Why industrial printing?
Industrial printing refers to the application of printing technology in large-scale or specialized production environments. It is commonly used in industries such as packaging, labeling, textiles, and product marking. Industrial printing often requires high-speed, high-quality printing capabilities to meet the demands of mass production.
Types of Inkjet Printers used for industrial printing and its technology
There are 2 leading types of inkjet printing technologies:
- Continuous Inkjet Printers CIJ
- Thermal Inkjet Printers
Thermal Inkjet Printers – TIJ:
TIJ printers use a technology where tiny resistors are located within the print head assembly. These heating elements heat up rapidly when an electric current is applied to them. The heat causes the ink to vaporize and form a bubble, which propels a droplet of ink out of a nozzle and onto the paper. This process is repeated for each ink droplet.
Continuous Inkjet Printers – CIJ:
CIJ printers emit a continuous stream of ink from a nozzle in the print head assembly. This stream of ink is broken down into individual droplets by an electrostatic field. The printer then charges these droplets as they pass through an electric field. By selectively deflecting the charged droplets, the printer can control which droplets are directed toward the paper to create the desired image.
While both thermal inkjet printers and continuous inkjet printers use ink droplets to create printed output, the mechanisms for generating and applying the ink droplets differ.
Technical features of Inkjet Printers
- Different print resolution (measured in dots per inch or DPI)
- Varying print speed
- Connectivity options (USB, Ethernet, wireless)
- Dedicated software and drivers
- Compatibility with different ink cartridges.
Which method of industrial printing is most suitable?
The most suitable method of industrial printing depends on various factors such as the specific application, required print quality and speed, the type of material being printed on, and cost considerations. Inkjet printing is often chosen for its versatility, high-resolution capabilities, and ability to print on different surfaces.
What are the pros of using inkjet printers?
Inkjet printers can achieve high resolutions and deliver exceptional image clarity, making them suitable for various industrial printing needs, such as product labels, packaging, signage, and promotional materials.
Inkjet printers are highly versatile as it allows for the printing of different materials used in industrial applications. It also enables customization and personalization of products.
Variable Data Printing:
Industrial printing often requires the ability to print variable data, such as barcodes, QR codes, serial numbers, or individualized labels. Inkjet printers are good with variable data printing.
Inkjet printing can be cost-effective for industrial applications. Compared to traditional printing methods like offset or flexographic printing, inkjet printing eliminates the need for expensive plates, reducing setup costs. It has low maintenance requirements.
Inkjet printers are known for their fast printing speeds. This rapid output is beneficial in industrial settings where large volumes of prints are required within tight deadlines.
Inkjet printing is generally considered more environmentally friendly compared to other printing methods.
Cyklop is a manufacturer that offers packaging solutions that includes strapping, wrapping, coding, and taping. They provide solutions for industrial coding and marking, which include continuous inkjet printers and high-resolution inkjet printers. Cyklop’s inkjet printers are known for their reliability, precision, and high-speed printing capabilities.
Under continuous inkjet printers, CM 750 is one of the best-designed industrial printers. It has a touch screen and hence it is easy to operate. The ink dries quickly, and the coding quality is excellent. The cartridges can be replaced easily.
Under High-resolution inkjet printers, Cyklop offers the following:
CM 600 Thermal Inkjet Printer has a 7” touchscreen. It has a fiber optic product sensor and an anti-shock bracket.
Inkjet printers are known for their print quality and versatility in industrial printing. To know more about the printers suitable for your needs, get in touch with us.