FUJIFILM Dimatix’s first head array based on new Q-Class Sapphire printheads

FUJIFILM Dimatix recently unveiled new drop-on-demand inkjet head array that can deliver best-in-class jetting performance in a ready-to-integrate printhead assembly. The new ScanPAQ 2.5 Head Array, being the first based on its high performance Q-Class Sapphire printheads, is designed to help OEM system builders develop cutting-edge printing systems with exceptional image quality and high productivity for advanced display graphics and other applications.

Q-Class is FUJIFILM Dimatix’s new piezoelectric drop-on-demand inkjet platform around which a new family of printheads and head arrays for high-speed scanning and single pass printer architectures is being built. Its unique features of low crosstalk and excellent channel-to-channel uniformity of advanced carbon-silicon hybrid construction allows Q-Class Sapphire printheads to deliver unparalleled jetting straightness at frequencies up to 50,000 cycles per second while supporting both binary and grayscale VersaDrop operation.

The ScanPAQ 2.5 Head Array has a 2.55-inch-swath width featuring four rack mounted Q-Class Sapphire printheads. Each of the four printheads has 256 individually addressable channels arranged in a single row at 100 dots-per-inch spacing–the highest nozzle density yet achieved with a single row of jets. The head array includes all interface electronics, ink reservoirs, heaters, sensors and inlet filters for both ink and air lines needed by system developers and integrators to integrate one or more head arrays into their product designs.

Marc Torrey, vice president, marketing, FUJIFILM Dimatix said, “The ScanPAQ 2.5 Head Array gives OEMs and system developers Sapphire printhead versatility and performance in a modular, plug-and-play head array. Now, developers have the freedom to design a new generation of best-in-class printing systems, and the opportunity to bring those new products to market in significantly less time.”

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