New to the PACK EXPO Las Vegas audience, Videojet demonstrated on the show floor today its 1880 continuous inkjet (CIJ) printer, designed for uptime with minimal touches. Large 1-L cartridges and reduced makeup consumption compared to many other printers mean that the printer runs longer on each cartridge, reducing the touches by operators. The unique Videojet ink build-up sensor sends an alert when the print head is getting dirty so it can be cleaned before it faults, taking the guesswork out of periodic cleaning. When needed, the auto-rinse feature is quick and efficient, only using up 2.5ml of fluid in the cleaning cycle and taking just 90 seconds to run. The printer features a single service module that is changed annually regardless of run hours. The replacement takes only minutes, even for a novice user. Built with compatibility in mind, the 1880 is a plug-in replacement for most Videojet CIJ models for an easy upgrade.
With over 30 inks to choose from, the Videojet 1880 is suitable for printing on an array of packaging types in the beverage, frozen foods, meat and poultry, and baked goods industries. Users can take advantage of its Videojet MAXIMiZE™ advanced diagnostics suite to continuously monitor and display the printer’s health parameters and help identify if a fault is likely to occur. The printer provides on-screen notifications and on-board videos to walk users through proactive maintenance routines. -PW