Continuous Inkjet Technology (CIJ)

In CIJ technology, continuous inkjet nozzles form a steady stream of fluid under pressure from an array of uniform nozzles. Individual streams are stimulated by thermal energy to break each stream into individual droplets. The droplets are directed to the media or to a recirculation catcher as determined by the input data stream.

Advantages of CIJ are : 

• Continuous, high pressure jetting, very fast speeds, self maintaining print heads

• Single array of inkjets

• Water-based pigment inks

• Same-sized print droplets easier to control and place

• Greater throw distance allows a wider range of media thicknesses

• Low operating cost