Printos Introduces High Flow Printing/Coating Head Suitable For Carpet Applications

The Netherlands-based Printos — a manufacturer of drop-on-demand, digital, solenoid valve-jet
printing/coating heads, business unit of Wood Dale, Ill.-based Videojet Technologies Inc. and
partner of Wools of New Zealand — introduced the P16, a new digital printing solution for wool
carpets at Domotex, the international trade fair for the carpet and floor coverings industry, held
recently in Hannover, Germany.

According to Printos, the P16 multichannel printing/coating heads are suitable for applying
various fluids onto a range of substrates, but the heads’ high flow capabilities make them
particularly suitable for penetrating high-pile wool and nylon carpets. The company reports the
technology offers high-speed operation, repeatable fluid dispensing and precision drop placement,
in addition to full process control and monitoring and full-color image preparation.

New software, specialty inks, electronics and data path add to the flexibility of the P16
technology. Made mainly from stainless steel, the printing head is easy to maintain, according to
the company.

At Domotex, Printos demonstrated the P16 on a T4 sample printer. The company has also
developed the H8 head, which features eight P16 heads, for high-output coating and printing.

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