About Ink Jet Printing

Industrial ink jet printing is a cost effective way to mark text, real-time date codes, logos, 2D codes, and bar codes directly on moving materials. Since the printhead never touches the substrate, ink jet printing provides the ability to mark on a wide variety of materials including those with irregular surfaces. Ink jet printers may be used as stand-alone units or receive and automatically print data from a host system.

What makes REA-JET ink jet printers different?

REA-JET printers are specifically designed for operation in industrial environments. The patented printheads are ruggedly built for high performance even when used with inks that can be problematic in other ink jet printers such as rubber co-curable inks and pigmented inks for high-contrast printing on metals. All systems can print one or multiple lines of information including text, graphics, and machine-readable codes for enhanced product traceability.

DOD vs CIJ Printers

Drop on Demand (DOD) Ink Jet Printers
"Large Character Ink Jet Printers "

DOD printheads feature several orifices arranged in a single column configuration. Electronic signals open and close one or more orifices at high speeds to allow droplets of ink to come out, forming characters, logos, and 2D codes in a dot matrix configuration.

DOD printers are also referred to as large-character ink jet printers: REA-JET DOD printers can print character sizes from 1/4" to 5-1/2" (5mm to 140mm) high.

Continuous Ink Jet (CIJ) Printers
"Small Character Ink Jet Printers"

Ink is continuously streamed through a single nozzle in the printhead and then broken into tiny droplets at a rate of 76,800 per second. Drops are selectively charged and deflected through a magnetic plate to produce characters, graphics, bar codes, and 2D codes.

CIJ printers are also referred to as small-character ink jet printers: REA-JET CIJ printers can print characters from .08" to .47" (2mm to 12mm) high.