Epson has launched the D3000-A1R printhead – the first in the PrecisionCore series to meet the accelerated shift towards digital printing in the commercial and industrial sectors. The new range supports ink circulation at the nozzle level.
The printhead can be used either in single color 1200dpi mode or with two colors at 600dpi resolution. With a 67mm print swathe, the DC300-A1R is easily scalable for wide, high-quality applications such as flexible packaging, labels and décor. Printheads do not require regular ink ejection and head cleaning.
Epson reported that the demand for digital printing with water-based ink has risen in recent years due to a growing requirement to mitigate the environmental impact of printing. The D3000-A1R offers competitive edge to equipment manufacturers who are keen to address environmental and sustainability concerns.
Paddy O’Hara, business development manager at Epson Europe, said: ‘Our new series of water-based ink, nozzle level recirculation printheads demonstrates our commitment to developing technology that contributes to low environmental impact digital printing and the acceleration of inkjet innovation.
‘The D3000-A1R builds on the quality and reliability of our industry-leading PrecisionCore technology, adding ultimate flexibility for a wide variety of industrial printing applications. The width and design of the printhead is unique within the industry, allowing for highly scalable configurations in multi-head arrays.’
The D3000-A1R will be available later in 2021.