KYOCERA Develops World's Fastest 300dpi Inkjet Printhead; Offering Simultaneous Two-Color Printing With One Printhead

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) today announced that it has developed a new 300 dots-per-inch (dpi) inkjet printhead — a key component for commercial inkjet printers — which enables simultaneous two-color printing with just one printhead. With resolution of 300dpi, it offers the world's fastest printing speed *1 of 152m/min. Samples of the new product will be available within the year.
 
Model:   300dpi two-color inkjet printhead
Dimensions (W×D×H): 200×36×68.5(mm)
Print speed:

152m/min(simultaneous two-color printing at 300dpi)
Resolution: 300dpi
Effective print width: 112mm
Ink compatibility: UV-curable / water-based
Development facility:   Kagoshima Kokubu Plant, Japan
 

The new product achieves simultaneous two-color printing with just one printhead. This not only effectively halves the number of printheads required in the printer, but also reduces the number of parts required for wiring, contributing to equipment downsizing. In addition, it has achieved an effective print width of 112mm, the world's widest *2 for this type of printhead. Reducing the number of printheads used, even when wide-width printing is required, contributes to simpler equipment design and easier assembly.

The 300dpi model's nozzle configuration prevents the mixing of inks at the point of contact with the printed material — a potential problem when printing two colors simultaneously from the same printhead — ensuring that the new two-color printhead delivers quality printed images. Furthermore, the printhead has achieved the world's fastest print speed of 152m/min for a 300dpi printhead with simultaneous two-color printing, contributing to increased productivity through high-speed printing.

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