Evolution HP I & II (touch screen controller)

EVOLUTION HP is a High Resolution Ink Jet Printer that has been designed to offer exceptional performance, virtually no maintenance and an extremely low Total Cost of Ownership in a compact, easy to use system.


Click here for a brochure of the Evolution I & II (touchscreen) 

A Complete System

EVOLUTION HP is complete and ready to install right out of the box.  The system includes the mounting bracketry, a hand held controller with tactile keypad for message entry, a printhead module with internal product sensor and power supply.


Inkjet Technology by Hewlett Packard

The EVOLUTION HP is powered with ink jet technology by Hewlett Packard. This combination

gives you the benefits of an affordable, compact, and efficient design coupled with the reliability of printhead technology by Hewlett Packard.


Optimum Print Resolution

EVOLUTION HP delivers bold, highly legible and fully formed characters in a print resolution of 300 dpi at production line speed of up to 200 feet per minute.


Color Touch Screen Controller

The Touch Screen Controller utilizes a large 4.3” (diagonal) color display which guides you through message entry in a very user friendly manner. A stylus is included and snaps back into place on the controller when not in use.


Two HP Versions Available

Evolution I starts off as a basic system that will print either one line of 1/2” high characters or two lines of 7/32” characters.  No additional software is included as standard.  There are a number of software options for the Evolution I that add memory, extended message length, sequence numbering, time and date formats, and more.


Evolution II is a fully loaded system which includes all of the optional EVOLUTION I software as standard. Evolution II can print one line of 1/2”, two lines of 7/32”, three lines of 1/8” or four lines of 3/32”.  Eight of the more popular barcode symbologies are built in to the Evolution II. These barcodes include: I 2 of 5, Code 39, UPC-A, UPC-E, 128 B, 128 C, EAN 8 and EAN 13. Data Matrix is available as an option.  Optional fonts sizes & styles are available for both models.


Add-On Printheads

Adding another printhead is as simple as sliding it on.  Each printhead module is manufactured with a dovetail slot on one side and a dovetail slide on the other. You can attach up to three additional printheads on a single bracket by inserting the slide on one into the slot on the other. A small RS 485 data cable is then used to connect the modules.  This allows the hand held controller to network all of the printheads on the production line.


Breakaway Printhead Protection

Cartons traveling on a typical powered conveyor or going through a case taper can sometimes come through skewed or off center. The horizontal adjusting rod that holds the printhead module has been designed with a breakaway feature that moves the printhead out of harms way should the carton come in contact with it. A detent in the assembly allows you to securely snap the printhead module back into position after the misaligned carton has passed.