Kyocera announces new textile printhead

Kyocera is to launch a new inkjet printhead specifically for textile printing. The new head has an effective print width of 112mm with one head able to print two colours.

The head has been designed to be robust enough to cope with the normal problems associated with textile printing, such as fabric being caught or device errors occurring from shocks when feeding the fabric. Thus it has a highly rigid metal nozzle plate, side guards with enhanced shock resistance and it’s been designed to prevent ink mist bouncing back from the fabric to clog the nozzles.

It operates in temperatures between -20 to 80°C and can handle being dipped in high-temperature reactive ink. Although Kyocera has flagged textile printing as the likely market, it obviously follows that it should be suitable for other industrial markets, particularly if it can handle long term exposure to corrosive inks. Kyocera will begin mass production later this month.





Syndicate content

You can license the articles from Printing and Manufacturing Journal to reproduce in other publications. I generally charge around £150 per article but I’m open to discussing this for each title, particularly for publishers that want to use multiple stories. I can provide high res versions of images for print publications.

I’m used to working with overseas publishers and am registered for VAT with the UK’s HMRC tax authority but obviously won’t charge VAT to companies outside the UK. You can find further details and a licensing form from this page, or just contact me directly here.

Support this site

If you find the stories here useful then please consider making a donation to help fund Printing and Manufacturing Journal, either as a one-off or a repeat payment. Journalism is only really useful if it’s truly independent and this is the only such news source serving the print/ manufacturing sectors.

However, there are costs involved in travelling to cover events, as well as maintaining this site, not to mention the time that it takes to carry out research, check facts and interview people. So if you value this work, then please help to maintain it and keep it free to read.


Never miss a story – subscribe to Printing and Manufacturing Journal to receive an email notification every time an article is published here. It’s completely free of charge and you can cancel the subscription at any point without any hassle. There’s no need to provide any information other than an email address and subscribers details are not for sale so there’s no risk of any further marketing spam.

Related stories


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *