The marking systems in the Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) category are small character printers with a print height of 0.8 mm to a maximum of 14 mm. In these industrial printers, a continuous ink jet is divided into hundreds of thousands of droplets every second. These are then charged by a high-voltage field in accordance with the desired print image, deflected and applied to the object to be printed without contact. Thanks to a writing speed of up to 500 meters per minute (@Matrix 5×5), our small character printers are also suitable for marking on fast conveyor belts. The production process therefore does not have to be interrupted to achieve good product markings with texts, barcodes or simple graphics.
The described process is completely contactless and with the right ink, almost all materials can be printed and marked quickly and easily. As a result, CIJ printers can be used in almost any industry without any problems. For example, in the food industry, curved objects such as bottle necks or plastic cups can be perfectly coded with best-before dates thanks to non-contact printing. In addition, printers using the CIJ process generally deliver a more reliable print result than other devices using contact marking, even over longer operating times. Another advantage of non-contact printing is the ability to mark even fragile items, such as the shell of eggs.
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