Trend offers a range of economical inkjet coding systems for small and large character printing. Inkjet printing is ideal for non-contact marking of variable production information onto a variety of products.
Inkjet coding ejects drops of ink a short distance onto the product surface in dot-matrix format, printing the programmed message without contact as the product is moving. Therefore the product needs to be conveyed past at a relatively consistent height and speed.
Inkjet printing is used for coding a variety of information onto products or packaging as the item is conveyed past on a production line or packing machine. An inkjet prints electronically - using valves or nozzles to eject ink drops a short distance.
Messages can be fixed or variable, with automatically updating batch numbers, date coding & serial numbering - or just a plain text message. The coders can then be programmed to print a serial number, use-by date, shift code, batch or lot number, real-time or current date.
There are two main types of inkjets available depending on your marking application.
Small printing from 1.5 - 3.2mm high. Suitable for printing smaller items such as pharmaceutical jars, drink bottles, small varnished cartons. Low cost alternative to continuous inkjet coders
Large Character inkjet coders
Large bold prints ranging from 7.9 - 44.5 mm. Most suitable for non-contact coding of carton shippers or other large items.