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Revolutionizing Printing: The Advent of TIJ Printers for Curved Surfaces

Printer curved surfaces
Printer curved surfaces

In the dynamic world of printing technology, innovation knows no bounds. One such groundbreaking advancement is the advent of Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) printers capable of printing on curved surfaces. This remarkable feat opens up a plethora of possibilities in industries ranging from manufacturing to packaging and beyond, revolutionizing the way we imprint information and designs onto three-dimensional objects.

Traditionally, printing on curved surfaces posed significant challenges. Conventional printing methods such as screen printing or pad printing require flat or uniformly shaped surfaces to achieve optimal results. However, with the rise of TIJ printers, these limitations are becoming a thing of the past.

TIJ printing technology operates on a simple yet ingenious principle. It utilizes tiny heating elements to precisely heat and vaporize ink, creating small bubbles that propel droplets of ink onto the printing surface. This method offers unparalleled precision and control, making it ideal for printing on a variety of substrates, including curved surfaces.

Advantages of TIJ printing on curved surfaces

The key to TIJ printers' success lies in their adaptability and versatility. Unlike traditional printing techniques that rely on physical contact between the printing mechanism and the surface, TIJ printers can adjust their printing heads to accommodate curved or irregular shapes without sacrificing print quality. This flexibility opens up new avenues for customization and personalization, empowering businesses to create unique, eye-catching designs tailored to their specific needs.

One industry poised to benefit significantly from TIJ printing on curved surfaces is product packaging. From cosmetics to consumer electronics, manufacturers are constantly seeking innovative ways to differentiate their products on crowded store shelves. With TIJ printers, intricate designs, vibrant colors, and detailed product information can now be seamlessly printed directly onto curved packaging, enhancing brand visibility and consumer engagement.

Moreover, TIJ printing offers substantial advantages in terms of efficiency and cost-effectiveness. By eliminating the need for custom molds or plates required by traditional printing methods, manufacturers can significantly reduce setup time and production costs. Additionally, TIJ printers require minimal maintenance and produce less waste compared to their counterparts, making them an environmentally friendly choice for businesses looking to minimize their ecological footprint.

Applications for TIJ

The applications of TIJ printing on curved surfaces extend far beyond product packaging. In the automotive industry, for example, TIJ printers can be used to imprint serial numbers, barcodes, and other essential information directly onto curved vehicle components, streamlining inventory management and traceability processes. Similarly, in the medical field, TIJ printers can be employed to label medical devices and implants with crucial identification markers, ensuring patient safety and regulatory compliance.

As TIJ printing technology continues to evolve, the possibilities for innovation are virtually limitless. From personalized gifts and promotional items to industrial prototypes and beyond, TIJ printers are poised to transform the way we think about printing on curved surfaces. With their unparalleled precision, versatility, and efficiency, TIJ printers represent a paradigm shift in the world of three-dimensional printing, empowering businesses to unleash their creativity and drive meaningful change across a myriad of industries.

NasaJet® NJ-500 (up to 5cm print height) hand printer

The NasaJet® hand printers are exactly the right choice if you frequently need to print aluminum foil. In production or even in the warehouse the small hand printers can quickly and economically provide anything with any data. Barcodes, QR codes, sequential numbers and dates are no problem. However, printing is not limited to cardboard - metal, wood, cardboard or aluminium can be labeled quickly and easily, allowing multiple operations (product labeling, repackaging, shipping pallet) to be performed with a single can be carried out with a single device. Purchase prices are lower than conventional inkjet marking systems. However, the range of functions is in no way inferior to these competing products.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our NasaJet® systems and industrial grade TIJ ink.

Advantages TIJ labelling

  •   Razor-sharp print image
  •   High print speeds
  •   Low printing costs
  •   Low noise level
  •   Practically maintenance-free
  •   Multiple print formats (text, date, counter, barcodes, QR codes, graphics,...)
  •   Suitable for almost any substrate due to different inks (paper, plastic, metal, textiles, rubber, wood,...)

    Possible substrates for marking

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NasaJet® NJ-100


incl. 19% VAT (Germany)

Handheld printer NJ-100

Handheld printer

NasaJet® NJ-200


incl. 19% VAT (Germany)

Handheld printer NJ-200

Handheld printer

NasaJet® NJ-500


incl. 19% VAT (Germany)

Handheld printer NJ-500

Handheld printer

NasaJet® NJ-1000


incl. 19% VAT (Germany)

Industrial marking system NJ-1000

Inkjet marking

NasaJet® NJ-2000


incl. 19% VAT (Germany)

Industrial marking system NJ-2000

Inkjet marking

NasaJet® NJ-5000


incl. 19% VAT (Germany)

NJ5000 Large character printer

Large character printer

NasaJet® NJ-11


incl. 19% VAT (Germany)

NJ11 Mini-Drucker

Mini handheld printer

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