Thermal Inkjet Printer Comparison: RN Mark RNJet H1 vs. the Videojet 8610

Thermal inkjet (TIJ) Printers are gaining a stronger presence on production lines across various industries, and it’s easy to see why. Having a maintenance-free printer that marks products with clean, readable codes, and reduces product coding & marking costs is a wise investment.

There are quite a number of Thermal Inkjet Printers to choose from, and the analysis, evaluation, and selection process could be fairly time-consuming and overwhelming.

In this post, we have selected to compare RN Mark’s RNJet H1 with the Videojet 8610 Thermal Inkjet Printer. Both are capable machines but at different price points.

RNJet H1

Videojet 8610


Videojet 8610 thermal inkjet printer


RNJet H1

Videojet 8610

Inkjet coder print qualityResolution

300 dpi

240 dpi

Thermal Inkjet Printer SpeedSpeed

180 m/min.

102 m/min.

Thermal inkjet coder print capabilitiesPrinting Capabilities

True Type Fonts (TTF) and the Unicode character set. Text, Auto Date and Time, Expiry Date, Batch Number, Shift Code, Serial Number, Graphics, Logo, QR Code, Barcode. All date, time and counter functions can be user-programmed.

TrueType fonts. Fixed, variable, and merged text fields. Flexible date/time and shift code formats. Auto best before date calculations. Multiple graphic formats supported (up to maximum print area).

TIJ printer barcode printingBarcode printing

Codebar, Code11, Code 38, Code93, Code128, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14, UPC-A/, UPC-E, GS1 DataBar family of symbols, GS1-128, ITF-14, GS1 DataMatrix, GS1 QR Code, and Composite Component.

EAN8, EAN13, UPC-A/E, CODE 39, CODE128, EAN128, GS1 DataBar (including 2D composite), DataMatrix, QR, PDF417.

Thermal inkjet (TIJ) printer - print heightPrint Height

12.7 mm

12. 7 mm

TIJ printer throw distance
Throw distance

8 mm

2 mm

Thermal inkjet printer print length
Print length

5500 mm

Not specified in their product specifications sheet.

TIJ printer languages supported
Languages supported

Over 30 languages supported.

22 languages supported.

TIJ inkjet printer printhead orientation
Printhead mounting

Top or side orientation

Top or side orientation
Directly to conveyance system or optional printhead stand.

Thermal inkjet printer cable length
Max. length of cable from controller to print head

5 meters

Not specified in their product specifications sheet.

Thermal inkjet printer communication protocols supported
Data interfaces

USB, RS232, Ethernet

RS232, Ethernet, USB memory, select ZPL, command emulation, text communication.

TIJ printer operating conditions
Operating conditions

  • Temperature: 0°C – 45°C
  • Relative Humidity: 20% – 80%

Temperature: 5°C to 40°C

Thermal inkjet TIJ printer electrical requirements
Electrical requirements

12V – 5.0A

100-240 VAC 50/60Hz

TIJ printer ink cartridge
Ink cartridge

  • Capacity: 47 ml
  • Drop size: 29 picoliters
  • Capacity: 42 ml nominal
  • Drop size: 48 picoliters

Thermal Inkjet Printers (TIJ) are becoming the code printer of choice for many manufacturers. Offering an exceptional combination of performance and value, TIJ printers, easily put coding and marking equipment within the reach of manufacturers of all sizes.

Using this side by side comparison you can quickly see the features and specifications of each printer and help you progress toward selecting the TIJ printer most capable of meeting your requirements.


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