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DOD

The Rinas thermal drop-on-demand (DOD) variable data monochrome printing system utilizes state-of-the-art piezoelectric technology and forms an important print accessory to the Rinas range of MagStripe, RFID and Smart Card encoding solutions. The speed at which a plastic card or paper ticket is transported under the print head can be altered to suit the operational environment, which also governs the UV exposure time.

Operational highlights for economical production

The monochrome thermal DOD printer unit is available with a choice of ink types to match the ID-1 paper or plastic medium. Typically black.1) ink is used for final personalization giving perfect reproduction of all printed elements, including images, barcodes, logos and fonts etc. with a durable slightly raised structure comprising crisp defining edges without any additional overlay*. Comprehensive software handles all aspects of layout design and data handling for extremely economical and intuitive personalization tasks.

Included in the package are a range of functions that include an alarm for ink shortage, numerous fonts, 1D and 2D codes, graphics integration and a label creation software utility. Built into the head unit are heater elements that stabilise the fluid temperature which, when combined with the product’s unique ink channel design, provide a constant ink supply to all nozzles. Blockages and unnecessary downtimes are thereby minimized.

Intelligent personalization solutions with durable printing

The printer is an ideal extension to the Rinas CS-LWR and CS-SWR universal encoders which, due to their modular design, comprising various elements with their own intelligence (µC), enable specially adapted encoder configurations to be effortlessly assembled to meet specific customer requirements. The majority of the individual modules share a common, internal communication bus and there is just one interface (USB) to the control PC. The printer communicates with the control PC via the TCP/IP port. A print verification station comprising a downstream scanner is also possible.

*We recommend printing on test samples beforehand to ensure compatibility and durability.