Benefits of Continuous Inkjet Printers
Industries such as cosmetics, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, electronics, automotive, construction and other industrial sectors present some of the most demanding coding and marking challenges.
Continuous Inkjet Printers are among the oldest printing technologies still in use today and are frequently used in these demanding situations where reliability, speed and flexibility are needed. There are quite a number of benefits and advantages of CIJ printers which is why so many companies rely on the technology.
- The major advantage is the versatility due to the very high velocity of the ink droplets premitting a greater distance between the print head and substrate. A high-pressure pump directs liquid ink from a reservoir through a nozzle, creating a continuous stream of ink droplets. The high frequency of drop ejection allows for very high speed printing.
- CIJ Printers are simple and reliable solutions because they can be used to mark or code on almost any material, at any speed and orientation, with multiple characteristics including size, shape and texture. These printers can print date codes, lot codes, logos, and barcodes and can apply text to a variety of substrates including metal, glass, wood, plastic, paper and more.
- Compared to other technologies, CIJ printers can run for many hours before requiring service which lowers costs. In the most high pressure environments, continuous inkjet printers are reliable and cost effective.
- A variety of ink is available offering low evaporation and a wide range of colors. With fast dry times, CIJ printers provide an ideal solution for fast moving production lines.