Ink Jet Printing System works with browsers and LANs.

Press Release Summary:

Model IJ/3000® offers touch screen controls, worldwide networking connectivity, and 24/7 monitoring/diagnostic functions. Graphical user interface allows operator to enter product identification, batch codes, and logos. Batch codes may be changed during run without interruption of production line. Machine is able to print alphanumeric information from ½-2 in. in height as well as logos on corrugated cartons, pipe, carpet, metal, glass, and plastic.

Original Press Release:

The World's Smartest Large Character Ink Jet Printer

St. Louis, MO. . .Diagraph introduces the world's smartest large character ink jet printing system-the IJ/3000®. It prints alphanumerics from 1/2" to 2" in height, but the IJ/3000 also offers several unique capabilities: touch screen controls, worldwide networking connectivity, and around-the-clock monitoring and diagnostic functions.

The new touch screen allows IJ/3000 operators to control the system with the touch of a finger and enjoy previously unimagined levels of convenience, productivity and versatility. The graphical user interface, with Set-Up Wizard, visually displays menus and commands so an operator can enter product identification, batch codes and logos in minutes. And batch codes can easily be changed during a run, without interrupting the production line.

The IJ/3000 has a built-in high-speed Ethernet connection that permits networking with another site on the other side of the factory, or on the other side of the world. For multi-location manufacturing customers with constantly changing batch codes, this smart feature is invaluable for making changes and checking status. The system is designed to work with Web browsers (including Netscape and Internet Explorer), existing local area networks (device net, arc net, etc.), or wireless (radio frequency) using off-the-shelf converters.

Another smart feature of the IJ/3000 is 24/7 monitoring and diagnostics. Operating on PCs, PLCs, and LANs, it can be used to obtain up-to-the-minute status and troubleshooting reports. The IJ/3000 can even be programmed to monitor ink levels and provide an alert when the supply needs to be replenished.

Like all Diagraph ink jet printing systems, the IJ/3000 is built to last, with minimal maintenance, even in hostile industrial environments. It provides reliable performance whether the temperature is 40 degrees or 104 degrees F. and whether the conditions are dry or wet. Indeed, the IJ/3000 was designed and tested to withstand the daily washdowns required by FDA applications.

Developed primarily for printing alphanumeric information and logos on corrugated cartons, the IJ/3000 large character ink jet system can also be used to print on many other materials such as pipe, carpet, metal, glass and plastic.

For more information, call Marketing Services for Diagraph Large Character Ink Jet Systems at 800-722-1125 or send e-mails to

Diagraph, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc., manufactures and distributes automated industrial marking systems and supplies. Primary product lines include: small character ink jet systems, large character ink jet systems, and automated labeling systems. With sales and service offices located across the United States and throughout the world, Diagraph is a leading international supplier of product identification marking systems.

Diagraph Contact: Bill Myers

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