- June 12, 2006, pffc-online.com
BROOKFIELD, CT—Trident Industrial InkJet has partnered with imaging Technology international (iTi), Boulder, CO, to integrate Trident's industrial inkjet printhead technology into digital manufacturing and printing solutions. The technology is said to be suited for emerging inkjet applications in sectors including flat panel displays, coatings, precision deposition of conductive and resistive fluids, and full color process printing. Trident will team with iTi to produce development and production equipment to satisfy the need for evaluation tools, production manufacturing, and short-run printing.
The companies will jointly develop an Inkjet Drive Engine (IDE) to provide an intuitive, self-contained control unit for driving Trident printheads. The IDE will include software to control the printhead firing patterns, an ink supply system incorporating ink degassing, a graphical user interface, and an applications programming interface (API) to enable integration of Trident printhead technology with a variety of development and production printing systems.
iTi will integrate its complete family of inkjet development tools, including the XY Materials Deposition System, Drop Watcher, and the Inkjet Web Press with the Trident family of printheads.