Small Character Continuous Inkjet Printer

Transform your production line with a small character continuous inkjet printer (CIJ) from Matthews. A CIJ printer is fast, precise and reliable – so your line keeps moving and your products always get high quality codes.


A small character continuous inkjet printer is a non-contact printing method where electrically charged droplets of ink (only half the diameter of a human hair) are expelled from a printhead nozzle at a rate of up to 120,000 droplets per second and accurately propelled onto a substrate. 

This makes CIJ printers ideal for high-speed lines and irregular products across a host of sectors: food and beverage, grocery, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and timber to name a few. 

Highly versatile date coders

Linx CIJ date coders are extremely versatile:

  • Able to code on a wide variety of packaging sizes, shapes and substrates
  • Wide range of printing speeds
  • Wide range of ink colours and contrast available
  • Able to print on the product or end-of-line secondary packaging (such as carton and tray coding)
  • Easily networked in to other packaging line equipment using our iDSnet software solution

 Linx 79007900

 Linx 8900 8900 Linx 8910 8910  Linx 89208920 Linx 8940 8940
Unit Dimensions (LxHxW) 600x240x490mm 355x503x440mm 355x503x440mm 355x503x440mm 355x503x440mm
Maximum Character Height 8mm 8.8mm 20mm 12mm 12mm
Maximum Throw Distance 12mm 12mm 12mm 12mm 12mm
Maximum # of Characters 2222/sec 1333/sec 2222/sec 2222/sec 2222/sec
Maximum Print Speed 8.41m/sec - - 6.25m/sec 6.25m/sec
Ink Type Dye based/soft pigmented Dye Based Dye Based Dye Based Dye Based
IP Rating IP55/66 IP55 IP55 IP55 IP65
Lines of Print Supported 1,2,3 or 4 1 or 2 1,2, or 3 1,2,3,4 or 5 1,2,3,4 or 5
Manage coders with ease

Matthews’ range of Linx Continuous Inkjet Printers are renowned globally for their ease of use, reliability and low cost of ownership. It comes down to their robust, sealed printhead, which is perfectly suited to harsher production environments. Plus the printhead has an auto-flush feature, meaning minimal downtime and operator intervention so your lines keep moving. A Linx CIJ printer is at least IP55 rated, and operate without the need for factory air.

A CIJ coding printer requires regular maintenance and supply of ink and solvent consumables – find out how Matthews can support you . 

CIJ datecoders code variable information such as:

  • date codes, best before dates, use-by dates
  • batch numbers  
  • promotional codes
  • serialisation codes
  • product-identification codes
  • graphics (such as your logo)
  • text (whether you need upper and lower case or just large character)


Contact Matthews to find out how a Linx Continuous Inkjet Printer will improve your line.   



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Linx 8940: Maximum efficiency, minimal effort
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Case Studies

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Product turnaround time is much quicker at Cosmetic Innovations Australia. Owned by the founders of Australian-made natural mineral makeup, they expanded the manufacturing facility using a Linx continuous ink jet (CIJ) datecoder and an Avery ALS labe ...
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A fast-growing certified organic skincare toll manufacturer again turned to Matthews for a quick, but long-term effective, solution when a client’s market grew. This Australian manufacturing success story ships product globally.
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Wescobee Honey
Along with needing to print language-specific information on labels, Wescobee had also broadened its product range. This necessitated them needing a coder that could print on a wider variety of substrates and package sizes. Readability was an issue ...
Grange Growing Solutions
A pioneer in mushroom casing layer and potting mix, this nursery-supply company needs a robust coder to be reliable and right, every time. Their Linx coder from Matthews fits the bill.

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