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Cross-Talk of Multi-Nozzle in Electrostatic Inkjet System

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We have been developing an electrostatic inkjet system for printers and mask-less electronic micro-circuit printing. The system consisted of a tube filled with ink and a plate electrode. When voltage was applied between the electrodes, a droplet was formed and separated at the tip of the tube periodically. Optimizing this system we have demonstrated 1,600 dpi printing on paper. However the print speed was deadly slow because this system had only single nozzle. Therefore we have been developing a multi-nozzle system that consisted of two parallel tubes filled with ink and the metal plate electrode. Three-dimensional calculation of the electric field was conducted by the Finite Difference Method to deduce the cross-talk between the electrodes and it is proposed that a new system that the waveform of the applied voltage was adjusted to cancel the cross-talk between the adjacent nozzle.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2006-01-01

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  • For more than 25 years, NIP has been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in non-impact and digital printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems, including drop-on-demand ink jet, wide format ink jet, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based electrophotographic printers, production digital printing systems, and thermal printing systems, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields.

    Since 2005, NIP has been held in conjunction with the Digital Fabrication Conference.

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