Lincoln T-Flex Model TC-50 Mechanical Tape Coder

Made in the USAMade in the USA

Lincoln TC-50 Tape Coder is a specialized T-Flex® series coder for printing on paper tape that is used on stitched sealed bags. A mechanical inline contact printer that utilizes quick change Porelon® ink rolls; the TC-50 is available with either ¼" or ⅜" high type. The TC-50 is available in two models: a random coder that prints every 16” or an index coder that prints once/product).


  • Provides clean and legible impressions on paper tape, even on unsupported lightweight boxes or containers
  • Compact and space saving
  • Ruggedly constructed and simple to operate to avoid expensive downtimes
  • Ink roll pressure is easily controlled with a single lever and can be adjusted while the unit is in operation
  • Resilient quick-change T-FLEX type features enhanced characters
  • Porelon ink rolls eliminate the mess and hassle of liquid inks
  • Requires no modification to existing equipment and can be easily implemented into your current system
  • Supports both ¼" and 3/8" type heights
  • 8 lbs net weight (average)
  • 11 ¼" long (average)
  • 5.3" (134.6 mm) print wheel diameter (average)
  • 8½" (216 mm) minimum box length for index models
  • 125 packages/min for index models
  • 1000 ft/min (304.8 meters/min) for random models

    T-Flex Coders are available in almost 60 different configurations with various options to accommodate your specific need, including models that print directly to boxes and cartons. Please call 608-221-8180 or email to learn more.


    • Air: None
    • Electrical: None

    Preventive Maintenance Services

    To prevent downtime and costly emergency repairs, preventive maintenance (PM) services are available for your Lincoln Model TC-50 Tape Coder. To ensure your Model TC-50 is operating at maximum efficiency, PMs can be arranged to fit your production schedule.

    Mail Order Repair Services

    If you need a quick and cost effective repair of your Lincoln Model TC-50 Tape Coder, just box it up and ship it to one of our repair facilities.  Our experienced, manufacturer-trained, and certified technicians use genuine OEM replacement parts to ensure your Model TC-50 is restored to its original factory operating specifications.