Large character printer IJ4000

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

IJ4000 - Great results

Simply good large character printing

The IJ4000 is a large character printer for industrial product marking. The specialist for porous surfaces of packaging or load carriers impresses with easy handling and flexibility. Print images are managed either manually, directly on the device, or via your company network. This way you always have your labeling in view. The printing system consists of three main components: Printer, Controller and Display. It is flexibly expandable and can accommodate 1 - 4 print heads - depending on the requirements your printing solution has to meet.

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

Operation from anywhere.

Operate your IJ4000 via the IJ4000 control panel or opt for one of the many variants. Diagraph's customized solutions also provide centralized operating options via your host computer or the Windows 10-based TouchPro control panel.

Talk to us about the possibilities in your application. Many special solutions for your customized project are also possible with the IJ4000 large character coder.

Druckköpfe IJ4000

The most robust printhead in the industry.

The robust print heads in 50 mm and 100 mm versions form the basis for your large character printing. After installation, run on demand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Variants of the horizontal heads for inclined conveyors and vertical printing are available. There are no limits to the application here.

Talk to us about the best printhead combination for you.

Product advantages

Large character printer IJ4000

Print height up to 100 mm

Printing with a gap of up to 12 mm

Central ink system (refill remotely)

Flexible printer combinations

Robust printhead

Network connection via Nicelabel

Ink cartridges up to 1 liter

Cost advantage over labels

Printing examples large character printer IJ4000

In industry, large character printers are often used in packaging marking. You can see some examples here:

Possible applications from practice

We make product labeling vivid. 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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Cartons printing

Printing on cartons 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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This is what convinced premium sauce maker Jürgen Langbein of the IJ4000 large character printer

  • The print data comes directly from the merchandise management system
  • Direct printing is cheaper than labeling
  • High print image quality
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Printing pulp bales

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

Here, too, you will find tough conditions in practice, which Diagraph's large character printer masters with flying colors.

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The advantages of the IJ4000 large character coder

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

Frequently Asked Questions about the IJ4000 Large Character Printer

Do you have further questions? Here you can find more details.

Is the IJ4000 large character printer right for my application?

With the IJ4000, the first requirement for successful use is the material you want to print on: it should be porous/absorbent.

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

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

In which variants is the IJ4000 available and which 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 operate 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 a variant for printing in a horizontal, angled position and a variant for vertical (upside-down) printing.

Important for your application is:

  • 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.

How to operate the IJ4000?

In addition to the SmartIDS and printheads, you can choose the operating variant. You want operators to have a simple display right on the device? No problem, the IJ4000 comes in a standard package with the IJ4000 HMI.

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

What else do I need to run my IJ4000?

In addition to SmartIDS, printheads and operation, we offer various types of installation on your line. Here we have different stand variants in the offer, eg. for fixing directly to your conveyor belt or for low-vibration floor mounting. During an individual consultation we can clarify your requirements.

Lastly, you will need the right ink for your IJ4000. You can get them from Diagraph in black, blue and red color variants. The ink (ScanTrue II) was developed specifically for use in the IJ4000 and comes as a 0.5 liter cartridge with each device in the starter package.

You can order additional ink at any time through your personal sales contact.

I already have a large character printer from another manufacturer in use - why should I switch to Diagraph's IJ4000?

The benefits of Diagraph's IJ4000 lie in its robust technology. Diagraph's affiliation with the ITW Group means that the Trident printing modules used come from a single source.

Our print modules are extremely durable, just like our print heads themselves. As a result, you have no hassle due to unexpected system failures and thus downtimes of your production.

With decades of experience in large character printers, Diagraph relies on proven technology for the greatest possible cost-effectiveness.

Let us advise you.

How can I convince myself "live" of the quality of the IJ4000?

There are many options here at Diagraph.

You would like to see your large character coder print on your product, touch it and get an idea of the later result? No problem - feel free to contact us and request a no-obligation sample print on your product.

You would like to test the IJ4000 printer? No problem either - contact us and make an appointment at our or your premises to get to know the device from all sides.

You want the real scenario? Feel free to arrange a test period to install the device directly on your production line before you decide to purchase.

What happens after I decide to purchase a Diagraph IJ4000?

You have received a quote for printers, supplies and accessories and decide to purchase by 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 appointment with you.

You will receive the products as requested before or on the agreed installation date. At the appointment, the service technician integrates the device into your line and puts it into operation. After personal instruction, you can operate the device without any problems.

Technical data

Daten Druckkopf IJ384E Druckkopf IJ768E
Druckhöhebis zu 51 mm (2")bis zu 102 mm (4")
TechnologiePiezoelektrisches Druckmodul (Trident)Piezoelektrisches Druckmodul (Trident)
Druckgeschwindigkeitbis zu 90 m/minbis zu 90 m/min
Druckauflösung (horizontal)bis zu 300 dpi (wählbar)bis zu 300 dpi (wählbar)
Druckauflösung (vertikal)192 dpi192 dpi
Max. Druckkopfabstand zu Produkt12 mm12 mm
Totraum Unterkante - Düsenreihe22 mm22 mm
Abmessungen (H x B x T)117 x 67 x 280 mm161 x 71 x 338 mm
Anzahl Druckköpfe pro Controller (Smart IDS)bis zu 4bis zu 2
IP SchutzartIP65IP54
Druckerorientierung (Standard)Horizontaler Druck auf ProduktseiteHorizontaler Druck auf Produktseite
Druckerorientierung (Sondermodelle)Vertikaler Druck auf Produktoberseite*Vertikaler Druck auf Produktoberseite*
Umweltbedingungen (Betrieb)10 - 40 °C / 10 - 80 % RH10 - 40 °C / 10 - 80 % RH
Smart IDS Controller
Smart IDS
Steuerung und Setup (HMI)IJ4000 HMI (Diagraph) / Touch-Pro HMI (Diagraph) / PC
SteuerungssoftwareIJRemote PC-Software (Diagraph) / Nicelabel
Hardware UpgradesI/O Board / Steuerungsboards für weitere Druckköpfe
Standard DruckfunktionenBarcodes (UPC, GTIN, Code 128 etc. Datamatrix, QR-Code), Logos, Zeit-, Datums-, User-Variablen
TintenScanTrue II (Schwarz, Blau, Rot)


All information at a glance.

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