Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), a leading developer of software drivers, print quality software and electronics for industrial inkjet printheads, today announced new Head Interface Boards (HIBs) for the Kyocera 600dpi KJ4A/B printhead range. The new HIBs replace the previous HIB, which only supported Kyocera’s first generation of 600dpi printheads.
There are two versions of the new HIB: one for the Kyocera KJ4A 600dpi UV cure ink printheads; and one for the Kyocera KJ4B 600dpi aqueous ink printheads.
The HIBs provide access to all standard printhead settings including temperature control, greyscale drop size mapping, voltage trimming and waveform upload and read back.
Almost any print resolution is possible, including native 600dpi x 600dpi; asymmetric e.g. 1200dpi x 600dpi; non-standard asymmetric e.g. 480dpi x 600dpi and interlaced e.g. 1400dpi x 1200dpi - using multiple printheads.
The HIBs also drive full rate binary and greyscale data and require a single 24V power supply to support the full operating voltage range of the printheads.
“The new higher frequency printheads from Kyocera printheads are very data hungry” commented Nick Geddes, CEO of GIS. “This is an increasing trend in the market and these new HIBs will be offered to customers in conjunction with our recently launched USB 3.0 Print Manager Board which increases data throughput up to 2,700 Mb/s.”
The new Kyocera HIBs are now shipping in volume. GIS is also developing a HIB for the 2-colour Kyocera KJ403T 300dpi aqueous ink printhead – this new HIB will be available early 2014.