Control Print’s High Resolution printer helps companies cut costs and increase packaging line flexibility and end of line automation. This manufacturing date printing machine is ideal for printing labels and barcodes directly on shipper cartons.
The 382 individual nozzles in a 53.7mm swathe enable printing at “180 dpi” resolution and make the HR one of our most versatile printers. 73 and 107 mm print swatches are also available.
A few examples of how HR printer can be used
Cut Costs By Replacing Label Printer
Printing directly on the carton/surface is significantly cheaper than having a separate labeling solution. The HR printer can print everything a separate thermal transfer printer (with or without an attached labeler) can, at comparable quality and at a fraction of the cost.
Printing directly onto cartons/surfaces also cuts down the steps in the packaging process.
Savings over a label printer *
4 by 6 label vs. HiRes for label printing
*When replacing 4 by 6 label
HR label replacement print
Crisp, Tall And Highly Scannable Barcodes
The HR printer is ideal for printing clearly visible and scannable barcodes. 180dpi resolution ensures barcodes are machine-readable while the 2-inch height ensures they are easy for people at the production line to spot. All standard linear barcodes and 2D barcodes including EAN128 and UPC all 2D Datamatrix codes are also available.
Simplify Storage And Logistics With Generic Coding
Companies with a variety of products often find themselves in the middle of a storage nightmare. Each SKU variant requires different packaging and therefore a different shipping carton, all of which needs to be ordered and stored.
In addition frequent changes in SKU due to marketing requirements often causes wastage of cartons with pre-printed material in stock.
With the HR, you can print all the variable information on “generic” packages that contain branding and other rarely-changing information.
Generic coding allows you to print product information on “generic” packages, drastically cutting the different packages needed to store and distribute.
Joint Managing Director
Generic coding simplifies packaging-related storage and reduces waste
Reliable technology with near zero downtime or maintenance requirements
The Control Print HR printer combines mature technology, oil-based inks and innovative features to a very reliable solution with near zero maintenance requirements.
Piezo Drop On Demand (DOD) Inkjet Technology
The HR printer utilizes time-tested Drop on Demand inkjet technology. With only a few moving parts in the system, the odds of printer failure are minimized.
Each print head lasts between 3 and 4 years, with practically zero failures. Increased uptime boosts productivity and ensures the production line is running as smoothly as possible.
Automatic purging keeps the printer in top condition
Over time dust and debris accumulate and clog the print head. The HR printer is equipped with an automatic purging feature that ejects a small amount of ink to clear the debris from the nozzles. This keeps the print quality and printer in top condition at all times. The ink used for purging is collected, filtered and circulated back ensuring complete ink recuperation and no ink wastage or unnecessary costs.
The HR printer uses oil-based inks that, unlike water and solvent-based inks, don’t dry in the print head.
The combination of automatic purging and oil-based inks guarantees the printer remains in top condition with very little maintenance.
Joint Managing Director
Industry's lowest running costs
With inks priced at 40% below the market average, Control Print’s HR printer delivers the industry’s lowest running costs.
Furthermore, our locally manufactured inks are not exposed to exchange risk, resulting in stable prices compared to imported inks.
Comparison on per liter basis
Easy to use with minimal operator training required
Reliability goes hand in hand with ease of use. We’ve added features to the already user-friendly Piezo DOD technology to help your operators establish their comfort with the printer.
No complicated startup or shutdown procedures
Automatic purging and oil-based inks mean there is no need for complicated startup and shutdown procedures. Simply switch off the machine at the end of the day and on again the next.
Familiar, icon-based touch interface
Anyone used to smartphones feels instantly comfortable with the HR printer’s icon-based user interface.
User level control eliminates coding errors
Coding errors are never more than one typo away. In fast-moving production lines a simple operator error can lead to hundreds of rejects.
Centralized message creation
User level control technology removes message creation from the factory floor, eliminating the vast majority of coding errors. Messages are created and validated by authorized personnel on a central computer. The operator only has to choose the message from the message database and start the job.
User level control can further restrict access to service functions to trained service personnel. This prevents untrained users from accidentally causing problems.
Moving message creation away from the factory floor eliminates the most common source of coding errors
Joint Managing Director
Horizontal printhead orientation
Horizontal for printing on sides of objects such as shipper cartons.
Vertical printhead orientation
Vertical for printing top down on flat products, such as plywood and laminate sheets