Fujifilm Dimatix has launched the latest addition to its line of Spectra brand drop-on-demand inkjet printhead products with the introduction of the new Spectra Polaris PQ-512/15 printhead aimed at a wide range of demanding printing applications.
The Spectra Polaris PQ-512/15 printhead utilizes the binary operating capability of Dimatix’ VersaDropTM jetting technology and Q-class hybrid construction to deliver ink drop sizes from 15 to 30 picoliters from 512 individually addressable inkjet nozzles at continuous frequencies up to 45 kHz fired at 8 meters/second velocity with exceptional straightness.
The new Spectra Polaris printhead is equipped with a flexible, fluid interface allowing single or two-color operation with a broad range of inks, including UV-curable inks and aggressive organic solvents, making it suitable for a broad range of commercial and industrial printing applications such as wide-format, label and package printing at resolutions to 1000 dpi.
An integral mounting bezel 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 ink flushing and recirculation. Heaters and temperature sensors allow precise control of ink viscosity at jetting temperatures up to 70 degrees C.
“The Spectra Polaris PQ-512/15 printhead gives systems builders the option to design scanning products tailored to a wide range of printing applications requiring both speed and print quality,” said Marc Torrey, Vice President, Marketing, Fujifilm Dimatix. “That high level of versatility in an economical printhead module designed to provide long-service life and simplified field maintenance will make the Spectra Polaris PQ-512/15 the printhead of choice to drive a new class of highly flexible printer products.”