Monthly Archives: January 2015

How does an inkjet printer work?

First, it is good to understand that there are several different types of inkjet technologies. In the Marking and Coding world, the first bifurcation is the split between continuous inkjet (CIJ) and drop-on-demand (DOD) inkjet technologies. Continuous inkjet (CIJ) technology utilizes a high-pressure pump, which directs ink through a print nozzle at very high velocity. A Piezoelectric field turns this stream of ink into microscopic droplets, which can then be deflected onto the print surface (substrate) by an electrostatic field. Read More...