Sojet Elfin 1S
Sojet Elfin 1S
The Sojet Elfin 1S delivers ease-of-use and intuitive operation in a small footprint. It’s a perfect and cost-effective solution for various date coding and marking applications within different industries. This little printer can tackle most coding projects.
The Elfin 1S provides high quality and stable performance with a printing resolution of 50-600dpi while being simple to operate and easy to install.
- Brand-new innovative design.
- Stable performance, prints smooth and at high speed without clogging the nozzles.
- Efficient and flexible operating system, a concise interface that is easy to operate.
- Synchronizer can be configurated, to automatically control the printing speed.
- Can print the height range of 1-12.7mm automatically and continuously.
- Can identify the type of ink cartridge, and import the default parameters automatically, reducing the complexity, and abandoning the cumbersome parameter settings.
- Reserve secondary development port, clear text, support system integration and secondary development.
Thermal InkJet Printers
Often referred to as TIJ, these coders use a non-contact form for applying ink and our range can be used to print onto almost any surface.
The Elfin 1 can print a variety of barcodes, dates and graphics up to a max height of 0.5”, with a printing speed of up to 60m/min (600 DPI). Using the template design software, you can create and store up to 500 messages in advance for quick and efficient marking.
External devices and software can be integrated into the printer using either Ethernet, USB 2.0 or DB15 connections.
The Elfin 1 is a powerful high-res printer that has plenty to offer in any production environment.
What is a TIJ Printer?
Unlike CIJ Printers, TIJ printers use ink cartridges in the system meaning there is no need for bottles of inks or solvents. For this reason, TIJ printers are often a cost-effective and clean solution for printing. The use of ink cartridges in thermal inkjet printers means that changing the colour of ink for the printer is a straightforward process.
TIJ printers use standard ink cartridge systems and do not require any bottles of inks or solvent, making TIJ printers clean and simple to use. Thermal inkjet printers use a drop ejection process, storing ink in a cartridge that regulates the pressure of the fluid.
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.