Inkjet printing is a computer printing method which is used to recreating a digital image by putting ink droplets on the various kinds of material that are suitable for printing such as plastic, paper, and other related materials. Inkjet printers are most frequently used everywhere and these printers are available in ranging from small, low-cost and consumer specific models to expensive professional machines.
Inkjet marking coding machines which are also called as inkjet coders belongs to non-contact printing coding machines that are intended for printing batch numbers, packaging date, time, and other related details on various kinds of finished goods or products. The inkjet printing process includes impelling ink to the printing head with stimulation of certain kind of artificial pressure. Inkjet printing technology is ideal for marking the curved as well as flat surfaces. In addition, inkjet marking coding machines are able to sprint on almost every kind of materials, which makes it suitable for a wide range of industrial application.
Packaging of the product plays an important role in growth of any product-based business. It aids to attract the consumer to buy the product, this can be achieved by using an effective printing method for packaging materials. Hence, the rapidly growing packaging sector across the globe is a major aspect which may fuel the demand for inkjet marking coding machines. In addition, stringent regulations of FDA regarding printing the clear information of the product such as its contents, manufacturing, and expiry dates, and other related information is another aspect propelling the demand for inkjet marking coding machines.
However, the high cost of maintenance and availability of substitute such as laser coding machine are some major aspects which may adversely impact the demand and challenge growth of the global inkjet marking coding machines market.
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The application of inkjet marking coding machines includes foods & drink and pharmaceutical. Growing consumption of ready-to-eat, pre-packaged food products and health drinks among working population coupled with their busy lifestyle is supporting growth of the food and drink application.
Types of inkjet marking coding machines can be divided into CIJ (Continuous Inkjet Printing) and DOD (Drop-on-demand Inkjet Printing). In continuous inkjet printing technology, a high-pressure pump directs liquid ink from a tank or container through a gunbody and a tiny nozzle, by creating uninterrupted steam of ink drops through the Plateau-Rayleigh instability (theory). A piezoelectric crystal generates a sound wave as it trembles within the gunbody and causes the stream of fluid to break into drops at regular intervals. The CIJ technology is dominating the global market, due to its widening application among various end use industries such as food and beverages, healthcare, etc. In addition, it aids to printing on a high volume of products being manufactured. Hence, this method is frequently adopted among various manufacturing companies.
Inkjet marking coding machines are in high demand in Europe followed by Asia Pacific. This demand can be attributed to the strong presence of manufacturing units in these regions. In addition, rapidly growing industrialization and increasing consumption of pre-packaged food among the young population are some other aspects supporting growth of the market.
Major players operating in the global market are Videojet, Markem-Imaje, Weber Marking, Zanasi, Squid Ink Manufacturing, Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems, Ebs Ink Jet Systeme, Kortho, Domino Printing Sciences, Kba-Metronic, Iconotech, Anser Coding, ITW, Matthews Marking Systems, Control Print, ID Technology, and Beijing Hi-Pack Coding.