Widening the window: Powerdrop’s approach to opening up inkjet
The last five years have seen great advances in inkjet and the arrival of MEMS based heads is heralding the next stage in inkjet evolution. However, modern inkjet printheads require specialised inks which do not by themselves deliver everything that customers require in terms of physical robustness and flexibility. Archipelago’s Powerdrop technology has been created to complement inkjet and lay down functional materials that both widen substrate latitude and improve the final appearance and robustness of the image. The Powerdrop print drum can eject many sticky and viscous functional materials such as UV varnish, corrosive pre-coats and even hot melt adhesives. In this talk, Dan Mace, Archipelago’s COO, will update you on the latest developments and explain how Powerdrop can greatly expand the applications for large scale inkjet and industrial printing.