Nozzle classification: nozzle knowledge you should know about printing


Release time:

2016-04-27

Seiko SPT nozzle series Produced by the Seiko Electronics Group of Japan, Seiko was first known all over the world for the production of precision clocks. Now it has considerable strength and foundation in the production of cartridge piezoelectric nozzles, and its stability is just like its Seiko watches. The same quality is superb. SPT nozzles are finally designed by combining the performance advantages of all previous nozzles. While focusing on the previous advantages, they are also mainly reflected in: a. The main performance is the all-stainless steel design, with super durability, and there are 510 pipes for each nozzle. b. Nozzle voltage can change with temperature, so it can be troubled by other nozzles due to temperature and other external factors. c. The data port of the print head can adapt to different printing software, and the print density is more dependent than the previous print head? d. It can be produced in multiple modes. The ink dot particles are 35PL and 12PL, the highest standard precision is 720DPI and 1440DPI, and the color saturation is impeccable. e. The print width of the print head is 75mm, which is 4 times that of the ordinary print head, and can output quickly. f. It has a wide range of applications and is currently used in industrial and commercial printing. g. The cost is low and it tends to be popular. At present, the brands that mainly use Japanese Seiko SPT nozzles are: Feiteng, Xtreme, Jinghui, Gongzheng, etc. Japan Konica nozzle series Konica sprinklers are a newly promoted Japanese brand. Its company first focused on imaging and just stepped into the production of piezoelectric sprinklers. It has also been successful in hardware facilities, but it has too much publicity on domestic agents. Among them, KonicaMinolta 512 print head, according to scientific calculation, its ink dot size is only 56/28PL, and its accuracy is about 720DPI. However, its publicity as 42/14PL has caused many consumers to misunderstand. In addition, its ink is not provided by professional manufacturers. Supervision on the production line is not very strict. Among them, the only successful inkjet printer using Konica nozzles is Yasseran, but due to the brand effect, the price remains high in the industry, and there is no certain flexibility in after-sales service. At present, the brands that mainly use Japanese Konica nozzles are: Yaselan, Aowei, Cheetah, West, Mejet, Blueprint, etc. British XAAR (Xaar) nozzle series The main nozzles produced by XAAR are XAAR128, XAAR500, XAAR126 and XAAR382, XAAR600 and other models. Among them, 126 and 128 nozzles were one of the most widely used nozzles in China in the early days. At present, the 382 (proton nozzles) and 600 nozzles are mainly used. At present, the brands that mainly use the British XAAR (Xaar) nozzles are: Cyber, Liyu, Mejet, etc. American Spectra nozzle series Spectra first produced thermal foaming nozzles for office printing, but eventually gave up due to the emergence of HP and switched to the development of industrial piezoelectric nozzles. At present, it has achieved considerable success in this market. Its print head is characterized by small ink droplets (high corresponding accuracy), very high ejection frequency (fast speed), and is not very picky about ink. Wittur is the first brand to adopt Spectra print heads and is also the most popular in the global market. For the well-received inkjet printers, Spectra’s problem is that the price of the print heads is too high. Although Wittur has sold hundreds of units in China, several domestic inkjet printers using Spectra print head manufacturers have not yet become mainstream products and are mainly exported. It is a compact and lightweight container nozzle with stainless steel packaging. All components can be moved quickly. It is suitable for printers with superior performance. The main models are SpectraSl-128 and Spectra Nova/80LQ. Among them, 128 series nozzles have many similarities with XAAR128+ nozzles in terms of stable performance and usability. However, before the successful development of domestic inkjet printers for the Nova256 series, this type of nozzles were basically used exclusively by the inkjet printer manufacturer-Witt Company. From the perspective of the internal structure of the print head, the XAAR print head uses Teflon material in the part where the print head directly contacts the ink, and the Spectra print head uses a steel structure. The ink has a certain corrosion ability. Due to the steel structure of the Spectra nozzle, the corrosion resistance of the nozzle to the ink is greatly improved; the ink is pressed out of the nozzle, and the strong pressure easily deforms the diameter of the nozzle. The steel structure of the Spectra nozzle is better than the XAAR nozzle Teflon The inner coating of the material is more pressure resistant. Therefore, Spectra nozzles have a longer service life than XAAR nozzles, which has changed the view that nozzles

Seiko SPT nozzle series

Produced by the Seiko Electronics Group of Japan, Seiko was first known all over the world for the production of precision clocks. Now it has considerable strength and foundation in the production of cartridge piezoelectric nozzles, and its stability is just like its Seiko watches. The same quality is superb.

