• Spectra, Performa, Inspria and Endura printheads take center stage in FUJIFILM Dimatix's booth # 1 W-191 among samples produced using commercially available printers based on Dimatix inkjet technologies.
• Other highlights include live demonstrations of the DMP 2800 and new DMP-3000 Materials Printers producing printed electronics, and the Asian launch of the new D-Class for materials deposition.
Santa Clara, CA; June 11, 2010 – FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., the world's leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads for industrial applications today announced it will display its comprehensive line of inkjet printheads and showcase its latest products for materials deposition applications, in its booth, # 1 W-191 at APPPEXPO 2010, the Shanghai International Ad, Print, Pack & Paper Expo being held July 7-10.
Fujifilm Dimatix is using its dazzling new 72 square-meter booth at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre to exhibit the full line of Piezoelectric drop-on-demand (Piezo DOD) inkjet printheads from its four major printhead product lines, and as a gallery to display a wide array of commercial samples of the many materials Fujifilm Dimatix printhead products help produce.
In addition, APPPEXPO 2010 serves to spotlight the Fujifilm Dimatix DMP-3000 Materials Printer and the launch in Asia of the new D-Class printhead family – the latest additions to the company’s materials deposition product family – and to showcase live demonstrations of the DMP-3000 producing printed electronics.
“China has proved a steadily growing market for Fujifilm Dimatix since our Spectra Nova and Galaxy printheads were introduced here. Our growth here escalated with the introduction of our Skywalker printhead, and more recently has surged from design mandates for our new, high-performance Q-Class based Polaris 512-jet models,” said Marc Torrey, vice president, marketing for FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.
“Our new booth in Shanghai at APPPExpo 2010 reflects our growing presence in the Chinese inkjet printing market, and allows us to demonstrate that Fujifilm Dimatix offers developers in China the most comprehensive range of printheads spanning the broadest spectrum of industrial applications of inkjet technology.”
Fujifilm Dimatix printhead products on display include:
• The company’s familiar Dimatix Spectra® Nova, Galaxy, Skywalker and new Polaris Q-Class printheads used for wide-format printing, marking, coating and industrial decoration.
Other Fujifilm Dimatix products being exhibited – many for the first time in Asia – are the:
• Dimatix PerformaTM brand printheads for high-performance graphics printing applications, including the Q-Class based Sapphire and Emerald printheads with VersaDropTM grayscale operating modes;
• Dimatix InspiraTM brand printheads for specialty printing applications; and the
• Dimatix EnduraTM brand printhead products used for materials deposition.
The hallmark of all Fujifilm Dimatix Piezo DOD printhead design is that every jet can operate concurrently and at a high throughput rate without trading off drop placement accuracy – thereby enabling precision jetting at full production speed.
In addition, the durable materials Fujifilm Dimatix uses in their manufacture allow the company’s patented printhead products to jet the broadest range of inks and other fluids at sustained high frequencies.
Fujifilm Dimatix Inkjet Technologies Excel Across a Broad Applications Spectrum
Graphics – Fujifilm Dimatix printheads are the industry standard for wide format printing and display graphics; industrial marking and coding; and decorating products.
Electronics – Starting with legend printing on printed circuit boards, Fujifilm Dimatix printheads are being used to create functional electrical traces using conductive fluids on both rigid and flexible substrates.
Displays – Printhead productivity, reliability and uniformity are critical attributes required for the precise deposition of materials such as light emitting polymers used in manufacturing flat panel displays (FPDs).
Life Sciences – The application of advanced inkjet technologies to the life sciences in fields such as genetics research is limited only by the imagination.
Chemistry – Fluid development is pivotal to successful implementation of many new digital micro-production applications under consideration.
3D Mechanics – Piezoelectric inkjet technology is an ideal solution for jetting the binder fluids used within digital three-dimensional mechanical applications.
Optics – Precision jetting of UV-curable optical polymers will be a key technology used in the cost-effective production of microlenses.
Photovoltaics – Non-contact functional fluid deposition is growing in importance as a critical production process for cost-effective manufacturing
Novel Booth Decor
The Fujifilm Dimatix booth also will showcase commercial samples printed by Dimatix’ OEM customers from around the world, demonstrating how Dimatix Piezo DOD inkjet technology can be used for applications limited only by the imagination.
In all, nearly 25 different applications of inkjet technology will be on display.
For example, the Fujifilm Dimatix booth lounge area features glass tabletops printed to look like wood and marble. Other items in the booth include fired ceramic tiles, glass panels, wood and 3-dimensional models all printed or decorated using Dimatix inkjet technology. To demonstrate textiles, the rug and conference room drapes will feature inkjet-printed designs, mannequins will be outfitted in inkjet-printed apparel, and attendees will see upholstered chairs with fabric printed using Dimatix inkjet technology.
Also on display will be the new Fujifilm Dimatix DMP-3000 and DMP-2800 Materials Printers demonstrating prototyping of printed electronics. The new DMP-3000 is a non-contact, fluid deposition system capable of jetting a wide range of functional fluids using any of several Dimatix fluid deposition printheads interchangeably. Used for an expanding range of materials deposition applications and developments, the DMP-3000 has a printable area of 300 x 300 mm and maintains a positional accuracy and repeatability of ± 5 µm and ± 1 µm, respectively. More than 500 Dimatix Materials Printers have been installed worldwide.
Fujifilm Dimatix is also unveiling its new D-Class D-128/1 DPN and D-128/10 DPN printheads for the DMP-3000. Based on Dimatix’ proprietary Silicon MEMS (Si MEMS) technology, the new D-Class printheads have 128 individually addressable channels and are designed for non-contact printing of functional fluids for applications such as displays, electronics and biotechnology. The new D-Class printheads utilize driver per nozzle (DPN) capability to compensate for any channel-to-channel variability.
The 1-pL D-128/1 DPN can produce conductive lines and features that are virtually invisible, or allows biomaterials to be printed at twice the previously achievable density in a true production mode. The 10-pL D-128/10 DPN with its larger drop size is used for coarser feature generation. Both of the D-128 DPN printheads are designed to aid in the orderly progression from experimentation to scale up using the DMP-3000 printer.
Presence Throughout the Show
In addition to the products on display in the Fujifilm Dimatix booth, many of the company’s OEM developers will be exhibiting and demonstrating Dimatix inkjet printhead technology in more than 20 booths around the show floor.
“Owing to its superior speed, quality and versatility, our implementation of Piezo DOD inkjet technology is superbly positioned to dominate not only wide format print production and specialty printing, but also a broad spectrum of high-growth industrial applications such as product decoration and materials deposition,” said Marc Torrey.
“We are seeing continued strong demand in China for our high-performance and high-throughput printhead products. We look forward to exhibiting at APPPEXPO 2010, and invite attendees to see our broad product range and diverse applications they address.”
FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., the world's leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads for industrial applications, is driving a revolution in inkjet technology to support a new generation of products for printing, industrial product decoration and materials deposition. The company's innovative inkjet technology and world-class fabrication techniques enable OEMs, system integrators and manufacturers to build cutting-edge systems and manufacturing processes for high-performance, precision printing of traditional inks and deposition of functional fluids on all types of surfaces, including flexible substrates.
A wholly owned subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and maintains U.S. product development and manufacturing operations in California and New Hampshire. The company sells and supports its products worldwide through offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Singapore. For more information, visit www.dimatix.com.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 20 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2009, and in the year ended March 31, 2010, had global revenues of $23.5 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.
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