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This article explores the reasons why shifting from a printer that depends on an attached dedicated touchscreen display controller to a remote-controlled device-independent coding printer is a game-changer on your production floor.

At MapleJet, the main goal is to make the printing experience as simple and as efficient as possible, while maintaining the highest quality of print in the most economical way. This is the reason why MapleJet developed date coder printers that are fully capable of being controlled and monitored remotely with a simple to use, efficient and intuitive application – “Hx Manager”. 

No need to be near the printer

In larger production areas, visiting each printer installed in the production line is obviously of great hassle. The time wasted for operators to physically monitor the printer’s status or even change the message of several printers in multiple production lines is an indication of production inefficiency. In contrast, an industrial printer with a remote control ability can efficiently perform these tasks without wasting ample time to physically survey the production floor.

Reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission

One of the many uncertainties that come with this pandemic is that it could last for several months or even years. Having a printer that provides a chance to work remotely from the device without needing much interaction from other personnel in the factory is something that aligns with the new normal. With a printer that can be controlled or monitored using any device without sharing them, the factory personnel’s health and safety are safeguarded from the risk of the virus.

Free up more space in the production area

Other industrial inkjet date coders on the market incorporate a large size touchscreen display in every controller making the complete system inconveniently bulky. This is common with continuous inkjet printers where there is the makeup, the ink system, and the large touchscreen controller placed all together, taking a lot of space on the production floor.

Mobility & flexibility advantages

Among the many, another limitation is the lack of flexibility to be installed in the packaging line as it is bulky. It restricts the ability to move the printer from one production line to another easily when needed. With a small footprint inkjet printer (with no attached bulky accessories), installing the printer in different types of packaging lines is easy.

No expensive replacement cost and unexpected downtime

With frequent use, damaging or breaking the screen of the controller is unavoidable. And, since this is the only way to control the printer, operations have to stop until the printer is fixed. This leads to unexpected downtime and the expensive cost of replacement for the parts. Further, considering the need for a professional Engineer to do the work can add up to the extra cost.

Control multiple date coder printers in the production line

Having a device-independent coder printer allows users to connect to multiple printers from any location using one smart device, remotely. Operators can check the number of prints done, customize the text, monitor ink levels, and perform other tasks without being physically controlling the printer.


These are just some of the reasons why a printer that can be controlled remotely is a game-changer in your production line. It provides more efficiency and reduces the operating costs of the factory in comparison to having an inkjet date coder printer that depends on a dedicated touchscreen display attached to the printer.

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