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Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) has launched a new GIS Head Management Board (HMB-FD-GMA) to support the Fujifilm Dimatix Samba GMA printhead product line. The company said, an HMB-FD-GMA can drive up to four Fujifilm Dimatix Samba GMA printheads in either the 33 or longer 99 variants. The HMB-FD-GMA is based on GIS’s Ethernet platform. It integrates datapath buffering, printhead management and fire waveform generation and enables the full binary and greyscale capabilities of the Samba GMA printheads.
GIS said that the system works in conjunction with the GIS Atlas Machine Control Services software (MCS), a server technology for managing the entire printing and sub-system process. The Samba GMA 33 and GMA 99 printheads are compact, low voltage, full silicon MEMS printheads designed for scanning applications such as textile, indoor signage, soft signage and high quality UV printing. The printheads have a native resolution of 300dpi, 384 or 1152 nozzles and ink drop size of 5pl. They can jet a wide range of fluids including UV-curable, solvent and aqueous inks, and ink recirculation is directly behind the nozzle.
GIS marketing manager Neil Stickland said, “The new Head Management Board for the GMA printheads is built on our new Ethernet platform, which is a different architecture that drives both the 33 and the 99 beyond the printhead specification. This has been in development for a while but it’s brand new on to the market this month. People come to us through referral and recommendation and because we’re well-established and known in the market – we’ve been around for over a decade now and our products are tried and tested.”