PrecisionCore printhead technology delivers Epson's renowned, industry-leading output quality at high speed. Inch for inch, the high-resolution Epson print chips are one of the fastest inkjet printing technologies in the world. PrecisionCore piezo elements each fire nearly 50,000 times per second.
PrecisionCore has up to triple the nozzle density of conventional Epson piezo printheads. These nozzles are roughly 20 microns in diameter and deliver small, round, repeatable dots about 40 microns across. This dot precision is particularly important for creating sharp text and fine lines.
PrecisionCore introduces a new system that uses the power of the piezo crystal itself to raise reliability. The piezo element is able to generate a voltage that can detect in milliseconds whether it is firing normally. It has the ability to self-diagnose its health almost instantly.
Ink & media flexibility
PrecisionCore's micro-mechanical firing element avoids the material limitations faced by heat-based systems. It allows for more colourful and durable ink formulations, which contain higher concentrations of colourants and binders than heat-based inkjet systems, and it also allows printing on a much wider range of substrates.
PrecisionCore is a scalable technology suited for products ranging from industrial systems such as large-scale label presses to desktop printers. Its modularity allows PrecisionCore print chips to be arrayed in both moving serial printhead and fixed linehead configurations.