Inkjet Coders One Of The Most Reliable Technologies For Packaging

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Inkjet Coders One Of The Most Reliable Technologies For Packaging

Inkjet Coders One Of The Most Reliable Technologies For Packaging

From CIJ (continuous inkjet) printing to thermal inkjet and drop on demand, inkjet technology is used by many industries including pharmaceuticals, electronics, food and beverage, personal care products and many more for marking of date codes, batch numbers and other data.  

 
When compared to laser coding, you may think it's the best option because of the fact laser coders generally require less maintenance.  In truth, it's important to use the type of industrial coding and marking solution that works best for your application, as it's often a case of switching out costs.  Inkjet coders may have a higher maintenance cost, but laser coders typically cost more initially.  
 
CIJ coders generate bar and lot codes, expiration dates, graphics and other information without contact to the primary packaging, while TIJ coding technology is often used in tobacco, health and beauty, and pharmaceutical coding to generate DataMatrix codes and other two-dimensional symbols along with high-quality graphics.  This type of coder involves high speed coding using print cartridges containing small chambers that are electrically heated.  Continuous inkjet printing can also be used in large character coding of cartons and other secondary packaging.
 
While there are advantages to each type of coding, CIJ continues to be a favorite among manufacturers for a variety of reasons, including its ability to mark virtually any type of substrate from paper cartons and glass jars or bottles to plastic bags, metal cans, plastics and even directly onto foods.  Additionally, the wide array of ink colors and types available make it possible to achieve high-contrast marking on almost any color packaging, while laser printing may not produce as visible a mark on some surfaces and may lack the high-contrast codes on certain types of packaging.  
 
All are reliable coding technologies when used in the right application.  At Markem-Imaje we provide a wide range of industrial coding and marking systems including CIJ, thermal inkjet, laser, TTO, small character hot melt inkjet and more.  As a global leader in the industry, trust Markem-Imaje for all of your industrial printing needs regardless of how challenging the environment may be.

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