Fujifilm Dimatix launched a new family of printhead models, expanding its already extensive Spectra Polaris brand of 512-jet, general-purpose, binary, drop-on-demand printheads. The three new models have 15, 35 and 85 picoliter fundamental drop sizes.
Known as the PQ-512/15 AAA-2C, PQ-512/35 AAA-2C and PQ-512/85 AAA-2C, arrayed at 100 dpi, to jet two-colors simultaneously, using only one Polaris 512-jet printhead. These three new models complement the earlier introduced 512-jet, 15, 35 and 85 picoliter, 200 dpi single-color family.
The Q-Class platform has enabled Fujifilm Dimatix to develop new families of high-performance printheads that deliver the largest range of drop sizes, broadest ink compatibility, and higher packing density than previously possible. Shared physical features allow printer designs to be easily migrated across different model types, printing applications and price points. This new configuration allows as few as two printheads to be used to produce dazzling full four-color images.
Employing a durable metal nozzle plate and utilizing the binary operating capability of Dimatix' VersaDropTM jetting technology, Polaris 512 printheads deliver adjustable ink drop sizes from 15 to 200 picoliters from 512 individually addressable inkjet nozzles with remarkable jet straightness.
Polaris 512 printheads are equipped with a flexible, fluid interface allowing single or two-color operation. As an AAA designated printhead, Polaris supports aqueous ink formulations in addition to UV-curable, and aggressive organic solvents, making it suitable for a growing range of commercial and industrial printing applications such as wide-format graphics, textiles, ceramics, labels and secondary packaging at resolutions to 1000 dpi.
An integral mounting frame designed with precision registration points enables drop-in alignment – a unique repairable feature allows each 256-channel jet module to be exchanged and accurately registered in the field without the need for special tools or recalibration. Each 256-channel jet module is also dual-ported to facilitate fast ink flushing and recirculation. Heaters and temperature sensors allow precise control of ink viscosity at jetting temperatures up to 60oC.
"Our new two-color Polaris PQ-512 AAA-2C printheads continue to demonstrate the power and flexibility of the Q-Class platform to drive a new range of printer models from high performance to value priced products. Its integral mounting frame solves many complex design issues like printhead-to-printhead registration and orientation, color capability, temperature control and replacement strategy, resulting in a decrease in time-to-market for new printer products," said Marc Torrey, vice president, Marketing, Fujifilm Dimatix Inc.