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Printer for Hard-Pigmented Coding and Marking

Diagraph's new Linx 8940 Spectrum CIJ printer features extended service intervals, minimal maintenance, and effortless operation for demanding production lines.


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Diagraph, an ITW Company and provider of coding, marking and labeling solutions, is proud to launch the Linx 8940 Spectrum CIJ printer, revolutionizing pigmented ink printing with innovative new features which deliver superb print quality and reliability.

Specifically designed to deliver high performance and high contrast marking of white and light-colored inks onto surfaces such as plastic cabling, extruded products and colored glass, the new Spectrum prints at line speeds of up to 32 feet per second in challenging environments.

Lx4022The Spectrum carries 'best-in-class’ extended service intervals of up to 8,000 hours or 12 months, two times longer than most other pigmented printers, across a range of hard-pigmented inks. The printer also offers long-term reliability and durability that avoids the costs and time incurred through unnecessary line stoppages and the resulting reworking or product waste.

In particular, the printer’s patent pending PureFlow® filtration system ensures opaque print and a cleaner nozzle for consistent, high-quality printing onto every product time after time, while requiring only weekly print head cleanings, seven times fewer cleans compared to similar printers. Another unique feature is the Spectrum’s patent pending Vortex® system, which disperses any settled heavy pigment. The ink is mixed within the machine to ensure an opaque and high contrast ink from the very start of printing.

In addition, to ensure reliable startups, even after a one-month shutdown, Linx’s AutoFlush automatic cleaning sequence eliminates the need for printer flushing, keeping the print head and conduit clean and dry. Together with Linx’s robust sealed print heads, this means significantly fewer manual interventions, whether running continuously or intermittently.


The Spectrum incorporates advanced features that are tailored for challenging food and beverage manufacturing applications including the live editing of customizable messages while printing, rollback detection and accurate marking. Its ability to print a wide variety of codes, symbols, dates, times, logos and graphics across a range of materials also provides the flexibility demanded by the extrusion industry.

A simpler user interface means each Spectrum is easy to use in manufacturing environments, maximizing production uptime. The Linx mistake-proof, mess-free cartridge system allows fast refills of the printer by operators, preventing the use of incorrect fluids, and avoiding costly repairs and impacts on production efficiencies. 

“By seamlessly combining all our proven technologies and innovations into this truly revolutionary printer, the new Spectrum demonstrates our commitment to driving the future of coding and marking print technology into new and industry specific applications,” said Charles Randon, CIJ Business Unit Manager of Linx Printing Technologies.

“With its patent-pending design, the Spectrum's technology makes traditionally cumbersome hard-pigmented marking to be as simple and reliable as regular CIJ dye-based printing. Printing highly visible codes for food and beverage products with reliability and without the daily maintenance has never been more achievable.”

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