Top 10 Inkjet Printer Manufacturers in 2023

1. Markem-lmaje

Country: France/USA

Founded: 1991

About the company:

Markem-lmaje is a trusted global product identification and fashion tracking solution manufacturer, providing a full range of inkjet, thermal transfer, laser, printing and labeling systems and RFID based systems.

Markem-lmaje provides complete solutions to achieve product quality and safety, regulatory and retailer compliance, better product recall and improved manufacturing processes.

Markem-lmaje relies on 30 subsidiaries around the world to provide good product marking and coding solutions for more than 40000 customers.

In addition, Markem-lmaje’s customers are also supported by six R&D centers, several equipment maintenance centers and manufacturing plants strategically located around the world.

2. Videojet

Country: USA

About the company:

From the 1960s, as a department of A.B. Dick Company, Videojet (Shanghai) Identification Technology Co., Ltd. was subordinate to the Danaher Group of the United States (hereinafter referred to as “Videojet”), and is one of the world’s famous manufacturers of identification systems.

As a professional manufacturer in the global logo industry, the company is trusted by customers with excellent products, services and customized logo solutions, and is known as the representative of stable overall solutions.

The company has been innovating, developing, manufacturing and selling high-quality ink-jet printing and marking equipment and consumables for more than ten years.

Today, Videojet Technologies Inc. has become famous around the world.

It uses various technologies to provide appropriate inkjet and logo solutions, and focuses on providing high-quality equipment, consumables and services.

Videojet large character and small character inkjet printer, laser coding system, thermal transfer printer and labeling equipment can print variable data (such as use date, production date, batch number and operator information), one-dimensional barcode and two-dimensional barcode on almost all printable product packages, freight containers or pallets.

Videojet has installed more than 325000 sets of equipment worldwide, set up 30 direct sales operation departments, and has more than 3000 employees. Videojet’s global sales and service center network provides high-quality services to all regions.

The company has set up direct sales operation departments all over the world (including Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Türkiye and the United Kingdom) to provide sales, service, training, management and application support for global customers. 

There are 250 direct sales and service personnel in the United States alone.

Videojet’s distribution network includes more than 150 distributors and global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), covering 135 countries/regions.

3. DOMINO

Country: Britain

Founded: 1978

About the company:

Domino Group was founded in 1978 and headquartered in Cambridge, England.

Since its establishment, Domino has gained worldwide reputation in the field of logo and printing with professional logo and printing technology, high-quality product equipment and globally unified standard services.

Domino’s digital printing department provides the business printing industry with digital inkjet printing systems, label digital printing systems, etc., which are widely used in the printing of variable information such as labels, publications, security printing, packaging printing and dyeing.

Domino has more than 2800 employees worldwide, and its business covers more than 120 countries.

The company has production bases in Britain, the United States, China, Germany, India, Sweden and Switzerland.

Domino Logo Technology Co., Ltd. was established in China in 1995.

The Chinese market is one of the important markets of Domino Group.

Since 1998, Domino China has successively obtained ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 system certification in the logo industry.

In May 2002, the Asia Pacific headquarters of Domino settled in Shanghai Jinqiao Export Processing Zone, becoming the largest overseas manufacturing and distribution center of Domino.

At present, Domino has established more than 30 branches, offices and service stations in important regions and cities in China, serving a wide range of customers in various industries, including a large number of well-known domestic and global enterprises.

4. Hitachi

Country: Japan

Founded: 1910

About the company:

As a global leader in social innovation, Hitachi carries out businesses involving electricity, energy, industry, circulation, water, urban construction, public, medical and health, and provides high-quality solutions through collaboration with customers.

Now, Hitachi is accelerating its social innovation globally, solving various social issues, becoming an innovation partner in the loT era, and striving to achieve further development in the global market by virtue of its advantages in using control technology at the beginning of its business, as well as its half century old IT technology, and integrating big data analysis, AI and other digital technologies.

