Fujifilm Dimatix has launched Fujifilm Samba JPC UV inkjet modules for integrators and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) suppliers to develop digital inkjet solutions that can deliver high-quality single-pass printing for a variety of UV ink print applications.
The new inkjet modules will enable system designers and integrators to minimise the product development cycle of 1,200dpi single-pass inkjet printers with ready-to-integrate modules that can be added separately or in combination. They support system design with high image quality, reliability and uptime.
UV Ink Printbar: This printbar is designed for UV ink single-pass printing applications which uses Fujifilm Samba printheads with an optimised waveform. The printbar and its sub-systems design allows for system-aided calibration and supports manual or automated calibration of replacement printhead when needed. It also offers built-in fluid management including ink recirculation, backpressure control, degassing and temperature control for optimal print conditions. These features are all offered in a compact printbar design eliminating the need for external fluid management tools except main ink supply tanks.
Head Cleaner: The head cleaner component utilises the ‘wet-web’ system in which a moisturised fabric and a cleaning solution developed by Fujifilm are used to automatically wipe printheads clean.
Anti-Collision Sensor: The anti-collision module detects media anomalies that can cause media to strike and damage printheads. This sensor will temporally lift the printbar to allow spliced paper, wrinkled media, or other surface anomalies to pass under the printbar to avoid damage to printheads.
Timing Control Unit: The timing control unit aids in jetting accuracy between printbar and media transport. Maintaining close control with encoding resolutions (e.g. rotary or linear) from 25 to 5,080 dpi helps keep high fidelity of fine lines and text contours.
Image Optimisation Software: Integrated image optimisation software for single-pass printing corrects print artifacts such as streaks and banding for enhanced print quality.
Inline Scanner: The Inline Scanner component detects image patterns and print artifacts, which feeds data to the Image Optimisation Software for calibration and print quality assurance.
The broad appeal of UV inks makes Fujifilm Samba JPC modules candidates for integration into systems targeted at commercial printers, label and packaging converters as well as industrial printing producers in decorative, printed electronics and specialty printing industry segments.
Takashi Fukui, manager, Inkjet Business Division, Fujifilm Corporation, said: “We are pleased to expand the Fujifilm Samba JPC line with UV ink handling alongside our existing support for aqueous inks. Adding UV ink support will allow our partners to offer print solutions that meet the needs of print service providers looking to add digital printing to a growing range of applications and further expand the possibilities of this technology.”
The Samba JPC Printbar module shown with the frame option