SPT nozzles are finally designed by combining the performance advantages of all previous nozzles. While focusing on the previous advantages, they are also mainly reflected in:

a. The main performance is the all-stainless steel design, with super durability, and there are 510 pipes for each nozzle.

b. Nozzle voltage can change with temperature, so it can be troubled by other nozzles due to temperature and other external factors.

c. The data port of the print head can adapt to different printing software, and the print density is more dependent than the previous print head?

d. It can be produced in multiple modes. The ink dot particles are 35PL and 12PL, the highest standard precision is 720DPI and 1440DPI, and the color saturation is impeccable.

e. The print width of the print head is 75mm, which is 4 times that of the ordinary print head, and can output quickly.

f. It has a wide range of applications and is currently used in industrial and commercial printing.

g. The cost is low and it tends to be popular.

At present, the brands that mainly use Japanese Seiko SPT nozzles are: Feiteng, Xtreme, Jinghui, Gongzheng, etc.

Japan Konica nozzle series

Konica sprinklers are a newly promoted Japanese brand. Its company first focused on imaging and just stepped into the production of piezoelectric sprinklers. It has also been successful in hardware facilities, but it has too much publicity on domestic agents. Among them, KonicaMinolta 512 print head, according to scientific calculation, its ink dot size is only 56/28PL, and its accuracy is about 720DPI. However, its publicity as 42/14PL has caused many consumers to misunderstand. In addition, its ink is not provided by professional manufacturers. Supervision on the production line is not very strict. Among them, the only successful inkjet printer using Konica nozzles is Yasseran, but due to the brand effect, the price remains high in the industry, and there is no certain flexibility in after-sales service.

At present, the brands that mainly use Japanese Konica nozzles are: Yaselan, Aowei, Cheetah, West, Mejet, Blueprint, etc.

British XAAR (Xaar) nozzle series

The main nozzles produced by XAAR are XAAR128, XAAR500, XAAR126 and XAAR382, XAAR600 and other models. Among them, 126 and 128 nozzles were one of the most widely used nozzles in China in the early days. At present, the 382 (proton nozzles) and 600 nozzles are mainly used.

At present, the brands that mainly use the British XAAR (Xaar) nozzles are: Cyber, Liyu, Mejet, etc.

American Spectra nozzle series

Spectra first produced thermal foaming nozzles for office printing, but eventually gave up due to the emergence of HP and switched to the development of industrial piezoelectric nozzles. At present, it has achieved considerable success in this market. Its print head is characterized by small ink droplets (high corresponding accuracy), very high ejection frequency (fast speed), and is not very picky about ink. Wittur is the first brand to adopt Spectra print heads and is also the most popular in the global market. For the well-received inkjet printers, Spectra’s problem is that the price of the print heads is too high. Although Wittur has sold hundreds of units in China, several domestic inkjet printers using Spectra print head manufacturers have not yet become mainstream products and are mainly exported. It is a compact and lightweight container nozzle with stainless steel packaging. All components can be moved quickly. It is suitable for printers with superior performance. The main models are SpectraSl-128 and Spectra Nova/80LQ.

Among them, 128 series nozzles have many similarities with XAAR128+ nozzles in terms of stable performance and usability. However, before the successful development of domestic inkjet printers for the Nova256 series, this type of nozzles were basically used exclusively by the inkjet printer manufacturer-Witt Company. From the perspective of the internal structure of the print head, the XAAR print head uses Teflon material in the part where the print head directly contacts the ink, and the Spectra print head uses a steel structure. The ink has a certain corrosion ability. Due to the steel structure of the Spectra nozzle, the corrosion resistance of the nozzle to the ink is greatly improved; the ink is pressed out of the nozzle, and the strong pressure easily deforms the diameter of the nozzle. The steel structure of the Spectra nozzle is better than the XAAR nozzle Teflon The inner coating of the material is more pressure resistant. Therefore, Spectra nozzles have a longer service life than XAAR nozzles, which has changed the view that nozzles are consumables. When it comes to printing speed, the ignition frequency of Spectra nozzles is several times higher than that of XAAR nozzles, which greatly improves the printing speed of inkjet printers. In the industry, Spectra nozzles are relatively high-end nozzles with a market retail price of 30,000 yuan/piece , But because of its high input cost, it gradually faded out of the domestic market.

In 2010, Spectra launched a new Polaris nozzle.

