Kyocera Starts Mass Production of Faster Inkjet Printheads for Commercial Printing
3. Applicable to various types of printing.
The product lineup includes both water-based and UV-curable inks. This makes it possible to print not only on paper but also on a variety of other materials such as fabrics and plastic films. Because inkjet systems print without contacting the target material, this technology is expected to be used in a wider range of applications such as printing on textiles and printed electronics (e.g. printing and manufacturing of electronic circuits).
4. High reliability.
Breaking the world’s fastest print speed record, these new products also deliver the same drive durability performance as conventional products, where drive durability performance (ink ejection frequency) represents product durability. Furthermore, employing an externally sealed structure ensures the high reliability required for commercial printing.
Printing equipment manufacturers are aggressively developing new products in response to recent demands in commercial printing for smaller lot size, shorter delivery time, inventory reduction and variable printing (2). Kyocera’s KJ series high-speed and high-resolution printheads, including these new products, will contribute to the advancement of the printing industry.
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Kyocera Corp., the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of electronic components, printers, copiers, solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics.
(1) The world’s fastest in single-pass inkjet printheads that print with a resolution of 600dpi x 600dpi, with a width of 4.25 inches, and one head for feed direction. Based on research by Kyocera (as of March 22, 2012).
(2) Variable printing: A printing method by which individually unique data (e.g., individual content of private ledger sheets, each of which is different from the other) is printed.