Continuous Inkjet Printers

We are all familiar with continuous inkjet printing (CIJ), whether we know it or not. It is a vital part of the labelling industry. You can find it in use on eggs, bottles and all kinds of other everyday packaging, as well as on components for car production and cables.

Why? It is a quick and precise way to label products with low ink consumption.

Contact-Free Printing Technology

A quick and precise way to label products with low ink consumption. Continuous inkjet printers are especially frequently used in industrial contexts, where they use tiny droplets of ink to create high-quality printed images. And they don’t even come into contact with the material they are printing. The droplets of ink are carried through the air for distances ranging a couple of millimetres to several centimetres.

The precision of this kind of technology lends itself to a whole range of commercial uses on almost any surface: packaging, bottles, car components... High-performance labelling systems often use CIJ printers from leading brands like Hitachi.

The Advantages of Continuous Inkjet

Facilitates contact-free labelling because the ink droplets are guided through the air to the surface being printed.

This method can print uneven or delicate surfaces with great precision. Major advantages include versatility, high item numbers printed and the printers’ capacity for continuous operation.

The high printing speed means it is possible to print materials that move quickly. Even speeds of several metres per second are no problem for high-performance continuous inkjet printers.

While techniques like gravure and offset printing require a set image to print, continuous inkjet is able to handle different images and information in sequence. Whether you require graphics, text, codes or numbers – everything can be achieved in a short time and with no retooling, so long as you have the right file in your database.

The CIJ process works with high data density and precision, providing a particularly effective alternative to traditional labelling systems. That is why this method is so widely used in the consumer goods industry.

Depending on the ink used, the necessary contract can be coded for almost any surface, including dark surfaces.

Precise printing of very small print is no problem and neither is large text.

In comparison to other technologies, printing costs are lower. Value for money.

Hitachi RX2

Key Features

  • Two-Way mechanism of printing head

  • GS 1 DataMatrix Code

  • USB Interface

  • Intuitive handling via large LCD Touch

  • Full automatically shutdown function

  • Refillable during operation

  • Exchange of filter without tools

  • Easy and quick maintenance

  • IP 55 class

  • Economic ink system

Technical Specs

  • Nozzle size 65 µm Max. print line number Up to 3 lines (option: up to 5 lines) Maximum number of print characters Up to 120 characters (option: up to 1,000 characters)

Case Studies

Hitachi UX2

Technical Specs

  • Flexible - prints up to 8 lines

  • Robust - IP65 dust & drip-proof protection

  • Tool-less filter replacement

  • intelligent fluid cartridges 

Highly Reliable

Hitachi Products are renowned for being extremely reliable in harsh environments. All functionally critical parts are manufactured in-house. The use of Hitachi’s own components reinforces the high quality levels, reliability and excellent value for money.


Superior print head technology provides exact drop placement, giving clear and crisp text and graphics with high resolution printing.


The new economical ink recovery technique achieves industry-leading levels of make-up consumption and the very low maintenance costs minimise the total cost of ownership.