- Character size
Advantage of Industrial Continuous Inkjet coder
Industrial Inkjet Printing offers many advantages when compared to other traditional marking methods.
Comparison to stamp
|Stamp||Industrial inkjet printer|
|Cost||Employment cost will be charged since operation is performed manually.||Printing can be perfomed while products are transported, which will minimize manpower.|
|Productivity||Stamps may be rubbed when they are pressed. Quick operation cannot be performed.||Quick-Dry ink can be used to ensure that products are efficiently marked.|
|Quality||- Quality may be varied depending on operations.
- There is a possibility that a mistake will be made when printing plates are changed.
|- No concern about chipped or rubbed printing since marking is performed in a non-contact mannner.
- Easy to use together with image inspection machines.
|Management||How dry ink is has to be appropriately adjusted so that there will be no failure in printing.||Easy maintenance. Push button wash-down functions make it simple to keep up with.|
Comparison to Hot Foil Coder
|Hot Foil Coder||Industrial inkjet printer|
|Cost||Running costs for plate replacements and ink ribbon replacements is needed.||There is no waste such as ink ribbons, which will help reduce running costs.|
|Productivity||- It takes time to warm and cool when plates are replaced.
- When a ribbon is stuck, production may be suspended.
|No need for process changeover.|
|Quality||Wear of printing plates, and contact pressure variation can blurr characters.||Non-contact printing will help maintain quality of printing.|
|Management||There is a need to manage temperatutre and contact pressure.||Easy to do maintenance since just pressing a button will automatically wash the inside of a printer.|
Comparison to labeler
|labeler||Industrial inkjet printer|
|Cost||Labels incur a running cost per part, due to seperate manufacturing of the labels.||No need for labels since it is direct marking, which will reduce costs.|
|Productivity||Jamming is a common problem when using labelers.||There is no need for a process of sticking labels, so production efficiency will be improved.|
|Quality||Labels regularly peel off, totally removing the mark.||Stable quality can be maintained since there is no mistake in sticking labels or labels being peeled off.|
|Management||Constant stock of labels must be kept.||There is no need to dispose of separators and to manage stock of labels.|
Comparison to marking press
|Marking press||Industrial inkjet printer|
|Cost||Employment cost will be charged since operation is performed manually.||Printing can be performed while products are transported, which needs no employment cost.|
|Productivity||It is troublesome to position workpieces and to perform process changeover.||Production efficiency will be improved by being able to support high-speed production lines.|
|Quality||Variation in contact pressure may cause chipped marking and illegible marking.||Non-contact printing will help maintain quality of printing.|
|Management||It is troublesome to adjust contact pressure and to manage marking plates.||There is no need to suspend production since there is no need for process changeover.|