At present, the brands that mainly use American Spectra nozzles are: Caishen, Honghua, Gongzheng, Desai, etc.

Other brands

The foreign manufacturers are mainly Japanese and American manufacturers: Sai Angel, Wittur, etc. Among them, HP also has corresponding products. The prices of foreign products are generally higher than domestic products, but the corresponding accuracy and life expectancy are also good.

The following is an introduction to the parameters of some inkjet printer nozzles:

Introduction of inkjet print heads such as Xaar and Spectra, Konica and Seiko, TOSHIBA, etc.

In the past ten years in the inkjet industry, industrial piezoelectric printheads have made significant developments and advancements, from the original simple label printing to wide-format screen printing, from low precision to high precision and large output, nothing more than Drive another leap in the printing industry.

As the inkjet industry piezoelectric nozzles have influence in the market, they are British XAAR Company, American Spectra Company, Japanese Konica and Japanese Seiko SPT Company. The following introduces the specific situation of the nozzles produced by each company in the Chinese market.

1. British XAAR

The main nozzles produced by XAAR are XAAR128, XAAR500, XAAR126 and XAAR380, XAAR760, XAAR1001 and other models.

In order to face the needs and competition of the market, Xaar launched Xaar electronic sprinklers. The electronic sprinklers have 128 small pipes. Compared with the original 128, the size has not changed much. The biggest difference is that the electronic sprinklers have built-in filters. , It can filter the impurities of the ink and protect the print head. The compatibility of the ink is stronger and the service life of the print head will be prolonged. With its own electronic device, it can control and adjust the temperature, which is more conducive to the ejection of ink, similar to Konica's nozzle. The ink droplets are smaller and the accuracy is quite high. There are two main models:

XAAR electronic nozzle electron 70-W/70PL ignition frequency is 8.5KHZ

XAAR electronic nozzle electron 35-W/35PL ignition frequency is 14KHZ

In 2009, Xaar launched the meson head based on the xaar500 head, and its performance has improved. The difference between the meson head and the 500 head is that the shell is red. Both ignition frequency and printing speed have been improved

C, XAAR126 print head print width 17.2MM

There are three commonly used models:

XAAR126/80 can reach a speed of 6 m/s and the ignition frequency is 5.2KHZ

XAAR126/50 can reach a speed of 6 m/s and the ignition frequency is 7.5KHZ

XAAR126/35 can reach a speed of 6 meters per second, the ignition frequency is 9KHZ,

In addition, Hangzhou Honghua and some factories have models of inkjet printers that use the latest xaar130/600 print head, which is not seen on Xaar’s website, but aluminum alloy material, ink drop size 30pl, ignition frequency 9.3k, and dot speed 5m/s , The appearance and technical parameters are relatively close to the 126/35 model, which is estimated to be the 126/30 model, but domestic manufacturers have their own names and their own technical designs.

Most of the nozzles produced by Xaar are made of Teflon materials, so the stability of use can not be guaranteed, and the accuracy will be greatly reduced after a few months of use.
XAAR 64 is mainly used in inkjet printers. It is a special nozzle for inkjet printers. It is used in some special types. At present, inkjet printers such as IKONMAC are using this nozzle.

The XAAR proton nozzle PROTON is the XAAR382 in the market. Because there are 382 nozzles, they are collectively referred to as XAAR 382 according to the previous Xaar naming convention. The width of the print bar is 57.3mm. The main features of this print head are: built-in ink configuration and temperature adjustment, which is also commonly referred to as constant temperature control, which is conducive to the volatility of ink. There is also a built-in filter that is compatible with ink. Stronger sex. Currently there is only one model:

XAAR proton nozzle PROTON (382)/35PL ignition frequency is 9.5KHZ

XAAR 318 series & XAAR 760 series & XAAR1001 series (gray series)

XAAR 318 and 760 series 1001 series is a grayscale print head, which is similar to the SPT510GS, SPT508GS, SPT255GS series of Seiko Seiko, and the CA4, CA5, CA3, CB1, CE2 series of Toshiba TOSHIBA TEC. The so-called grayscale is the ink The color processing can form a gradual transition process. A technology that makes the color of the picture more vivid and lifelike.

XAAR 1001/GS6 is used in a bar code printing machine in Beijing. Xaar1001 is currently widely used in ceramic printing. Large ceramic printers in Spain and Italy use this head.

