Meteor Inkjet, a supplier of electronics and software to drive industrial inkjet printheads, has launched MetCal, a software that improves the print quality of single-pass systems.
Further enhancing Meteor’s software portfolio, MetCal is claimed to solve some of the biggest challenges faced by single-pass inkjet, particularly across the web. MetCal runs Meteor’s new nozzle-out compensation technology and automates the usage of PrintFlat, a tool that creates a unique calibration screen for each individual printer and works together with an embedded version of ScreenPro to remove repeatable artefacts due to variations in performance within a printhead and in the stitch area between printheads.
Clive Ayling, Meteor’s managing director, commented: ‘MetCal addresses long-standing industry issues associated with single-pass printing such as single pixel streaks caused by clogged or failed nozzles, banding due to printhead stitching issues, and streaking or mottling on various substrate types. Customers can now benefit from straightforward printer calibration and dramatic print quality improvement, all integrated into a neat Meteor package.’
MetCal is available now for any system using Meteor electronics.
Meteor Inkjet, a subsidiary of Global Graphics based in Cambridge, UK, works with all major industrial inkjet printhead manufacturers, including Fujifilm Dimatix, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Ricoh, Seiko Instruments, Toshiba TEC and Xaar.