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Anser A1 Thermal Inkjet Printer

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Anser A1 Thermal Inkjet Printer

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The Anser A1 thermal inkjet printer is a versatile machine with unique capabilities. The first all-in-one TIJ that offers 2” printing and mid-message DPI adjustments, the Anser A1 enables line operators to take greater control of the product-marking process. 

Along with powerful coding abilities, the Anser A1 offers an intuitive touchscreen interface, easy installation, and maintenance-free performance, all at a low cost.




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Features & Specifications

The Anser A1 is a cost-effective coding solution that excels at creating large, high-contrast markings. Compatible with numerous ink types, the Anser A1 can complete product marking applications as well as case coding tasks on diverse materials.

The Anser A1 has slots for both HP and IUT cartridges. HP cartridges are ideal for high-speed and high-resolution marking tasks, while IUT cartridges are better suited for large-scale printing applications. The A1’s dual-cartridge compatibility expands user ink options, enabling operators to find the ideal formula for their needs.

This table details the main differences between A1-compatible HP and IUT cartridges:

Anser A1 Ink Cartridge Comparisons
Features Cartridges IUT Cartridges
Print Height 0.5” 1”
Throw Distance 6 mm 6 mm
Print Speed 300 m/min 150 m/min
Resolution 600 DPI 300 DPI
Formula Options Water-based inksSolvent-based inksUV inksInvisible inks Water-based inksSolvent-based inks

Users can also stitch the Anser A1’s two cartridge slots together to create 2” high markings. Print output at a height of 2” is ideal for shipping cartons, offering users a low-cost alternative to physical case labels. 

Beyond dual cartridge capabilities, the Anser A1 offers many other benefits as well, including: 

Anser A1 Thermal Inkjet Printer Benefits
  • Easy to Use Touchscreen with Smart Setup Assistant: The Smart Setup Assistant guides users through a simple 3-step installation process, enabling A1 in 3 minutes or less. 
  • Zero-Maintenance Operation: The A1 has zero operating maintenance requirements, which decreases overall expenses.
  • Low Cost of Ownership: The A1’s advanced software automatically configures the best cost-per-print, further lowering the cost of ownership.
  • Multi-DPI Settings: Users can set multiple DPI settings in a single print task (e.g., a 300 DPI QR code with 150 DPI text) to decrease cost-per-print while ensuring code reliability/scannability.
  • Remote and Centralized Control: The A1 offers real-time centralized control,  multi-production line monitoring, off-site remote service, and technical troubleshooting. 
  • Intelligent Automation: The A1 reduces manual data errors by printing ERP or MES data, improves quality control with production and operation analysis reports, and streamlines integration with SDK and consulting services. 
  • Interconnectivity with Peripheral Equipment: The A1 easily connects with popular production equipment, including barcode scanners and check weighers. 

The Anser A1 is a cost-effective TIJ that excels at slow-to-moderate product marking applications and case-coding tasks. Thanks to the A1’s wide ink compatibility and versatile coding abilities, this thermal inkjet printer is well-suited for numerous industries, including:

The A1 can print 2” high codes at a maximum resolution of 600 DPI. These specifications are ideal for case-coding tasks. For product-marking applications, the A1 can create 300 DPI codes at a rate of 300 m/min and 150 DPI codes at 150 m/min. A1 users can select multiple DPI settings for a single print task to reduce overall cost-per-print while ensuring that certain elements meet readability/scannability requirements. 

Popular code formats include:

  • Alphanumeric text
  • Images
  • Logos
  • Barcodes
  • QR codes
  • Dynamic date/time codes

The chart below lists the Anser A1’s full technical specifications:

Specification Anser A1 Thermal Inkjet Printer
Printing Technology High-resolution thermal inkjet
Cartridge Support HP & IUT
Display - 5” color LCD capacitive touchscreen 480 x 800 (portrait)- Compatible with most medical and industrial gloves
General Print Height 0.5”- Single Printhead: 12.7mm (0.5 in)- Stitch Printheads: 12.7mm x 2 @ 24.75mm (0.98 in)1.0”- Single Printhead: 25.4mm (1.0 in)- Stitch Printheads: 25.4mm x 2 @ 48.7mm (1.92 in)
Maximum Print Resolution 600 DPI
Maximum Print Speed 300 m/min with HP cartridge & 150 m/min with IUT cartridge
Maximum Print Distance 6mm
Printing Functions
  1. Static Data: text, shape, and image
  2. Dynamic Data: variables, shift, counter, date/time, and barcodes
Font Type True Type Fonts: Amiri-Regular, Arimo-Regular, DejaVuSans, NotoSans-Regular, OCR-B, OpenSans-Regular, and Sarabun-RegularOpen Type Fonts: NotoSansCJKtc-Medium, NotoSansKR-Regular, NotoSansJP-Regular, and NotoSans SC-Regular
System Language Arabic, Bulgarian, Serbian, Czech, German, English, Spanish, French, Korean, Italian, Hungarian, Dutch, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Vietnamese, Turkish, Chinese Traditional, and Chinese Simplified
1D and 2D Barcodes EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14, EAN128, UPCA, UPCE, CODE39, CODE128, ITF14 (SCC-14), NVE18 (SSCC18), INTER25, CODABAR, PDF417, DATAMATRIX, QR code, GS1 (DataMatrix, DataBar, DataBar EXP, DataBar-Limited, DataBar-Limited Composite, DataBar-Stacked, DataBar-Stacked Composite, QR code), DUN14, and Aztec Code
I/O Ports
  1. RJ-45 port x1
  2. Encoder port x1
  3. RS-232/485 port x1
  4. Photocell sensor port x1
  5. I/O port x1
  6. USB 2.0 port x1
Communication Protocols Modbus TCP IP / UDP, Modbus RTU 485
Dimensions 169.8mm (L) x 136mm (H) x 125mm (W)(6.69 in x 5.35 in x 4.92 in)
Weight 1.8kg (3.97lb) w/o guide plate
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 40°C (32°F ~ 104°F)
Operating Humidity 0% ~ 90% RH, non-condensing
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The Anser A1 thermal inkjet printer sets a new standard for cost-effective coding solutions. Call InkJet, Inc. today to discuss whether the A1 is right for you.

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