Fujifilm Dimatix launched a new family of printhead models, expanding its already extensive Spectra Polaris brand of 512-jet, general-purpose, binary, drop-on-demand printheads. The three new models have 15, 35 and 85 picoliter fundamental drop sizes.
- New Polaris 512-jet family continues to demonstrate the flexibility of Q-Class, with launch of three new printhead products.
- Shared physical features allow easy design migration across many printer models, applications and price points.
- New models allow as few as two printheads per system to be used to produce full 4-color images.
Known as the PQ-512/15 AAA-2C, PQ-512/35 AAA-2C and PQ-512/85 AAA-2C, arrayed at 100 dpi, to jet two-colors simultaneously, using only one Polaris 512-jet printhead. These three new models complement the earlier introduced 512-jet, 15, 35 and 85 picoliter, 200 dpi single-color family.
The Q-Class platform has enabled FUJIFILM Dimatix to develop new families of high-performance printheads that deliver the largest range of drop sizes, broadest ink compatibility, and higher packing density than previously possible. Shared physical features allow printer designs to be easily migrated across different model types, printing applications and price points. This new configuration allows as few as 2 printheads to be used to produce dazzling full 4-color images.
Employing a durable metal nozzle plate and utilizing the binary operating capability of Dimatix’ VersaDropTM jetting technology, Polaris 512 printheads deliver adjustable ink drop sizes from 15 to 200 picoliters from 512 individually addressable inkjet nozzles with remarkable jet straightness.
Polaris 512 printheads are equipped with a flexible, fluid interface allowing single or two-color operation. As an AAA designated printhead, Polaris supports aqueous ink formulations in addition to UV-curable, and aggressive organic solvents, making it suitable for a growing range of commercial and industrial printing applications such as wide-format graphics, textiles, ceramics, labels and secondary packaging at resolutions to 1000 dpi.
An integral mounting frame designed with precision registration points enables drop-in alignment – a unique repairable feature allows each 256-channel jet module to be exchanged and accurately registered in the field without the need for special tools or recalibration. Each 256-channel jet module is also dual-ported to facilitate fast ink flushing and recirculation. Heaters and temperature sensors allow precise control of ink viscosity at jetting temperatures up to 60oC.
“Our new two-color Polaris PQ-512 AAA-2C printheads continue to demonstrate the power and flexibility of the Q-Class platform to drive a new range of printer models from high performance to value priced products. Its integral mounting frame solves many complex design issues like printhead-to-printhead registration and orientation, color capability, temperature control and replacement strategy, resulting in a decrease in time-to-market for new printer products.” said Marc Torrey, Vice President, Marketing, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.
FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., the world's leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads for industrial applications, is driving a revolution in inkjet technology to support a new generation of products for printing, industrial product decoration and materials deposition. The company's innovative inkjet technology and world-class fabrication techniques enable OEMs, system integrators and manufacturers to build cutting-edge systems and manufacturing processes for high-performance, precision printing of traditional inks and deposition of functional fluids on all types of surfaces, including flexible substrates.
A wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and maintains U.S. product development and manufacturing operations in California and New Hampshire. The company sells and supports its products worldwide through offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Singapore. For more information, visit www.dimatix.com.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 20 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2009, and in the year ended March 31, 2010, had global revenues of $23.5 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.
* At an exchange rate of 93 yen to the dollar.