The continuous ink jet is broken into drops inside the chamber using a pulse from a piezoelectric crystal. Up to 120,000 of these tiny droplets are expelled every second, each just half the diameter of a human hair.
Continuous inkjet (CIJ) printers are used in industry to provide accurate and consistent product marking and coding. They provide a cost effective way of printing accurate and consistent variable data including expiry dates, barcodes and batch codes on production lines and for complying with increasingly strict industry legislation or providing traceability.
Continuous Ink Jet systems expel electrically charged ink droplets from a printhead nozzle and pass them through an electric field to precisely direct them onto products or packaging.