Inkjet printers are often indispensable in industry today. In addition to legally required product labelling (best-before date,...), advancing digitalisation also ensures that more and more product data must be available on the product itself or its packaging. This is the only way to optimise supply chains and ensure continuous traceability from the manufacturer to the customer. Industrial inkjet printers must be optimised for reliability, performance and economy. A product labelling failure can quickly bring the entire production to a standstill. Due to the usually high throughput of products to be marked, the consumption costs must also be kept in mind. Even with small optimisations, large savings can be achieved here. Inkjet printers have the advantage that ink can be obtained more easily from different sources than toner, for example. Industrial inkjet printers are also characterised by the fact that they are largely maintenance-free. In regular operation, typical problems from the home sector (ink drying up, clogged nozzles, ...) play only a minor role.
In the case of industrial inkjet printers, a rough distinction can be made between permanently installed systems and hand-held printers. The former are installed on existing production lines or are already integrated into them. Very high throughput rates can be achieved with these, as the printing speed can be up to 50m per minute.
Hand printers are very suitable for smaller margins or for goods that cannot be labelled so well automatically. These include, for example, prefabricated parts, pallets or curved and irregular bodies (barrels, stones,...). Inkjet technology is characterised by the fact that printing is contactless. The ink is "thrown" onto the print substrate from a distance of 2-3mm. Thus, the surface texture plays only a small role. Objects made of concrete, wood or rubber can also be printed easily and cleanly.
While large producers can easily afford to integrate labelling into their production lines, smaller manufacturers quickly run into economic problems. Hand-held inkjet printers are therefore a good and modern solution. Acquisition and operating costs remain relatively low and the flexibility of the hand printers makes it possible to combine several applications (e.g. product labelling, labelling of shipping packaging, etc.). For marking and labelling, they are ideal for small to medium batches and, of course, especially for external labelling of packaging, foils or pallets.
The surfaces to be printed do not even have to be flat. Hand printers also allow printing on rough and curved surfaces, such as aluminium cans. Hand printers as an inkjet printer industry are also characterised by the availability of many special inks with special properties and colours.
In addition to pure text, modern hand printers can now also easily output consecutive numbers, dates, QR codes or monochrome graphics. The print templates are created and stored directly in the device. Graphics and logos can be imported into the devices via USB interfaces. A handheld printer is the fast and economical inkjet printer for industry and commerce.
The NasaJet® NJ-1000 and NJ-2000 are suitable for simple and quick integration into existing production lines. The system consists of a control unit with touch-sensitive display, as well as a printing unit. These can be positioned independently of each other, so that simple installation on an existing assembly line is practically always possible. With the proven TIJ principle, which is also used in our hand printers, almost any material and surface can be printed. In addition to their role as industrial printers, the NasaJet® models can also perform many other labelling tasks at the same time. The printing of text, serial numbers, QR codes and simple graphics is possible without any problems.