Product Decoration

Industrial inkjet is increasingly being used to digitally decorate products as an in-line step in the manufacturing process. This generally requires high speed, precision printing of fixed or variable data onto a range of substrates including plastics and glass.  In many cases, inkjet’s ability to print on non-flat surfaces without making contact is a distinct advantage as well as a technical challenge.

Meteor is a leading independent supplier of printhead driving solutions for direct-to-shape printers. Providing products with a host of features backed by responsive, world-wide technical support, Meteor is the first choice for ease of integration and unsurpassed system performance.

Why Meteor?

  • Reliable, robust products to drive industrial inkjet printheads
  • Comprehensive software options
  • Lowest risk path to speedy print system launch
  • Scalable, customisable solutions for systems of any size or complexity
  • World-wide support from development to mass production
  • Unrivalled industrial inkjet experience and expertise

Benefits for Decoration Printers

  • Digital printing of products can offer significant cost advantages over analogue screen printing. Short production runs become economically feasible due to lower set-up requirements and print-on-demand capability allows for reduced stock of finished goods.
  • Meteor drive electronics and software are capable of producing complex, multi-pulse waveforms to control printhead drop ejection volume, velocity and timing allowing print system builders to optimise ink/printhead combinations and to get the best from their chosen printhead.
  • Meteor’s ability to support ultra-high data rates, large image buffers and long cable lengths means that systems with large carriages or complex printhead configurations can be deployed without limitation.
  • The non-contact nature of inkjet technology facilitates printing onto irregular shapes not suitable for labels or conventional contact printing methods.
  • Product decoration printers often require UV lamps, recirculating ink systems and complex motion control. Meteor products fully implement the control functions required of such systems.

Software Options

Meteor has a range of software solutions from ready-to-use Digital Front Ends to Software Development Kits for scanning and single-pass implementations enabling developers to design bespoke systems from the ground up.  

Supported Printheads

Meteor offers products to drive all leading industrial inkjet printheads used for product decoration including FUJIFILM Dimatix GMA 33, Kyocera KJ4A-AA, Seiko Instruments RC1536, Toshiba TEC CF3, Ricoh MH2620, Konica Minolta 1024i Xaar 2001+ and more.