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Fujifilm Dimatix unveils new inkjet products at 2010 Shanghai APPPEXPO Show

Monday, June 14, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

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.

"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."

Printhead Products
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.

Novel Booth Decor
The FUJIFILM Dimatix booth will also 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.

Materials Deposition
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."




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