Fujifilm Dimatix Launches Q-Class Ink-jet Platform and New Hybrid Products
SANTA CLARA, CA—May 16, 2008—Fujifilm Dimatix, the world’s leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads for industrial applications, today announced it has developed the Q-Class, an advanced-design piezoelectric drop-on-demand inkjet platform around which it is building a new family of printheads, 2.5-inch wide quad printhead assemblies and modular, monochrome printhead clusters for high-speed scanning and single pass printer architectures.
In addition, Fujifilm Dimatix announced it will unveil the first two members of the new Q-Class product family - the 1000 dpi Q-256/10 and 600 dpi Q-256/30 - at Drupa 2008, the world’s premier exhibition for the printing industry taking place in Düsseldorf, Germany May 29 through June 11, 2008.
At Drupa, Fujifilm Dimatix will demonstrate eight-bezel mounted and precisely registered printheads in a nested configuration, forming a 5-inch wide printhead cluster to demonstrate Q-Class scalability. The new Q-Class products will be shown along with a new comprehensive range of supporting inkjet systems components, including driver electronics, data path and head pneumatics module. These and many of the company’s other inkjet products and technologies will be on display and demonstrated in Hall 8b, stand B03.
A ‘New Era’ of Scalability
The Q-Class family marks the first of a new breed of scaleable printhead configuration. These new inkjet devices feature hybrid construction that merges the durability of Fujifilm Dimatix’ laminate carbon construction, combined with the accuracy of the company’s silicon MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) fabrication techniques.
The new hybrid construction has enabled Fujifilm Dimatix to develop high-performance printheads, printhead assemblies and printhead clusters that deliver superb jetting straightness in significantly smaller and a more tightly packed design than was previously possible.
“The combination of Fujifilm Dimatix-pioneered silicon MEMS fabrication with our proven carbon materials set is ushering in a new era of Piezo DOD printhead scalability, resulting in the most versatile inkjet platform yet developed for industrial printing and macro-feature fluid deposition applications,” said Marc Torrey, Vice President, Marketing.