Fujifilm Dimatix has announced its new Skyfire SF600 inkjet printhead.

The new printhead uses Fujifilm Dimatix’ proprietary piezoelectric inkjet technology based on its silicon micro electro-mechanical systems fabrication techniques. The company says this new printhead reflects its ongoing commitment to the transition from analogue to digital inkjet printing and exploration of emerging markets and applications.

Steve Billow, president and chief executive officer at Fujifilm Dimatix, says, Our customers require printheads that can withstand a wide variety of inks and print at high speeds while offering high quality and durability.

“The design features of the Fujifilm Dimatix Skyfire SF600 underscore the company’s continued commitment to innovation, and provide reliable, high-quality sustained printing to enhance productivity in a wide range of demanding applications.

The Fujifilm Dimatix Skyfire SF600 printhead is the next generation product in the company’s portfolio. It delivers 600dpi resolution with drop size range of 5-25pL and nozzle layout that enables high throw distance to meet a broad range of applications. For consistent output, its makers have equipped the Fujifilm Dimatix Skyfire SF600 with an integrated trimming heater and temperature sensor. It also offers Redijet coating for optimal use of aqueous and UV inks. In addition, it provides top and tail alignment for compact integration and improved printhead to printhead accuracy.

The Fujifilm Dimatix Skyfire SF600 printhead incorporates high-speed jet design, with Redijet elements including noise dampening technology and dual recirculation for reliable jetting at high speeds. The printhead can jet 11 grams of ink per square meter per colour at over 130 metres per minute with four levels of grayscale. The company says OEMs benefit from versadrop open waveform editing capability. For decades, this capability has enabled developers to tune printhead performance to their specific applications.

The Fujifilm Dimatix Skyfire SF600 printhead uses the company’s proprietary sputtered PZT rated for trillions of actuations. Fujifilm says that the Redijet coatings enable it to reliably jet a range of aqueous solvent, oil and UV curable types common in large single-pass and scanning printing systems.

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