Fujifilm Dimatix to Introduce the SG-1024 Industrial Single-Pass Printhead at drupa

Drupa 2012 is set to run May 3-16, 2012, in Düsseldorf, Germany.

SANTA CLARA, CA—March 5, 2012—Fujifilm Dimatix, a leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads for industrial applications, will exhibit its comprehensive range of industrial inkjet solutions on the Fujifilm booth in Hall 8b at drupa 2012 (in Düsseldorf, Germany, from May 3-16), within the specially designated “Technology Leadership Zone.”

Fujifilm Dimatix will use the show to display its extensive printhead product line for wide-format graphics, commercial printing, decorative and material deposition applications. Visitors to the stand will see a select range of material deposition systems, including the DMP-2831 and DMP-3000, designed for fluids, process and product development for diverse applications including printed electronics.

The company will also introduce and demonstrate its new SG-1024/M—a high nozzle density, drop-on-demand, inkjet printhead designed specifically for demanding industrial single-pass printing and decorative applications.

The strength of the SG-1024 lays with its easy to integrate, high performance repairable construction that combines superior jetting performance in a compact, self-contained design. Each printhead has 1024 independent jets arranged in 8 rows, each with 128 channels.

With a singular, durable metal nozzle plate, the first model, the SG-1024/M has a nominal 20-30 picoliter drop size (fluid-dependent) and is compatible with aqueous, oil-based ceramic inks and associated maintenance fluids. When combined with VersaDrop™ jetting technology, this printhead has full grayscale operation with drop sizes to 80 picoliters.

The SG-1024/M incorporates Dimatix’ new RediJet jetting technology. RediJet consolidates several breakthough innovations such as unique nozzle plate design, special conformal and non-wetting surface coatings, enhanced on-head electronics, ink recirculation and waveforms tailored to specific fluids.

RediJet unlocks the full productive capacity of a printhead while lowering the recurring service cost. The defining characteristic of this technology is minimizing initial start-up and ongoing maintenance times along with reducing associated fluid consumption, especially when using faster drying and/or heavily pigmented ink formulations like those found in high-speed, industrial, single-pass systems. As the name invokes, RediJet is “ready to jet” when you are and is a key enabler of SG-1024 based high speed, industrial single-pass inkjet system designs.

Fujifilm Dimatix will also display its Samba MEMS printhead on a chip technology—a core component used within the Jet Press 720. Developed jointly by Fujifilm Dimatix and Fujifilm Corp., Samba is an extensible “printhead on a chip technology.”

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