Fujifilm Launches Samba Printhead

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Fujifilm has launched the Samba printhead. The printhead has 1200 dpi native resolution (600 dpi in redundant mode) and a native ink drop size of 2.4 picoliters (pl), delivering outstanding print quality that can jet a wide range of fluids, including UV curable and aqueous inks, with 2048 individually addressable nozzles.

Scalability is the key to the Samba technology, having a single head print width of 43mm (1.7 inches), it can be easily configured to make a print bar of any width, making it an ideal choice for print applications such as high quality commercial print, labels, packaging and textiles. The unique parallelogram design of the Samba nozzle plate enables simplified stitching, resulting in a very narrow, 1200 dpi print-bar.

Bailey Smith, senior director, business development, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc said, ‘The speed, precision and scalability of the Samba platform sets a new standard for single pass printer designs, providing significantly expanded capabilities that system developers will need to meet the requirements of high-speed, wide-width, and high image quality printing.’
Through continuous ink recirculation directly behind the nozzle and several innovations including nozzle plate design, specialised nozzle plate geometry, and waveforms tailored to specific fluids, known as RediJet, this process unlocks the full productive potential of the Samba printhead. RediJet allows the printheads to be quickly and easily primed, resulting in faster time to print, minimal ink waste and greater reliability.

Fujifilm’s breakthrough VersaDrop jetting technology allows multiple fixed drop sizes in binary mode and greyscale capability from one printhead, with no loss to productivity. In binary operating mode, the Samba printhead is designed to eject adjustable drop sizes from 2.4 to 13.2 picoliters, and can support grayscale levels as defined by the users control electronics.

The Samba printhead is available for use by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and integrators to incorporate into new designs with the confidence of using a highly reliable and technologically advanced printhead.