Konica Minolta buys Panasonic printhead business

June 15, 2018

Konica Minolta has acquired the facility and engineering assets from Panasonic Precision Devices of its industrial inkjet head business. Konica Minolta’s stated aim is to strengthen its own inkjet head business, including its R&D and production. Continue reading “Konica Minolta buys Panasonic printhead business”

Xaar’s dual approach to 3D printing

March 27, 2018

Last week Xaar released its 2017 figures which show a slight rise in both revenue and gross profit, which indicates that the company is seeing some benefit from its strategy of increased diversification. That diversification includes a move into 3D printing and, as it happens, I dropped by Xaar’s 3D facility in Nottingham last month for an update on how far Xaar has got with this.

3D printed samples at Xaar.

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Memjet announces new DuraLink printhead

September 25, 2017

Memjet has launched a brand new platform, DuraLink, that promises longer life heads and more flexibility than its original offering. Actually, this was first announced three weeks ago in the US but not widely picked up on this side of the Atlantic, which seems like a PR-failure given the importance of this news to Memjet’s future. Continue reading “Memjet announces new DuraLink printhead”

Kyocera develops smallest barcode printhead

August 2, 2016

Kyocera claims to have developed the world’s smallest flat-type thermal printhead for barcode printers, with the new KMS Series. In addition, this series is also said to use 20 percent less power than Kyocera’s conventional thermal printheads with similar functions. Continue reading “Kyocera develops smallest barcode printhead”

Xaar launches new 1003 printhead

March 22, 2016

Xaar has announced a new series of printheads, the 1003, which builds on Xaar’s previous 1001 and 1002 printheads. The series uses the same Hybrid Side Shooter architecture combined with Xaar’s own TF technology that recirculates ink directly past the back of the nozzle during drop ejection. Continue reading “Xaar launches new 1003 printhead”