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What is the Difference Between a Laser Marking Machine and an Inkjet Printer?
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What is the Difference Between a Laser Marking Machine and an Inkjet Printer?

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portabelWith the continuous development of laser technology, laser marking machines have penetrated into all aspects of our lives and work. Regardless of the markings on daily necessities, food, or industrial products, such as production date, LOGO, model number, bar code, etc. these marks are generally marked with a laser marking machine or an inkjet printer. So what are the specific differences between laser marking machines and inkjet printers? The following HANTEN CNC summarizes the 5 major differences for you, as follows:

First what’s the laser marking machine?

The laser marking machine uses a laser beam to make permanent marks on the surface of various materials. The effect of marking is to expose the deep material through the evaporation of the surface material, or to "carve" traces through the chemical and physical changes of the surface material caused by light energy, or to burn off part of the material through light energy to show the required etching patterns, text.

The most common application is to engrave metal nameplates and trademarks of various products, mark product parts, and engrave various stamps. Since the laser marking machine can engrave metals and a variety of non-metallic materials, and has high precision, it is more suitable for applications that require finer and higher precision. Used in surface processing of electronic components, integrated circuits (IC), electrical appliances, mobile communications, hardware products, tool accessories, precision instruments, glasses and watches, jewelry, auto parts, plastic buttons, etc.

Second what’s the Inkjet Printers

The flat-panel inkjet universal printer is a printer that prints on all planes or paper, cloth, film, etc. that can be laid flat on the plane. It consists of a rectangular frame and a control print head in the rectangular frame Composed of components that move laterally. It requires that what is printed can be printed as long as it is flat or flat on a flat surface, regardless of its size, width, thickness, dryness or wetness, tightness, softness, hardness, weight, or even walls, buildings, etc.

Third, what is the difference between a laser marking machine and an inkjet printer?

1. The cost is different

A. Initial cost

The one-time purchase price of laser marking machine is relatively high, but the purchase cost of inkjet printer is relatively low.

B. Operating costs

The laser marking machine has extremely low operating costs, no consumables, and maintenance-free. Inkjet printers need to consume a large amount of special inks and solvents, and consume large amounts of consumables. In addition, inkjet printers are expensive to replace nozzles and other accessories, requiring professional maintenance personnel for after-sales services.

2. Different marking effects

The laser marking machine uses laser to etch the surface of the object to form a marking effect, which is clear and permanent, but different types of marking machines must distinguish different materials.

Inkjet printers use chemical inks for charged adsorption, which can be applied to almost all paper materials, but the adhesion and marking effect are easily affected by factors such as working environment humidity, temperature, and whether the surface of the material is smooth.

3. Different marking speeds

The laser marking machine has a faster marking speed. Inkjet printer: generally 30m/min, divided into handheld marking and assembly line mechanical marking. The marking speed of the laser marking machine is generally 18m/s, using intelligent automatic flying marking, manual positioning and static marking.

4. Different applicable materials

Inkjet printers are basically suitable for all common materials, such as paper, leather, plastic, glass, metal, etc.

There are many types of laser marking machines. For specific materials, please refer to:

CO2 laser marking machine: mainly used for non-metals (wood, acrylic, paper, leather, etc.);

Green laser marking machine, UV laser marking machine: mainly used for high-end and ultra-fine IC products;

Lamp pump YAG laser marking machine: mainly used for low-demand products such as metal and plastic;

Semiconductor side-pumped laser marking machine and semiconductor end-pumped laser marking machine: the same surface as the lamp pump YAG laser marking machine, relatively stable, generally used for high-end products;

Fiber laser marking machine: precise marking, power saving, maintenance-free, used for high-end products such as mobile phones and buttons.

HANTENCNC produces these two machines, if you are not sure which machine is suitable for you? Welcome to contact us, we will provide you the best plan.



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