Each system is supplied complete, ready to set into the production line within minutes. The controller, printhead, and ink system are integral in one convenient, compact unit right out of the box. Simply plug in the power supply and ink supply to begin. The easy mount, SX printer takes up very little space on the production line, and can quickly be changed from printing onto the side of a product, to printing down onto the top of the product, without any additional parts.
The I-Mark SX7/16 is not only easy to install and start up, it is also very simple to use, as it features an icon-based menu structure, which gives a good overview of different functions of the printer. Icons for message retrieval, message creation, and printer set-up are incredibly easy to navigate. Functional hot keys, on the controller provide operators with a simple way to select and change a portion of the message, saving time and minimizing errors.
Product names, production information, real time or date codes, production counts, and even some pre-loaded graphics are quick and easy to program.
Character sizes can range from 10mm to 13mm with the SX-7, and from 10mm to 32mm with the SX-16, resulting in one or two lines, and a broad range of font sizes. The pressurized ink canister eliminates the need for an external ink pump. A low level ink warning prompts the operator to replenish ink well in advance of an out of ink situation.
The most important component of the system is Matthews renowned Drop-on-Demand™ valve printhead technology. Proven to be reliable, low maintenance, and durable. Low ink consumption provides a secondary cost savings benefit over and above the low priced system.