Compact, mobile, and powerful enough to create clear, machine-readable barcodes, thermal inkjet (TIJ) printers are commonly used to place essential codes on product packaging and material surfaces. More affordable than other industrial printing machines, TIJ printers can handle the printing needs of most small and medium-size businesses while still being versatile and powerful enough for integration into larger packaging lines. As opposed to continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers, which can weigh close to 100 pounds, TIJ printers generally weigh two to five pounds and can even accommodate handheld operation. Despite the smaller size, thermal inkjet printers are capable of printing highly legible markings, including barcodes, QR codes, lot codes, and best-by dates on a variety of porous and non-porous substrates.
The versatile and reliable nature of industrial thermal inkjet printers makes them an attractive choice for many industries. If your company has been considering a TIJ printer for its operation, this overview will help you decide if it is the right choice. In this guide, we will explain how TIJ printers work, examine common applications, and demonstrate the unique benefits that TIJ printers provide.
If you have specific questions about how a TIJ printer will work within your enterprise, contact the expert team at InkJet, Inc. We have been working with TIJ technology and developing TIJ-compatible ink for over three decades, and we would be happy to answer any questions.