Hitachi was founded in 1910. In its more than 100 years of development, Hitachi has always adhered to the entrepreneurial spirit of “harmony, honesty and pioneer spirit” and the corporate philosophy of “contributing to society through excellent independent technology and product development”, realizing the inheritance and continuous growth of the cause.

In the context of rapid changes in the world economy, Hitachi has formulated a new vision, that is, “Hitachi, with innovation to open the way to solutions, with excellent teams and rich global market experience, to inject new vitality into the world”, and has built up the core values of Hitachi Group, with a view to making greater contributions to social development with a new spirit.

In China, Hitachi has carried out extensive business activities with the goal of “The Most Trusted Partner in China”.

At the same time, Hitachi also pays close attention to environmental protection and is committed to the development and upgrading of energy conservation and emission reduction based social infrastructure systems, with a view to solving China’s social problems and making positive contributions to the sustainable development of China’s society.

5. Linx

Country: Britain

Founded: 1986

About the company:

In the 1980s, Linx (Linx) brand was founded in Cambridge, England, the birthplace of the world’s inkjet technology, and entered the Chinese market in 2013, establishing a wholly-owned subsidiary, Linx Aoke (Shanghai) Trade Co., Ltd.

Linx’s first CIJ inkjet printer was the 5000 created in 1987, followed by the 5100, 5150 and 5200 inkjet printers.

These are all inkjet printers with sealed printheads, one key start stop and four line inkjet printing performance.

In 1988, 4000 was launched. In 1991, 6000 was launched.

The latter keeps Linx’s “pioneering” record by virtue of a complete set of automatic intermediate washing function of the nozzle and WYSIWYG display.

The upgraded versions of the two models were put on the market in the 1990s, including the first 6200 inkjet with automatic power-off function, and the 4800 that achieved another industrial “first” because it met the IP55 protection standard.

Linx’s first food grade ink was developed for the European egg inkjet printing market and was used in 6200 and 4800 in 1997.

Linx Ink Jet Printer Linx6800 Spectrum was launched in 2002.

In 2003, 4900 replaced 4800. The ink-jet printer with a deep drawn stainless steel shell can shake off the water.

In 2009, 7300 replaced 6000 series inkjet printer.

In the next few years, the 7300 and 4900 series will be further expanded and include models with specific applications, such as the 7300 Spectrum for high contrast pigment inks and the 4900DC with a horizontal nozzle that can adapt to multiple product (yogurt can) spray codes.

Linx has also developed its own ink and solvent series to enable its CIJ inkjet printer to adapt to a variety of substrates and applications, including coding on wet bottles and UV readable inks.

In 2011, with the release of Linx CJ400, a new CIJ platform was added to the series.

The large color touch screen contains clear and step-by-step instructions, which makes information creation extremely simple.

At the same time, the self-service module reduces the labeling requirements for maintenance engineers.

These new functions position Linx CJ400 as a very flexible inkjet printer, because it can be easily pulled out and brought to another production line for quick installation.

The independent service module also makes the CJ400 very suitable for enterprises that are geographically distant and expensive to maintain.

6. KBA

Country: Germany

Founded: 1817

About the company:

KBA has been inspiring the world since 1817.

With the innovative technology guiding the industry, KBA has constantly broken through itself in printing and related fields, creating new world records.

In 2017, KBA launched the Koenig&Bauer brand at the important moment of its 200th anniversary, opening its third century of development with a clear development strategy and a new market outlook.

As one of the printing press manufacturers with a long history and large scale in the world, KBA can customize innovative solutions for almost all application needs.

The diversification of products enables KBA to have proprietary technology in many printing technology fields, and has the superb ability to transform users’ ideals into reality.

As the leader of the printing industry, KBA has penetrated into every corner of life.

KBA can be seen on cosmetics container packaging, iron can packaging, carton packaging and even small snacks packaging.

Not only that, KBA accounts for 90% of the global market share of banknotes and securities, and 80% of the global share of metal printing.

