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IV18-Dot Integrated Valve Print Head

The IV18-Dot print head is available in 1” and 2” print heights. Its durable die-cast aluminum housing makes it ideal for challenging industrial environments. The print head can be daisy chained with up to 3 other IV18-Dot print heads, allowing it to print large logos or large multi-lined alphanumeric text messages in any print orientation. The channel purge button built directly into the head allows for easy cleaning and print quality checks.


  • Rugged, two-piece, die-cast aluminum housing
  • Environmentally sealed print head for harsh environments
  • Economical operation with least expensive cost per mark of all print technologies
  • Stainless steel face plate
  • Built-in LED display and membrane switch panel on back of print head for:
    • channel purge (for cleaning and checking print)
    • dot size adjustment
    • checking ink supply pressure
  • Line speeds up to 650 ft/min
  • Throw distance up to 1/2"
  • Any print orientation (up, down, sideways)
  • Large variety of inks available:
    • porous/non-porous
    • colors
    • low/no VOC
    • MEK
    • gypsum specific
  • Bulk ink supply:
    • 5 gal pail
    • 30 gal drum
  • Centralized ink supply for up to 8 print heads
  Integrated Valve
Controller IJ4000 HH
Touchscreen display 7" plastic color
Operator interface Graphical user interface, WYSIWYG editor
QWERTY keypad Pop up on touchscreen
Enclosure Stainless steel, environmentally sealed
Memory 512 MB for unlimited message storage
Connectivity 1 - Ethernet, 1 - USB, 2 - RS232
IO interface IO board optional
Auto codes Time, date, use by, Julian, count, user defined, shifts, variable input
Logos Bitmap images, multiple formats
Fonts Arial Standard, True Type available
PC Interface  
Window PC GUI software Graphical user interface, WYSIWYG editor
Networking software w/ database Yes
Direct iInterface Protocol provided
Print heads  
Technology Drop on demand (integrated valve jet)
Print height 1" and 2" print heads
Print resolution 8 x 25 DPI 
Standard print speeds Up to 200 FPM
Print speeds w/ reduced resolution Up to 650 FPM
Print options Side, angled, top down, bottom up
Print distance Up to 1/2"
Ink Systems  
Ink delivery Large bulk supply
Ink supplies 5 & 30 gallon
Ink types Porous, non-porous,
water based, solvent based (including
non-VOC solvent inks)
Regulatory listings TUV (CE/CSA/UL)
Operating environment 40°F to 104°F 

Integrated Valve Ink Jet Literature


Diagraph IV4000 Brochure
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