Kyocera has developed what they claim to be the fastest high-resolution inkjet printhead, the KJ4 Series printhead, which can print a full-color output at 200 meters per minute at 600×480 dpi, or 150 meters per minute at 600×600 dpi.
The KJ4 Series printheadâ€™s 2,656 ink nozzles are arranged in a 4.25-inch-wide print line. This configuration offers high-resolution (600 dpi) printing even at high speeds, according to the company.
Hitoshi Takao, general manager of Kyocera Corporationâ€™s Thin Film Components Group said â€œWe believe this product will finally make it possible for the inkjet printer to compete successfully in the mainstream market for commercial printing.â€
Kyocera will commence global sales of the new KJ4 Series printhead in April 2008. (Whatever happened to that Memjet printer technology? It promised very fast printing times because it uses a printhead that covers the whole page width of 51.â€)