The new Imaje 4040 outer case coder combines high-resolution piezo inkjet technology with very dark oil-based inks to create high definition coding for porous surfaces.

With the ability to print high quality text, complex graphics and barcodes (with CEN/ANSI Grade readability) the Imaje 4040 offers manufacturers an extensive choice of character sets and fonts enabling quality customisation of their secondary packaging.

Imaje UK Sales Manager, Steve Ellison, believes the 4040 will encourage companies to move away from using pre-printed outer cases. Personalising an outer case to the high quality required by many manufacturers is difficult to achieve and many companies opt for pre-printed cases to guarantee this quality. The Imaje 4040 allows manufacturers to achieve the same high quality personalisation in-house, thereby reducing their secondary packaging costs.

With a vertical resolution of 180dpi, the 4040 can print up to 71mm height with a single print head, but has the ability to drive up to 4 print heads to cope with very large personalised messages as well as simultaneous printing on both sides of the same packing case.

Based on the user-friendly Windows XP format, creating and editing messages with the 4040 is simple. This is further enhanced with the wide VGA screen and WYSIWYG display.

The 4040 offers a wide choice of communication ports and, with the optional floor stand, integration into any production line is guaranteed.

The Imaje 4040 requires minimal maintenance. The oil-based inks, available in black, red, green and blue, are supplied in 500ml sealed bags that are quick and easy to replace.

The Imaje 4040 will be of particular interest to major firms in the food and beverage industries, where quality barcodes and personalisation is highly demanding.

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