Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) technology from HP has been around for some time, but new developments in the hardware, software and in the types of ink that are available have made TIJ a viable option for a much wider range of product coding applications.
ID Technology’s new ClearMark TIJ printer is designed to take advantage of the latest advances in thermal inkjet technology and offers excellent print quality, virtually zero maintenance and a simple to use (but powerful) touch-screen interface.
In addition, we have carried out extensive research into TIJ inks and have launched a range of inks that cover a multitude of applications. Traditionally, TIJ printers have worked well on porous materials, but the newer pigment based inks perform really well on non-porous substrates such as foils and films. ClearMark is optimized to provide optimum performance with all the ink formulations included in the ID Technology portfolio.
ClearMark uses HP’s Smart Card technology which allows ink cartridges to be quickly swapped out – to change the ink color for different production jobs, for example – allowing the printer to resume work right away when the cartridge is replaced. This feature has already proven to be useful for protein processors who often need to print in black on clear or light colored films, and in white or yellow on dark color films. ClearMark is also designed to be a smart printer in its own right – all the intelligence to operate is built right into the printhead so
With a maximum resolution of 600 x 600 DPI, ClearMark is perfect for printing high-density 2D barcodes such as the Datamatrix code, making this a perfect printer for many medical UDI applications or for pharma DSCSA serialization projects.
To make installations as simple as possible, ClearMark is available as a complete kit that includes:
- ClearMark Smart Printhead
- Color touch-screen HMI
- Standard mounting hardware
- All connecting cables and power supply
For more info, download the ClearMark spec sheet here: ClearMark_SpecSheet
Is ClearMark the best solution for every product coding application?
No, it isn’t.
There are many variables when it comes to product coding – that’s why we have a full range of solutions, that include Citronix CIJ printers, Macsa laser coders, TTO digital overprinters and more. The best way to ensure you are using the optimum coding technology for your own unique needs is to have one of our ID Technology experts review your application with you and help you come up with the best solution.
Contact us today at 888-438-3242 Option#3. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be sure to get you in touch with an expert, right in your area!