Experiencing Long-Term Health Issues With Your CIJ Printer?

27th February 2023 | 2 mins

Is your Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) printer frequently failing, causing your production line to stop dead unexpectedly?

Is it spluttering or emitting nasty smells?

Are you paying a lot of money for ongoing maintenance check-ups?


If the answer is yes to any, or all of the above and your coder is affecting the overall health of your production line, it could be time to make the switch to an alternative coding technology.

A cure for your coding ailments

By taking out a Continuous inkjet (CIJ) printer and replacing it with a Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) printer, you eliminate the above chronic conditions, improving your overall line health immediately and indefinitely.

TIJ printers use a reliable and robust cartridge system that combines both a printhead and ink supply. There are no ink or solvent bottles to contend with, so messy spills are a thing of the past, and there’s no need to worry about product contamination from nasty Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) either.

The simplicity of a cartridge-based system also removes the need for routine health checks, or maintenance, eliminating the risk of unwanted line stoppages completely. They are also incredibly user-friendly, minimal training is needed prior to operation.

Positive side-effects only

There are other benefits for swapping to thermal inkjet too.

Compared to their CIJ counterparts, TIJ systems produce a lot less waste – there’s only empty cartridges to dispose of, and they can be recycled as part of the HP Planet Partners recycling program, rather than being classed as hazardous waste.

The innovative printers are also extremely compact, taking up minimal space on the line. Their small nature allows them to be easily integrated to work seamlessly alongside existing equipment.

Lastly, print quality. TIJ is far superior for producing clear, quality codes, text and even graphics, particularly important if there’s a need to meet industry standards, such as those set in the pharmaceutical sector.

To find out more about thermal inkjet, or to have us assess the overall health and efficiency of your coding processes, speak with one of our knowledgeable experts today.

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