As Xaar exits thin film printhead development, Meteor Inkjet, a supplier of electronics and software for industrial inkjet, has expanded its product portfolio by offering solutions for Epson’s new S1600 and S800 PrecisionCore printheads.
“Epson and Meteor are collaborating closely to ensure Epson’s unique PrecisionCore printhead technology can be integrated easily into industrial printing engines for multiple applications,” says Duncan Ferguson, vice president, Epson Europe. “The role of Meteor in providing high quality, reliable electronics to drive Epson’s industrial inkjet printheads is paramount to this effort, and we welcome this broadening of the available drivers from Meteor.”
Meteor’s sales director Jonathan Wilson says: “We’re keen to join Epson in helping as many customers as possible convert from analogue to digital printing. Meteor’s electronics and software provide the fastest and easiest way to unlock the potential of these new printheads.”
The new heads join the previously launched S3200, first offered to industrial inkjet print system builders in 2019.
“The S1600 and S800 are built with the same thin film piezo building blocks as the S3200 and have been developed in response to customer requests for smaller printheads,” says Meteor. “With its compact form factor, the S1600 is ideally suited for carriage mounting in scanning applications, while the fine nozzle pitch and small surface area of the S800 is perfect in direct-to-shape applications.
“Coupled with Meteor’s capability to combine printhead types from the same or different printhead families, OEMs can reduce the time and risk associated with the design and delivery of complex industrial inkjet systems.”
Available immediately, Meteor’s package of solutions for Epson PrecisionCore printheads includes scalable electronics and comprehensive software. Meteor’s DropWatcher accelerates time to market for new inkjet applications.
Meteor Inkjet Ltd is a leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet electronics, software, tools and services. Working with major industrial inkjet printhead manufacturers, Meteor offers production-ready solutions to printer OEMs world-wide.
Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Meteor Inkjet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Graphics plc, a leading developer of platforms for digital printing and type design through its operating subsidiaries Global Graphics Software, URW Type Foundry, Meteor Inkjet Ltd and Xitron.