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Memjet Printer Technology

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ColorJet USA distributes the TrojanOne and OwnX Speedstar 3000 label printers, both based on Memjet Printer Technology. To lean more about the highly advantaged Memjet printhead please read on..

The Memjet Printhead
Every Memjet Printer owes it’s unbelievable print quality to the patented printhead design. Memjet color printheads use what we call “waterfall” technology. Simply put, our 70,400 jets per printhead shoot millions of ink drops per second. It’s more energy efficient. It’s more mechanically sound. And it’s up to eight times faster, even faster than most black and white printers. The Memjet printhead is a radical shift in printhead design. It literally changes everything.

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Memjet Waterfall Printhead Technology™ achieves high-speed color printing at low costs as a single page-wide solution for the office or configured in multiples (and multiple ways) to achieve entirely new ways to print in industrial and commercial markets. The printhead requires minimal warm-up time and prints in one pass with out scanning back and forth. While dramatically improving performance, this fixed-head architecture also reduces the noise, vibration, mechanical complexity and drop-firing complexity associated with traditional inkjet architectures.

Memjet printheads are designed as a long-life, customer-replaceable component, allowing end-users to keep their printers running at peak performance year after year while protecting their investment.

For maximum scalability, the size of the printhead enables a range of applications from a variety of different sized printers. Each printhead packs 70,400 nozzles into a silicon structure that delivers 1,600 dpi native print quality that is more dense and cost-efficient than other leading inkjet IC designs.

Put it all together and Memjet printheads represent a clear departure from existing inkjet, laser and LED architectures and offer a compelling choice for printing and imaging customers.

Speed, Quality, Cost
The speed of a Memjet printer system is achieved through the integration and optimization of software and firmware as well as printhead technology. With its unparalleled nozzle quantity and density—up to 17 times that of existing printheads in the market—a typical Memjet printhead can continuously fire up to 750 million drops per second. At a speed of 12 inches (305mm) per second, the printhead produces 1600 x 800 dpi quality, the “normal” print quality needed to produce typical technical documents. At a speed of 6 inches (152mm) per second, the printhead produces 1600 x 1600 dpi output and is capable of high-quality graphics.

When you stitch 5 Memjet printheads together, you can achieve 42 inches (1066mm) of high-quality, high-speed, wide format excellence.

Speed and quality can be achieved simultaneously because there are enough tightly packed nozzles, firing with adequate speed, to achieve sufficient coverage and quality in a single pass. Because the printhead does not scan from side to side, ink drop placement is extremely accurate. Ink drops average 14-microns diameter, a fraction of the size of a human hair.

The printhead’s nozzle structure (0.72mm x 222.8 mm) uses significantly less silicon than legacy inkjet technology. Less silicon results in lower cost components and lower cost devices.