Hitachi America, Ltd. ( is proud to announce the latest generation continuous ink jet printer, the UX Series. The UX Series product line was unveiled at Pack Expo Las Vegas last month.

The new UX Series product line incorporates the same proven low-pressure, ink return system used in previous Hitachi series printers that “pulsates” the ink stream, effectively reducing air mixing with ink, minimizing solvent evaporation and significantly reducing running costs. The UX goes even further by adding a new cartridge-type system, making ink replacement clean and simple and, eliminates the need to pour fluids. The ink and make-up cartridges can be used right up until the last drop of fluid. The result is less waste and the elimination of costly separate disposal requirements for cartridges.

The UX Series printers are available in two models and can print up to 6 lines. UX printers incorporate an improved, modern user interface with a full 10.4 inch color touch screen panel complete with icon-based graphics indicating ink levels and signaling when to replace the cartridges. Ethernet connectivity is standard enabling printers to be networked easily.

A new ergonomically-designed print head allows for improved printing of gable top containers such as milk and juice cartons. The printer’s cabinet is rated IP65 for harsh environments. The printer can be washed down making it suitable for use in meat and dairy industries operating in temperatures ranging from 0 to 50 degrees C.

By adding this new cartridge-based continuous ink jet technology to an already well respected lineup of reliable, continuous ink jet printers combined with the addition of a new Co2 laser marker line-up, Hitachi America, Ltd is fast becoming a one stop shop for advanced marking and coding solutions for food, pharmaceutical, automotive, personal care, cosmetics and industrial products.