Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) is developing flexible drive electronics and software for Epson’s new D3000-A1R industrial inkjet printhead.

Specifically, the new GIS HMB-SE-D3000 head manager board can drive up to two Epson D3000-A1R printheads per board, and includes print data management, greyscale waveform control, and printhead diagnostics, all accessed through an ethernet connection. It is complemented by the proven GIS recirculating ink delivery modules and Atlas software, providing an option to achieve the high-quality, high-speed printing required by demanding industrial applications.

D3000-A1R offers nozzle level ink recirculation and enables 1200dpi high frequency printing using UV, aqueous and solvent-based inks. As part of the updated PrecisionCore family of Epson printheads, its compact design for easy printbar alignment and high-speed capabilities make it suited to industrial printing applications, and is expected to be popular for packaging and textile applications.

This addition to its product portfolio boosts the position of GIS as a supplier of integrated inkjet options worldwide. Support for more Epson printheads will be announced later this year.

GIS CEO Nick Geddes commented, ‘With launch partners already lined up, GIS is pleased to be in a position to offer OEMs and system integrators support for the Epson D3000-A1R, and we invite other interested system builders to contact us to discuss their plans for using this printhead.’