Category: Printheads etc

  • Toshiba Tec to show new printheads

    Toshiba Tec to show new printheads

    Toshiba Tec, which is better known as TTec, is to launch two new piezo inkjet printheads, the CF6/R, which is an evolution of the existing CF3/R, and a brand new design, the CX1…

  • Ricoh offers ValveJet heads

    Ricoh offers ValveJet heads

    Ricoh has highlighted its ValveJet printheads at the Fespa show, with the announcement that these are now being offered to OEM customers for a variety of industrial applications.

  • New Kyocera KJ4B printhead

    New Kyocera KJ4B printhead

    Kyocera has announced a new printhead, the KJ4B-EX1200-RC, which has been designed for use with aqueous inks, and is targeted at commercial, packaging and textile printing applications.

  • Revisiting the Samba printhead

    Revisiting the Samba printhead

    It’s been 10 years since Fujifilm first offered the Samba printhead to other OEMs and it’s remained a market leader throughout that time so it’s worth taking a deeper dive into the technologies behind this head.

  • Inside Fujifilm’s bet on MEMs  

    Inside Fujifilm’s bet on MEMs  

    Over the last couple of years Fujifilm has been quietly upgrading the Dimatix manufacturing plant in Santa Clara, California, which is home to the Samba printhead. So I went to have a look at the factory, to get a better understanding of how the MEMs manufacturing process works, and what this means for the resulting…

  • Quantica partners with ImageXpert

    Quantica partners with ImageXpert

    Quantica, a start-up that has developed its own printhead, and ImageXpert, which provides printhead analytics, have agreed a strategic partnership around high viscosity inkjet printing for printing both 2D and 3D materials that the two companies claim will help transform traditional analog manufacturing processes into digital.

  • HP launches 108 TIJ solution

    HP launches 108 TIJ solution

    HP has officially announced its 108mm Thermal Inkjet Bulk Printing Solution, which I have previously covered when it was shown as a prototype at last year’s Interpack show.

  • Epson builds new printhead factory

    Epson builds new printhead factory

    Epson has built a new factory to increase production capacity of its MicroTFP (Thin Film Piezo) inkjet printheads. The new factory, which cost ¥3.5 billion, roughly £19.4 million, sits alongside Epson’s existing Akita facility in Japan. 

  • Riso acquires Toshiba print heads

    Riso acquires Toshiba print heads

    Riso Kagaku Corp is in the process of acquiring Toshiba Tec’s inkjet head business after the board of directors of Toshiba Tec met on 22 December and agreed to conclude a definitive agreement with Riso.

  • Fiery teams up with GIS

    Fiery teams up with GIS

    Fiery and Global Inkjet Systems have signed a technology partnership to develop new inkjet print systems for the industrial market. 

  • Seiko introduces RCH1536 printhead

    Seiko introduces RCH1536 printhead

    Seiko Industrial Instruments has introduced a new inkjet printhead, the RCH1536, which is an update to the existing RC1536, but with the promise of more durability and uniformity.

  • JITF part 1: Building a community

    JITF part 1: Building a community

    Recently I returned to Japan to cover the second outing of the Japan Inkjet Technology Fair, having written about last year’s inaugural event. It’s a small, tightly focussed show that offers a unique perspective on the Japanese inkjet industry, as well as a chance to catch up with old friends.