Epson has increased the production capacity of its leading-edge PrecisionCore inkjet printheads. PrecisionCore printheads, which offer blazing fast print speeds and stunning image quality, are used primarily in office, commercial and industrial inkjet printers.
PrecisionCore is a collective designation for thin-film piezo print head technology that Epson developed by combining its core inkjet technology with advanced microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology.
Epson began producing PrecisionCore printheads in June 2013, on advanced technology production lines at the Suwa Minami Plant, in Nagano prefecture, and at Tohoku Epson, in Yamagata Prefecture.
With ultra-precise core components that underpin the most powerful inkjet printer products, PrecisionCore printheads have individually controlled nozzles, each of which is capable of firing up to 50000 precise ink droplets per second with astonishing accuracy. This level of precision and performance makes highly sophisticated technology essential for their production.
By developing and producing PrecisionCore printheads entirely in Japan, Epson aims to accumulate technological expertise for next-generation printheads, build a rock-solid base of production technology and further increase the competitive advantage of its production sites in Japan that produce core components.
The investment in additional PrecisionCore production capacity is of critical significance, as it will enable Epson to achieve its business goal of strengthening its position and expanding its footprint in the inkjet printer domain. Going forward, Epson will promote the use of these powerful printheads and evolve them as a platform for a wide range of inkjet printer products to further enhance competitiveness and drive business growth.