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Large character inkjet printer IJ4000

A durable workhorse when it comes to product labeling. The IJ4000 printer convinces with a robust design, central ink supply and a character height of up to 100 mm.

IJ4000 - excellent results

Impressive large character inkjet printing

The IJ4000 is a large character inkjet printer for industrial product labeling. It was specially designed for the porous surfaces of packaging or carriers and impresses with easy handling and flexibility. Print images are either managed manually, directly on the device, or via your company network. This way, you never lose track of your labeling. The printing system consists of three main components: Printer, controller and display. It is flexible and can be expanded to hold 1 to 4 printheads, depending on the requirements of your printing solution.

Diagraph Large Character Inkjet Printer IJ4000 cover
Diagraph Large Character Inkjet Printer IJ4000 front
Diagraph Large Character Inkjet Printer IJ4000 side
Diagraph Large Character Inkjet Printer IJ4000 display

It can be operated from anywhere.

Operate your IJ4000 via the IJ4000 control panel or opt for one of the many other models. Diagraph's customized solutions also offer centralized operation via your host computer or the Windows 10-based TouchPro control panel.

Get in touch with us about the possibilities for your application. Many special solutions are also possible for your customized project with the IJ4000 large character printer.

Druckköpfe IJ4000

The most robust printhead in the industry.

The robust printheads in 50 mm and 100 mm versions are the foundation for your large character printing. After installation, they can be operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Variants of the horizontal printheads for sloped conveyors and vertical printing are also available. The application possibilities are endless.

Get in touch with us to find the best printhead combination for you.

Product advantages

Large character printer IJ4000

Print height up to 100 mm

Printing with a spacing of up to 12 mm

Central ink system (remote refilling)

Flexible printer combinations

Durable printhead

Network connection via NiceLabel

Ink cartridges up to 1 liter

Cost advantage over labels

Print examples of the IJ4000 large character inkjet printer

In industrial applications, large character printers are often used to label packaging. You can see some examples here:

Possible applications from practice

We take product labeling to the next level. Find yourself labeling with large character printers:

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Replace branding iron and print pallets

In the marking of EPAL pallets, speed and maximum precision are essential in an environment that is not suitable for most conventional printers.

The IJ4000 masters this task to perfection.

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Carton printing

Carton printing is the standard application of the IJ4000. This is where it can make full use of its advantages. It marks cartons with product data, codes and logos in the highest quality and at high speed.

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Printing pulp bales

Print big logos on even bigger bales of pulp? No problem for the IJ4000.

Tough conditions are also encountered in practice, which Diagraph's large character printer masters with flying colors.

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Advantages of the large character printer IJ4000

  • High-resolution print images up to 100 mm high
  • Easy operation
  • Printhead distance to the product up to 12 mm
  • Spring-back support to protect the printhead
  • Automatic cleaning system

Frequently asked questions regarding the large character printer IJ4000

Do you have further questions? Find more information here.

Is the IJ4000 large character printer right for my application?

For successful application of the IJ4000, make sure to use the right material for printing: It should be porous / absorbent.

The IJ4000 is ideally suited for printing large characters, codes and logos in high resolution (up to 300 dpi) up to a print height of 100 mm.

Examples include printing on typical secondary/tertiary packaging such as cardboard or wood.

In which variants is the IJ4000 available and which variant is the right one for my application?

The central element of the IJ4000 is always the ink distribution system with control - the so-called SmartIDS ("Smart Ink Delivery System").

You can use up to 4 printheads (see table, IJ384E and IJ768E) on one SmartIDS.

In addition to the standard printheads for horizontal, straight printing (see table, IJ384E and IJ768E), there is one variant for printing in a horizontal, angled position and one variant for vertical (upside down) printing.

What's important for your application:

  • Number of printheads
  • Print height of each printhead
  • Print direction of each printhead (standard, angled, upside down)

Our experts will be happy to advise you in this matter.

How can the IJ4000 be operated?

In addition to the SmartIDS and printheads, you can choose the operating variant. You want to have a simple display directly on the device for operation? No problem! The IJ4000 is available with the IJ4000 HMI as standard.

Additionally, operation via the Windows 10-based TouchPro or a (e.g.) control station computer is also possible. Get in touch with our connectivity experts for advice on your individual solution.

What else do I need for printing with my IJ4000?

In addition to SmartIDS, printheads and controls, we offer different installation options for your production line. We can provide you with a variety of stands, e.g. for fixing the printing system directly to your conveyor belt or for low-vibration floor mounting. We can clarify your requirements during an individual consultation.

Finally, you need the right ink for your IJ4000. It is available from Diagraph in the colors black, blue and red. The ink (ScanTrue II) was developed specifically for use with the IJ4000 and comes in a 0.5 liter cartridge as part of a starter pack for each device.

You can order additional ink at any time from your personal sales representative.

I am already using a large character printer from another manufacturer - why should I switch to Diagraph's IJ4000?

The benefits of Diagraph's IJ4000 lie in its robust technology. As part of the ITW Group, Diagraph offers the Trident printing modules used from a single source.

Our print modules are extremely durable, as are our printheads. As a result, you do not have to worry about unexpected system malfunctions and production downtimes.

With decades of experience in large character printing, Diagraph uses tried-and-tested technology for maximum cost-effectiveness.

We will be happy to advise you in this matter.

Can I see the quality of the IJ4000 for myself?

Diagraph offers you many options.

You want to see the large character print on your product, feel it and get an idea of the final result? No problem! Get in touch with us and request a non-binding sample print for your product.

You would like to test the IJ4000? Also not a problem! Get in touch with us and make an appointment either at our or your premises to see the device up close.

You want to try out the printer under real conditions? Schedule a trial period to install the device directly on your production line before you decide on a purchase.

What happens after I decide to purchase a Diagraph IJ4000?

You have received a quotation for the printer, consumables and accessories and have decided to make a purchase after consulting with your personal Diagraph representative.

You will be contacted by our technical service no later than the following day so that we can arrange an installation date with you.

You will receive the products as requested before or on the agreed installation date. During the appointment, the service technician will install the device on the production line and put it into operation. After receiving instructions, you will be able to operate the device without any problems.

Technical data

Daten Druckkopf IJ384E Druckkopf IJ768E
Print heightUp to 51 mm (2")Up to 102 mm (4")
TechnologyPiezoelectric printing module (Trident)Piezoelectric printing module (Trident)
Print speedUp to 90 m/minUp to 90 m/min
Print resolution (horizontal)Up to 300 dpi (can be selected)Up to 300 dpi (can be selected)
Print resolution (vertical)196 dpi196 dpi
Max. printhead distance to product12 mm12 mm
Dead space bottom edge - nozzle row22 mm22 mm
Dimensions (H x W x D)117 x 67 x 280 mm161 x 71 x 338 mm
Number of printheads per controller (Smart IDS)Up to 4Up to 2
IP protection categoryIP65IP54
Print orientation (standard)Horizontal print on product sideHorizontal print on product side
Print orientation (special models)Vertical print on top of product*Vertical print on top of product*
Environmental conditions (operation)10 - 40 °C / 10 - 80% RH10 - 40 °C / 10 - 80% RH
Smart IDS Controller
Smart IDS
Control and setup (HMI)IJ4000 HMI (Diagraph) / TouchPro HMI (Diagraph) / PC
Control softwareIJRemote PC software (Diagraph) / NiceLabel
Hardware upgradesI/O board / control boards for additional printheads
Standard printing functionsBarcodes (UPC, GTIN, Code128 etc. Data Matrix, QR code), logos, time, date, user variables
InksScanTrue II (black, blue, red)


All information at a glance.

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