Inkjet Printing

Printing Method

The inkjet method belongs, like the electro-photography, to the digital printing processes. At this printing method the ink-reservoir inside the printer sprays small droplets of ink directly by nozzles onto paper or another substrate. So the imaging is completely without contact. There are two different processes, to spray the ink out of the nozzles. The continues inkjet method (CIJ) and the drop-on-demand method (DoD). At the CIJ-process a nozzle emits a continuous flow of ink. By using electric charge and the movement of the substrate, the ejected drop is directed to the desired location on the paper / substrate. In contrast the DoD-inkjet just generates ink droplets and pushes them out if an appropriate imaging signal is given.

Machine Examples

Océ ColorStream 3500 (Card 7A)

Océ ColorStream 3500 (Card 7A)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width540 mm 
max. colors6 
space requirement94 m²10,7 m x 8,8 m
variety of materials2paper, cardboard
max. printing output3.780 m²/h1.010 DIN A4/min
min. droplet size7 pl 

Kodak Prosper 5000XL (Card 7B)

Kodak Prosper 5000XL (Card 7B)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width622 mm 
max. colors4/4 
space requirement162 m²22,9 m x 7,6 m
variety of materials2paper, cardboard
max. printing output7.460 m²/h200 m/min, 3.600 DIN A4/min
drop genaration speed400 KHz 

HP T410 (Card 7C)

HP T410 (Card 7C)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width1.060 mm 
max. colors4 
space requirement92 m²20,9 m x 4,4 m
variety of materials2paper, cardboard
max. printing output15.500 m²/h244 m/min, ca. 4.100 DIN A4/min
4-C letters / month140 Mio. 

Xerox CiPress 500 (Card 7D)

Xerox CiPress 500 (Card 7D)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width495 mm 
max. colors4 
space requirement14 m²6,1 m x 2,3 m
variety of materials2paper, cardboard
max. printing output4.500 m²/h152 m/min, 2050 DIN A4/min
max. resolution600 dpi