Inkjet Print Head

What are features or advantages of the Konica Minolta Inkjet Print Head?
The head is composed of piezo material, driven on demand with electric signals, and is most suited to industrial applications thanks to its robust internal/external designs. Customers can choose the best fitted head from three different drop volume types for their specific applications.
Which drop volume should I choose for my application?
The L type that ejects 42pl drops is suited to 360 dpi printing for higher productivity. The 14pl M type head can print high quality images at 720 dpi resolution. The finest drop volume head, S type, achieves photo qualtiy images at 1440 dpi.
What is the main difference between piezo and thermal Inkjet Print Heads?
Piezo inkjet ejects ink drops utilizing deformation of small ink chambers composed piezoelectric material, while thermal inkjet heats ink to cause explosion which generate tiny ink droplets. Piezo inkjet has the advantage in wider compatibility of available inks which industrial applications require.
What is the “single pass” inkjet priniting?
A home use inkjet pritner moves the head carriage across the recording media to cover the print area, whereas the “single pass” inkjet prinitng arranges heads to the full media width and the recording media travels under the heads. For industrial applications, the speed that can only be attainable by single pass prinitng is the key to success.
Is the Konica Minolta head suitable to the signle pass inkjet printing?
Yes. The compact design of our print head, together with the high resolution nozzle array, is best suited to the industrial applications.
Is any kind of inks available with the head if it is oil-based, solvent based or UV based?
There are appropriate ranges for ink attributes such as viscosity, surface tension and chemical properties. Please consult with our technical staff for specific cases.
What is the life time of the print head?
It depends on usage. Most typically, what determines the life of the print head is not the number of times it has fired, but damage to the nozzle surface by media hit, or ink clogging in the nozzle hole. In fact, hadnling of the head or print system design significantly affects the actual head life.
How can I keep the head in good condition?
The head maintenance operation is indispensible in securing head performance. Wiping with rubber blade or cloth, pressure purge of ink from the nozzle holes, capping of the head during idling are typical measures for head maintenance.
What is the fastest and most efficient way to start using Konica Minolta IJ heads for my work?
Our head evaluation system is the best choices.
Where can I buy Konica Minolta Inkjet Print Heads?
Please contact the business development division of Konica Minolta IJ. Click here to use the inquiry form.

Inkjet Control System IJCS-1

What kind of product is the inkjet control system IJCS-1?
This product is intended for customers considering the development of system such as inkjet printers and inkjet devices using Konica Minolta printheads. IJCS-1 is a system that drives Konica Minolta printheads. Combined use of the IJCS-1 with dedicated drive circuit boards (KMDB series) provided as accessories, enables the implementation of processes such as Konica Minolta printhead evaluation and testing.
Which Konica Minolta printheads can be used with IJCS-1?
The IJCS-1 can be used in combination with the dedicated drive circuit board KMDB series for the evaluation of KM512 series , KM1024 series and KM1024i series.
What is the configuration of IJCS-1?
The IJCS-1 configuration comprises a power supply, memory circuit, data transmission unit and operation application software that can be operated via a PC. The head drive unit comprises dedicated drive circuit boards KM series, use of which depends on the printhead type.
Does this product (IJCS-1) include an printhead?
Since the product has no printhead, the customer will need to purchase the required printhead separately.
How should I go about creating images for printing?
The IJCS-1 is provided with dedicated image transmission software. Images should be created in data formats matching this software (BMP or TIFF).
Which inks can be used with this system?
Konica Minolta printheads can be used with inks such as solvent, UV and oil types. In addition, separate parts (e.g. UV lamp for use of UV ink), protective gear or other equipment may be required depending on the ink used.
What tasks can the IJCS-1 perform? Could you give some specific examples?
A test printer can be created in combination with elements such a stage and ink supply system, and evaluation carried out including processes such as ink-compatibility verification and actual printing.
Can this product be used for printing?
Operational units such as an ink supply system and XYZ stage would be required for printing.Please make inquiries for further details.
I want to exchange NDA documents upon purchase.
A standard NDA template is available from Konica Minolta IJ. The agreement may start from the first business meeting.
How can I buy the systems?
Please contact the inkjet division of Konica Minolta . Click here to use the inquiry form. A sales contract should be signed before shipping of the products.
Can IJCS-1 be used in combination with the printer scheduled for development?
IJCS-1 can be used as a part for the printer. In addition, to eliminate the need for time-consuming development, an SDK (Software Development Kit) is available for the development of software for the IJCS-1 system.