Frequently Asked Questions

Depends on technology. For TIJ we offer different types of solvent-based ink, water-based ink, and food-grade ink. For piezo we have oil and solvent-based ink.

Solvent based inks are available in black, pigmented white, pigmented yellow, blue, orange, red.
Oil based inks are available black, green, red, blue.
Water-based ink for TIJ is available in black, blue, red etc.
Food-grade ink is available in dark pink, blue and green.

Oil-based inks are odorless and offer the advantage of being more resistant to water and lighter than water-based inks.
Solvent-based inks are used as the carrier for the colorants. This solvent evaporates during printing. The advantage of these inks is that they adhere to a wide range of materials.

RNJet H1+ can print up to 180 m/min. Our large character printers can print up to 90 m/min and our small character printers piezo can print at 60 m/min.

Our printers are ready for use right out of the box.

With RN Mark printers, customers can mark and code variable data, lot/batch number, production date, barcodes, shifts, logos and images, dynamic databases,  dynamic barcodes such as DataMatrix,  external info from barcode scanner, scales etc. on practically any surface.

Yes, all our printers have this functionality.

Using a 2 mm font print height about 15 million characters can be printed using a single cartridge.

To ensure optimal performance of your RN Mark printer, we do not recommend purchasing ink from other suppliers as their inks might not be compatible with our printers.

Unfortunately, this switch cannot be made because of  incompatibility with the print engine. 

Oil gets thicker under zero degree Celsius resulting in diminishment of print quality.

Objects should be moving in in order to be printed on. A conveyor is the most common and standard mechanism, which creates the movement required for the printing process. You could use any movement as well as friction feeder or demo tables.

The following factors need to be considered to determine the correct ink for your use:

  1. What kind of substrate will you be printing on – is the material porous (cardboard, paper, non-finished wood), or non-porous (glass, metal, plastic)
  2. What types of environment will the  product be exposed to during its lifecycle? Temperature range, humidity, presence to chemicals, etc.
  3. How important is the ink’s drying time – does your application require a fast dry ink?
  4. What types of adhesion characteristics does the print require – strong adhesion, durability, not removable?