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  • 22 Nov 2019

Seiko partners with GIS

L-R: Nick Geddes, managing director of GIS and Frank Kühn, managing director of Seiko Instruments

Seiko Instruments has started collaboration with Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) to increase the integration options of its recirculating print head RC1536. The partnership has been announced at InPrint 2019 in Munich.

‘Working precisely and reliably is a key focus for Seiko,’ said Frank Kühn, managing director of Seiko Instruments. ‘Therefore, we are glad to have GIS as a global leading partner for a trustworthy and reliable collaboration and look forward to future growth.’

The RC1536 printhead can accept a wide range of viscosities and is compatible with oil, UV, solvent and water-based fluids. It has been designed for a wide range of applications, including high laydown coating and varnish, additive manufacturing, ceramics, textiles and more. It features a print-width of 108mm (4.2in) and can achieve up to 10 levels of greyscale with a drop range size between 13pl to 225pl. 

The new GIS HMB-SII-1536 can drive up to four RC1536 printheads off each board. This compact Head Manager Board is based on GIS’s Ethernet platform, which includes data management, waveform control and printhead diagnostics. All of which are accessed via Gigabit Ethernet with a robust protocol and standard Ethernet components. It supports the full binary and greyscale capabilities of the Seiko printhead.

‘GIS is delighted to have collaborated with the team at Seiko to add this new Head Manager Board for the Seiko RC1536 to the company’s existing product portfolio. This now provides a greater opportunity for customers to incorporate GIS technology to suit their application,’ commented Nick Geddes, managing director at GIS.

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