Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) now supports Ricoh’s MH5420/5440 printheads, formerly known as Gen 5. GIS has designed a new Head Interface Board (HIB-RH-1280), which provides access to all the standard printhead settings, including waveform control for binary, greyscale and multi-pulse printing to deliver precision DAC-controlled waveforms.
With 1280 nozzles and four separate and independent ink manifolds, these Ricoh printheads have a native resolution of 600dpi (1-colour), 300dpi (two-colour) and 150dpi (four-colour), with a greyscale drop volume range of between 7-35 picolitres. Chemically inert materials are used throughout the head, enabling it to support a wide range of inks including solvent, oil, UV curable and aqueous inks.
‘GIS is excited to add Ricoh Gen 5 capability to its range of supported printheads,’ said GIS CEO, Nick Geddes. ‘The flexibility and capability of these printheads will open up new markets for our customers.’