Konica Minolta – First trials for MEMS printheads at drupa
GERMANY • Konica Minolta has announced that new printheads being developed leveraging its proprietary MEMS technologies have been trialed for the first time at drupa. MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) technologies form micro-sized mechanical systems on a silicon or glass substrate, which require highly advanced micron-scale fabrication technologies.
On its booth at drupa, alongside Industrial Inkjet Ltd (IIJ), experts demonstrated the capabilities of the MEMS printheads in a first public showing. These are being developed to better serve label and commercial printing and various other industrial printing purposes. The nozzles arrayed in high density have enabled both higher-resolution printing, and printheads to be downsized.
MEMS technologies constitute the core technical prowess of the Konica Minolta Group, incorporating the printheads onto the market in response to various user needs. In doing so, the company aims to contribute to the expansion of the industrial-use inkjet market and the development of new inkjet applications.