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With a variety of controllers, printheads, and inks available to choose from, Drop-On-Demand printing is suitable for many different packaging and industrial applications.  Case coding, bags, lumber, and metals are just a few of the common applications where we have provided successful solutions.  The flexible, modular design allows you to select the right combination for your needs.


Matthews offers two styles of Drop-On-Demand large character valve printheads: Standard Series and 8000+ Series.

Standard Series printheads produce a medium resolution mark, with character heights from ¼” to 2-1/2”, offered in either 7 or 16 valve printheads.

8000+ Series printheads produce a high resolution mark by overlapping a series of smaller dots.  Character heights range from 3/32” to 5”

High Resolution Inkjet Printing

Use high resolution inkjet when you need the highest quality print on your corrugated boxes and other porous materials. Often a substitute for pre-printed labels or boxes, high resolution inkjet affords you the convenience of on-demand printing of batch and date codes, variable text, graphics, and barcodes, eliminating your need to stock such costly items.

Matthews’ MPERIA™ T-Series high resolution printer operates using piezoelectric technology. The robust printhead create dark, crisp images with print heights up to 3.94” (100mm) from a single printhead. Our superior ink efficiency, and re-circulating auto-prime function, contributes to up to 35% less ink consumption than competing brands.

The MPERIA™ L-Series thermal ink jet printer provides variable data printing with high native print resolution (600 x 600 dpi) up to 200 feet per minute, nearly twice as fast as other thermal ink jet printers. There are numerous ink offerings for porous and non-porous applications, as well as inks for challenging applications. The advanced nozzle design reduces ink consumption making the L-Series a cost-effective alternative to labels and thermal transfer printing. Changeover is easy as snapping in a new ink cartridge, no maintenance and no repairs.