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Continuous Inkjet Hitachi UX2

The UX2 series from Hitachi is designed to meet – and exceed – every demand in digitalised labelling applications.

This high-end model features simple operation, continuous availability and comprehensive connectivity.

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Hitachi UX2 – the high-end model

The new Hitachi UX2 continuous inkjet printer just keeps going and going. A host of new features have been incorporated to keep downtimes to a minimum.

The improved print head stops dirt from getting in where it shouldn’t, while a guard electrode ensures that you can carry on printing constantly – with top-quality results.

The model also includes a safe-clean station to keep your CIJ permanently available, even after breaks, shift changes, weekends or extended periods of downtime.

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Speed and quality for Industry 4.0

Thanks to its improved printing algorithm, the Hitachi UX2 creates labels with even clearer text than before – and the same outstanding quality you’ve come to expect.

The new high-speed print head accommodates 1 and 2-line applications with exceptional quality and speeds of up to 330 m/min.

With a whole host of interfaces and communication protocols the UX2 is fit for Industry 4. (Ethernet, RS232 / Modbus, Ethernet/IP, OPC/UA).

Not only that, but it is also fully compatible with NiceLabel – so you can integrate your new UX2 into your networked production line.


The new user interface from Hitachi helps you save time spent on training your employees.

The integrated videos explain specific functions so you’ll pick them up in no time at all.

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The lengths of the hoses (4 m), the printer and the safe-clean station give you more flexibility when integrating the equipment into your system

Product benefits

Hitachi UX2

Always available

Display with videos explaining operation and service

Ready for Industry 4.0

High-speed print head

Print head cleaning station

NiceLabel drivers – for full connectivity

Housing with IP65 protection

Durable components

Complete range of Hitachi inks

Low solvent consumption

This is what our customers have to say

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We have been printing labels with Hitachi inkjets for years and are fully satisfied.
The competent and reliable service at Diagraph is particularly impressive.

Victor Jimenez Bernat, Technical Manager at Popp Feinkost GmbH

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The fast service and prompt delivery are particularly appealing to me at Diagraph.

Moreover, the quality of Hitachi printers is simply perfect.

Jürgen Albers, Team Leader Electrical Engineering/Mechanics, Conrad Schulte GmbH & Co.KG, Rietberg

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With our old printer, there were always misprints with missing characters or smudged imprints.

Since we started using the Hitachi inkjet, the printing of the expiry date and lot number has always been excellent.

Markus Lutz, Technical Manager, Herbsthäuser Brewery, Bad Mergentheim

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The new high-end-printer Hitachi UX2

The new Hitachi UX2 combines innovation with the reliability that customers have come to expect from Hitachi continuous inkjet printers. It impresses with its simple operation, maximum availability and comprehensive connectivity.

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The safe clean station

Thanks to the new printhead cleaning station, the printer starts up immediately with the best print quality, even after long downtimes. Problems with dried ink are a thing of the past. The Hitachi UX2 is immediately ready to print and always available.

Print examples Hitachi CIJ

Hitachi Continuous Inkjet is widely used in the industry – and not without reason. You can see some examples here:

Frequently Asked Questions about the Hitachi UX2 Series

Still have questions? You can find more detailed information here.

Is Continuous Inkjet technology suitable for my application?

Continuous inkjet printing is designed to produce high volume, high speed product marking with minimal ink consumption.

The appearance of a CIJ print is “dotted” as individual drops are printed next to each other at a visible distance to realise efficient marking. CIJ printing is primarily about content.

If efficiency is your main concern with the final printed image, CIJ printing and therefore Hitachi equipment is the right choice for you.

If you prefer larger (> 20 mm print height) prints with appealing fonts and logos on your products, feel free to take a look at our other product portfolio for the right technology for you.

Which expansion level of the UX2 is the right one for my application?

The Hitachi UX2 is available in the following versions:

UX2 SL0: The “Solution Level 0” variant has no upgrade key and offers the basic functions of the RX2.

UX2 SL2: The “Solution Level 2” variant has an upgrade key and offers the full range of functions of the UX2.

The functional scopes are listed in the table below.

What else do I need to run my Hitachi UX2?

Ink and solvent

The Hitachi UX2 requires ink and solvent, which are available as cartridges.

Naturally, we will be happy to assist you with your choice of inks and solvents. Contact us to discuss the specifics of your print.

Fixtures and accessories

In order to be able to install the print head on the production line according to your requirements, we have suitable fixtures in our range which are installed at the same time as the printer is installed and commissioned. Let us assist you with our advice.

Are there other variants of the Hitachi UX2 available?

Yes. The UX2 printer is available in two different hose lengths – you can choose between 4 m (standard) and 6 m. Furthermore, there is also a high-speed option for your UX2. An upgrade kit for your print head is available here.

I already have CIJ equipment from other manufacturers in use – why should I switch to Hitachi UX2?

The Hitachi Continuous Inkjet UX2 is the latest generation from the renowned Japanese manufacturer.

The high-end model from Hitachi draws on all the know-how gained from more than 40 years of CIJ history. Consequently, it fulfils exactly the points required by the labelling in your production:

  • Full compatibility with other components and machines
  • Maximum availability due to very clean print head and automatic rinsing station (no drying)
  • Robust and easy to maintain (spare parts available as individual parts at any time)

Discuss your exact requirements with us – we are confident that the new UX2 will meet them.

How can I see for myself the quality of Hitachi UX2 in action?

There are many options here at Diagraph.

Would you like to see and touch your CIJ print on your product and get an idea of the subsequent result? No problem – feel free to contact us and request a non-binding example print on your product.

Would you like to test the CIJ printer? No problem either – contact us and schedule an appointment at our facility or your premises to get to know all aspects of the device.

You want the actual scenario? Please feel free to install the device directly on your production line for an evaluation period before you decide to buy it.

What happens after I decide to buy a Hitachi UX2 model from Diagraph?

You have received an offer for printers, consumables and accessories and have decided to purchase after consulting your dedicated contact person at Diagraph.

Our technical service department will contact you latest by the next day so that we can arrange an installation date and time with you.

You can get the products before or on the agreed installation date, as required. At the appointment, the service technician integrates the unit into your production line and commissions it. After a personalized training, you can operate the device without any problems.

Daten (allgemein) UX2
SpeedUp to 330 m/min
Consumption (20°C)Approx. 3.5 ml/h (solvent)
LinesUp to 6
CharactersUp to 1000
Character height2–10 mm
Protection classIP65
Daten (nach Ausbaustufe)* UX2-D160 (SL0)* UX2-D160 (SL1)*
Expansion levelSolution Level 0Solution Level 1
SpeedUp to 200 m/minUp to 330 m/min possible*
CharactersUp to 240Up to 1000

The standard hose length is 4 m.

*The UX2-D160 can be operated without (SL0) and with (SL1) the upgrade key. The upgrade key can be retrofitted at any time. An upgrade key enables advanced functions (see table).


All information at a glance.

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ITW Diagraph GmbH

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97076 Würzburg


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