REA JET SG large character ink jet printers are designed for marking on industrial products in harsh manufacturing environments. These robust drop-on-demand printers are the ideal solution for continuous printing on structural metals, pipe, automotive products, and building materials.

Reliable operation in tough applications.

All system components are water resistant dust-proof for for rigorous industrial use. The REA JET print heads, with their patented “plunger” system, deliver superior performance compared to any other print head on the market. Mark text, logos, and date codes at line speeds of up to 800 feet/minute (250 meters/minute).

Easy maintenance.

The REA JET’s system design ensures maximum uptime. The print heads feature a purge button to quickly clear the nozzles while the printer is on-line, and nozzles are kept clean by following simple cleaning procedures. When maintenance is needed, any system component can be easily exchanged using the quick-change connections.

REA Dye Base Ink Jet
REA Dye Base Ink Jet

REA dye base ink jet

REA-JET Ink Jet Printer

REA-JET ink jet printer

REA 7-16 Dot Print Heads

REA 7-16 dot print heads

REA-JET Printheads

REA-JET printheads

16-dot REA Printhead

16-dot REA printhead

Ink Jet-printing Steel Pipe

Ink jet-printing steel pipe

REA Dye Base Ink JetREA-JET Ink Jet PrinterREA 7-16 Dot Print HeadsREA-JET Printheads16-dot REA PrintheadInk Jet-printing Steel Pipe


  • Heavy-duty, stainless steel components
  • Five nozzle size options for optimal ink usage
  • IP65 protection from dust and water
7-dot print head 16-dot print head
7-dot SK Printhead 16-dot SK Printhead
Print Height 3 to 27 mm
(1/8″ to 1″)
3 to 67 mm
(1/8″ to 2-5/8″)
Lines of Text Per Head 1 line 1 or 2 lines
Fonts 5 x 5  (1 line)
7 x 5  (1 line)
5 x 5  (2 lines)
7 x 5  (2 lines)
10 x 10  (1 line)
16 x 10  (1 line)
Text and Graphics
Bar Codes (Code 39, Int 2/5)
2D Data Matrix Codes (ECC 200)
Dimensions 60 mm dia. x 101 mm
(2.36″ dia. x 4″)
100 mm dia. x 101 mm
(4″ dia. x 4″)


See the complete Printhead Comparison sheet.

Input Terminal

  • Text and logos can be edited directly or sent via serial connection
  • After programming, the input terminal can be disconnected to prevent unwanted changes; one terminal can be used to program multiple systems
  • IP65 rated protection from dust and fluids
Input terminal


  • Dot size adjustment dial to control ink usage and achieve optimum print quality
  • Connect up to four printheads
  • IP65 – dust-proof and resistant to splash water
Ink jet controller


7-dot printhead, 7×5 font


16-dot printhead, 16×10 bold font


16-dot printhead, 16×10 font, logo with two lines of text

Ink Jet Printing On Wood Composite

wood composite

Steel Beam Marking

steel beams

Ink Jet Printing On Steel Angle

structural steel

Plastic Pipe Printing

plastic pipe

Logo Printing On Metal Parts

logos and text on metal parts

Ink Print On Steel Sheet

steel sheet

Ink Jet Printing On Steel Strip

steel strip

Ink Jet Printing On Plastic

plastic sheet

Ink Jet Printing On Automotive Casting

automotive casting

A unique feature of the REA JET’s design is its ability to use many different types of inks, including some that cannot be used in any other kind of ink jet printer.

Water and Dye Based Inks

  • Acetone
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl acetate
  • MEK, slow- and high-speed drying
  • Propyl alcohol
  • Water

Pigmented Inks

A variety of solvent-based and water-based pigmented inks are available for high-contrast printing on industrial products like metals and rubber. Typical colors are white, yellow, green, orange, and red – available colors vary by formulation.

Specialty Inks

  • Co-curable rubber-based inks (see the Rubber Printing System for more information)
  • Water-removable
  • Disappearing


See the list of available Ink Jet Inks & Solvents.

High Contrast Printing On Metal

SKP Pigment Based Ink Jet Printer

DOD ink jet printer prints with high-contrast white and yellow inks for stenciling steel products and other dark materials.

Inline Code Printer

In-line Code Printers

Code printers designed for carton coding, piece marking, or printing on continuous web material.

Custom Flexographic Printer

Flexographic Printers

Standard and custom-designed printers for marking single or multiple lines of text and logos on flat, moving materials.

Talk to a product specialist about your
marking project.