“The DNA of Zanasi is to believe in what you do. Customer needs are the most important opportunity of growing”.

Gianni Zanasi – CEO Zanasi

Who we are

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“Skilled in industrial Ink-Jet printing systems”. This is the history of Zanasi, an Italian company which bases its success on the production of industrial Ink-Jet printers. High technology Made in Italy chosen all over the world. Design, reliability and quality are the Zanasi products’ strengths.

The true advantage of this company is the competence and the passion of the skilled and enterprising staff which writes Zanasi history everyday by integrating its respective skills.

Founded in 1978 in Sassuolo, Italy, Zanasi has two branch offices in Milan and Avellino offering commercial and technical support to the Italian area. The company features an high degree of specialization in Ink-Jet printers production. Its mission is to print permanent marks on any products, from a delicate egg to a ceramic tile.

In the last 10 years, Zanasi has made large investments in company organization, technology and R&D to continue offering new and innovative products to the market. The headquarters are in Sassuolo (Modena), Italy. This strategic choice guarantees the absolute quality control over the all range of Zanasi products. Zanasi claims three international branch offices: in Minneapolis (USA), in Valencia (Spain) and in Guangzhou (China). Through a well-organized global distribution network, Zanasi serves over 60 countries in five continents.


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  • 1978

    Zanasi establishment in Sassuolo, Modena
    In 1978 Zanasi brothers start to manufacture industrial systems with mechanical technology for the local ceramic tiles sector.

  • 1984

    First inkjet system with D.O.D. technology In few years Zanasi becomes the sole Italian company which internally designs and manufactures industrial inkjet systems. In 1984 the company launches to the market the first inkjet system with D.O.D. technology entirely manufactured in Italy. This system is suitable for printing large characters on secondary packaging.

  • 1989

    First inkjet system with C.I.J. technology

    After a few years, Zanasi produces and sells the first small character system with C.I.J. technology suitable for high speed coding on primary packaging. To the present day it is the sole system totally “Made in Italy”.

  • 1990

    The D.O.D. revolution starts: new printheads with solenoids technology.

    Zanasi systems integrate innovative electronic, micro-hydraulic and micro-mechanical components. Zanasi launches the revolutionary D.O.D. printhead with solenoids technology.

  • 1996

    First H.D. system suitable for any industrial system

    Thanks to the constant work of the Research & Development department, the company is able to design and produce new and customized products.
    Zanasi introduces the new High Definition systems, suitable for industrial environment.

  • 1999

    The launch of JET303: the reference point for D.O.D. systems

    Zanasi large character system becomes the conventional coding solution. Meticulous productive process , high reliability, great performance, warranty and original spare parts service are guaranteed all over the world. JET303 answers to all logistic and coding needs of secondary packaging in any productive environment.

  • 2003

    The first system for graphic coding: 102mm high!

    An innovative printhead and a specific ink for printing images and codes directly on secondary packaging. One solution: printing, images, traceability and saves money.

  • 2004

    New generation of C.I.J. coding systems.

  • 2008

    Innovative Z640 system: Ethernet, USB ports, 12” touch screen

    The coding solution which changes the way of working. Easy to use, compact design, cost-effective and saves money.

  • 2009

    The integration era starts!
    An integrated system and a single supplier: that’s what Zanasi offers to the market.
    Z5000ITS: C.I.J. system with integrated traversing system
    A unique C.I.J. coder with Integrated Traversing System (single and double axes), with moving printhead in longitudinal and perpendicular directions.

  • 2011

    Z5000IVS: unique integrated system, C.I.J. coding + printing verification

    More and more companies need to verify the message after printing. The small character coder Z5000IVS integrates a vision system that verifies in real time the presence, the readability and the correctness of the printing.

    An advanced solution suitable for a particularly demanding market where quality, reliability and safety are essential elements.

  • 2012

    Exclusive graphic printing system for NON-porous substrates: Z640FDI

    This new system turns to the companies which need to print directly onto non-porous packaging substrates.

    Thanks to the new patented fast drying and high contrast ZFAST ink, Z640FDI provides highly durable print as a cost-effective and high-performing alternative to labels and wax-based ink.


  • 2013

    New BIO 511 ink

    From nature the ink with 100% biodegradable solvents.

    This ink guarantees excellent adhesion and fast drying on several surfaces. Furthermore, it does not affect the biodegradability of the substrates on which it is being printed. This is accomplished by using ethyl lactate which is  made using components extracted from soy and corn. The BIO 511 ink is EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) approved.


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