Limitronic marking systems consist on inkjet printing with MOF inks. These printersoffer total availability, no matter whether theyhave to stopat any time or even after a power outage. Limitronic’s ink technology avoid printhead clogging.
On the contrary, printers using hot melt inks need longer set up times to reach the high temperatures they need to operate (about 140 ºC areneeded to melt the inks before theycan be used for printing). Not to mention the difficulty and danger of handling high temperature elements on production lines.
High temperature required by hot melt inks affects directly to printheads. Operating at high temperature to keep inks viscosity of the inks results in printhead wear and reduced lifespan thus, increasing maintenance costs. Furthermore, these printers have a high electrical consumption and a total dependence on an uninterrupted power supply since their set up time is not immediate.