2. Japan Fujifilm Fuji Dimatix (formerly American Spectra)

Spectra first produced thermal foaming nozzles for office printing. Later, due to the emergence of HP, it finally gave up and switched to the development of industrial piezoelectric nozzles. It was later acquired by Fujifilm. Its print head is characterized by small ink droplets (high corresponding accuracy), very high ejection frequency (fast speed), and is not very picky about ink. Wittur is the first brand to adopt Spectra print heads and is also the most popular in the global market. For the well-received inkjet printers, Spectra’s problem is that the price of the print heads is too high. Although Wittur has sold hundreds of units in China, several domestic inkjet printers using Spectra print head manufacturers have not yet become mainstream products and are mainly exported. It is a lightweight container nozzle with precision stainless steel packaging. All components can be moved quickly. It is suitable for printers with superior performance. There are four main models in series:

Spectra series

Polaris PQ 512/15PL print width 64.77mm, ink drop size is 15PL, maximum resolution 1000DPI, ignition frequency can reach 45KHZ, new print head launched in 2009, all-purpose ink, two-color double row. At present, the main domestic application manufacturers are Gongzheng and Caishen. The launch of this print head is mainly for KONICA's KM512MN/14PL print head, the market prospects have to be tested by subsequent users.

Among them, 128 series nozzles have many similarities with XAAR128+ nozzles in terms of stable performance and usability. However, before the successful development of domestic inkjet printers for the Nova256 series, this type of nozzles were basically used exclusively by the inkjet printer manufacturer-Witt Company. From the perspective of the internal structure of the print head, the XAAR print head uses Teflon material in the part where the print head directly contacts the ink, and the Spectra print head uses a steel structure. The ink has a certain corrosion ability. Due to the steel structure of the Spectra nozzle, the corrosion resistance of the nozzle to the ink is greatly improved; the ink is pressed out of the nozzle, and the strong pressure easily deforms the diameter of the nozzle. The steel structure of the Spectra nozzle is better than the XAAR nozzle Teflon The inner coating of the material is more pressure resistant. Therefore, Spectra nozzles have a longer service life than XAAR nozzles, which has changed the view that nozzles are consumables. When it comes to printing speed, the ignition frequency of Spectra nozzles is several times higher than that of XAAR nozzles, which greatly increases the printing speed of inkjet printers. In the industry, Spectra nozzles are relatively high-end nozzles. At present, the main domestic application manufacturers are: Hong Hua, Yaselan, Cyber, Taiwei, etc.

3. Japan Konica

Konica printhead is a newly promoted Japanese brand. Its company was the first to focus on imaging. It has just stepped into the field of piezoelectric printheads. It has also been successful in hardware facilities. Among them, Konica Minolta 512 printheads and 256 printheads are currently in It is applied on the models of Majet, West, Aowei, Taiwei, Yaselan, Jinhengfeng, HP8000S, HP9000S and so on.

Features of Konica nozzles:

The nozzle is a double-row ink inlet tube with uniform flow and pressure. Ensure print quality. Some brands are single row.

512 Konica nozzle is a fully enclosed nozzle, waterproof and anti-aging. Some brands of sprinklers are semi-naked or exposed.

The main disadvantages of semi-bare are the following disadvantages: 1. Chips, circuit boards, etc. are outside, which can easily cause a short circuit and burn the nozzle. 2. The spray capsule is made of plastic, which is easy to age.

Since it is fully enclosed, there will be no short circuit and other such situations. The nozzle life is longer, and there is no need to change the nozzle, which will greatly save maintenance costs.

High precision, fast printing speed, 14pl precision is 1440dpi, 42pl precision is 720dpl, printing 1pass is equivalent to some 2pass.

4、Seiko SPT

Produced by the Seiko Electronics Group of Japan, Seiko was first known all over the world for the production of precision clocks. Now it has considerable strength and foundation in the production of cartridge piezoelectric nozzles, and its stability is just like its Seiko watches. The same quality is superb. SPT nozzles are finally designed by combining the performance advantages of all previous nozzles. While focusing on the previous advantages, they are also mainly reflected in:

a. The main performance is the all-stainless steel design, with super durability, and there are 510 pipes for each nozzle.

b. Nozzle voltage can change with temperature, so it can be troubled by other nozzles due to temperature and other external factors.

c. The data port of the print head can adapt to different printing software, and the print density is more dependent than the previous print head?

d. It can be produced in multiple modes. The ink dot particles are 35PL and 12PL, the highest standard precision is 720DPI and 1440DPI, and the color saturation is impeccable.

e. The print width of the print head is 75mm, which is 4 times that of the ordinary print head, and can output quickly.

f. It has a wide range of applications and is currently used in industrial and commercial printing.

g. The production lines of matching inks are all inspected by professionals of the Seiko Electronics Group of Japan, and the inks produced each time are all certified by Seiko Group before being put on the market.

h. The cost is low and it tends to be popular.

