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Large Character Inkjet Printer for Case and Carton Coding

Videojet 2380 prints high-resolution variable codes and product identification information.

Videojet 2380 Large Character Printer

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Videojet Technologies is pleased to launch the new Videojet 2380 high-resolution large character inkjet printer for manufacturers and distributors with on-demand case coding requirements.

The Videojet 2380 inkjet printer offers a complete solution for printing on corrugated cardboard cases, cartons, shipping containers, and other porous materials. Modular and easy to integrate, this large character marking system is designed for operation and maintenance by any user with minimal training or experience. Self-cleaning technology automatically performs routine printhead cleaning, helping to ensure consistent print quality with less mess and maintenance. The Videojet 2380 delivers a fast start-up and prints durable, high-resolution text, logos, and bar codes ready to meet the demands of the distribution chain.

This versatile carton and cardboard box printer adapts to users’ unique marking and coding requirements. It delivers on-demand coding of variable production data such as lot codes, manufacturing dates and contents. Two printheads can be easily integrated with no additional hardware needed, allowing for coding of up to 5.5 inches (140mm) in print height or coding on two sides of a case. Both printheads can be controlled by one user interface, which is separate from the print engine so it can be placed in the optimal position for the operator. 

The Videojet 2380 is an easy-to-use marking solution with an intuitive touchscreen and SIMPLICiTYTMuser interface that offers onboard job editing and operator guides, helping to reduce printer interactions and potential user errors. With embedded protocols, the system offers USB connectivity, VideojetConnect™ compatibility and ZPL emulation. Wi-Fi is also embedded for remote access and analytical capabilities. The HMI easily integrates with a bar code scanner for rapid job selection and data entry. Scan2RunTM functionality in the 2380 helps ensure that the correct code is selected and downloaded to the printer, reducing coding errors and rework. 

The system features an air knife that helps to clean the nozzle plate. An automatic micro-purge process can be programmed to clean the printhead nozzles at specific intervals to help prevent dust blockages without stopping the production line. 

Ink used in the auto-purge process is recycled back into the system, providing cleaner operation and optimized ink usage for reduced costs. Moreover, the printer’s compact ink canister can be quickly and easily changed without disrupting production. The 2380 offers a selection of seven ink colors to assist in product differentiation and package aesthetics. 

The robust design of the Videojet 2380 delivers uptime through proven printer technology. It is constructed of durable 304-grade stainless steel, ideal for case and shipping carton production environments. A unique gyroscopic sensor monitors the printer’s mounting angle in real-time, helping to prevent ink leaks, as well as detect and record external impact signals.

Print-on-demand and direct-to-box printing help users streamline purchasing requirements and reduce the inventory of unique cases, thereby reducing costs, required storage space and the opportunity for waste. At the same time, it offers the flexibility to react quickly to changes in the printed content and product demand. 

Adding to the printer’s ease of maintenance and minimized operator intervention is the inclusion of the Videojet LifeCycle Advantage™ service offering. This exclusive offering uses dynamic printer data, remote connectivity and Videojet expertise to help keep printers operating at peak efficiency over their operational lifetime. Optional VideojetConnect™ Remote Service allows both Videojet and in-house technicians to monitor a printer’s status, troubleshoot issues and improve long-term performance. 

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