The Large Character Printer is the toughest and most robust printer in our lineup. Ideal for printing variable information and text information on difficult to print surfaces even in the harshest of conditions – especially when the print needs to be visible from a long distance.
We designed and built the LCP with the harshest industrial environments in mind. Rugged construction ensures maximum reliability.
IP 65 rated
Fully waterproof construction ensures the LCP can be hosed clean during a regular line wash down.
Positive air pressure inside the machine stops air and dust particles from the environment from entering and contaminating the ink stream and clogging the printer.
Temperature-resistant constructions for “hot” industries
The LCP has been specifically designed to withstand the damage caused by extreme temperatures. It maintains maximum operational capacity even while facing very high continuous operational temperatures in excess of “60 degrees celsius”.
It features a solid, robustly built, heat-resistant print head and electronics, making it an excellent fit for “hot” industries such as those working with metals, rubbers, glass, cement or chemicals.
Mature, reliable Valvejet DOD inkjet technology
The LCP utilizes time-tested Valvejet Drop on Demand inkjet technology. With only a few moving parts in the system, the odds of printer failure are minimized. Increased uptime boosts productivity and ensures the production line is running as smoothly as possible.
Impact-resistant, heavy duty print head construction
Our customers need a printer that thrives in the rough-and-tumble of industrial environs. The LCP is just that machine.
Heavy-duty print head design, featuring stainless steel casing and interior parts, ensures the print head can withstand shocks and impacts.
Built For Ease Of Use And Near-Zero Maintenance
All machines require regular maintenance to work reliably. With the pressure of many lines and long production hours, proper maintenance procedures are not always followed. This eventually leads to unnecessary line downtime.
Control Print has included a number of time-saving features that reduces the maintenance burden on your people and keeps the printer running reliably.
Automatic purging keeps the nozzles clean
The LCP features both manual and automatic purge functions. When triggered, the printer ejects a burst of ink that clears dust particles and other contaminants from the print head. This ensures the nozzles remain clear and prevents print quality deterioration.
Solvent switchover ensures smooth shutdown and startup
The LCP features both ink and solvent tanks for smooth shutdown and startup. Typically, when shut down for longer periods, ink settles and clogs the printer. The solvent switchover function flushes the printer with solvent that clears ink residues and ensures the machine is ready for shutdown. Triggered at the press of a button, this reduces the maintenance-load on the operators and ensures trouble-free startups.
Top-up capable ink tank reduces downtime and cuts ink wastage
We have the only LCP featuring a top-up capable ink tank. Instead of switching ink barrels you can top up the ink tank, much like a car’s fuel tank. A top-up capable ink tank has several advantages over interchangeable ink barrels.
Top-up while running
The tank can be topped up while the printer is running, reducing downtime.
Protects the printer
If ink runs out completely the printer’s pumps can be damaged. The top-up feature thus prevents your printer from breaking down in the middle of operations.
Eliminates ink wastage
Since zero ink in the tank is never a good idea, about 10 to 15% of ink ends up being wasted with most printers. Top up capable ink tank completely eliminates this wastage.
All products are coded
Prevents products from not being coded due to ink running out.
Large touchscreen and icon-based user interface for easy operation
Large 12.1-inch solvent-resistant touchscreen for easy operation. Print bold and clearly visible logos that stand out from the crowd.
Icon-based, visual interface helps new users to learn the machine quickly. Anyone who has used a smartphone feels instantly familiar with the LCP.
Innovative Features That Ensure All Products Are Coded Properly
Eliminate waste and rework due to missing codes
Products without code or a poor code are a common problem that increase scrap and rework. The LCP is equipped with innovative features that ensure all products are properly coded.
“No-print” kit ensures all products are coded
The “no-print” kit is an internal failsafe mechanism that detects whether the message was printed correctly or not. If there’s a problem the mechanism shuts down the line and prevents more products from being shipped without a code. This automated check reduces the need for manual quality control and checks.
Best-in-class throw distance ensures high quality codes
Printed products often come in irregular shapes and may not be perfectly aligned with the print head, which can lead to poor quality codes. With industry-leading 70mm throw distance Control Print’s LCP can deliver high quality codes even on irregular surfaces and imperfectly aligned products.
Sufficient throw distance also allows for easier line integration. The print head can be installed further away from heavy objects (such as concrete bags), which significantly reduces collision risk.
“Slant Head Technology” Allows Coding Of Large And Small Products With One Printer
In most large character printers, the print head is fixed in a vertical position and the print height is fixed. Changing the print height requires changing the print head.
Control Print’s “slant head technology” enables the print height to be changed by slanting the print head. This unique feature increases printer versatility and allows coding of both small and large products without time-consuming setup changes.
Being able to tilt the printhead eliminates the need to stop the production line and change the printer setup.
This results in less downtime and higher productivity.
National Product Manager : Secondary Packaging
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
Inks To Meet All Of Your Printing Needs
With ink range 4 to 5 times that of competitors, we’re confident we can meet all of your printing requirements, no matter how difficult.
Several colors including Black, Blue, Green, Red, Orange and more
Fast drying inks
Inks suitable for porous surfaces
Heavily pigmented inks for printing on dark substrates including Pigmented
White and yellow
Inks formulated for untreated plastic, glass and other non-absorbent surfaces
Industry-leading print performance
Print speeds in excess of 80m/min
Print height up to 50mm
Options for drop and nozzle size controls to ensure the print matches your specifications