Continuous Inkjet (CIJ)

A continuous Inkjet generates a stream of ink droplets all the time, with the stream directed towards or away from the media by deflectors of various types (typically electrical fields or air jets). Some early signage and photography inkjets such as Iris or Du Pont Digital Cromalin used continuous inkjets, but these have all been replaced by Drop On Demand Types. CIJ is mainly used today by Kodak in its Versamark and Prosper series of high speed commercial web inkjets. See: Drop On Demand.