February 5, 2009
by Canadian Packaging Staff
The new Videojet 1210 small character continuous ink jet printer from Videojet Technologies Inc. is ideal for simple coding applications that involve printing codes roughly six to eight hours per day, five days per week.
The printer starts up with minimal maintenance, even after being off-line for several days, and offers simplified fluid replacement with the microchip-enabled Smart Cartridge fluid bottles. The Videojet 1210 is the second release in the 1000-Line of printers.
The Videojet 1210 features Smart Cartridge fluid bottles, which use a microchip to identify fluid-printer compatibility to prevent errors such as installing incorrect ink types. Smart Cartridge fluid bottles are uniquely shaped to drain completely, wasting no residual ink. A needle-and-septum design provides a clean, simple way to add ink without spillage and waste.
The printer’s modular core, which consolidates the printer’s key ink system components into one part, requires preventive maintenance only every 6,000 hours, or approximately 18 months, for low-duty applications. A countdown meter on the user interface indicates time remaining until the core must be changed. Core changeout is simple and mess-free; it is designed to be customer-replaceable in 30 minutes.
Coding applications can happen in extremely diverse environments, which is why Videojet developed the Dynamic Calibration feature for 1000-Line printers. Extreme hot and cold conditions can interfere with ink viscosity, which negatively impacts print sharpness and quality. The printhead on the Videojet 1210 automatically adjusts based on changes in the environment to ensure consistent code quality regardless of the current conditions, meaning operators won’t spend time manually adjusting the printhead.
Integrating the Videojet 1210 into a production line is seamless via its USB port, which allows for hot swapping print jobs and backing up messages. Troubleshooting is a simple matter of pressing a button on the operator interface; a pop-up window assists the operator in assessing the issue and resolving it.
For more information about the Videojet 1210 small character continuous ink jet printer, call 1-800-843-3610 or visit www.videojet.com/1000line.