Videojet® 1280 Industrial Inkjet Printer

Continuous Inkjet Printers

Continuous Industrial inkjet printer performance and operator effectiveness made easy

Videojet has redefined simple with the Videojet 1280 Continuous Inkjet (CIJ) Printer. From the intuitive interface to smart design features, the 1280 CIJ printer is simple for all operators to use.

The 1280 CIJ printer features an 8” tablet-inspired SIMPLICiTY™ interface, greatly reducing operator printer interactions, and helping to eliminate potential user errors.

One, quick and easy-to-replace Videojet SmartCell™ service module helps to ensure you receive maximum line productivity and no additional downtime.

Our no mess, no waste, no mistake Videojet Smart Cartridge™ system drains all fluids from the cartridge, and offers additional protection against leakage during transport and handling.

With optional VideojetConnect™ Remote Service, your team can gain instant access to the world’s largest network of CIJ experts, connecting the Videojet technician directly to your production line for immediate assistance.

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InksDye Based
Maximum Lines of Print per Printhead5
Maximum Line Speed (1)162 m/min (533 ft/min)
Environmental ProtectionIP55
Umbilical Length2 m (6.56 ft) optional 3 m (9.84 ft)
Message Storage CapabilityMore than 250 complex messages
Smart CartridgeTMIncluded
CommunicationsEthernet LAN and RS232 Serial (requires RS232 connector kit)
Linear and 2D Bar CodesIncluded
I/O Ports and ControlProduct Detect Input, Encoder Input, Beacon (Alarm light) Output, Relay Output, USB 2.0 (x2)
Display (User Interface)SIMPLICiTY™ based 8 inch color touchscreen
Positive Air / Dry Air Kit#

# Optional

(1) Based upon single line, 10 characters per inch

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Uptime Advantage

  • Leveraging proven and innovative technologies from Videojet legacy models
  • Modular wear parts enable easy and reliable replacement by the customer, therefore reducing downtime
  • Ability to connect to optional VideojetConnect™ Remote Service for direct access to our technical experts

Simple Usability

  • 8” touchscreen display is intuitive to the operator without the need for extensive training
  • On-board ‘How to’ videos greatly reduce the need for having an operator manual to hand
  • The Videojet  SmartCell™ design allows for simple, user-performed preventative maintenance

Code Assurance

  • Tablet-like functionality enhances an operator’s ability to learn the interface to reduce coding errors
  • The Videojet SIMPLICiTY™ user interface greatly reduces operator printer interactions, helping to eliminate potential user errors through an intuitive, 8” touchscreen display
  • User definable message rules can automate code content without need of operator interaction

Built-in Productivity

  • No mess, no waste, no mistake Videojet Smart Cartridge™
  • Reduce waste and rework with the step-by-step guides in the easy-to-use operator interface
  • Workflow modules expand functionality
  • Automated message rules reduce operator interaction

“Videojet inkjet technology has revolutionized what used to be a very dirty job. It is the best equipment on the market. Coding can be that easy.”

James Macsween – Managing Director, Macsween of Edinburgh (case study)

“It’s just very simple. Since the printhead stays clean, we don’t need to spend any time cleaning it.”

Josh Biederwolf – Extruder Operator, Bell Laboratories (case study)

“The printers work in the background which is good news. I never really hear about any problems from them. They offer the reliability factor that I need without any headaches. They do exactly what you want them to do which is what you want from an engineering and production perspective.”

Neil Hackney – Group Engineering Manager, Bokomo Foods (case study)





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Videojet® 1280 Industrial Inkjet Printer

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DescriptionDesigned for single shift operations with basic production line integration.Offers integrated Wi-Fi, which provides an easy and secure way for users to communicate with the printer.The industry’s first dedicated
soft-pigmented CIJ printer, utilizing soft-pigmented contrast inks to print high-quality, high-contrast codes .
Shared specs– Continous inkjet (CIJ) technology is extremely versatile and can print on virtually any shape, size, and material
– SIMPLICiTY series, the third and current generation of Videojet CIJ printers
– Print up to 5 lines
– Store 250+ complex messages
– WYSIWYG message editing
Max line speed162 m/min (533 ft/min)278 m/min (914 ft/min)
User interface8” high-response TFT-LCD touch screen10.4” 16:9 high-response TFT-LCD touch screen
Environmental protection– IP55, no plant air required, stainless steel cabinet– IP55, no plant air required, stainless steel cabinet
– IP65, protected electronics (optional with dust protection kit)
Qualified inks18 core inks18 core inks
21 specialty inks
4 core inks

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