ProDigit 18 Small Character Printer


PD18 is a fast-high resolution general purpose inkjet coding printer that can use both solvent fast-dry ink and oil-based ink to print high-resolution codes unto porous and non-porous substrates. The flexibility of ProDigit has made it possible for our engineers to design a variety of configurations to fit custom-made solutions for many production lines. ProDigit controller is capable of driving two complete separate print modules enabling to print on two sides of the product at low-cost of ownership.

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Flexible Coding & Marking for All Industries

The flexible and modular design of ProDigit 18 inkjet coding printer enables it to be installed on primary and secondary production lines in different manufacturing companies. Printing high-resolution best before dates in food, & beverage  lines; outstanding product identification for ceramic packaging, pipe & extrusion industries; and, providing unmatched traceability for pharmaceutical and cosmetics manufacturing companies in North America, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Sustainable & Eco-friendly Printing

Maplejet ProDigit uses long-lasting printhead powered by Xaar Printhead Technology. Unlike disposable Thermal Inkjet Printers (TIJ), ProDigit’s printhead lasts for an average of two years even on continuous production. This promotes a  good environmental practice in avoiding disposal of toxic waste materials drawn by waste ink and plastic into the environment.

Drop on demand High-resolution Inkjet Coding Printer

Maplejet ProDigit inkjet coding machine uses piezoelectric drop-on-demand (DOD) printing technology. The printhead produces a precise amount of drops onto the material resulting to high-resolution print in almost all types of substrates compared to other DOD inkjet coding printers such as valve jet and thermal inkjet printer.


Save Cost While Printing

ProDigit inkjet coding printer offers low-cost of ownership with its simple yet industrial strength functionalities. Using durable long-lasting printheads that can save cost compared to disposable printheads of thermal inkjet printers. ProDigit printers are operator-friendly and require low maintenance to continuously produce superior print quality throughout the production.

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How inkjet coding printer it works…

There are two kinds of inkjet coding printing technology – Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) Printing and Drop-on-Demand (DOD) inkjet printing. Maplejet ProDigit works with DOD through Xaar Printhead Technology.

Under DOD falls three classes; valve jet – the flow of intermittent ink droplets are controlled by a valve; thermal inkjet  – the use of tiny heating element to force the ink out of the nozzle; and piezoelectric –  a charge is generated when force is applied unto a certain material producing precise amount of droplets required for printing. Maplejet ProDigit inkjet coding printer uses piezo inkjet technology.

Piezoelectric DOD printing uses piezoelectric technology as actuators for drop ejection. The ink vibration at the nozzle openings is precisely controlled by the actuator once it receives the signal resulting to a multi-sized droplet ejection; thus, delivering outstanding print quality to a range of different substrates.


  • Can operate single or double printheads using one controller
  • Easy and simple to use and no extensive training required
  • User-friendly display interface
  • Design, print and store message capability
  • Up to 8 number of lines with maximum speed of 40M/min
  • Remote & field upgradeable with modular components and options
  • Compatible on oil-based for porous surfaces or solvent-based for non-porous surfaces
  • Compact with industrial strength infrastructure

Printer Specifications

Display Screen: 8.4″ Color TFT  LCD with Industrial Touchscreen

Printing Channels: 2 Channels  with Separate Messages

Print Module Connection: Expandable up to 6 heads

Connectivity: To computer, PLC, Weighing device, Barcode reader

Connection ports: Ethernet and RS232

External Database Print Capacity: More than 1 Million records

Menu Language: All Languages available on request

Message Saving Capacity: Up to 999 Messages

Password Protection:  Yes

Input Voltage: 90-240 VAC

Power: 60 W

System  Diagnostic: Yes

Environmental Conditions: 0-50 degrees Celsius – Humidity 0-80% RH

Start & Stop Time: Immediate

Standard: CE, CSA & UL

Resolution: 180 dpi

Max Print Speed: 40M/minutes

Max No. of Lines: 8

Height Range of Printable Characters: 2-18mm

Printable Language: All available on request

Number of Fonts: Six pre-loaded fonts (user defined)

Logo Printing Option: Yes

Message Component: Text, Date, Time, Logo, Counter, Shift, Barcode, External Data, Lot Number,

Basic Shapes

Auto Update: Production & Expiry date, Time, Shift, External Data

Barcode: All major barcodes supported (1D, 2D & GS1)

Print Module Angle Adjustment: 0-180 degrees

Ink Consumption Control System: Yes

Counter: Various counter option

Body Material: Stainless Steel

Wight with Stand: 21 kg

Controller Dimension: 300 x 192 x 60 mm

Ink Supply System: Hybrid Ink System (Auto Priming) + Heater & Agitation System

Printhead Configuration: Round or Square Type Printhead

Encoder: Yes

Extender System: Enables Connectivity up to six print module

Low Level Warning Ink System: Yes

Support Options: Stainless Steel Stand, Aluminium Stand, Elevator, T-bracket

Conveyor: Various sizes and designs available on request

Standard Software Option: Flexicode Message Design Software, Remote Manager Data Management Software

Connectivity with Third Party Software: Yes

Ink Supply System: Standard Cartridge Based System (180ml)

Ink Types: Various Solvent, Oil-based & UV Curable Option available

Ink Colour Options: Black, White, Red, Blue, Yellow, UV Readable