EVOLUTION-SC Inkjet Printers

EVOLUTION SC is a small character ink jet printer designed to print a lot number, expiration date or other product identification directly onto the primary product as it travels on the production line. Designed to be a complete system which eliminates the need for ancillary add-ons, it is the lowest cost small character ink jet printer available.

Inkjet Technology by Hewlett Packard

The most critical component of any ink jet printer is the ink supply and delivery system. EVOLUTION SC is powered by inkjet technology by Hewlett Packard. HP’s thermal inkjet cartridge delivers the highest reliability and print quality from the first printed message to the last.

A Complete System

EVOLUTION SC is supplied as a complete system that’s ready to install right out of the box. The system includes the controller, mounting bracketry, printhead module and product sensor. The controller features a backlit WYSIWYG display and a tactile style keypad for message entry. The controller can also operate both the EVOLUTION I and EVOLUTION II High Resolution ink jet printers. Complete control of an EVOLUTION network can be accomplished with the handheld controller or a remote PC via an RS485 data link. Universal mounting bracketry has horizontal and vertical adjustment, and easily mounts to the production line with two mounting bolts. The printhead module contains the operating electronics for the ink cartridge that snaps securely in place and is easily removable for quick changeover.

Variable Character Heights

EVOLUTION SC offers 3 distinct character heights to choose from which are selectable through the keypad. Bold characters are also selectable for the two larger font sizes.

The printhead is capable of printing a single line of text in the 7×5 and 12×9 font sizes, while two lines can be printed in the 5×5 font.




.052”  (1.32mm)

5 x 5

.073”  (1.85mm)

7 x 5

.073”  (1.85mm)

7 x 5 BOLD

.125”  (3.2mm)

12 x 9

.125”  (3.2mm)

12 x 9 BOLD

 Ink Supply

The printhead contains a volume of 17cc of ink. The Non-Porous ink formulation was designed to give excellent adhesion and dry time on a variety of substrates including poly styrene, PVC, HDPE, coated chipboard, and stretch and shrink overwraps. A porous ink formulation is also available.