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Fujifilm Dimatix Si-Mems Technology Coming to Scanning Applications with Samba GMA

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Lebanon, NH – Showcasing the latest in technological advancements, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. announces innovations within the Samba™ printhead family, introducing the Samba GMA line of products. 

FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., the world’s leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet printheads continues building upon its long and innovative history of providing industrial printheads that deliver excellent dot placement accuracy, channel-to-channel uniformity, low crosstalk and high frequency/high productivity with their Samba printheads.

FUJIFILM Dimatix will soon have available GMA products based on Si-MEMS technology along with the Samba G3L (single-pass focus). 

The Samba GMA is a compact, low voltage, full silicon MEMs printhead designed for scanning applications such as textile, indoor signage, soft (dye sub) signage and high quality UV printing. Based on state-of-the-art silicon micro-electro-mechanical systems manufacturing (Si-MEMS), Samba GMA printheads are the most advanced technology available today.

With 384 individually addressable nozzles, the Samba GMA 33 printhead has a native 300 dpi resolution and a native ink drop size of 5 picoliters (pl) delivering outstanding print quality that can jet a wide range of fluids including UV curable, solvent, and aqueous inks. 

GMA 33 Printhead Technology Highlights:

  • Industrial Silicon MEMS
  • 384 nozzles
  • 300 native dpi
  • 5 picoliter native drop size
  • RediJet™  continuous ink recirculation
  • VersaDrop™ multi-level grayscale plus multi-drop and fixed drop sizes in binary mode
  • Robust design and high speed operation
  • Multiple ink capabilities

Through continuous ink recirculation directly behind the nozzle and several innovations including nozzle plate design, specialized nozzle plate geometry, and waveforms tailored to specific fluids, known as RediJet, this process unlocks the full productive potential of the Samba GMA printhead. RediJet allows the printheads to be quickly and easily primed, resulting in faster time to print, minimal ink waste and greater reliability.

FUJIFILM Dimatix’ breakthrough VersaDrop jetting technology allows multiple fixed drop sizes in binary mode and greyscale capability from one printhead, with no loss to productivity. In binary operating mode, the Samba GMA printhead is designed to eject adjustable drop sizes from 5 to 18 picoliters, and can support grayscale levels as defined by the users control electronics.

“The speed, precision and scalability of the Samba GMA platform sets a new standard for scanning printer designs, providing significantly expanded capabilities that system developers will need to meet the requirements of high-speed, high-image quality printing,” said Terry O’Keeffe, strategic customer support manager, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.  

FUJIFILM Dimatix developed Si-MEMS technology that is becoming an important design and development tool throughout the printing industry. An industry white paper was recently released, detailing Si-MEMS technology to address key print industry market needs. 

FUJIFILM Dimatix has been in the forefront of print industry innovation for over 30 years. They conduct ongoing research with customers and other industry partners to keep abreast of their product and service needs. FUJIFILM Dimatix, the world's leading provider of inkjet printheads for commercial and industrial printing, is evolving inkjetting into a micro-production process that will revolutionize the manufacture of electronic and bioscience applications. The company's technology innovations and world-class fabrication processes enable high-performance, micro-precision printing and deposition of traditional inks and nano-particle fluids on all types of surfaces, including flexible substrates.



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