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August 2019

CIJ-vs-TIJ-printing

Thermal vs. continuous inkjet printers: What are the differences?

A fast, reliable, and accurate ink marking solution is highly valued across virtually all types of industries. In this article we will examine two of the most popular types of inkjet marking printers – continuous and thermal inkjet. In particular, we will assess how each printer works and what are the advantages or disadvantages of each machine. Let’s get started: How does a continuous inkjet (CIJ) printer work? First introduced in 1951, the technology behind CIJ printers has barely changed through...

July 2019

Aerospace-industry

5 manufacturing industries that use fiber lasers

In today’s competitive environment for manufacturing technologies, the name of the game is speed and reliability. Manufacturing firms need to be able to keep up with the demands of their client, which do tend to increase and evolve over time. Time is money, and tight deadlines are par for the course. Substandard quality in finished products can also be the downfall of any manufacturing company, as can costly damages of in-process goods. Fiber laser technology offers an elegant and all-encompassing...

June 2019

CIJ-printing

What is Continuous Inkjet Technology?

While inkjet printers are a staple in most homes and offices, it is a different type of printing solution called ‘continuous inkjet’ - or CIJ for short - which is leading technology for production and manufacturing printing.  So, what is CIJ printing? How does it work? And, why CIJ is preferred for industrial applications and how it can help your business. Let’s dive in: What is continuous inkjet technology? As its name implies, continuous inkjet (CIJ) technology utilizes a unique, innovative...

February 2018

Third Party CIJ printer servicing

Needham Coding introduces third party servicing for all major CIJ printer brands

In a move aimed at further reinforcing its position as a leading specialist in coding and marking systems, Needham Coding Limited (+44 (0) 1948 661210; www.needham-coding.com) – part of The Needham Group – is now offering third party servicing including spare parts and consumables for all brands of continuous ink jet (CIJ) printers. This latest initiative from Sheffield-based Needham Coding, which launched its ‘N’ series of own brand CIJ printers last year, is set to ensure optimum performance of Domino,...

December 2017

laser marking

Dispelling myths about laser marking

Due to their versatility and reliability, as well as increasing regulations about part and product identification for traceability, laser marking systems are now being widely used in a broad range of industries including automotive, aerospace, military and defence, medical and electronics. However, there is still the perception that laser marking equipment is expensive, complex and dangerous. John Grainger, Needham Coding’s Operations Director addresses each of those myths below. Laser marking is now a cost-effective way to permanently mark components, products or...

August 2017

KEEPING IT CONTINUOUS

Aled Ellis, Managing Director at Needham Coding examines the benefits of today’s modern continuous inkjet printers Many of today’s fast moving industries like food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, healthcare, chemical, electronics and automotive, have complicated coding and marking needs. Continuous Inkjet is one of the oldest and most mature printing technologies still in use today yet is still the system of choice where accuracy, speed and flexibility are key requirements. In addition, traceability for brand protection and anti-counterfeiting purposes places...

July 2017

Legibility Tips for Continuous Ink Jet Printing

Bob Powles, Managing Director of Needham Coding Ireland Limited, gives his top tips for ensuring that use-by or best-before information is clear and easy to read. It is imperative that vital use-by or best-before information is clear, easy to read and remains intact for at least as long as the product is on shelf, and while in the consumer’s possession if possible. Depending on the application, the information might also have to adhere to strict legibility standards. With this in mind,...