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Hawk M6 Inkjet Printer

The Preferred Variable System for 100s of Presses Worldwide!
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The Preferred Variable System for 100s of Presses Worldwide

Finally, a UV inkjet system that fits perfectly on your press, vacuum conveyor, or rewinder and can now be made PORTABLE! Hawk M6 is the latest generation of high resolution DOD print technology from Digital Print Inc. The system is expandable from 2.1” to over 17” with multiple print heads.

The Hawk M6 uses Kyocera’s and Ricoh’s advanced print head technology. These robust and reliable print heads are designed for a broad range of industrial and commercial printing applications. They easily support such applications as labels, forms, direct mail, tickets, gaming, promotions, tags, and pharma packaging.

The Hawk M6 Advantage

The Hawk M6 is the perfect solution for turning your existing press into a hybrid digital press. This affordable printer offers a great value for commercial printers, label converters, and direct mailing companies looking for variable inkjet printing on a wide array of substrates.

Addressing versatility with UV ink

The Hawk M6 gives companies addressing direct mail the capability of inkjet printing on a wide range of paper and coated gloss stocks at high production speeds. Double your productivity on 11 x 6 self mailers or postcards by rotating the address and running long edge leading. Customers have found ink cost is nearly 90% less than using cartridge based systems.


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Unique Features

• Print on coated or non coated stocks with UV ink

• Print area scalable from 2.1″ to 17.54″

• Easily expand to wider print area for future needs

• Sharp crisp text and barcodes with 600 dpi quality

• High capacity 5 liter & 20 liter ink supply

• SureFlow™ for consistent ink delivery during peak runs

• QPress™ software for minimizing your layout time

• Duplex print with Digital Print Inc. custom press mount

• Move system to a second press as needs change

• Modular components are operator replaceable

• Easy to maintain by operator (no expensive contracts)


Print Head Features:

• 600 dpi across the head, (1200 to 200 dpi in direction of travel)

• Cover more than 17″ of variable print with multiple head combinations

• Adjustable drop size and shaving for highest barcode readability

• UV curable or water based ink available

• Internal filters eliminate contaminants from the ink

• Internal heaters minimize the impact of external temperature changes

• Head cap and automated service mode reduce maintenance and increase print quality


Applications for HAWK:

• Tickets, Tags and Labeling

• Direct mail addressing

• Read and Print / Card Attaching

• Versioning

• Foil applications

• Plastic card printing

• Packaging

• Security printing

• Pharmaceutical


Inkjet Control System:

• Standard Windows Based PC

• Interface to read and print system

• Initialize QPress, DPi legacy or pdf jobs

• System setup and service

• Monitor job progress

• Remote monitoring with smart phone

• Estimate ink usage


QPress Layout Software:

• Optimize layout for cut sheet or web

• Step and repeat tools built in

• Easily apply variable data, barcodes or graphics

• Numbering, barcoding, serialization

• Text graphic and barcode rotation

• Barcode shaving for improved quality (material with high dot gain)


Custom Solutions:

• Let Digital Print Inc.’s 30+ years of industry proven experience give you the competitive edge by providing a turnkey system designed specifically for your press. Custom software programming is available for unique applications.


Technical Specifications

Print head Configurations:

• 2.1″

• 4.25″

• 8.69″

• 17″

• Combine multiple heads to match the width of transport or web


Resolution and Speed:

• 600 x 900 dpi up to 166 fpm

• 600 x 600 dpi up to 250 fpm

• 600 x 450 dpi up to 333 fpm

• 600 x 300 dpi up to 500 fpm

• 600 x 200 dpi up to 750 fpm

• Drop Volume: adjustable 7, 11, 14


Print Head Mounts:

• Custom head mounts available to fit your press or transport


Available Inks:

• UV, Water Based, & Spot Colors



• Coated (UV or AQ) and uncoated paper, foil, plastic, PVC, Chipboard


UV Curing:

• LED or UV Curing Lamps are available with system purchase



Power Requirements:

• 110 to 220 VAC

• 50-60 Hz


Compressed Air Requirements:

• Not Required


Controller & Layout Software:

• Standard Windows Based PC

• QPress Layout Software

• Print Control Software Hawk VI

• Optional PDF Software


Ink Delivery:

• 5 litre to 20 litre supply (Ink Dependent)


Supported Barcodes:


• USPS Postnet



• Code 128

• Code 39 / 3 of 9

• Interleaved 2 of 5

• Data Matrix

• Data Matrix GS1

• Data Matrix / Harvest Mark

• QR Code

• Aztec

• PDF 417

• Codabar/NW-7

• Code 93


• EAN 13

• EAN 8

• SSCC 18

• Custom Barcodes and Many More




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