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Major snack food company changes from using CIJ (Continuous Ink Jet) to HP solvent inks for increase


Printing important information on packaging boxes has been integral to almost every industry. It is particularly important in context with food companies as printing expiration dates, track and trace information, barcodes and other information crucial for users is mandatory on the food package. For years, the food industry has been relying on the use of Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) – fast-drying, contactless printing technology – for all printing needs. With high-speed and its ability to print on to virtually any surface, CIJ was unrivalled across industries with printing needs. However, TIJ is a better alternative by allowing food industries to increase their uptime. This revolutionary change has been introduced through HP solvent ink delivery system.


HP has introduced this bulk solvent ink delivery system to bring into reality high-quality printing with the added advantage of low cost per copy and low labor interventions in high-volume conditions. The solution leverages HP’s Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) 2.5 technology to provide outstanding printing solutions to the food and other industries. The relatively new system has the ability to provide high-volume industrial coding as well as legible small-character printing in major food snack companies. What’s more, it gives the best clarity and barcode readable outputs.


Since product coding and marking is critical to packaging in food industry, HP’s Solvent Inks ensure that the logos, texts and barcodes don't smear or rub off after printing. Solvent Ink supports a wide range of printing needs from corrugated pre- and post-print with direct-to-board printing, to coding and marking.


Food industries are happily replacing traditional CIJ with HP Solvent Ink systems for high-volume industrial coding, a maintenance-free and high uptime production schedule. Moving away from costly maintenance and longer downtime, this printing solution also ensures a relatively longer lifetime of print heads. The system can start smoothly, virtually instantly, even after a week-long vacation and yield the most efficient output for the work environment. HP solvent ink is the real-cost saver in several means and the real worry-free printing solution for the food industry.