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Konica Minolta Introduces the World's First Inkjet Printhead Providing Tiny Drop Size and High Accuracy for Printed Electronics

Konica Minolta IJ Technologies,Inc. announced today that the company developed KM128SNG-MB, a high-accuracy printhead with the first use of MEMS technology at Konica Minolta. KM128SNG-MB delivers tiny drop size (1 picoliter) for the first time for the printed electronics applications and is planned to go on sale in sample quantities this spring.

Major features of the newly designed KM128SNG-MB printhead

  • Utilizes silicon MEMS technology used in semiconductor processing
  • First printhead for printed electronics applications to achieve a 1 picoliter drop size
  • High Accuracy printhead structure = 38 mm wide, 128 nozzles in one row
  • Stable, highly accurate operation with accuracy drive control on a per nozzle basis
  • High ink resistance and optimization for low viscosity inks for industrial applications
  • Provides highly uniform thin layer coating (at the 100 nm level)
  • Perfect for displays manufacturing technology, such as for OLED
  • Proprietary DPN (Drive Per Nozzle) drive board and evaluation equipment available


Drop size 1pl
Number of nozzles 128 (in one row)
Print width 38mm
Maximum Frequency 15kHz
Nozzles spacing 300μm
Dimensions 67mm(W) × 40mm(D) × 70mm(H)
Weight approx 55g
Fluid viscosity 1-5 mPa•s

Major applications

OLED display patterning, OLED lighting thin-layer coating, new manufacturing technologies to provide high accuracy, high added value displays for smartphones and similar devices.

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