Case coding just got easier than ever thanks to Linx Printing Technologies, with the launch of a new thermal inkjet (TIJ) printer that ensures the first print is as good as the last.
The Linx TJ725 incorporates Simply Smart Technology to offer a high resolution, digital solution for coding onto outer cases, boxes, shelf ready trays and packaging.
Supplied in just a few pieces out of the box, the Linx TJ725 is simple to fit without needing a service engineer or specialist installation tools. No training is needed and you can be up and running within minutes.
The Linx TJ725 can cut waste and save money because it is ready to print straight away every time and with no hidden service costs, increasing production line efficiency.
Linx’s innovative new Active Cartridge Care System saves money and cuts waste by slowing the nozzle drying process, making first prints more reliable every time. The nozzles are covered and protected when not in use and uncovered automatically when the first product is sensed, so the Linx TJ725 is ready to produce high quality prints as soon as they’re needed. It can also sense how much ink is left and forecast the number of prints remaining, so operators can plan to keep lines running without interruption.
The replaceable ink cartridge with integral printhead is key to the coder’s efficiency, as there is no risk of expensive printhead repairs or replacement. Installing a new cartridge is a clear, simple process that takes seconds. The machine then automatically detects the type of cartridge fitted, and adjusts for optimum printing performance.
The Linx TJ725 also allows easy, tool-free, repositioning of the printhead. So the printer can be set up quickly and easily in the correct printing position during product changeovers, or when moving the printer between lines – saving production time.
The built-in speed sensor automatically detects both the line speed and direction, which means no separate encoder is needed – again making set-up on the line simplicity itself. The touch screen interface offers ease of use and simple, intuitive configuration for easy message changeover. For operators, the colour screen clearly shows the message selected as it will be printed, reducing the risk of coding errors.
The Linx TJ725 can print messages up to a height of 12.5mm, with a range of fonts and resolutions up to 300dpi, on line speeds of up to 1 metre/sec.
And the Linx TJ725 reflects the company’s ongoing strategy to develop products that meet customer requirements, and based on extensive market research.
Jason Remnant, Linx Product Manager, says: "Thanks to the Simply Smart Technology combined in the TJJ725, we are confident in offering the easiest to use TIJ case coding solution in the market place. We have had overwhelmingly positive reactions from our external test sites on all aspects of the product."