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TJ500 Thermal Jet Printhead

The TJ500 printhead is a low-cost HP45A cartridge ink jet system with features found in more expensive systems. The TJ500 is based on thermal ink jet technology offering high-resolution print, easy-to-change ink cartridges and industrial-grade performance features.


  • 1/2" print height
  • Prints text, graphics, barcodes
  • Rugged industrial design
  • Available roller retracting bracketry minimizes dust at the print nozzles while maximizing print quality.
  • Onboard photocells trigger print while measuring speed for print rate
  • Hinged cover provides easy access to ink cartridges
  • Easy snap-in / snap-out method for changing ink cartridge
  • Stainless steel faceplate is durable and cleans easily
  • Can operate in "standalone" mode or tethered to IJHH handheld controller, PC, or direct serial interface.
  • 300 dpi vertical and horizontal resolution
  • Print speeds up to 200 feet/minute
  • Channel purge at the printhead for easy cartridge cleaning
  • Industrial DB-9 serial connection to external devices (controllers, PLC's, scales, etc.)
  • Onboard LED's signal cartridge ink level status of "ink low" and "ink out".
  • 3 standard Arial fonts supplied: 1/10", 1/4" or 1/2"
  • Font conversion program provides access to any Windows font at user definable sizes.
  • Prints up to 5 lines of stacked text
  • Includes "write direct" language for flexible interfacing with external systems
  • Can be daisy chained with up to 8 cartridges for larger print application
  • Powered by HP technology
  Thermal Jet
Controller IJ4000 handheld
Touchscreen display 7" color
Operator interface Graphical user interface, WYSIWYG
QWERTY keypad Touchscreen pop-up, Unicode compatible
Enclosure Industrial thermoplastic, drop resistant
Memory 512 MB
Connectivity 1-Ethernet, 1-USB, 2-RS232
IO interface No
Auto codes Time, date, use by, Julian, count, user
defined, shifts, variable input
Barcodes UPC, GTIN, I2of5, 128, Code 39, EAN,
UCC, 2D Data Matrix, QR
Fonts TrueType available
PC Interface  
Windows PC GUI software Graphical user interface, WYSIWYG editor
Networking software w/ database No
Direct interface Protocol provided
Print Heads  
Technology Thermal et with HP inkjet technology
Print height 1/2" & 1" print heads
Print resolution 300 x 300 DPI
Standard print speeds Up to 200 FPM
Print speeds w/ reduced resolution Up to 500 FPM
Print options Side, top down
Print distance Up to 1/4"
Ink Systems  
Ink delivery Cartridge
Ink supplies 42 ml
Ink types Porous & non-porous inks
Water based for porous & aqueous
coated cartons, solvent based for non-
porous stock
Regulatory listings TUV (CE/CSA/UL)
Operating environment 50°F to 104°F


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