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Recommended Industrial Ink Jet Printer(s) For Direct Product Marking

Mil-Std-130 requires the direct product marking (DPM) of Data Matrix codes on component parts. All JETEC industrial ink jet systems [BMS™, Stellar™, LMS™, Orion™, Flex-A-Jet™ and TMS™ Series] can be upgraded to meet the Mil-Std-130 Parts Marking Standard, including the UID requirements.

Systems installed prior to January 2004 may require one or more of the following items:

  • Ink Jet Printer Assembly Replacement
  • IMS™ System Software Upgrade
  • 2D Code Reader / Verification Hardware
  • ISA-to-PCI System Upgrade
  • Industrial Ink Jet Printer Assembly Replacement

Mil-Std-130 requires the DPM of verifiable 2D codes per the ANSI standard for Data Matrix symbology. Not all industrial ink jet printers are capable of meeting this requirement. Some industrial ink jet printer models provide a relatively low grade for Data Matrix Fixed Pattern Damage assessment. (The Fixed Pattern Damage assessment grades the outside “L” of the fixed pattern and the clock track and adjacent solid area segments of the printed Data Matrix code. In addition to the assessment of the individual segments, an average grade or AG is also determined. The Fixed Pattern Damage grade for the printed 2D code shall be the lowest of the five segment grades and the grade for AG.)

JETEC can upgrade your existing system with a printer capable of Mil-Std-130 compliancy. Printers with vertical matrices ranging from 1 to 48 dots tall are available, however 24 and 32 dot tall maximum printers are the most common. For more information visit http://www.jetec.com/ink_jet.html. Lastly, JETEC can recommend normal, medium and high resolution printer replacements. Some of the recommended printers can use your existing fluids, however, in other cases a fluid change may be required. Printers from such vendors as Domino, Imaje, Metronic and Videojet may be suitable for your application. Contact JETEC Corporation for pricing, installation and training on the recommended replacement printer for your parts marking system.

JETEC Corporation has pioneered non-contact, direct marking technology for a wide range of industries. JETEC specializes in the design and manufacture of computer controlled, interactive product marking systems for bar and 2D coding and international product identification. JETEC's approach to product marking systems offers an unprecedented reduction in manufacturing costs and cycle times while improving product quality. JETEC's customers have utilized laser and inkjet marking solutions in industries such as printed circuit board manufacturing, semiconductor, electronics, automotive, medical, aerospace, appliance and industrial manufacturing. To learn more about JETEC and it's products, please,


Contact JETEC:

Tel: (949) 477-6161
Fax: (949) 477-6167


Direct Product Marking Mil-Std Booklet
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