April 7, 2022 

Markem-Imaje 5940 G Touch Dry: Exploring the New Innovation

Markem-Imaje 5940 G Touch Dry

As one of today’s most popular coding and marking companies, when Markem-Imaje releases a new printer model, the industry takes notice. Earlier this year, Markem-Imaje announced the arrival of its newest high-resolution inkjet printer, the 5940 G Touch Dry.

An improvement upon the company’s last high-resolution printer model, the 5800, the Markem-Imaje 5940 G Touch Dry offers faster printing speeds and a larger print area than its predecessor. Further, new hardware additions like Markem-Imaje’s patent-pending hot melt printhead and self-heating reservoir promise to minimize instances of downtime and maximize consumable efficiency. 

In this review, we take a look at the 5940 G, including its technical specifications and new hardware innovations as well as how it stacks up against other high-resolution printers on the market. From application specialties to ongoing cost concerns, here’s everything you should know about this new high-res printer release.

How the Markem-Imaje 5940 G Touch Dry Improves Upon its Predecessor

When developing the 5940 G Touch Dry, Markem-Imaje’s mission was to create a more efficient version of its previous top large character model, the 5800 Touch Dry. The “Touch Dry” name stems from the line of hot melt wax supplies used by this line of high-resolution printers. As implied, Touch Dry consumables are solid ink materials that instantly dry once applied to a substrate, resulting in codes that are sharp, highly readable, and smudge-free.

With the release of the 5940 G, Markem-Imaje enables users to make the most of their Touch Dry supplies by improving upon the mechanical properties of the 5800. One of the most obvious of these improvements is print speed. Across the board, the 5940 G delivers faster coding than its predecessor without sacrificing code quality. 

The tables below compare the differences between the 5940 G and the 5800.

Markem-Imaje 5940 G Touch Dry Printing Specs

Print DensityDPI ResolutionMaximum Speed (m/min.)
1150 x 200182
2300 x 20091
3450 x 20061
4600 x 200 45
5750 x 20036

Markem-Imaje 5800 Touch Dry Printing Specs

Print DensityDPI ResolutionMaximum Speed (m/min.)
1150 x 200120
2300 x 20060
3450 x 20040
4600 x 200 30
5750 x 20024

In addition to speed improvements, the 5940 G is also capable of creating much longer markings than the 5800. Although both printer models have a max print height of 65 mm, the 5940 G’s max print length of 3 meters dwarfs the 5800’s max print length of 1 meter. 

Beyond these direct improvements, the 5940 G carries several other advantages that promise to improve operational efficiency. Some of these benefits include:

  • No use for plant air due to the printer’s internal airflow.
  • Average environmental resistance stemming from its IP54-rated outer structure and 32-104°F (0-40°C) operating temperature.
  • Environmentally-friendly ink options that are free of solvents, volatile organic compounds, and odors.
  • Minimal nozzle blockages thanks to Markem-Imaje’s Intelli’Flow printhead technology and internal filtering process.  

Is the Markem-Imaje 5940 G Touch Dry Right for You?

The 5940 G was built to compete with the various oil- and solvent-based high-resolution printing systems on the market today (for example, the Domino CX350i, Squid Co-Pilot Max, and the KGK S510). In comparison to these models, the 5940 G does offer some impressive benefits. For instance:

  • The max printing speed of the 5940 G tops the standard set by the average high-resolution system.
  • Touch Dry ink supplies offer quicker printing times and are more sustainable than many oil- and solvent-based liquid formulas, though they have a more expensive cost-per-print.
  • The 5940 G’s improved design allows users to service the system in a much faster time compared to the 5800 series, which has one of the longest case coder service times. The 5940 G can be serviced in around 15 minutes, similar to other current high-res systems on the market, minimizing downtime.
  • Markem-Imaje’s materials indicate that the system’s ink containers hold 75% more ink than its competitors, this is a major improvement, as the 5800 model required operators to add wax multiple times a day.

Although these benefits don’t mean that the 5940 G is necessarily better than all liquid ink high-resolution systems, they do show a significant advantage over many popular models on the market. 

As such, it’s worth looking into adopting a 5940 G if you are looking for a high-resolution printer capable of:

  • Printing on corrugated cardboard, plastic film, coated “glossy” corrugated, or paper labels.
  • Performing labeling applications common to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and wire extrusion industries.
  • Creating GS1-128-compliant barcodes and data matrices at C grade levels (code options include ITF, Code 39, Code 128, GS1-128, EAN 128, EAN 8, EAN 13, UPC-A, UPC-E, DataMatrix, RSS linear, RSS composite, QR, RSS 14, RSS expanded, and PDF 417).

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