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Inkjet and laser, the differences

You want to put certain information on a certain product. Not on a label, but directly on, for example, a bottle of shampoo, an egg or a cigar box. The first choice you have to make is between inkjet or laser.

We will list the differences between both coding systems for you.

verschil laser en inkjet

How does it work?
An inkjet applies information to a product. The inkjet head prepares miniscule drops of ink and blows them onto the item in question.
A laser does not apply, but burns away. This technology scorches the information onto a product.
So there is no contact between the product and the coding system.

What can you do with it?

Inkjets are suitable for almost all possible applications: almost all laser applications can also be done with inkjet.
The reverse is not the case: laser has a smaller area of application.

Is there a price difference?

Coding systems with laser are more expensive than inkjet. However, the price differences have become smaller over the years. And those differences are still getting smaller.

Inkjet: The logical winner?

Inkjet can do almost anything. And it is cheaper. A done deal then?
No, it is not. Because laser has two strong points.
1. It is the most ecological solution
2. It is cheaper in the long run

The initial investment cost is higher for a laser system. But you also know that an installation is more than that initial cost. For example, laser coding systems have lower running costs. And they won’t be idle, since you won’t have to replace cartridges. And no one spends their time replacing cartridges. That means no material costs, a line that hardly stands still and serious time savings.

Coding systems: you search, we find

So when you calculate the price per print, take the whole picture with you. Only then will you get a view of the total cost when you make your decision. Of course, we will be happy to help you make the right choice.

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