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World-first Ricoh thin film printhead reaches the market with Meteor


July 12, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

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Meteor Inkjet, a supplier of electronics, software, tools and services for industrial inkjet, expands its product portfolio with drive electronics and software for Ricoh’s TH5241 industrial inkjet printhead.

The TH5241, Ricoh’s first SiMEMs thin film piezo printhead, enables high resolution and productivity in a compact, cost-effective package. Aimed primarily at entry level scanning applications including sign graphics, textiles and labels, the head features 1280 nozzles in four separate channels so that a single head can jet up to four colours.

Shipping now, Meteor’s HDC-R10 printhead drive electronics for the TH5241 are easily scalable to systems of any size and, coupled with Meteor’s software, OEMs can reduce the effort and risk associated with the design and delivery of industrial inkjet printers. Also available for the TH5241 are Meteor’s DropWatching System and printhead waveform development services, essential tools to accelerate time to market for new inkjet applications.

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Jonathan Wilson, Meteor’s sales director, said, “Meteor electronics and software have been driving Ricoh printheads since 2011 and we are proud to add the TH5241 to our line-up. Meteor’s solutions provide the fastest and easiest way for OEMs to unlock the potential of these printheads.”

Richard Darling, Ricoh’s strategic business development manager added, “With Meteor electronics and software, the TH5241 can be integrated into any production environment whether a CMYK desktop machine for tee-shirts or countless other industrial applications. Ricoh is delighted that Meteor is supporting this new printhead and we continue to prepare for further new developments, including the next SiMEMs product on our roadmap, the TH6310F.”