HSAJET MKHP4 MiniKey 2"
HSAJET MKHP4 MiniKey 2"
Compact, powerful and ideal for packaging lines, this is a very cost-efficient printer with speeds of up to 300 m/min (984 ft/min) at 300 x 150 dpi.
The MKHP4 MiniKey has an integrated keyboard and icon based colour display which runs with a 1” printhead mounted directly on the controller, and up to a 1” printhead mounted remotely. Boasting an Ethernet, USB and serial connection, jobs can be made directly on the unit, or transferred via USB or a network connection to the printer.
The unit can print barcodes with variable content, counters, date/time, fixed text, shift codes and graphics as well as text from a simple database in CSV-format.
Thermal InkJet Printers
The standard unit comes with a ½” printhead and built-in product sensor, however it can control up to a 2″ print height.
Available with an integrated 1- or 2-pen printhead mounted on the side of the unit, or if additional print height is required the MiniKey can be delivered with remote printheads of 1 or 2 pens. The two printheads of course enable double-sided printing.
The HSAJET Minikey MKHP4 2"
The software bundled is incredibly easy to use, and features advanced administrator options so a flexible user level management can be setup, guaranteeing that correct data is printed.
The controller is preloaded with different menu languages, with 50 fonts, as well as localized month and day names, allowing you to print in real-time:
- Shift codes
- Text (alphanumerical)
- Date & time (real-time & adjusted)
- Linear & 2d barcodes*
- Windows fonts
TIJ or CIJ?
TIJ printers are modular systems unlike CIJ printers, thermal inkjet printers have a controller and a print head that is connected via a cable. Once you replace the cartridge in a TIJ printer it is essentially a new print head.
CIJ printers are much more complex systems that incorporate solvents and inks with ink pumps, pressure regulators, filters and sensitive print heads.
How a TIJ Printer Works
When the ink chamber receives a command to eject an ink droplet, a current is passed through the heating element. The heating element is simply a coil positioned right above the nozzle of the ink chamber. The current heats up the coil, resulting in rapid vaporization of the ink positioned right below it.
The increase in pressure results in the ejection of a droplet of ink through the nozzle and into the substrate. Consequently, the bubble caused by the vaporization collapses and creates a vacuum, which pulls in more ink towards the chamber.
TIJ printers have rapidly evolved in the past few years and have now come ahead in the contest for print resolution. While CIJ printers can still reliably produce clean dot patterns, TIJ printers are capable of a print resolution of up to 600 x 600 dpi.
You’ve probably seen how capable TIJ printers are even with your desktop inkjet printer. This same level of quality and resolution can now be achieved in an industrial setting.
If you plan to integrate continuous printers into your production line, then you’re probably concerned about how much space they are going to take. The simple answer is that TIJ printers take less space than their CIJ counterpart.
TIJ printers are designed for industrial use, they basically look like a print head connected to a control panel. Thanks to their smaller footprint, TIJ printers can also be portable – something that is more difficult to do with a CIJ printer.