Ricoh Releases New Industrial Printhead

Ricoh Releases New Industrial Printhead

Ricoh Releases New Industrial Printhead

Ricoh Releases New Industrial PrintheadRicoh Company, Ltd. launched a new industrial inkjet printhead that uses a thin film piezo actuator and is a key component in digital printing systems.

Utilizing its high firing frequencies, the new RICOH TH6310F printhead is claimed to be the most productive inkjet printhead by Ricoh for both single or multi-pass applications.

“Using MEMS technology enables high jetting accuracy, while its unique nozzle layout yields excellent print quality even at high gap printing required in textile and other applications. At the same time, the ink recirculation structure significantly reduces the risk of jetting failure, ensuring high drop ejection stability,” said the spokesman of Ricoh.

Main features of the newly developed inkjet printhead

  • High-resolution printing and high gap printing by MEMS technology

Ricoh’s unique highly-integrated design using MEMS technology has achieved a 2.6-inch printing width with an array of 1,600 nozzles by configuring two modules of 100 × 8 rows. It is also capable of using fine droplet ejection.

Furthermore, the nozzle layout is designed to prevent airflow from ejected ink droplets from affecting adjacent droplets and resulting image quality, enabling high-quality printing even with a 4mm gap.

  • High jetting stability due to unique ink recirculation mechanism

The ink recirculation structure continuously circulates ink behind the nozzle. This structure significantly reduces the risk of nozzle drying, ink particle sedimentation, and other jetting failures, thus ensuring ejection reliability and printhead productivity. This provides increased reliability for single-pass printing of 100m/min or more.

  • Highly versatile

Compatible with Aqueous-based, UV, and Solvent inks and can be used in a wide range of industrial applications, including textiles, corrugated cardboards, labels, binder jet, and signage graphics.

  • Simple design

Ink ports offer a simple one in one out system that can be easily integrated into printing systems.

  • Excellent jetting ability

Jetting frequency up to 80 kHz in binary mode.

The new Dual Vcom function achieves superior jetting frequency of up to 40 kHz in multi-drop mode.

Ricoh claims the new printhead will be globally available from November 23, 2021


In the industrial print market for textiles, corrugated cardboards, labels and other products, there is an increasing demand to meet a variety of customer needs, including smaller run sizes and shorter delivery times. These needs are being addressed by the rapid digitalization of industrial print, contributing to overall greater flexibility, efficiency, and productivity. These shifting and expanding requirements call for increasing demand for inkjet printheads that offer higher productivity and high-resolution printing.



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