Continuous Inkjet (CIJ)

Hitachi Continuous Ink Jet Systems (CIJ) are a world leader and industry innovator in industrial ink jet marking and coding.  With over 35 years of experience, Hitachi’s CIJ printers have proven unmatched reliability and superior performance. This non-contact marking system is perfect for small and large character marking on almost any substrate, including non-porous and porous substrates.  The robust design, versatile features, and state-of-the-art technology of our CIJ printers delivers high-speed marking and coding solutions for a wide range of applications and industries including: Food, Beverage, Secondary Packaging, Tobacco, Pharmaceuticals & cosmetics, Wire & Cable, Automotive, Electronics, and Construction Materials.


Check out this industry white paper to see why global leaders in the meat, poultry, and egg industry are now looking to Continuous Inkjet Printers for significant cost savings, increased runtime, and improved print quality…

WHITE PAPER – Coding Solutions for the Meat & Poultry Industry

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Hitachi’s low-wear design and superior ink circulation system provides you with huge gains in increased up-time productivity, reduced operator intervention, minimum maintenance, and unmatched equipment lifetime.

  • Hitachi’s low-wear design and superior ink circulation system provides you with huge gains in increased up-time productivity, reduced operator intervention, minimum maintenance, and unmatched equipment lifetime.
  • Want Return on Investment? The life-time of a Hitachi pump often exceeds 80,000 run-time hours.
  • The very 1st Hitachi printer installed in USA is still in the field providing exceptional reliability for well over 72,000 production hours since its 2003 installation. See the full story.


Straightforward controls, intuitive menus, adjustable settings/permissions allows your team to quickly master this equipment.

  • Durable 10.4”, color LCD touch screen is durable and easy to use. Large, color coded keys add additional ease.
  • Simplicity perfected…One button start/stop, no warmup or down time required for startups, and automatic print head cleaning at shutdown.
  • Integrated USB message backup/restore, simple message selection/creation, and message scan-&-shoot allow operators to ensure the proper code is always entered
  • In-screen user guidance tutorials and prompts always present on operating display for intuitive navigation.


Time is money. It is simple, Hitachi’s low maintenance needs increases your production time, increases the life-time of the printer, and saves you frustrations.

  • Industries longest duration between recommended scheduled maintenance; typically 4,000 hours.
  • Self-cleaning print heads and automated flush programs eliminate the day-to-day maintenance.
  • Self-regulating fluid ratios provide worry-free printing. Easy do-it-yourself calibrations, if ever needed.
  • Service and warehouse centers in over 22 locations throughout USA.


Hitachi yields the lowest fluid consumption of any inkjet printer on the market. A closed-loop ink circulation system pulses fluids through the printer to maximize efficiency, gains are felt by your bottom-line and the environment.

  • No wasted ink; the advanced ink circulation system, along with automatic viscosity control, eliminates there ever being any wasted ink and/or additive.
  • Longest filter life; Long filter life translates to additional savings by limiting parts replacement and decreasing run-time due to maintenance
  • Easily accessible and individually field-serviceable parts; as opposed to expensive, irreparable modular components.
  • Savings on ink and additive allows our customer to reach payback well within 2 years



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Hitachi Key Advantages

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  • We understand how vital quality consumables are to the performance and longevity of you equipment; that is why Hitachi is committed to providing high-quality inks at an affordable price. With over 70 standard inks and additive available; ranging in pigment,
  • We are able to develop, test, and manufacture custom inks at Hitachi’s state-of-the-art ink laboratory located in Charlotte, NC. Here we work closely with our customers to perfect a tailored ink specific to your requirements to ensure the print quality, run ability, and cost efficiency is maximized in each application.

    • FDA Compliant
    • Organic Pigments
    • Low VOC (Tobacco Industry)
    • ThermoChromic Retort Inks (Changes colors under exposure time or temperature)
    • Alkali-Soluble (Used for recyclable containers)
    • Alcohol Resistant
    • Heat Resistant Inks (Temperature Resistance: 1300°C)
    • Ethanol Based Inks (Environmentally friendly)
    • UV Readable Ink (Identification – Invisible to naked Eye)
    • UV Curable Ink (Solvent Resistant)
  • 5 Factors Affecting your Ink Performance and Cost
  • Allow us to consult with your ink needs