The term 'inkjet' encompasses several related techniques in which small droplets of ink are pressed from a nozzle in order to create a printed image.
All inkjet systems have the following in common:
- They are non-contact printers - this means they can be used to print moving, uneven or sensitive surfaces as only the ink droplets need to come into contact with the product surface.
- Information can be rapidly altered - texts can be continuously updated so that time, date, batch number or code and other data can be directly changed in real-time at the conveyor belt.
- Printing rate - depending on technique employed, products moving at a rate of up to 5 metres/second can be printed, which is sufficient for most production needs.