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The Evolution SC small-character ink jet printer is designed to print a lot number, expiration date or other product identification directly onto the primary product as it travels on the production line.
This remarkably low cost printer is delivered as a complete system and includes a hand held controller for message entry, printhead module, product sensor, mounting bracketry, and power supply.
Inkjet Technology by Hewlett Packard
The most critical component of any ink jet printer is the ink supply and delivery system. Evolution SC is powered by inkjet technology by Hewlett Packard. HP's thermal ink jet cartridge delivers the highest reliability and print quality from the first printed message to the last.
Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
Delivers the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of any competitive ink jet printing system available.
Complete Software Package
The Evolution SC includes a complete software package as standard. These include expanded message storage and message length, date and time coding in a variety of formats, sequential numbering, shift coding, product count and morecan message storage, time, date, automatic date rollover, sequential numbering and more.
Character Sizes and Styles
Five different character styles and range in print in size from 0.052" (1.32 mm) to 0.125" (3.2 mm).
The printhead contains a volume of 17cc of ink. The non-porous ink formulation was designed to give excellent adhesion and dry time on a variety of substrates including poly styrene, PVC, HDPE, coated chipboard, and stretch and shrink overwraps. A porous ink formulation is also available. The printhead module contains the operating electronics for the ink cartridge that snaps securely in place and is easily removable for quick changeover.
Hand Held Controller
The controller features a backlit WYSIWYG display and a tactile style keypad for message entry. The controller can also operate both the Evolution I and Evolution II high resolution ink jet printers. Complete control of an Evolution network can be accomplished with the hand held controller or a remote PC via an RS485 data link.
Universal mounting bracketry has horizontal and vertical adjustment, and easily mounts to the production line with two mounting bolts.
An additional printhead is used if an additional line of text is required on the product. The printhead modules are joined together with a small adapator plate on the underside of each printhead. A 7" comunication cable is inserted into the appropriate port on the printhead modules to allow communication with the controller.
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 SC network through our Evolution-Net software is available as an option.
Built-in encoder option is available for the Evolution I LX and II LX ensures that all of the characters being printed will be the same width regardless of the hand speed.
There are four Optional Software Packages available for the Evolution I or Evolution I LX printheads. They can be ordered with the original system purchase or field upgraded via a flash card as need arises. These software enhancements can take the Evolution Hand Held printer from a basic system to a fully featured printer or anywhere in between depending on your application
|Size||Dot Matrix||Characters per Cartridge||Messages per Cartridge||Change Time in Days|
|.052" (1.32mm)||5 x 5||8,000,000||800,000||20.5|
|.073" (1.85mm)||7 x 5||5,650,000||565,000||14.5|
|.073" (1.85mm)||7 x 5 Bold||2,668,000||266,800||6.8|
|.125" (3.2mm)||12 x 9||3,694,000||369,400||9.5|
|.125" (3.2mm)||12 x 9 Bold||1,921,000||192,100||4.9|