Small Character Printer utilizes continuous inkjet technology.

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Able to print Best Before dates, logos, alphanumeric text, and 1D/2D barcodes, 9232 features touchscreen UI as well as ink circuit and printhead that promote optimal performance. Printer, which comes in IP56 stainless steel cabinet, operates at speeds up to 6.6 m/s and offers font height of up to 32 dots. Ink cartridge prints up to 90 million characters/L, availability ratio of up to 99.6% without assistance, and time between maintenance operations is 18 months

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Markem-Imaje Enhances the Standards of Continuous Inkjet Technology by Introducing the 9232 Printer

Markem-Imaje introduces on the marking and coding market a new small character inkjet printer: the 9232. This new printer translates the ability of Markem-Imaje to reinvent the standards of continuous inkjet technology and show its commitment via tangible facts to its customers.

9232 printer will be the flagship model of 9000 Series. It prints best before dates, logos, alphanumeric text, 1D and 2D barcodes for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, electronic, cable and extrusion industries.

According to Pascal Vergniaud, Markem-Imaje product marketing manager in charge of the small character inkjet line, «The recent economic crisis and the latest updates on environmentally-sound practices have demonstrated that both total cost of ownership of the printing equipment and environmental protection need to be considered during the design stage of every product. Everything needs to be covered; the printer of course, but also consumables, maintenance and service. With the 9232, Markem-Imaje addresses this trend."

The 9232 allows for optimal and transparent management of overall printing activities resulting in enhanced cost control, environmental impact reduction, better printing results and optimization of operator's time. Increased performance is directly linked to its new ink circuit and its innovative printhead. The 9232 printer is characterized by a new touch screen user interface, comparable to the best on the convenience market today.

Serge Kral, President of the Markem-Imaje Business Group confirms: "This is the very first time that a manufacturer takes the pledge to support its equipment with tangible and measurable benefits. We have estimated that the 9232 will optimize our customers' total cost of ownership by 20% in comparison with competitors. We have extended our manufacturer warranty on the equipment to 18 months and increased the time lapse between maintenance procedures to 18 months for standard applications."

In addition to its commitment on the reliability of the equipment, Markem-Imaje also commits to increasingly environmentally-sound practices. The 9232 is composed of 80% recyclable materials and can be run with a new consumable offer of Ketone and Mek-free inks which are also RoHS-compliant.

Unique product features of the 9232
Cost reduction
  • Enhanced ink cartridge life to print up to 90 million characters per liter as standard.
  • Additive consumption can be reduced by up to 2.5 ml/h at 20 °C depending on the conditions.
  • Time between maintenance operations is extended to 18 months for standard applications.

    Unmatched reliability
  • Excellent availability ratio of up to 99.6% without assistance due to its new ink circuit and innovative printhead (availability rate = uptime / (uptime + downtime))
  • 18-month warranty for hardware in the conditions defined by Markem-Imaje.
  • IP56 stainless steel cabinet requiring no plant air.

    Operation optimization
  • New, revolutionary user interface with 7-inch wide color touch screen.
  • Real-time display of remaining print capacity and tracking of consumption, printer availability and maintenance procedures.
  • Fast, safe consumable changing, with no need to stop printing.
  • Table-top or vertical mounting.

    High-performance printing
  • Print speed of up to 6.6 m/s.
  • Font height of up to 32 dots.
  • Optional ultrarapid mode for high-speed printing.

  • Over 80% recyclable materials.
  • New multi-use ketone-free and MEK-free inks.
  • Electric power is limited to 60 VA reducing power consumption.

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    About Markem-Imaje
    Markem-Imaje, a wholly owned subsidiary of the New York-based Dover Group is a trusted world manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative inkjet, thermal transfer, laser, and print and apply label systems.

    With more than 95 years of experience, Markem-Imaje delivers fully integrated solutions that enable product quality and safety, regulatory and retailer compliance, better product recalls and improved manufacturing processes.

    Headquartered in Bourg-lès-Valence, France, Markem-Imaje provides more than 30,000 customers with optimal product marking and coding solutions. Additionally, Markem-Imaje customers are supported by more than 30 subsidiaries, 6 R&D centers, several equipment repair centers and manufacturing plants strategically located around the globe.

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