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Inkjet System prints on all types of porous packaging.

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Using piezo-electric element technology, non-contact Model IP 7000 operates at line speeds up to 4.6 ft/s, and can print up to 32 lines of text, logos, scannable bar codes, and other symbols at 200 dpi H/187 dpi V. Print height range is 2-100 mm per printhead. Re-circulating auto prime feature eliminates need for daily maintenance. With Ethernet capability, users can upload changes via laptop by connecting to printer controller, or transmit messages from office PC through LAN.

Original Press Release:

Matthews Introduces New High-End IP 7000 System For Porous Material, Marking & Coding Applications

Pittsburgh, PA, August 6, 2006 - Matthews Marking Products announces a new ink-jet system for high-resolution printing directly on porous materials, such as paper and cardboard: the IP 7000. This product will be demonstrated for the first time at PMMI's Pack Expo show in Chicago (Matthews booth # S-2174, October 29 -November 2.)

High-resolution IP 7000 eliminates need for labels
Matthews new high-end non-contact printer, the IP 7000, can print up to 32 lines of text (7 dots/line), logos, scannable bar codes and other symbols at 200 dpi horizontal/187 dpi vertical, operating at line speeds up to 1.4m (4.6 ft)/sec. Using piezo-electric element technology, the new printer is rugged enough to operate in challenging industrial environments. The printheads carry a 3 year warranty.

Designed to print on all types of porous packaging material, as well as on fabric, wood, pulp, concrete and other building products, the IP 7000 has a minimum print height of 2 mm and maximum print height of 100 mm ( 3.94" in.) per printhead - one of the highest in the industry.

Thanks to a re-circulating auto prime (RAP(TM)) feature, the IP 7000 consumes 35% less ink than competing printers. This also eliminates the need for messy daily maintenance and use of solvents

With the IP 7000's Ethernet capability, networking is as simple as installing a typical, office printer. Users can upload changes via laptop by connecting directly to the printer controller, on the line; or transmit messages from their office pc through a LAN. The software also determines how many times a particular message can be printed with one 500 cc ink bottle - giving the user the ability to modify the print message to achieve a higher print quantity or ink savings.

For more information on the IP 7000 or any of Matthews marking or coding products, contact Michelle Spaulding at Matthews Marking Products, 6515 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206. Telephone (412) 665-2488, fax (412) 365-2042, website:

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