Kyocera unveils 'world's fastest' 1,200dpi printhead
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Kyocera has unveiled what it claims is "the world's fastest" 1,200dpi inkjet printhead with the launch of the KJ4B-Z series.
Capable of print speeds that can reach up to 80 metres per minute, the KJ4B-Z can eject up to 64,000 drops of ink per second from each ink nozzle.
According to the manufacturer, this results in approximately 330 million drops per second from a KJ4B-Z head with 5,120 nozzles.
The 108mm piezoelectric printhead is suitable for a range of applications from commercial print to wide-format display work.
Kyocera is pitching the printhead at companies producing short-run catalogues, brochures and other marketing materials.
With a 108mm head width, the manufacturer claims fewer printheads are required for wide-format print applications.
Although the company would not be drawn on OEM partners using the printheads, the first samples will be integrated into machines towards the end of the year.