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The Evolution III takes high resolution ink jet printing to the next level. It features a 7" full color touch screen controller combined with a complete software package with the ability to print up to 1" high alpha/numeric characters in a variety of font styles, and barcodes and graphics up to 2" high.
The Evolution III is complete and ready to install right out of the box. The system includes a full color touch screen controller with stylus for message entry, one printhead module with internal product sensor, power supply for up to four printheads, and the mounting bracketry.
Customized Print Area
Stitching four of the Evolution III printheads gives you a total print area of 2" high by 24" long. Text, graphics and barcodes can be printed in any combination of font styles and character heights that are resident in the Evolution III controller. Positioning of the text or graphics is easily accomplished by touching the screen with the stylus and creating either a text box or graphics area.
Inkjet Technology by Hewlett Packard
Designed by Digital Design, the Evolution EV III is powered with thermal ink jet technology by Hewlett Packard. This combination gives you the benefits of an affordable, compact, and efficient design coupled with the reliability of printhead technology by Hewlett Packard.
Optimum Print Resolution
Evolution EV III delivers bold, highly legible and fully formed characters in a print resolution of 300 dpi at production line speed of up to 200 feet per minute.
Standard Barcodes Included
I 2 of 5, Code 39, UPC-A, UPC-E, 128 B, 128 C, EAN 8, EAN 13, GS 1B, GS 1C, ITF 14, 2D Data Matrix
Built into the printhead is a 42 cc ink reservoir. Once the ink in the cartridge is depleted, it can be taken out, disposed of and a new ink cartridge inserted in just minutes.
Breakaway Printhead Protection
A typical powered conveyor or case taper corrugated cartons can sometimes come through skewed or off center. The horizontal adjusting rod that holds the printhead module has been designed with a breakaway feature that moves the printhead out of harms way should the carton come in contact with it. A detent in the assembly allows you to securely snap the printhead back into position after the misaligned carton has past.
The Evolution III is capable of controlling up to 8 printheads, with 4 on each side of the production line. Adding another printhead is as simple as sliding it on. You can attach up to 3 additional printheads on a single bracket by inserting the dovetail slide on one into the dovetail slot on the other. Once the printheads are attached to one another, the optional printhead alignment tool can be used to align the printheads for stitching applications. A small RS 485 data cable is then used to connect the modules. This allows the touch screen controller to network all of the printheads on the production line. The 4 printheads on the opposite of the line can only print the same message as those on the primary side. Each side of the production line requires a power supply and mounting bracket. One printhead module, mounting bracket and one power supply is included with the initial printer.
Font Styles Character Heights and Graphics
Evolution III is supplied with four built in font styles. Optional alternative fonts are available and can be downloaded into the controller through flash card media. Logos are another option, and up to 6 can be stored in the controller. Logos can be printed up to 2" in height. There are 12 built in barcode symbologies included and can be printed up to 2" high, The barcode software in the controller allows you to set the quiet zone, bar width, interbar spacing, human readable information and more. Up to 3 different barcodes can be printed within the same message.
The hand held controller has the capability of controlling up to 32 individual printhead modules through the use of a RS 485 data cable. A small data cable is used to connect the modules on the same production line while a longer cable connects them to the next production line in the manufacturing area. The printhead modules have a discreet address which is used to identify them for message entry functions. Complete PC control of the Evolution EV I network through our Evolution-Net software is available as an option.