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Building on more than 20 years of extensive technological expertise in the Thermal Inkjet field of Olivetti’s Inkjet division, SICPA carried on the cutting-edge tradition by offering end-to-end design capabilities for TIJ-based coloured and monochrome printing systems.
TIJ solutions

Thermal Inkjet
Printing Solutions

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Building on more than 20 years of extensive technological expertise in the Thermal Inkjet field of Olivetti’s Inkjet division, SICPA stepped in 2014 and since then carried on the cutting-edge tradition by further developing end to end design capabilities for TIJ-based colour and monochrome printing systems. 

Bringing experience in both research and innovation, SICPA's team is uniquely specialised in microfluidic design, inks formulation for InkJet technologies, material science and silicon processes, mechanical and electronic design and real-time embedded firmware. Thanks to extensive investments in R&D, a range of advanced TIJ-compatible security inks, thermal inkjet print heads and print engines are offered for maximal digital printing performance. 
 

From 1990 to Present

  • Over 70 million print heads and 60 million refills have been factory-produced in Arnad, a town located in the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy and have been delivered to world-renowned key players and service providers of the digital printing industry. 
  • 4.2 million Facsimiles and 550,000 Multi Functional Printer (MFP) products have been produced for major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Essential JV have been pursued for co-designing new technologies
  • Several international patents have been granted
  • TIJ-based products have been manufactured for various markets including consumer, gaming and lottery, bio-medical, food industrial printing and more. 

 

Markets and references

Today SICPA’s Thermal InkJet technologies are offered in private label through an OEM business model to Partners located in Europe, Asia, and north America in various markets, notably: 

  • Franking and addressing machines, 
  • ID documents personalisation,
  • Packaging Coding and marking,
  • Serialisation in the Pharma industry,
  • Desktop 3D printing.
     

Products Portfolio

From an array of specialized Inks to highly performing print heads and print engines, SICPA today extends its technology portfolio to digital printing systems that are currently being used by key players in this sector.

With our end to end design capabilities for TIJ based printing systems, you can:

  • Gain unparalleled high printing quality
  • Reach a grade A recognition by state-of-the-art vision systems
  • Achieve quick set-up time for easy decommissioning and ink off load
  • Attain highly efficient performance with low-cost systems
  • Safeguard the OEM business of consumables thanks to the print heads embedded security features
     

Print heads 

Print heads  1-inch Monochrome, 0.64-inch tri-chromic and 4-inch Monochrome printheads
1-inch Monochrome, 0.64-inch tri-chromic and 4-inch Monochrome print heads

 

Available in disposable and bulk ink versions as well as with water and solvent base inks

Print quality and speed optimised for the target applications

Operate on its own with no need of specific Hw driver

Printing in high resolution from small to large serialized codes up to 44x44 modules, reaching a grade A recognition by  state-of-the-art vision systems.

One Time Programming memory for Security regionalisation and Manufacturing information storage
 

Commercial and security inks

Commercial and security inks
Commercial and security inks

 

Fast drying, good coverage properties

Outstanding reliability and sharpness

Incomparable water-fastness (water-resistance)

Compatible with an extensive substrate latitude

Offer an array of pigment and dye-based commercial colors as well as visible and invisible secure inks
 

Print engines

Print engines
Print engines

 

TIJ shuttling heads print engines are available in two configurations:

  • Single head (up to 3 colors)
  • Two heads (up to 6 colors)
  • Print Bridge including service station and suitable for A5 and CR80 media formats
  • Controller Board

 

Single pass printing system:

  • Printing Modules
  • Available for 1” and 2”
  • Available in disposable and bulk ink versions
     

OEM Rules of Engagement

Three incremental levels of integration are proposed to OEM Partners:

Just the TIJ Printhead:

  • All HW/FW developed by the customer based on both printhead specification and printhead HW reference design.

 

TIJ Printhead plus Consolidated HW Interface:

  • Consolidate printhead Driver PCBA already available.

 

Complete Desktop Printer HW/FW/SW Platform:

  • Powerful and scalable to fit all the customer needs
  • Based on Linux OS in order to easily implement any new customer’s application.
  • Very cost effective and compact form factor (PCB core area: 5 cm x 5 cm)
     

Looking for more information?

For more information, please contact:

Roberta Sirio
B2B Sales Director, SICPA SA
Roberta.Sirio@sicpa.com

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SICPA arnad

The TIJ print heads manufacturing facility is based in Arnad, a town located in the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy, where decades of quality printing systems design continue. 

SICPA's most advanced R&D laboratory

Bringing experience in both research and innovation, SICPA's team is uniquely specialised in microfluidic design, inks formulation for InkJet technologies, material science and silicon processes, mechanical and electronic design and real-time embedded firmware.

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