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Fujifilm Dimatix inks printhead software deal with Meteor

Fujifilm Dimatix - the world's leading developer of inkjet printheads for commercial and industrial printing - has signed an agreement with UK-based Meteor Inkjet for the supply of electronics and software to drive new Fujifilm SG600 printheads.



Meteor Inkjet, a leading supplier of electronics and software for industrial inkjet printheads, said the deal includes its new HDC-SG600 Head Driver Card, Printhead Evaluation Kit and Waveform Development Kit.

“We have a long history of collaboration with Fujifilm Dimatix, having launched our first Meteor-branded drive electronics for Dimatix printheads in 2006,” said Meteor MD Clive Ayling. “We are proud to be the first supplier to offer production-ready electronics, software and evaluation equipment for the new SG600 printhead and we look forward to providing customers an easy to integrate, scalable solution with the assurance of long-term, reliable supply for both development and production requirements.”

The new SG600 is a 600dpi version of the Starfire 1024 range.

Launched this month by Fujifilm Dimatix, the SG600 recirculating printhead is suitable for textiles, corrugated packaging, ceramics, and many other industrial print applications. The SG600 is in the same printhead family as the successful SG1024 but takes the native resolution up to 600dpi, allowing printer OEMs to offer much higher ink deposition or finer detailed imaging at desired print speeds. Each Meteor HDC-SG600 Head Driver Card (HDC) drives one SG600 printhead supported through a Meteor PCC-E GbitE Print Controller Card (PCC) which can accommodate up to eight HDCs. Multiple PCCs can be linked seamlessly to drive up to 2024 printheads.

Used in conjunction with the electronics, Meteor’s powerful software supports a range of applications and allows print system builders the flexibility to design as much or as little of the Digital Front End as they choose. In addition to electronics and software for the SG600, Meteor also offers a Printhead Evaluation Kit and a Waveform Development Kit to ease print system design and increase time to market. Multi-head, multi-ink configurations can be evaluated and integrated using electronics and software that can then be transferred straight to manufacturing. 

Jonathan Wilson from Meteor Inkjet will be presenting “Peeling the inkjet onion: Nozzle out detection and compensation” at The Inkjet Conference (TheIJC), 16-17 October 2018 in Düsseldorf.

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