Its global share of full sheet machines, packaging, and rotation cannot be underestimated.

At the same time, KBA also occupies a quarter of the global market share of sheet fed offset printing machines.

For a long time, what KBA has adhered to is not only the spirit of innovation, but also continuous research, providing after-sales service guarantee for customers, and helping customers improve the excellent quality of production performance.

At the same time, KBA can also complete the observation of each printed sheet through online quality control, and strive to provide customers with good use quality through Gaobao’s deep foundation, good printing quality and effective production efficiency.

For a long time, KBA has been working as a printing expert to create solutions for customers’ needs, so that customers can feel the advantages of precision, flexibility, diversity and innovation.

KBA has more than 7500 printing presses operating in more than 5000 printing enterprises worldwide.

It is no accident that KBA has been able to occupy so many market shares. It has been adhering to the concept of innovation for so many years.

Through the joint efforts of sophisticated employees and trustworthy business partners, it has successfully combined customer needs and advanced technology, innovated endlessly and met customer needs, and joined hands to welcome the future of printing.

With hundreds of years of innovative spirit and calm and perfect product services, KBA has continued to take root in the Chinese market, gained many valuable experience and friendship from the industry, and brought you KBA’s multi-directional printing and packaging solutions, intelligent and customized products and services.

It vividly explains the essence of KBA’s concept of “high-end” and “customization “, and makes users feel the advantages of precision, flexibility and innovation in a practical and sincere way.

As an international large-scale enterprise, KBA has formed a complete network system of design, production, sales, technical support and after-sales service around the world.

With the continuous development of China’s business, KBA also pays more and more attention to users’ requirements for after-sales service.

So far, KBA has successively established a sound after-sales service system and spare parts warehouse in Shanghai, Dongguan and Hong Kong, and trained a group of strictly trained engineering and technical personnel to ensure the safe and effective operation and production of KBA’s equipment.

KBA Service 4.0 is a comprehensive embodiment of KBA’s high-end services.

It provides users with a variety of services such as full machine inspection and maintenance, upgrading and transformation, remote maintenance, spare parts, equipment relocation, and process plan, which has been highly praised and affirmed by users.

KBA will continue to provide users with various technical support and high-quality after-sales service, and continue to work together with Chinese users to create the future.

7. EBS

Country: Germany

Founded: 1977

About the company:

Founded in 1977, EBS German Inkjet Group is a multinational company specialized in industrial inkjet equipment integrating research, development and production.

Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, it has subsidiaries in Poland, the United States, China, etc.

It has a complete product series and reliable professional technology in the field of inkjet marking, and its business covers more than 100 countries and regions around the world.

EBS Logo Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of German EBS Inkjet Group in China, is a high-tech enterprise responsible for all business of EBS in China.

At present, there are basically EBS distributors in all cities across the country.

The establishment of EBS China brings more competitive products and perfect after-sales service to domestic customers.

EBS has a complete product series in terms of ink-jet code system.

The DOD large character series (EBS-230/EBS-1500), CUJ small character series (EBS-6600/EBS-6900), and handheld series (EBS-250/EBS-260) can almost meet all the ink-jet requirements for logos.

In the world, EBS products are widely used in food, beverage, electronics, medicine, cosmetics, mechanical parts, cables and wires, building materials, steel and petroleum, cement, wood, stone, elevators, logistics, public facilities and many other industries.

In 2005, EBS invested heavily in the development of the innovative handheld inkjet printer EBS-HANDJET250, which brings new solutions to the identification of heavy objects.

EBS uses advanced technology and excellent quality to customize innovative and effective identification solutions for customers, reduce operating costs and waste of solvents for customers, help customers improve production, operation and logistics efficiency, and help customer enterprises integrate with Industry 4.0.

EBS Company adheres to the people-oriented values and pays attention to the environmental impact.

All products comply with ISO9001 certification, which can better meet customers’ quality needs and identification goals.

