The difference between inkjet printer and laser marking machine

October 21, 2019

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Ink jet printers and laser printers are now popular inkjet devices, which are widely used in daily processing, but there are some differences between them, so let us introduce you.


1. Both have anti-counterfeiting effects

Laser marking machine: The printing information is directly engraved on the surface of the product. The marking can be lined and dot matrix. The visual effect of the marking is unique, the marking is clear and permanent, and it can not be erased and changed, and the anti-counterfeiting effect is obvious. The inkjet printer: the marking effect is clear, but easy to erase and change. Generally, the inkjet printer has limited anti-counterfeiting effect. Now, the newly introduced invisible ink has better anti-counterfeiting effect, and has the characteristics of being difficult to find and good concealing.


2. Working status

The laser marking machine adopts online high-speed non-stop laser marking, which has high production efficiency. It can work statically and at high speed in the production line. The ink jet printer is more suitable for online use, with no pauses in production and high production efficiency. Some printers may have ink clogging nozzles that affect production. Most of the customers use both inkjet printers and laser printers, so the two coding devices are complementary.


3. Flexibility

Laser Marking Machine: Printed content can include serial numbers, lot numbers, barcodes, QR codes, logos and patterns. The number of print lines and font size are not limited. Inkjet printer: barcodes, lot numbers and simple patterns can be used, and the number of print lines and font size are limited. The laser marking opportunity is affected by the material, and the application and adaptation of the inkjet printer are stronger.


4. Reliability

Laser marking machine: stable and reliable performance, continuous operation all day. Maintenance-free time is up to 20,000 hours. Inkjet printer: Performance is basically stable, but the failure rate is relatively high. The nozzle will be blocked due to changes in ambient temperature and humidity and dust. The maintenance workload is large and is greatly affected by the environment. In terms of equipment reliability, the laser marking machine is slightly better.


5. Operation and use

Laser marking machine: Intuitive window software (WindowsXP), the display interface has high resolution and clear picture. Make the creation and editing of print information convenient and fast. Inkjet printer: simple display interface and low resolution. The print information can only be easily edited and used as a production date printing device.


6. Initial cost

Laser marking machine: The one-time purchase price is higher, and the later use cost is lower. Inkjet printer: The one-time purchase price is lower, but the inkjet printer consumables are a long-term use cost, and the maintenance cost and maintenance cost are not cheap.


7. Operating costs

Laser marking machine: The operating cost is extremely low, and no planned production stoppage is eliminated. The equipment can be operated free of maintenance for a long time without any consumables and zero operating costs. Inkjet printer: The printer consumes a large amount of special inks and solvents, and the amount of consumables is large. In addition, the replacement of nozzles and other accessories is expensive, requires special maintenance personnel, and will stop production without any plans, resulting in indirect losses. The cost of consumables for a printer is between 0.5 and 20,000.


8. Data processing capabilities

Laser marking machine: The control host directly adopts the industrial control computer, which has powerful data processing capability and can connect all anti-counterfeiting data systems to meet the multi-level anti-counterfeiting requirements. Inkjet printer: It adopts single-chip control, limited data processing capability and few anti-counterfeiting functions.


9. Environmental protection and safety

Laser marking machine: It is an environmentally-friendly high-tech product that does not produce any substances harmful to the environment and the human body, and produces surface marks on objects to be printed. It has been widely used in the production of food and medicine. Meet the GB7247-87; GB10320-88 standard. However, its laser engraving produces smoke and can generally be treated with a smoke evacuation system. Inkjet printer: Ink and solvent are highly volatile substances, which will produce more chemical and toxic residues and pollute the environment. In addition, the chemical composition and odor of the ink and solvent are completely infiltrated into the marked object, and it is an internationally gradually replaced product.


Of course, the above is only for the comparison of the characteristics of the two coding solutions, each has its own advantages and disadvantages. There is no best coding equipment, only the most suitable coding solution. Don't aim at demand, and don't adjust to the local conditions, consumers will only increase their own production costs.

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