How CIJ Printers (Continuous Inkjet Printers) Work

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How CIJ Printers (Continuous Inkjet Printers) Work

Many manufacturers know that CIJ is a highly versatile inkjet technology, ideal for a wide array of uses in many industries and capable of marking most substrates. In addition, continuous inkjet printing is simpler than many of the complicated technologies used in coding/marking products today, and more affordable as well. How do CIJ printers work? Here's a brief overview: Continuous inkjet printers create a continuous flow of ink by pushing liquid ink through a gun body and microscopic nozzle via a high pressure pump. Many industries demand high-speed printing, which the CIJ is capable of. A non-contact continuous ink system, CIJ virtually eliminates potential damage to packaging or products during the printing process. Regardless of whether printing occurs in your production process occasionally or on a daily basis, CIJ printing is perfect for use in harsh environments, and can be used with a variety of inks depending on the particular needs of your industry. Solvent-based inks which contain alcohol or ketones may be used in continuous inkjet printers as well, making for fast drying times. It's important to note that if your printing process requires frequent starts and stops, an ink that won't coagulate is recommended. Graphics printing, expiration dates, and barcodes can be accomplished using small character continuous inkjet printers, which offer precision and work seamlessly with surfaces which are curved, flat, or textured. At Markem-Imaje, we offer a wide array of coding and marking systems including thermal transfer, small character hot melt inkjet, laser, large character valvejet, and print/apply labeling. We are also trusted leaders in industrial traceability solutions around the world! For all of your industrial printing needs, count on the leader in the industry!

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