8. KGK

Country: Japan

Founded: 1968

About the company:

Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Wakayama, Japan, KGK Jizhou Technology Research Industry is a professional company specializing in the development, production and sales of various inkjet printers, wheel printers and their consumables.

The company started as follows:

“We are full of the belief that we are going to the world from Kyushu, Japan, and we are committed to the hard research of technology, so as to ignite the vitality of life and create a vibrant industry.”.

The company’s characteristics: sales personnel also come from the technical group of technicians. Adopt a direct marketing system and serve customers meticulously.

Since the first friction wheel automatic code printing machine of KGK developed and manufactured by President Fu Zhongfugan in 1968, which can only print on the date of, has more than 100 kinds of wheel code printing machines suitable for various production lines, HQ series of large character code printing machines, CCS series of small character code printing machines, and has realized the self-development and development of printing heads, various consumables, and character detection machines.

It has formed a professional group integrating development, manufacturing and sales.

Since its establishment, it has become an outstanding enterprise in the field of Japanese logo machinery.

In November 2005, President Fugan Fuzhong was awarded Huang Shuhaozheng by the Emperor of Japan.

In April 2006, the company was rated as one of the top 300 SMEs in Japan.

It is precisely because we have a customer base in all walks of life, so we have a strong adaptability to changes in the market.

In 2007, it obtained ISO9001 certification.

As a development oriented enterprise, in the face of market demand changes, the company’s goal is to better meet customer requirements, provide customers with stable products, and fully demonstrate its technical strength to the world.

The company is promoting the research of micro processing technology and droplet technology.

KGK Jizhou Code Printing Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned company established by KGK Jizhou Technology Research Industry in November 2002 in China, with its manufacturing base located in Shanghai Songjiang Export Processing Zone.

Since its inception, the company has set up independent offices and liaison offices in 22 major cities across the country, and has set up agents in Malaysia, including Singapore, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Russia, Vietnam, Nigeria, Thailand, Pakistan and other countries and regions.

The company has more than 60 types of inkjet printer provided by the Japanese headquarters to automatically print product names, manufacturing date, company logo, etc. for corrugated boxes, packaging boxes, PET bottles, glass bottles, wood, building materials, cables, metal products, etc.

KGK is growing rapidly in the Chinese market and around the world.

9. EC-JET

Country: China

Founded: 2006

Products: Identification appearance quality testing equipment, product sealing testing equipment, small character inkjet printer (CIJ), large character inkjet printer (DOD), laser inkjet printer (ECL), high resolution inkjet printer (ECH) and related consumables

About the company:

Guangzhou Yida Packaging Equipment Co., Ltd., founded in 2006, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Guangzhou Famaga Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd., and has many brands such as EC-JET and FOMONE.

Guangzhou Yida is committed to providing the world with excellent inkjet marking equipment, product testing equipment, professional industry solutions and high-quality customer service, and creating greater value for customers’ sustainable development.

As a leading enterprise in the domestic industry, the company, as the first drafter, led the formulation of the national standard of Continuous Inkjet Printer (GB/T29017-2012).

In addition, the company has a professional R&D team, industry-leading independent core technology and sustainable R&D capabilities, and a full range of inkjet marking products and testing equipment.

The company provides suitable products and professional industrial solutions for pharmaceutical, food, beverage, candy, cosmetics, electronic products and many other industries.

10. Matthews

Country: USA

Founded: 1850

About the company:

In 1850, John Dixon Matthews came to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from his hometown Sheffield, England, and opened a lettering shop here.

Matthews’ original products include military stamping fonts, soldering irons and wooden crate seals.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Wapung paper freight boxes gradually replaced wooden crates.

Mr. Matthews, who has always led the innovation, produced vulcanized rubber seals and plates for printing on cardboard.

Now, with innovative inkjet, laser and automated packaging materials and industrial materials marking solutions, Matthews

Marking Systems continues to maintain its leading position in the industry.

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