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    Inkjet Development Printers



One Printer Multiple Configurations

Take your ideas from concept to process

Take your ideas from concept to production
with the DICElab process development printer
Find out how

Single pass inkjet printing is ideal for a wide variety of high-volume manufacturing applications. The DICElab Process Development Digital Printing Press is a modular print system that uses the proven DICEblade modular digital printing system to deposit inks and other fluids onto a variety of substrates. This enables manufacturers to quickly bring new inkjet applications from concept to production, using real world production printheads.

Applications include:

  • Materials and process development ("from lab to fab")
  • Ink & functional fluid performance testing with different substrates
  • Printhead performance testing
  • Cure lamp testing
  • Visual inspection of roll-fed products
  • Narrow web product printing (e.g. labels, tickets, tags) with fixed or variable data and barcodes
  • Printing on 3D objects (with conveyor option)

The DICElab is built up from a series of modules, so it is highly configurable and expandable. A basic configuration includes the following:

DICElab Video

  1. Two Core Chuck Servo Blocks
  2. Web Extension Block
  3. Machine base
  4. Printbar with mount space for 10 DICEblades with automatic nozzle-plate cleaning
  5. Supports multiple printhead types from leading manufacturers
  6. Motorized Printbar Mount (X-Z stage with theta cams)
  7. Compact Recirculating Ink Supply with Mount, Cables & Controls, supporting Autofill, Autoflush, Temperature & Flow Control
  8. Control Rack with Drive Electronics Power distribution, Ink Support Modules, PC & Software

Items 1 and 2 form the basis of the roll-to-roll material transport system, and items 4-7 essentially comprise the well proven DICEbase inkjet print engine. Additional material user exchangeable transport options:

  • Conveyor
  • Slide-table

Superior Technology

Many small web printers use cheap motors and pneumatic brake/clutch systems to control web speed and tension. The DICElab printer uses two core chuck servo blocks for precise web control to:

  • Run at constant linear web speed from the beginning of the roll to the end
  • Run forward and backward without removing material from the system, allowing the system to backup and review printing without removing material from a roll.
  • Provide precise tension control avoids damage to delicate substrates
  • Allow the introduction of additional processes such as coating stations and lamination stations while maintaining uniform web tension.
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