lx2381Coding and marking solutions provider Linx Printing Technologies believes that its latest product launch, the Linx IJ200 Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) printer, will provide smaller manufacturers with a cost-effective alternative to the labelling of secondary packaging.

Developed specifically for Large Character Marking (LCM), the Linx IJ200 offers a low overall cost of ownership thanks to reduced maintenance and downtime, excellent reliability and ease of operation. By utilising TIJ technology in a disposable cartridge format that is easy to install and change, the Linx IJ200 provides clean, crisp text/graphics and reliable linear and 2D barcodes.

With a resolution of up to 600 DPI and fast throughput speeds of up to 120m/minute, the Linx IJ200 can print directly onto boxes or cartons used for secondary packaging. According to Linx, this makes for a cost-effective, hassle-free alternative to label printing that is particularly suited to smaller operations.

“Such companies rarely have on-site maintenance, so they need a reliable solution to print secondary codes simply, cleanly and with no hidden costs,” explains Paul Doody, Director of Marketing at Linx.

Printer cartridges contain both the ink system and the printhead itself.This means that they are disposable (minimising printer maintenance and ensuring consistently high print quality); there is also no need to purchase expensive ribbons or labels.

The system offers further flexibility thanks to the wide range of inks and spot colours available. TIJ inks are environmentally-friendly, and the cartridge-based system means that changeovers can be completed swiftly without the danger of ink spills.

The Linx IJ200 supports up to two 50mm printhead assemblies for greater printing flexibility – for example the capability to print a single image as high as 100mm, or to print in two locations on the same or different faces of the packaging.

The printer benefits from zero warm-up time – it is operational within only 50 seconds of being switched on. Thousands of messages can be stored on the Linx IJ200, while networking capabilities allow operators to call up messages from elsewhere.

For more information on Linx’s products and services, visit www.linx.co.uk

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