Canadian Packaging

Videojet Releases Unicorn II Large Character Printer

April 7, 2010   by Canadian Packaging Staff

The new Unicorn II large character ink jet printer from Videojet Technologies Inc.–a world-leading manufacturer of coding, printing and laser marking products, fluids, and accessories for the product identification industry–is a complete, all-inclusive printing system for reliable and cost-effective single or dual line coding on secondary packaging, such as corrugated boxes and cases.

Pre-loaded, selectable languages and printable characters increase flexibility and improve operator efficiencies by making it easy for operators to change the language required for coding and change the language appearing on the interface.

The printer is easy to use and maintain and offers standard print heights of up to one inch (25 mm) and print speeds up to 200 feet per minute.

“The Videojet Unicorn II printer not only marks cartons, but also provides production information vital to inventory and quality control,” says Tim O’Rourke, Videojet secondary packaging product manager. “Product names, identification numbers, automatic production counts and accurate, to-the-minute time code capabilities are available at the touch of a button. Whatever your coding needs, the Videojet Unicorn printer can be programmed quickly and easily.”

Simple to set up and operate, the Videojet Unicorn II facilitates quick installation and enhances productivity. The system includes a controller/keypad, a printhead, a power pack, a power cord, a pressurized ink bottle and brackets for mounting directly to a conveyor. The hassle-free ink bottles can be replaced quickly and conveniently, and do not require an external air supply.

Intuitive icons allow operators to adjust and edit product codes—including time and date codes, expiration dates, and rollover hours—with a few simple keystrokes. Menu-driven programs also enable electronically accurate automatic date changes, clock functions and consecutive counts.

For more information about the Videojet Unicorn II printer and other large character printers, call 1-800-843-3610 or visit

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