Japan-based Epson expands lineup of PrecisionCore digital printers

Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation has expanded its line of PrecisionCore printheads in response to an accelerated move to digital printing in the commercial and industrial sectors. The three new products will help accelerate the transition to low-waste and environmentally friendly digital printing of things like textiles and packaging.

The new printers will make distributed printing easier so items can be produced locally and printed on demand.

The new printheads will hit the market in the second half of fiscal year 2021 (end of March 2022). The range of inkjet heads now comprises five series and thus expands potential applications in digital printing, said Epson in a press release.

The D3000-A1R supports ink circulation at the nozzle level to avoid potential problems with evaporation of moisture near the nozzles. The circulation also enables stable pressure and increases the degree of freedom in device and ink development. With a resolution of 1200 dpi and high frequency control, these print heads enable digital printers to achieve image quality and print speeds that are comparable to those of existing analogue printers. There is also no need to adjust the position of heads in multi-head arrays.

The S3200-A3 printer uses the same frequency of 24 kHz as the existing S3200-A1, but produces droplets 1.4 times larger. It delivers high print quality at high speeds, even when the distance between the head and the medium is large, for example when printing on textiles and cardboard. With an easily scalable S-shaped design and robust structure, the S3200-A3 supports a wide variety of requirements and applications.

With up to 1,200 nozzles per inch (when using two colors), the I3200 (8) -A1HD printer has a higher nozzle resolution than the existing I3200 (4) -A1, delivering high-resolution images in a compact size without the characteristic ease of use of the series to sacrifice. This head is suitable for both high-speed single-pass printing and multi-pass printing.

The demand for digital printing with water-based ink has increased in recent years due to the desire to reduce the environmental impact of printing. Epson will continue to develop original technology to help spread eco-friendly digital printing and further accelerate inkjet innovation, the press release said.

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Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation has expanded its line of PrecisionCore printheads in response to an accelerated move to digital printing in the commercial and industrial sectors. The three new products will help accelerate the transition to low-waste and environmentally friendly digital printing of things like textiles and packaging.