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Linx 8940 Spectrum

The Linx 8940 Spectrum continuous inkjet printer has been specifically designed for demanding production lines with high-speed requirements. It prints reliably on wire, cable, extruded plastic, glass bottles and jars with white, blue or gray pigmented inks.

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Less cleaning, more coding.


The Linx 8940 Spectrum best-in-class high contrast printer has extended service intervals of up to 8,000 hours or 12 months with a range of Linx pigmented inkstwice that of alternative pigmented printers. Its patent-pending PureFlow® powerful filtration system purifies ink without losing opacity. It delivers premium print quality with the patent-pending Vortex® unique mixing tank, ensuring heavy pigment is dispersed for superior marking.

Linx 8940 Spectrum continuous inkjet printer


Linx’s trusted 8900 series boasts optimum performance, including in extreme environments. Up to one month shutdown with no need to flush on startup. 

The sealed print head has no delicate parts and typically only needs once a week cleaning, even when running the printer 24 hours a dayseven times fewer cleans in comparison to other pigmented printers. AutoFlush zero-waste automatic print head cleaning system leaves the print head clean, ready for perfect start-up every time.

Linx 8940 Spectrum continuous inkjet printer sealed print head

Simple to use  

The system's 10 inch easy-to-use touchscreen interface with customizable home screen allows for fast message creation and editing while printing.
•    Self-service wizard to guide servicing processes
•    Mistake and mess-free one-touch fluid cartridges

Linx 8940 Spectrum Continuous inkjet printer 10 inch touchscreen

Key Features

Advantages of the Linx 8940 Spectrum continuous inkjet printer

  • PureFlow® filtration system purifies ink without losing opacity
  • Vortex® mixing tank ensures heavy pigment is dispersed
  • Extended service intervals of up to 8,000 hours or 12 months
  • Optimum performance in extreme environments
  • Sealed print head design requires only 1x week cleaning
  • AutoFlush zero-waste automatic print head cleaning system
  • 10-inch easy-to-use touchscreen interface
  • Onscreen self-service wizard guides servicing processes
  • Mistake and mess-free one-touch fluid cartridges

Case Study

Wire & cable manufacturer improves efficiencies with Linx 8940 Spectrum CIJ printer

A manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of electrical and mechanical assemblies required pigmented inks to mark unique job numbers onto cables and wires. After installing the Linx 8940 Spectrum with white ink, the manufacturer noticed a considerable reduction in cleaning and greater efficiencies.

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Linx 8940 Spectrum marking on wires and cables with pigmented ink

Case Study

Linx 8940 Spectrum eliminates daily print head cleaning for food manufacturer

An award-winning manufacturer and global exporter of jams, pickles and other food products required pigmented inks to provide traceability codes with high opacity across a range of jar types. See how they were able to reduce cleaning and downtime. 

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Linx 8940 Spectrum opaque blue ink on clear glass jars, pigmented small character inkjet printer, pigmented inkjet


Overcoming The Daily Challenges Of Pigmented Ink Printing

Using pigmented ink in printers, especially ‘white ink’, often presents daily challenges compared to standard dye-based ink printers that result in more downtime. These challenges often include more frequent servicing and daily cleaning.

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Linx 8940 Spectrum CIJ printer marking pigmented ink on dark glass bottle

Pigmented CIJ Printer FAQs

Do you have further questions? Here you can find more details.

Continuous inkjet printing is a versatile technology optimized for primary packaging and secondary packaging. It is a great choice for marking date and traceability codes using small characters on the widest variety of surface and material types. It performs well at both low and very high production line speeds.

Examples of CIJ printing include batch codes, date codes, expiration dates and so much more!

As with the dye-based 8900 series, there is a full flush of the nozzle on startup and shutdown. This promotes a clean start and longer intervals between print head cleanings. We have observed up typical cleaning intervals of once per week for the pigmented system with daily operation.

We offer white, gray and light blue inks which offer excellent contrast for most substrates. Contact us to arrange for sampling on your product.

The 8940 Spectrum typically has as little as 14 hours annually spent on maintenance.

The design of the clean flow filter and vortex service module allows for continuous mixing of the ink pigments while running. The system will automatically mix the ink while idle. There is also a scheduling option.

No. The ink cartridge is entirely transferred in a single operation and then all components are rinsed. The system only requests ink when it can transfer another full cartridge.


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Linx 8940 Spectrum Pigmented CIJ Printer

Linx 8940 Spectrum Pigmented CIJ Printer

The Linx 8940 Spectrum is tailored for high-performance and high-contrast marking on plastic cabling, extruded products, and colored glass. It operates at line speeds up to 10 meters per second in challenging environments, with best-in-class extended service intervals. This printer ensures long-term reliability, durability, and cost savings by minimizing line stoppages and reducing product waste.

Technical Data

Print head Mk11 Midi plus, 90° print head configuration (optional)
Print head - conduit options 2M (standard), 4M (optional)
Max lines of print Up to 6 lines
Character height range 0.08"-0.67"
Max speed single line Up to 1791 fpm
Ink delivery system Fluid cartridges
Message printing Sequential numbering, forward and backward counting, variable intervals, multiple number ranges, alphanumeric sequencing, reverse, inverted and tower printing
Graphics/Logo printing Yes, via imported monochromatic bitmap files using USB port
Barcodes ITF 2, Code 39, Code 128, EAN 8, EAN 13,
UPCA, Pharmacode, Data Matrix, QR Code, RM4SCC-Type C
Ingress protection rating IP65

What Our Customers Say

At the end of the day we put it into idle and then first thing in the morning, it’s ready to rock and roll. I can’t fault it. It’s easy to use and you get a clear print, which is just what we want for our customers.

Wire Prep Manager, Wire & Cable Manufacturer

The old one we had to clean everyday and this one we haven’t at all. There’s nothing there to clean. The print is nice and clear. All I can say is it has been really reliable. It’s consistent, it hasn’t stopped. Its print is perfect. We don’t need to do anything with it, just switch it on, even after a 10-day shutdown!

Production Manager, Food Product Manufacturer

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