Inkjets are still the most widely used method of coding onto products, and for good reason. With multiple technologies within the 'inkjet' domain, Reynolds never pushes one type of printer, but instead always works with you to choose the best option for your coding needs.
Continuous Inkjet Printers (CIJ)
Designed for small character printing, CIJ printers can print at incredibly high speeds. Printing from one to five lines of text, with characters ranging from 1.8mm (up to five lines) to 20mm (single line only), and with inks to suit every substrate, the CIJ has become a staple printer for batch and date coding on to end user products. Think best before dates on milk bottles, batch numbers on honey pots, etc.
Drop-on-Demand Printers (DOD)
Built for the toughest of environments, while also sitting very comfortably in clean rooms, DOD printers have a larger print than CIJs. Example applications include a small date of 7mm on the bottom of a can, a large logo of 70mm on planks of wood and printing product details on the side of cartons.
Thermal Inkjet Printers (TIJ)
Aimed at high resolution (300DPI) coding requirements, with a maximum print height of 50mm with a single unit, the TIJ claims its own place in the world of inkjet printers. Aimed at porous to semi-porous substrates, with inks available for non-porous substrates as well, the TIJ printers can print text, high quality single coloured pictures, and logos with ease.
Impulse Inkjet Printers (PIJ)
The ability to not only code the required information on to a carton, but also the full artwork, truly makes PIJ coders a unique printer for today's industry. Giving the option to do away with pre-printed boxes (specific to certain products/product ranges) provides a significant saving in logistics, stock, and print; this is where the PIJ truly shines. With units that can print up to 50mm high, and its bigger brother printing up to 100mm high, all in 192DPI (vertical), the PIJ is specifically created for plain cartons.