Reliable and Durable DOD Inkjet Printers

Large Character Drop on Demand (DOD) inkjet printers are an incredibly flexible, reliable and durable solution able to mark on a variety of substrates.

Matthews provides a range of robust DOD printers for printing onto secondary packaging and directly onto timber and hardware products, e.g. steel pipe, timber and roofing.

Each print-head contains several individual valves (usually 7, 16 or 32) that print dots at regular intervals. Arranged in a single column, the valves are able to open and close independently. They form ink drops "on demand" to form printed characters onto your product as it moves adjacent to the print-head. 

Benefits DOD Printing

  • Higher print speeds: Matthews has pioneered the design and use of micro-plunger valves, with the smallest and therefore highest resolution DOD print-heads on the market. Smaller valves means higher print speeds, of up to 4 m/s.  

  • Lower costs: DOD printers typically have lower capital and operational costs than other inkjet technologies. 

  • Exceptional flexibility: Drop-on-Demand printers can use a wide variety of inks to mark many different substrates. And they can make low to medium resolution marks over heights ranging from 2.5 mm to 128 mm – or even higher when print-heads are linked together. However, their lower printing resolution limits their application for most retail packaging.

  • Minimal maintenance: DOD printers are very robust and reliable, requiring minimal maintenance. Matthews’ DOD printing technology is manufactured in Sweden, originally for the Scandinavian timber industry. It is therefore well suited to tough environments, with dust, shocks and vibrations.

Why choose Drop On Demand Inkjet printers:

  • Highly flexible printing solution
  • Simple to operate
  • Require minimal maintenance
  • Very robust and reliable
  • Able to mark many different materials

Contact Matthews to find out the best Drop on Demand printer for your business needs. 

Products

Matthews Mperia V-Series: Robust large character coding
Matthews Mperia V-Series is designed for large character marking and coding in challenging industrial environments and packing applications. Combining the innovative Mperia platform with Drop On Demand valve inkjet technology, the V-Series is highly ...
Matthews SX32e: Flexible, powerful printing
Matthews SX32e Drop on Demand print controller is ideal for carton coding, timber marking and branding. Able to code onto opposite sides of a carton with one controller, the SX32e is a powerful and flexible solution for all industrial environments.

Applications

Complex-Logo
Branding and marking solutions, built to last
Take advantage of high quality, durable branding & marking solutions from Matthews. From medical equipment to heavy industrial goods to timber, Matthews can provide flexible, advanced technology that works for your products.
Carton-Coding
Carton Labelling and Coding
Matthews’ carton labelling and carton coding solutions are an easy and cost-effective way to get high quality, robust labels onto your cartons. No matter the production environment or line speed. Learn more about our Coders and Label Printer Applicat ...

Industries

Timber-and-Hardware
Coding, Labelling & Traceability for Hardware and Timber
Matthews has worked with many Australian timber and hardware manufacturers, helping them implement cost-effective, compliant solutions for coding, labelling and traceability. Find out how we can do the same for you.
Food-and-Grocery
Coding, Labelling, and Inspection in Food & Grocery
Looking for ways to streamline and improve your coding, labelling and inspection processes? With our vast experience in the food and grocery industry, Matthews can provide a custom solution to give your business the competitive advantage.
Non-Alc-Beverage
Coding, Labelling, Inspection for Non Alcoholic Beverages
Streamline your coding, labelling and inspection processes. With many years’ experience working with Non Alcoholic Beverage businesses of all sizes together with our advanced technologies, Matthews has everything you need to transform your unique pro ...
Dairy
Coding, Labelling, Inspection in the Dairy Industry
Streamline and improve coding, labelling and inspection processes in the Dairy industry. With advanced coding, labelling & inspection technologies and with years of experience in the Dairy industry, Matthews provides everything you need to transform ...
Piping-and-tubing
Robust, reliable coding for piping and tubing
Get high quality, robust codes for your piping and tubing products with Matthews Australasia. Our reliable, easy to use and highly accurate coding and marking systems are designed to provide quality coding for your piping and tubing business – even i ...

Solutions

Carton-Code-Labelling
Fully compliant Shipper Coding and Labelling
Ensure your shipper cartons include the right barcode and information to comply with retailer requirements. As a GS1 Strategic Alliance Partner, Matthews can help you implement the right shipper coding and labelling technology solution to ensure your ...

Case Studies

H&D Mitre 10
Matthews’ coding solution has allowed a busy NSW Hunter Region timber mill to accurately supply goods for an export client.

White Papers

TCO
Upgrade to Upscale: 5 Ways Your Product ID & Inspection Equipment is Costing You
“No code means no product”, which makes having reliable product ID equipment critical. Often manufacturers think “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, but this whitepaper gives five reasons why upgrading obsolete or older product ID and inspection equip ...
Innovation
Choosing cost effective coding, labelling and inspection systems
No single solution will suit every application. This eBook takes people looking to buy product ID solutions through 5 simple steps to help them decide what they need, and what’s right for their business.

Videos

Generic carton coding and labelling
Generic carton coding and labelling (youtube 0:55)
This video showcases outer case inkjet coding using drop on demand inkjet printing and print & apply labelling technologies. Drop on demand technology is ideal for carton coding, branding on timber, wood and for other industrial applications.

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