Meteor Inkjet, the leading independent supplier of electronics and software to drive industrial inkjet printheads, further enhances its portfolio with addition of a new DropWatcher family of products. Meteor also announces full integration of the Harlequin® Host Renderer™ to provide seamless, high-speed printing of a wide variety of native file types including PDF and PostScript® and the implementation of ScreenPro™, the ultra-high-speed screening engine.
Meteor DropWatchers are turnkey systems for evaluating and optimising printhead and ink combinations using proven electronics that can be transferred straight from the lab to manufacturing. Driven by a single Windows 10 PC, Meteor DropWatchers are an essential tool for printhead waveform characterisation and development. Incorporating easily interchangeable printhead mounts, printhead drive electronics and intuitive software with the familiar Meteor user interface, Meteor DropWatchers support all major industrial inkjet printheads from FUJIFILM Dimatix, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Ricoh, Seiko Instruments, Toshiba TEC and Xaar. Ink manufacturers and print system developers will now benefit from a cost-efficient way to visualise and measure drops in flight while adjusting printhead waveform parameters in real time.
Developed by Global Graphics Software, the Harlequin RIP is a world-leading, feature-rich RIP capable of meeting the demands of all graphics markets including packaging, coding, books, transpromo, commercial print, labelling and décor. With this integrated RIP, formats such as PDF, PostScript®, EPS, TIFF™, JPEG, PDF/X and PDF/VT can be printed using any industrial inkjet printhead powered by Meteor electronics. First used in a production system in 1988, today’s generation of Harlequin is now at the heart of digital presses including Canon, Delphax, HP Indigo, HP PageWide, Memjet, Roland and Durst. It is now available, fully integrated out-of-the-box, to all Meteor electronics customers.
Meteor develops and supplies electronics to drive all types of industrial inkjet printheads in applications as diverse as packaging, ceramics and 3D printing. The integration of ScreenPro, enables Meteor to adapt contone data so that ink does not clump, coalesce, chain or produce streaks on the media. Advanced Inkjet Screens™ are available for different substrates including ‘Pearl’ for absorbent media and ‘Mirror’ for non-absorbent media. Developed by Global Graphics Software, ScreenPro is used by, among others, Mark Andy, the leading US hybrid label machine OEM. ScreenPro is now available, fully integrated out-of-the-box, to all Meteor electronics customers.