Many industries around the world use continuous inkjet printers because they are versatile, affordable, and they can mark the majority of substrates. In our guide we want to explain exactly how these inkjet printers work and how they can help your business.
How Continuous Inkjet Printers Work
Continuous inkjet printers often referred to as CIJ printers, produce a continuous stream of ink as the printer pushes ink in liquid form through a gun body and microscopic nozzle. This is done using a high pressure pump and because the entire process is done with no contact, the products and packaging are not subject to any potential damage. This makes continuous inkjet printers ideal for all the high-speed printing that many businesses today require.
Businesses that print bar codes, expiration dates, and any other data on packaging prefer to use continuous inkjet printers because they are precise and they print clearly on a variety of different surfaces and materials. These include:
- Flat surfaces
- Textured surfaces
- Curved surfaces
Continuous inkjet printers produce clear results that are easy to read and perfect for use with barcode scanners.
Most CIJ printers can be used in all environments including humid and dusty spaces. In addition to this, continuous inkjet printing technology is perfect for businesses that only print on occasion, or those that use their printers 24/7. There are different types of inks that can be used too depending on what is required by the business. These inks include solvent-based inks that contain alcohol or ketones for quick drying. It is important to note, that, if your printing requires a lot of starting and stopping you will need an ink that doesn’t coagulate. Our Leibinger CIJ printer range has an automated sealtronic nozzle seal so that ink does not dry out. Small continuous inkjet printers are ideal for printing graphics, expiration dates, and barcodes.
For more information on continuous inkjet printers be sure to take a look at the range of Leibinger inkjet printers including the Jet One which prints up to two lines with high precision in different fonts and languages. This type of CIJ printer can be used on plastic, glass, wood, metal, ceramic, cardboard, and paper. We provide a wide array of industrial printing solutions that can be used in a variety of industries including food, pharmaceutical, packaging, steel, metal, and plastics.
Continuous inkjet printers use a highly versatile technology that is ideal for use in many industries and in addition to this, they are easier to use than many of the other technologies used in coding. They are also more affordable and we stock a wide range of printers for all business needs. Our Leibinger range of CIJ printers are suited to all business types and if you have any questions or need help choosing the right model, our team of experts are always on hand to help provide answers and any information that you require. Contact us today to find out more about CIJ printers and how they can help your business move to the next level.