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Thermal Inkjet

Print high quality codes onto a variety of packaging materials, with a Matthews’ thermal inkjet printer. Ideal for carton coding, timber marking, box coding and 2D codes, industrial Thermal Inkjet Printers (TIJ Printers) will print exceptional quality, even at high line speeds.

Our thermal inkjet coders are ideal for printing onto various porous and non-porous materials.

Linx TJ725

The Linx TJ725 cost effective box printer is a high resolution coding solution for precise coding onto a range of manufacturing packaging materials.

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What is a Thermal Inkjet Printer?

Thermal inkjet printers are both a consumer and commercial grade printing technology that propels droplets of ink by thermally vaporising nozzle chambers (from about 300-1200 nozzles depending on manufacturer) in a 40-42ml cartridge.

Over the past 30+ years, the technology and fluid chemistry has evolved significantly with the capacity to reliably a high-resolution print (Typically 300 or 600 DPI) onto a range of porous and non-porous substrates at ever improving dry times.

Whilst there are many industrial cartridge manufacturers, the two most common platforms are HP and Funai (Formally Lexmark).  Both technologies offer varying benefits and the right selection will depend on the printing technology it is integrated with, environment and production requirements.

Unlike alternative inkjet technologies, Thermal Inkjet cartridges are designed for shorter term, single use and are replaced once the ink within is consumed.  Note, bulk ink options are available enabling extended utilisation of a single specialised cartridge, this varies depending on the cartridge type.

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Thermal Inkjet Vs Other Inkjet Technology Comparison

Whilst it is impossible to accurately compare all thermal inkjet technologies with all alternative inkjet options, the following issues, at the time of writing this indicate our understanding of the benefits and limitations of thermal inkjet.  As always, we would be happy to review your production situation to determine which of the following apply, however as an indication:

  • Typically, lower hardware cost
  • Generally, a smaller production line footprint
  • If there is an issue with print quality, the cartridges can be easily and swiftly replaced without the need for external technical support
  • Typically, higher lifetime consumable cost
  • Generally, does not have the same robustness of more expensive alternatives 
  • Product to printhead distance generally needs to be within 5mm (depending on cartridge type)
  • Ink performance is typically not as comprehensive as other inkjets technologies
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Benefits of industrial Thermal Inkjet Printers

  • Highly flexible coding solution
  • Ideal for carton coding and box coding
  • Exceptional print quality
  • High speed printing abilities
  • Suits almost any substrate, including porous and non-porous surfaces
  • Clean, minimal amounts of ink used per code
  • Superior print head technology provides exact drop placement
  • Easy to use technology
  • Perfect for box coding and printing on corrugated cardboard

Easy and integrated solutions

Our experts can help you choose and implement a thermal coding printer to meet your business needs. Our technologies are easy to set up and operate, and can be integrated seamlessly within your production line.

Areas We Service

We’re proud to supply premium thermal inkjet printers Australia wide. Our innovative products and solutions are available across Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and everywhere in between. Get in touch with our team today to see how your business can benefit.


DAVA Foods Sweden - Customer Testimonial

To reduce packaging costs and downtime, egg processor and packer DAVA Foods Sweden sought to replace their existing label printer/applicator machines with a system for direct marking of “best before” codes on top of their egg packs.

Matthews Marking Systems implemented a low-maintenance thermal ink jet printer with cartridge-based ink supply, controlled by the MPERIA platform for ease of message creation, system control and future expandability.


Matthews Technology Overview

At Matthews we provide a range of coding, labeling and inspection solutions to help meet your production line needs. The Matthews range of thermal inkjet printers are not only highly reliable machines, but produce codes and text at an exceptional level of quality. Suitable for printing a range of marks onto products of varying shapes, sizes and materials our TIJ printers can save you time and money, as you're able to produce high quality codes from the one machine. This not only saves your production line from becoming cluttered but helps keep efficiency levels high. 

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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 Labelling and 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 Application.

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