Pyrotec PackMark launches the Markem-Imaje 1050 Thermal Inkjet Printer

Pyrotec PackMark, a leading privately-owned South African product identification solutions provider, introduces the Markem-Imaje 1050 Thermal Inkjet Printer to their already wide range product offering.


To keep up to date with the fast paced production environment the 1050 Thermal Inkjet printer has been designed specifically for high resolution codes, improving traceability and promotional coding for fast-moving production lines such as food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.

Due to a high demand for serialised product identification solutions that enhances traceability, the Markem-Imaje 1050 Thermal Inkjet printer was created, explains Brandon Pearce, General Manager at Pyrotec PackMark. “The 1050 produces text, logos and graphics as high as 600 x 600 DPI as well as complex 1D and 2D barcodes. The 1050 has proven to excel at case coding in dusty, humid and corrosive environments.”

A few key elements of the 1050 Thermal Inkjet printer is its high speed accuracy and precision control, it allows for up to four separate printheads with a height of 50mm. It supports the standard TIJ pens/cartridges which are HP designed cartridges that contain both ink and printhead jetting nozzels.  With an easy to use 177.8mm touch-screen with intuitive WYSIWYG interface for simple set-up, the 1050 is fully compatible with CoLOS® coding software which can be used as a network control to connect all Markem-Imaje printers.

The snap-in and out cartridges ensures low maintenance and due to the built in printheads on each TIJ cartridge the printtheads don’t need to be replaced on a regular bases which reduces cost in the long run. The Markem-Imaje 1050 Thermal Inkjet printer has about a 30% faster print speed compared to other Thermal Inkjet printers but only with Markem-Imaje aqueous inks. The solvent based inks allows for the same speed. 

The 1050 comes with a DPI setting which allows you to adjust the DPI from 1 to 600, depending on the desired size of the barcode and according to the packaging, which optimises the barcode printing and manages the print quality and usage.

The Markem-Imaje 1050 Thermal Inkjet printer can easily and quickly be set up in one day. A team of field service engineers will install it and train up your operators in basic operation, safety and maintenance. However, if you need the 1050 to be connected to your local database it will simply take an extra day to do so.



Pyrotec is a privately owned South African company that specialises in providing innovative and top quality product identification solutions. The company’s extensive service offering includes on-pack product identification solutions including self-adhesive labels systems, as well as coding and labelling equipment. With a service offering founded on a dedication to quality, operational reliability, and excellent service, the Cape Town based company has a national footprint with centres in major cities across the country. With more than 40 years’ experience, Pyrotec has three brands operating under its ambit: Pyrotec PackMedia, Pyrotec PackMark and Tower which includes Toby Tower. The proudly independent company is headed-up by Managing Director, Rowan Beattie.

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