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Achieve Less Downtime in Food and Bottling Lines When You Choose These Durable CIJ Features

All food and beverage manufacturers have a commitment to efficient operations and strive to increase output with maximum uptime. Many of these manufacturers require variable information such as lot or batch codes, expiration dates, or barcodes on their product and make use of Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) to achieve these required codes. For high speed, non-contact coding in your food packaging or bottling environment, CIJ printers with known durability features will offer the following benefits: Carton Printing On MilkJugs

  • Longer printhead life – Potential for damaging moving parts is high during the cleaning process. However, the most robust feature of Linx CIJ printers is the potted, hermetically sealed print head. With solid-state components and no moving parts, the potential of damage to critical components during cleaning is drastically reduced.

  • Wire and tube protection - The 8900 printheads come with a figure-eight design conduit. The conduit design results in a highly flexible umbilical that separates electronics from fluids tubing – reducing potential damage to wires or tubes.  

  • Washdown protection - The 8900 series have a minimum IP55 and optional IP65 rating and are housed in grade 304 stainless steel, suitable for use in a wash-down environment.

  • Ink leak and spill prevention - The One-Touch cartridge fluids refill ink delivery system is separated from the printer electronics. In addition to mistake-proof and mess-free refilling, the cartridge based system prevents accidental component damage from leaks or spills.


Routine wear and tear on your CIJ machines is a reality when they are running in high-speed, industrial environments such as a food packaging or bottling lines. Invest in CIJ printers designed for maximum uptime with minimal effort and that have specific features that prove durable in industrial production environments.


See the Linx 8900 printer in action! Call 800.722.1125 or contact us for a free demonstration.

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