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TJ500 Thermal Jet Printhead

TJ500 Thermal Jet Printhead


The TJ500 printhead is a low-cost HP45A cartridge ink jet system with features found in more expensive systems. The TJ500 is based on thermal ink jet technology offering high-resolution print, easy-to-change ink cartridges and industrial-grade performance features.

Key Features

- 1/2" print height
- Prints text, graphics, barcodes
- Rugged industrial design
- Available roller retracting bracketry minimizes dust at the print nozzles while maximizing print quality.
- Onboard photocells trigger print while measuring speed for print rate
- Hinged cover provides easy access to ink cartridges
- Easy snap-in / snap-out method for changing ink cartridge
- Stainless steel faceplate is durable and cleans easily
- Can operate in "standalone" mode or tethered to IJHH handheld controller, PC, or direct serial interface.
- 300 dpi vertical and horizontal resolution
- Print speeds up to 200 feet/minute
- Channel purge at the printhead for easy cartridge cleaning
- Industrial DB-9 serial connection to external devices (controllers, PLC's, scales, etc.)
- Onboard LED's signal cartridge ink level status of "ink low" and "ink out".
- 3 standard Arial fonts supplied: 1/10", 1/4" or 1/2"
- Font conversion program provides access to any Windows font at user definable sizes.
- Prints up to 5 lines of stacked text
-Includes "write direct" language for flexible interfacing with external systems
- Can be daisy chained with up to 8 cartridges for larger print application
- Powered by HP technology

Technical Specification


IJ4000 Hand Held

Touch Screen Display

7" Color

Operator Interface

Graphical User Interface, WYSIWYG


Touchscreen Pop-up, Unicode Compatible


Industrial Thermoplastic, Drop Resistant


512 MB


1-Ethernet, 1-USB, 2-RS232

IO Interface


Auto Codes

Time, Date, Use By, Julian, Count, User Defined, Shifts, Variable Input

Bar Codes

UPC, GTIN, I2of5, 128, Code 39, EAN, UCC, 2D Data Matrix, QR




TrueType Available

PC Interface

Windows PC GUI Software

Graphical User Interface, WYSIWYG Editor

Networking Software with Database


Direct Interface

Protocol Provided



Thermal Jet (HP)

Print Height

1/2" & 1" Print Heads

Print Resolution

300 x 300 dpi

Standard Print Speeds

Up to 200 fpm

Print Speeds with reduced resolution

Up to 500 fpm

Print Options

Side, Top Down

Print Distance

Up to 1/4"

Ink Systems

Ink Delivery


Ink Supplies

42 ml

Ink Types

Porous & Non-Porous inks Water Based for porous & aqueous coated cartons, Solvent Based for non-porous stock


Regulatory Listings


Operating Environment

50° F to 104° F (10° C to 40° C)

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