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To print a character on the product, individual drops of ink are electronically controlled to the correct positions. Hitachi Ink Jet Printers are applicable in various production lines. See an example below.

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Hitachi Inkjet Principle in 3D

Principle of a Inkjet Printer


  • Ink is pressured by a ink supply pump and flow from the ink bottle to the nozzle.
  • The nozzle uses ultrasonic vibration to break a pressurized ink stream into small droplets as it leaves the nozzle.
  • The drops are ejected from the nozzle at high speed. They pass through the charge electrode tunnel / and then on between the deflection electrode.
  • Here the drops are deflected, by an amount which depends on the charge they were given by the charge electrode.
  • After the drops leave the region of the deflection electrode they continue to travel in their new direction until they pass out of the print head and to the substrate.
  • Drops that aren't required for printing are caught by the gutter and subsequently recycled back to the ink bottle.