the sample when it meets with your expectations
3 - Order it
Order and reorder the cans that have been approved
Our can printer prints on 330ml, 440ml and 500ml standard, plus Slim 250ml and Sleek 330ml aluminium cans. Do you want to know when new size will be released? Sign up to our newsletter (link) or following us on Instagram.
Yes, we sell aluminium lids at 680 pieces per roll for 330ml, 440ml and 500ml standard cans and 650 pieces per roll for 250ml slim cans.
We are called NOMOQ: NO Minimum Order Quantity, so there is no minimum order quantity.
However, to make transportation more cost and energy efficient, we recommend loading the truck with pallets containing 360 cans per layer.
Our lead times average at three weeks after artwork approval and receipt of payment.
We require payment before we can get to work printing your cans.
Our cans are sourced from Ardagh Metal Packaging Europe and are manufactured in Europe. If you need more information, please reach out to us and we'll be happy to help.
Nope! Our cans live in our warehouse in Kirchheimbolanden (Germany), where our can printer also resides and brings all your can-related dreams to life. We are not a simple digital printer, we will provide you with the highest quality of the finished product ready to fill.
It’s easy! Simply create a user profile, upload your artwork and take a sit while we’ll do the rest. We aim to print all sample cans within a week, at no cost to you.
Make sure you upload your design as an editable PDF format, taking care to follow our guidelines on our template (this includes keeping the original layer structure with our ‘Spot Varnish’ and keeping ‘Your Artwork’ layers separate).
Remember, a high quality file leads to a high quality print!
As you prefer, but we will happily source quotes from multiple freight brokers and arrange freight for you.
We ship our printed aluminium cans on 1250mm x 1180mm pallets. Maximum height is 2400mm, but we can adjust the height if you’d like us to do it.
Depending on the size of the can, each pallet will carry the following:
6,480 330ml standard cans per full pallet
5,040 440ml standard cans per full pallet
4,320 500ml standard cans per full pallet
YES! We’re all about reducing transportation emissions, so if you have multiple designs to squeeze onto a pallet, we’re more than happy to facilitate.
Ten pallets (1180mm x 1250mm) make up a full truckload.
The place where we perform all our digital can printing magic is: NOMOQ GmbH, Morschheimerstrasse 15, 67292 Kirchheimbolanden, Germany.
We are working hard to become the first digital printing company, working with beverage cans, to be approved as an ink user. Currently, we expect to offer this service in the first half of 2023. Please follow us on social media or our newsletter if you’d like to be the first to know about the launch of this service.
There are a couple of important reasons why digital printed aluminium cans are more sustainable than sleeved or labelled ones:
• Higher economic value of the recycled aluminum (no contamination)
• Better recoverability of the aluminum (e.g. sleeved cans mistaken for a plastic container and sorted out during the recycling process)
• Less down time of recycling machinery due to plastics
• No hazardous emissions during the de-lacquering thermal treatment when plastics or adhesive are burnt
The Aluminium Association has published a design guide for aluminum containers (https://www.aluminum.org/sites/default/files/2021-10/AA_ContainerDesignGuide.pdf) that highlights these points and recommends how to enable best recyclability e.g. by using "...emerging small scale digital printing technology" that "has advanced to the point of being price competitive with shrink wrapped cans while maintaining the recyclability of the aluminum.”
Furthermore they also confirm the points above: "The use of plastic labels, shrink sleeves and lids may impact the apparent conductivity of aluminum containers and, therefore, reduce the collection rate during eddy current separation. Aluminum cans with PET sleeves could also be incorrectly identified as PET by optical scanners and be lost as PET prior to eddy current separation. As contaminants in the aluminum recycling stream increase, the economic value of recycling decreases, reducing incentives for aluminum container recycling."
‘For good reasons, different suitable beverage packaging is used depending on the type of beverage and on the type the beverage is
consumed which does not allow to give a simple answer to this question. (https://www.newsd.admin.ch/newsd/message/attachments/36446.pdf).
Aluminium cans are easy to transport and 90% are recycled (note by the author: in Switzerland), but the production costs for primary aluminium are relatively high. The fact that the ecological profile of the aluminium can is competitive with other beverage packaging is due to its light weight and high recycling rate.
It is the option with a lower environmental impact than one-way glass bottles and thus the most ecological option for beer in many shopping centres.
Transport efficiency is one main lever which compares for different packaging (all 330 ml) for a 32 ton truck as follows:
• 21'000 litres in cans
• 9'850 litres in glass multi-use bottles
• 13'650 litres in glass one-way bottles
Returnable glass bottles are a very good option when the return of the containers can be assured and when it takes place on short distance. The study mentioned above states: "From more than 230 km, it no longer makes sense from an environmental point of view to use returnable glass bottles."
One-way glass bottles are in any case among the beverage packaging with the highest environmental impact. This is mainly due to the high weight of one-way glass bottles and the fact that, although the bottles are used only once and the fact that although the bottles are recycled after a single use, they have to be melted down again at 1600 °C, which requires a lot of energy. From this point of view, the suitability for disposal is less good than for other types of packaging.
Based on the study it can be summarised that aluminium beverage cans are significantly more sustainable than one-way glass bottles and achieve a similar or better outcome in comparison to returnable glass bottles when these are transported for 230 km or more.
Yes, our cans are suitable for standard pasteurisation processes up to a temperature of 75 degrees Celsius. If you use special pasteurisation processes with high temperature, special chemicals or long durations, please contact us. We are happy to help or provide you with samples for testing.
NOMOQ delivers just in time to customers. We guarantee 6 months shelf life of the printed cans' body after delivery at your place.
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