Thermal Ink Jet Printers

Thermal ink jet printers are used to print high-speed and high-quality codes, text and graphics onto a wide range of surfaces like; paper, carton, plastics & metal.

Thermal Ink Jet printing is a well-established form of printing that is clean, reliable and maintenance-free and used in many workplaces for printing on porous surfaces. Originally developed for desktop printers, Thermal Ink Jet printing is designed to be inexpensive, quiet, and easy to use. In the commercial environment, thermal Ink Jet printers have been developed to offer high quality, high speed and flexible coding required by manufacturers. Thermal inkjet printers are not the same as thermal printers, which produce images by heating thermal paper.

Key Benefits

  • High speed. Producing high-quality printing at high speeds, with hundreds of tiny nozzles firing at a high frequency
  • High quality. Providing superb image and text quality by placing smaller drops more accurately
  • Ease of use. Requiring no special training to operate and maintain. Cartridges are clean, and easy to install
  • Reliability. Thermal Ink Jet solutions provide unrivalled reliability, resulting in minimum maintenance – change of cartridge changes whole print head without requiring a service engineer
  • Flexibility. Providing the ability to run multiple print heads, the ability to print in black or colour simply by exchanging the cartridge you need for printing onto coated and uncoated surfaces
  • Cost-effectiveness. Low running costs and simple and clean fluids replacement requiring no warm-up cycle or downtime.

How it works

The Domino G-Series range of Thermal Ink Jet Printers (TIJ) use a HP based cartridge as the fundamental print engine.  This cartridge contains an ink resevoir of 42ml and uses a series of resistive elements that are manufactured using a production process called photolithograghy.

Each Thermal Inkjet print cartridge has a resistive element activated by an electrical voltage/current which when applied heats up the ink in contact with the element.  This in turn results in the formation of an ink droplet.  This fully formed ink droplet is then ejected precisely out of the faceplate nozzle onto the target substrate to form text or an image. The resistive element is turned off by the removal of the voltage/ current, the resistive chamber fills with ink and the process is repeated multiple times to create images.

The dwell time between firing is 100 millionth of a second which makes the TIJ technology extremely fast and easy to use.  The fine drops also allow for very high resolution printing images.