Open Date Inkjet Printers offer a range of capabilities from the CodeRevo 'entry level' models - for those just starting out with inkjet - through to the CodeCenter models which can work across multiple lanes with robotics and inspection systems.
WHAT IS INKJET CODING?
Inkjet technology was initially developed for desktop printing. The benefits are - it is clean, reliable and relatively low maintenance. Originally used for porous surfaces, the technique is now commonly used for industrial applications and, thanks to fast drying inks, can now be applied to non-porous surfaces. In addition, inkjet printing is designed to be inexpensive, quiet and easy to use.
HOW DOES INKJET CODING WORK?
Inkjet coding relies on the production of an ink bubble from stream produced by electrically heated tiny chambers in the ink cartridge. This bubble then forces the ink droplet out and results in a precise amount of ink being generated, according to the data transmitted to the printer. The force created to expel the ink also causes a further 'charge' of ink to be drawn from the reservoir into the chamber at very high speed. The droplets are used to produce text, barcodes, batch codes and images.
Inkjet printing can be used on a variety of substrates, including paper, coated and uncoated carton board, plastics and metal. The cleanliness, speed and economy of this technology means it can be used in almost any application where coding is required.