Requirements for industrial marking and coding increase from year to year, due to new laws and business needs. Because of their advantages in speed, efficiency and quality, professional inkjet printers have become indispensable in many factories. However, printing conditions in different industries can be quite challenging. For this reason, many specialized solutions are available on the market. So, which one is the right one for you?
The answer is… it depends. There is no one-size-fits-all inkjet printer. Every system has certain benefits or downsides depending on the application. To make decisions easier for you, we have created a free, downloadable whitepaper that covers cost-effective solutions for the most common, demanding applications in different industries:
Meeting different coding requirements
It is important to consider all factors when looking for the perfect solution. This should not only include the facility’s environment itself but also specific industry regulations that need to be applied (e.g. in the food industry), as well as the planned coding process within the production and packaging line.
High ink consumption and 24/7 production
One single ink cartridge can only produce a limited number of prints depending on the content, print resolution and ink type. From experience, high ink consumption and non-stop production are usually two of the biggest concerns for manufacturing companies.
Long downtimes and difficult-to-access systems
The so-called decap time (or open time) of inkjet printers refers to the period of time that nozzles can be idle and uncovered before they dry out and fail to print reliably. It depends mainly on the type of ink. The premature replacement of cartridges causes higher costs and waste of material.
Printing in humid and dusty environments
Each production environment is unique. Conditions for marking systems are not always optimal. Dusty and dirty environments, such as those found in the heavy or wood industries, may clog electronic devices. Humid environments or wet-cleaned areas in the food industry are equally challenging.