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Development of the High Durability Overcoat for Thermal Printhead

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Abstract:

The market for the thermal-type printer is expanding. The thermal printers are used in various environments, where the thermal printhead is exposed to year round temperature and humidity fluctuations. In these harsh environments, stronger corrosion resistance is required.

In this paper, we describe the new overcoat for the thermal printhead to achieve higher corrosion resistance. It is six times stronger than Kyocera's conventional ones. The overcoat for the thermal printhead has an important function as the prevention of corrosions. Generally, the thicker overcoat is used in order to enhance the corrosion resistance. However, this new overcoat enables to make it 15 percent thinner, despite the enhancement of durability to corrosion. Moreover, this new overcoat increases the energy efficiency and the printing quality.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2012

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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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