Strong demand for the Dimatix 512-jet Polaris printhead was evident in the many OEM products on the show floor that incorporated the new Q-Class technology in their latest wide-format and flatbed inkjet printer designs. Most of these featured new Polaris PQ-512/15 and PQ-512/35 units with as few as two printheads providing a total of 1,024 channels to units that were equipped with as many as 12 printheads for jetting ink through more than 6,000 independent nozzles. Included among them were a new 5-meter-wide UV design from Beijing Innovation Technology Co., Ltd. (JHF), and a new 5-meter-wide UV model from Teckwin, each of which featured 12 Polaris PQ-512/15 heads.
The Polaris PQ-512 series are general-purpose drop-on-demand printheads that utilize the binary operating mode of Dimatix' VersaDrop jetting technology and Q-Class construction to deliver adjustable ink drop sizes from 15 to 150 picoliters from 512 individually addressable nozzles, at frequencies up to 45 kHz with exceptional straightness.
The Q-Class platform also accommodates a broad range of inks including UV-curable, aggressive organic solvents and aqueous inks making the Polaris series and other Q-Class printheads suitable for a wide variety of commercial and industrial printing applications such as wide-format, label and decorative printing, at resolutions to 1000 dpi.
This hallmark Q-Class flexibility and performance extends to Dimatix Sapphire and Emerald printheads with VersaDropTM grayscale operating modes for high-performance graphics printing applications.
Additional printer models displayed on the show floor included a Nova-based solvent printer from Korean manufacturer DGI Company, and a Skywalker HD design demonstrated by Wit-Color.
"The Shanghai International Ad, Print, Pack & Paper Expo is recognized as a world-class event for the global advertising and sign industry and a showcase for inkjet technology in the Far East," said Russell Brown, Marketing Manager, OEM Printheads. "Our presence at this year's show clearly demonstrated the strength of our position in the Chinese inkjet printing market with a comprehensive range of inkjet printheads capable of addressing the broad spectrum of industrial applications."