A Large Character Print (in short LCP) category of industrial INK-JET printers and printing systems that use print-heads with many discrete ink jets produced by a number of valve-secured nozzles (DOD technology - Drop-on-Demand). Two different print-head types are used. They differ in construction, the principle of operation and application. The valves are controlled by electromagnetic or piezoelectric transducers. Hence the names of electromagnetic or piezoceramic print-heads.
Devices falling into this category are used to label in a non-contact way, objects moving on factory conveyors. Their 7 to 64-nozzle print-heads produce large prints varying in height between 6 and 115 mm.
Systems with electromagnetic print-heads make prints at a medium print rate on practically any type of surface. They use a broad selection of different-coloured dye or pigment-based inks. Systems with piezoceramic print-heads produce quality prints at a very high rate mostly on absorbent surfaces, such as paper, cardboard, fabric or other porous surfaces.
EBS-1500 series-based systems provide a high level of flexibility. Every system consists of a controller and up to 6 print-heads connected to the controller in series. The print-heads can be of electromagnetic, piezoceramic or both types simultaneously, with up to 3 print-heads of either type. Owing to such an approach, complex printing systems can be easily configured in order to meet expectations of even the most demanding customers. At the same time simple and also cheap systems can be built, or the complexity of a system can be graduated (and costs spread over time) as the needs arise and production expands in order to satisfy contemporary market’s requirements.
Below, there are product data sheets containing a description of all major EBS-1500 series printing system components, i.e. controllers and print-heads.