About Us - Funktion Labelling & Coding Solutions

About Us


With years of experience helping companies find solutions in the manufacturing industry, combined with a youthful passion for looking to the latest innovations and continuously being ahead of the competition, Dan Oliver and Neill Haine saw many businesses weren’t getting the expert insight and novel technology they needed to improve the efficiency of their product packaging & labelling processes.

From humble beginnings in 2007 providing customised support for local businesses in Melbourne, the pair devoted themselves to becoming the preferred supplier of labelling, coding products and services for companies around the globe. A little over a decade later, Funktion Australia has remained as dynamic and energetic as it was in that first year of operation and is now one of Australia's most loved and trusted distributors of thermal coding and printing supplies.

With over 2500 customers across Australia and the world, we have a solid understanding of multiple industries, a vision of how coding and labelling technology will be changing in the coming years, and the expertise to help you maximise the ROI on all your barcoding and labelling requirements. Funktion Australia is dedicated to delivering only the best products and services.

Desktop/Industrial Thermal Printers

Funktion supply a wide range of Desktop and Industrial thermal printers, we currently stock the following brands.

  • Datamax - O'Neil
  • Zebra
  • Intermec

Inline Thermal Printers (For printing directly on to your packaging films)

The direct print modules from Carl Valentin are among the most powerful and efficient printing systems and fulfil the highest quality standards. With their simple integration into your infrastructure, they allow a wide range of applications in all sectors.

With our established Dynacode series, we set new standards for the printing of foil packaging. The keyword here is flexibility: mode, speed, print resolution, installation position - there are no limits regarding the wishes and needs of our customers. Therefore our new product line Dynacode II is nothing other than the logical continuation of a success story. Below we will show you all operating modes and product components of the system.

Startrack & Shipping Labels

Funktion supplies a wide range of shipping labels, we have sizes to suit all freight applications.

Custom labels

Also known as Pressure Sensitive

•        Versatile labelling solutions

•         Wide range of materials: white, clear & metalized

•         Acrylic & Hot Melt adhesives allowing application to almost any surface

•         Release liners either paper or PET

•         Greater array of embellishments (i.e. foil, tactile varnishes, high metallic inks, specialty inks)

•         Single and multi-layer

•         Processes available: Flexo, Offset, Screen, Gravure & Letterpress


Carcass Tags & Inserts

Coles, Aldi and Woolworths Labels

Arca Label Applicators

Thanks to a robust structure and high quality components, Arca Labelers are suitable for any industrial context. Even in the most difficult conditions (critical environments and heavy workloads) they guarantee performance and reliability at the top end of the market.

Arca Print & Apply Systems

Funktion supply a huge range of print and apply applicators to suit every application.

Ask us for more information today!

Label Design Software

With hundreds of thousands of users in more than 150 countries, Bartender is the world's leading design and print software for labels, barcodes, cards and RFID tags. Running stand-alone or integrated with just about any other program, Bartender is the perfect solution for almost any on-demand printing or marking application, including: labels, print and apply, direct marking on parts and packaging, encoding smart cards, sign production, and much more. Powerful companion applications even manage system security, network print functions, document publishing, print job logging, and more. With four editions delivering a remarkable range of features, there's a Bartender to satisfy every need and budget.

Service and Support

Funktion offers support to our customers.

We understand the requirements and how serious it is to maintain these printers. We have electrically qualified and trained technicians ready to support you.

We currently offer onsite support in Victoria and have a return to base service centre for all customers outside of Victoria.


Our Mission

Funktion Australia's mission is to become a market leader by consistently exceeding our Customer's expectations; providing them with the best affordable consumable solutions for the thermal printing industry.

We will continually communicate with, and learn from our Customers, in order to improve our products and services. And, we will keep on top of today's and tomorrow's technology, no matter how fast it moves, to ensure our
Customers always have the best tools available to them.

Funktion knows firsthand how critical it is to meet supply deadlines with
quality parts and the best prices. Funktion supplies customers ranging from one thermal printer to 100 thermal printers, the level of service provided remains the same.