For many years we have been supplying coding solutions based on the Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) principle, primarily using a cartridge developed by Hewlett Packard (HP). It’s proved its worth for numerous applications both online and offline, and the ability to print onto non-porous surfaces has been one of the major advances of the technology. The ability to “stitch” heads together has allowed the fundamental cartridge print height of 12.7mm (1/2”) to be increased but accurate alignment can present a challenge especially when printing a large barcode.
More recently we have added large area printers to our range based on the piezo principle – using very fine “precision” piezo printheads to offer the same resolution of print as a TIJ printer but with a much larger print height.
With most of the application for these printers being to print onto porous surfaces such as outers cases, the lack of a capability for non-porous surfaces has seldom been an issue, but it is a limitation.
The launch of the Integra PP Razr 34 printer is something of a revelation in that it runs with the same inks used in a TIJ printer, but offers a seamless, 34mm print height.
At a stroke, the challenge of making a large print onto a non-porous surface has been addressed. Furthermore, with a 250ml ink reservoir, printing does not need to stop for ink filling – the ink cassette is simply changed while running.
As with all Rotech printers, print resolution is high at up to 600 dpi. Running at a more realistic figure of 300 dpi, an impressive print speed of up to 150m/min can be achieved.
To find out more about the Razr, or any of the printers in our range, contact one of our experts today. We can offer on-site demonstrations on your own products or simply just friendly guidance and advice, completely free of charge.