Discover why edding is the new standard in industrial marking
For over 60 years, edding has been Germany’s most trusted name in ink. This easy-to-use marking solution can print on cardboard, foil, glass, plastics... Discover the edding compact printers, now.
High-resolution printing on any surface.
edding industrial compact printers offer unbeatable reliability
Made in Germany using only high-quality components, edding compact printers are smart and reliable industrial inkjet printers that are ready for Industry 4.0. Unlike continuous inkjet marking system (CIJ printing), edding's industrial inkjet printing machines do not need any maintenance or technical service.
edding compact printers take care of your printing, so you can take care of business!
See what our customers say
We were looking for a robust industrial printer light enough to be moved easily around the factory. It needed to be simple to use and low cost to operate. And capable of printing at high resolution on multiple surfaces, including the metal transport cases for our engines. The edding portable printer ticks every box.
We purchased the edding compact printer in 2020 which meets our needs and prints directly onto the glass (glass printing), making our product completely traceable both within the UK and internationally. Any questions we’ve had have been swiftly answered by the team, and if required a site visit carried out.
Once the ceramics we produced had been packed into crates, it used to take us a lot of time and additional labour to mark the wooden crates. Thanks to edding's portable printer for mobile use, marking our wooden crates has never been easier! Because it is so easy to install and use, our staff were able to start marking within 5 minutes.
The edding team we met at the Eurasia Packaging Fair impressed us with its technological solution for industrial marking. For us, the decision to cease labelling our products and switch to marking using edding's industrial printer was a very good one, both in terms of cost and ease of use.
Historically we used ink fountain brush and stencils for marking but we needed a process to improve speed and quality of the markings. The edding portable has saved us from weekly hassles and problems when exporting pallets – to do with identifying our regulatory markings. The printer has hugely sped up the process for us and offers the versatility to mark in smaller areas now too.
Previously, we used alternative industrial printer technology that required an operator. Since switching to edding industrial printers, we have not needed an operator. Because it is so easy to use, our production efficiency has also increased. We also discovered edding's portable printer for marking flour sacks.For us, edding's portable printer has meant greater convenience and flexibility in the sack-marking process.
edding compact printers use Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) technology. It is one of the two most commonly used technologies for industrial marking, together with Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) technology. For a long time, the preferred solution has been CIJ, but TIJ has advanced a long way over the past decade and now offers multiple advantages over CIJ. With CIJ, a stream of ink is constantly being formed and deflected to the product when needed. CIJ therefore requires a complex system to collect and recirculate the ink; involving a lot of moving parts, ink and solvents. The edding TIJ solution is far simpler and more reliable to operate as the user simply replaces the ink cartridge. No servicing and minimal cleaning is required.
edding compact printers have been designed from the ground up, with the focus on delivering what customers really need: German-manufactured reliability, with a 24-month warranty The widest range of inks for industrial applications Intuitive handling Versatile for use with multiple ink types, and various external ancillary parts. Industry 4.0 connectivity. On each of the above, edding compact printers exceed the existing TIJ offerings in the market by delivering smart and innovative solutions for all these details that make a difference.
The system architecture is by far the most advanced in the market - ready for the Industry 4.0 era. Via its numerous inputs and outputs, an edding printer can be fully integrated into the network; able to communicate with upstream and downstream machines. The printer connects to any end device via Ethernet, WiFi or Bluetooth. It supports DCHP, SMTP Mail, HTML5 and even SNMP for connection to Manufacturing Control or ERP systems. You can control the device via a web browser on your smartphone, laptop or the installed touchscreen.
If a problem were to occur, there is a 24-month warranty covering the device (excluding consumables). A temporary replacement will typically be Express delivered to you the next day, while repairs are covered for free.
They have a broad operation range across environments, technologies and applications. That means simple applications such as best before dates, to automatic printing of Datamatrix codes for car tyres; even complex applications such as consumer goods printed with invisible UV ink. In general, our compact printers can be used in a wide variety of areas: such as the food and beverage industry, pharmaceutical sector, logistics and transport, and the automotive sector. You can print on cardboards, print on foil, print on glass (glass printing), print on plastics (plastics printing) and more… The broad edding ink portfolio ensure that you have the best ink for every single surface.
edding compact printers make it possible to print in difficult environments. The dust and temperature changes on a construction site, or the wet environment of a beverage production line, are no problem for the edding in-line 12 or edding portable 12. The clever design means they do not need integrated fans to prevent overheating, as the aluminium casing keeps the device cool and prevents dust from entering.
Yes. Ease of use was one of the key things that users spoke to us about during development of the printers. Intuitive handling and animated user guides make it easy for any user to install and begin operating it in just a few minutes. You don’t need support from a technician or any training. You can also get printing straight away, as the printer comes in an all-in-one box with all the accessories you need.
Print information can be changed quickly and easily via the integrated touchscreen, web browser or even smartphone. The system also thinks for the user by searching for the optimum settings together with the user via simple graphic wizards on the touchscreen.
Thermal Inkjet (TIJ) technology used to have problems printing on plastic and glass, but advances in the technology had addressed these issues by 2012. With their innovative technology and high quality inks, edding compact printers achieve high resolution marking on almost any surface, including plastic and glass.