Print engines

The most comprehensive range of compact industrial inkjet printing modules on the market

IIJ manufactures a wide range of single-pass inkjet print engines for numerous different applications. Our speciality is adapting our products to exactly meet our customer’s requirements. Our print engines have a well-deserved reputation for reliability. We understand what it takes to deliver a system that will work all day, every day in a typical industrial environment.
The speed, accuracy and very compact size of our engines makes them ideal for integration into existing production lines or presses.
Our technical experts have world-leading expertise in the practical application of inkjet. We understand that no two customers’ needs are quite the same. We know how to investigate each customer’s needs, to find the right ink and print “recipe”, and to demonstrate that we can deliver the quality, reliability and economic benefits needed.
We will always be honest about the drawbacks as well as the benefits of using inkjet in your application.

Which print engine is right for you?

Colour vs Mono printing

IIJ produce Print Engines for either full process colour (CMYK), called ColourPrint engines or single colour, called MonoPrint engines. Process colour is used for the printing of images, where the process of mixing the 4 colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) enables a wide gamut of colours. These are applied in a single pass without pinning between colours, allowing the engines to be some of the most compact on the market. The single colour engines are used for variable data, e.g. text and barcodes, in black, spot colour, such as red, but also white, varnish or even covert inks.

Small, Medium or Large print width

The IIJ engines come in a selection of widths, from 72 to 594mm, organised into a range of modules. The small modules, with print widths of either 72, 75, 142, or 149mm wide are typically used for small applications or lane printing. This is where a wider application is achieved using an assembly of many small modules printing in discreet lanes, ideal for packaging coding.

The medium modules have print widths of 212, 223, 282, 297, 352 or 371mm wide are typically used for narrow web applications such as labels and packaging. The largest engines come in print widths of 422, 445, 492, 520, 562 or 594mm. These are used mainly in wide web or sheet fed applications such as security printing, décor print or packaging.

Special inks or materials

As well as graphics applications, IIJ also supplies engines for printing speciality inks or materials. Commonly these will be covert security inks such as UV fluorescents or IR absorbing. Additionally, etch resist for printed electronics can be printed with our versatile engines.

For additional embellishment, spot varnish or even high build varnish can be printed on either web or sheet fed material.

Small

Available print typesIIJ Print Engines are available as either a process colour “ColourPrint”, or single/spot colour “MonoPrint” engines
ColourPrint
MonoPrint

Available print widthsMaximum possible print width in a single pass
72-75mm
142-149mm


Available print headsIIJ engines are fitted with two main families of Konica Minolta Print heads. Either the 600dpi KM1800iSHC or 360dpi KM1024iMHE/KM1024iLHE
KM1024i
KM1800i
Print speedsThe maximum achievable linear print speed. This will be print resolution and ink dependant
50 – 300 m/min

Print resolutionsThe resolution across the print width in DPI (Dots per Inch). This will be dependant on the print head used
360dpi    600dpi

Most common applications
TickNumbering and barcodes with black or security inks. XPi model to 300m/minute
TickColour product decoration eg bottle caps, window blinds, wood flooring
TickSecurity print ie credit cards, passports
TickCarton decoration (especially Tower-mode models)

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Medium

Available print typesIIJ Print Engines are available as either a process colour “ColourPrint”, or single/spot colour “MonoPrint” engines
ColourPrint
MonoPrint

Available print widthsMaximum possible print width in a single pass
212-223mm
282-371mm


Available print headsIIJ engines are fitted with two main families of Konica Minolta Print heads. Either the 600dpi KM1800iSHC or 360dpi KM1024iMHE/KM1024iLHE
KM1024i
KM1800i
Print speedsThe maximum achievable linear print speed. This will be print resolution and ink dependant
50 – 300 m/min

Print resolutionsThe resolution across the print width in DPI (Dots per Inch). This will be dependant on the print head used
360dpi    600dpi

Most common applications
TickColour Label printing
TickWhite under-layer for transparent labels
TickSecurity document printing eg tax stamps

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+44 (0) 1954 232 023

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Large

Available print typesIIJ Print Engines are available as either a process colour “ColourPrint”, or single/spot colour “MonoPrint” engines
ColourPrint
MonoPrint

Available print widthsMaximum possible print width in a single pass
412-445mm
492-594mm


Available print headsIIJ engines are fitted with two main families of Konica Minolta Print heads. Either the 600dpi KM1800iSHC or 360dpi KM1024iMHE/KM1024iLHE
KM1024i
KM1800i
Print speedsThe maximum achievable linear print speed. This will be print resolution and ink dependant
50 – 300 m/min

Print resolutionsThe resolution across the print width in DPI (Dots per Inch). This will be dependant on the print head used
360dpi    600dpi

Most common applications
TickDecor – eg Wallpaper, laminate edge band, metal
TickDocument printing eg forms, examination papers
TickFlexible packaging

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+44 (0) 1954 232 023

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Configurable, adaptable print systems

IIJ is more than a supplier of standard high quality print modules. We pride ourselves on being a provider of tailored printing solutions, that really work for our customers. We work with many leading suppliers of inkjet inks to ensure we find the best solution for our customers’ applications. Also, by thorough investigation of the required pre-treatment, post-treatment, regulatory conditions and quality, we can supply or recommend as much or as little of the surrounding system as needed. From UV curing lamps, camera inspection systems or even complete material handling systems, we can utilise our wide range of partner companies to find the right solution.


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