At present, the domestic manufacturers of large-scale applications are the extreme series machines and Gongzheng of Feiyang United.

5、Japan TOSHIBA Toshiba nozzle. (Mainly grayscale technology)

Both Toshiba nozzles and Konica’s technical licenses come from xaar. Toshiba is more obvious. The Ca4 and Ca2 of xaar318 can be seen in Toshiba’s Ca series. At present, there are very few manufacturers using Toshiba nozzles in China. I don't know whether it is due to technology or price. The only manufacturer using Toshiba is Caishen.

6、American TRIDENT nozzle

It is a unique member of the nozzle. The nozzle is all steel and can be disassembled for cleaning. Originally, it was mainly used in the coding and marking industry on a large scale. Later saw the large-scale development of industrial image nozzles. Just join in. The current domestic adopter is Guangdong Zhongshan Taito Digital Technology Co., Ltd.

The main application in inkjet is 768JET.

American TRIDENT company has more than 20 years of industrial jet printing technology. Its products are mainly used in industrial printing in various industries.

It has been a leader in industrial printing for more than 20 years. Its products include:

Address printing (50,000 pages per hour address printing) on ​​behalf of the nozzle: UltraJet II 96

Barcode printing (more than 90% of the carton barcode printing market in Japan) representative printheads are: UltraJet II, SolidJet, 768Jet, 384Jet

Document processing, decoding and printing (encoding the picture document and printing, scanning and restoring) The representative nozzle is: UltraJetII 96, using ink JetWrit, PostBrite, VersaPrint developed by TRIDENT

Financial document application printing (printing bank checks, you can directly generate barcodes) The representative nozzle is: UltraJet II 96, using ink JetWrit, PostBrite, VersaPrint developed by TRIDENT

Industrial special material printing (liquid crystal display dot matrix printing, printed circuit board printing) representative nozzle: UltraJet II 96

Packaging logo printing (product logo and bar code printing on the production line) on behalf of the nozzle: UltraJet II

Postmark printing (automatic postmark printing for postal systems) representative nozzles: UltraJet II 96, UltraJet II 352, 768Jet

Product code printing (used for coding and printing products of various materials on the production line) using solid and high-temperature inks

Textile printing (used for printing various industrial textiles and carpets) representative nozzles are: PixelJet, 768Jet, 384Jet

Large-format image printing (large-format inkjet printing used in the advertising industry) represents the nozzle: the newly developed 768 L jet.

7、Japan RICOH Ricoh (formerly Hitachi HITACHI) nozzle

Ricoh acquired Hitachi’s print head technology R&D department. Hitachi originally had two print heads that worked well, HITACHI 256 I and HITACHI 256 II, VUTEK5300 and VUTEK3300. These two machines each used 16 HITACHI 256 I print heads, HITACHI 256 II This print head is mainly used on HP Scitex: Idanit and Pressjet machines. HP scitex Pressjet and HP tuberjet 8300 use 150 HITACHI 256 II print heads. It seems that no one has broken this record yet. At present, only Thai Granville's machine. I remember that Taiwei was promoting Hitachi's nozzles in 2002. In 2010, DIGITEX in Fuzhou began to use RICH's GEN4 7Pl nozzles.

8、Japan Epson EPSON nozzle

ESPON print heads have always been the leader in the era of Japanese photo printers. EPSON print heads can be seen in MIMAKI, ROLAND, MOUTH and other series of Japanese photo printers. At present, domestic equipment has also begun to use EPSON DX5 generation heads to develop domestic photo prints on a large scale. Among them, domestic manufacturers such as Gongzheng, Aowei, Honghua, Licai, and Footley are more famous.

9、Japan Kyocera KYOCERA nozzle

When the resolution of Kyocera print head is 600dpi×600dpi, the printing speed is as high as 200m/min at 40kHz driving frequency. The company's original inkjet head has a printing speed of 150m/min at a driving frequency of 30kHz when the resolution is 600dpi×600dpi. In addition, the printing speed of this developed product is as high as 330m/min (drive frequency 40kHz) at 600dpi×360dpi resolution, and 150m/min (drive frequency 60kHz) at 1200dpi×1200dpi resolution. The fastest in the world". Honghua's digital printing machine uses this nozzle.