Konica Minolta Inkjet Technologies has announced a production ramp-up of its KM1024 series printheads. The first introduction of the printhead was in DRUPA-2008.
The KM1024 series heads have been very well accepted in the wide-format and single-pass inkjet market places over the last year. Sales volumes have increased markedly and Konica Minolta has now moved the product line into full mass production.
The printheads are available in three drop sizes, 6pl, 14pl and 42pl. All models can be used in binary or greyscale mode (3-bit). Versions are available with built-in electrical heater for use with UV inks, or without heater for oil and solvent ink.
The KM1024 series heads pack a large number of nozzles into a very small space. They have excellent drop-placement accuracy and drop velocity consistency making them ideal for high-quality single-pass applications.
The KM1024 requires only a very simple ink supply system. It is also suitable for use with white ink. The KM1024 is easy to use and gives very high reliability and so is ideal for industrial inkjet applications.
The KM1024 series heads have a new low-capacitance architecture which reduces power consumption by up to 50 percent compared to the KM512 series heads, making them the "environmentally-friendly" choice.
A full set of peripheral components is available from Industrial Inkjet Ltd. Industrial inkjet can also supply complete single-pass inkjet print engines, using the KM1024 heads, to OEM partners.