Epson is refining its Micro Piezo inkjet technology and conducting further research and development so that the technology can be used not only in home inkjet printers but also in printer applications for users in the office, commercial, industrial, and other higher-productivity printing segments. Epson's goal is to provide a sustainable printing ecosystem with high environmental performance.
Micro Piezo Inkjet Technology
Piezo technology deposits microscopic droplets of ink using the mechanical motion of piexoelectric elements.
Meniscus Control Technology
Unique meniscus control technology to constantly eject up to 50,000 spherical ink droplets per second with high landing accuracy and achieve images of amazing quality at high speed.
Variable Sized Droplet Technology
Nozzles eject ink droplets of various sizes enabling images to be rendered beautifully at high speed.
Self-Diagnosing Nozzle Health System
Epson's Micro Piezo printheads automatically sense the condition of nozzles to maintain high print quality.
Thin-Film Piezoelectric Technology
Fabricates piezoelectric elements on silicon wafers by depositing uniform, homogeneous films a mere micron in thickness.
MEMS Fabrication Technology
Builds mechanical components, sensors, actuators, electronic circuits, and more on a single silicon substrate with sub-micron precision.
Advanced type of printhead that reach printing speeds that far exceed those in conventional inkjet printing.
Dot Control Technology
Dot control technology makes prints of amazing quality regardless of any type of paper.
High-Speed Paper Handling Technology
High-speed paper handling technology achieves both faster and high quality printing.
Star-Wheel Roller Technology
Minimizes the amount of ink stuck to the rollers, prevents ink from being pulled off the paper, and the sheet of paper from being stained.
Advanced Belt Technology
Controls internal mechanisms with high-speed and high-precision for maintaining print quality.
Inkjet technologies shaping the future
Inkjet technology to transform manufacturing
Epson's inkjet technology is used in many different printing applications. In addition to home and office inkjet printer products, our technology is used in a variety of industrial applications, including the printing of posters both large and small, signage, textiles, labels, photos, and much more.
This technology is currently being used to print on more than just paper and fabric. It is being used in the electronics field in the fabrication of liquid crystal display panels and to deposit thin film resist patterns. It is even used in the food industry for things such as decoration and seasoning.
To accelerate inkjet-based digitization and create new markets, Epson is embracing collaboration and open innovation. We have begun selling our printheads, which are known for reliability, print quality, and productivity, for a wide range of printing applications. For example, in addition to the commercial and industrial fields, Epson printheads are gaining traction in new manufacturing applications in areas such as bioprinting.
Fulfilling our social responsibility with inkjet technologies
Talk about paperless offices has been around for a long time, but paper is a valuable medium for communication. Epson therefore wants to enable people to feel free to print out all the information they want, when they want it. Epson's inkjet innovations are indispensable for allowing this by reducing printing costs and environmental impacts.
Epson's high-capacity ink printers do not use heat in the printing process, so they use only about one-tenth the total power of laser printers during printing and sleep mode. High-capacity ink tanks and packs also reduce the amount of consumables and packaging used.
High-speed linehead inkjet multifunction printers, because they do not use heat, demonstrate far superior energy-saving performance than office laser printers. Epson's heat-free linehead inkjet multifunction printers print even dense patterns at consistent high-speeds and in high volumes. By applying this technology over a broader range of fields, we will provide our customers with value by reducing their environmental impacts and improving their operational and production efficiency.
The world of commercial and industrial printing is transitioning from volume production and consumption toward customization and short-run production. Moreover, there is strong public pressure on printing firms to use environmentally considerate technology. As these needs mount, printing firms are shifting away from plate-based analog printing toward digital printing. Epson is driving this digital shift with inkjet technology that makes it possible to flexibly accommodate demand fluctuations and rapid turnarounds, shrink dead stock and disposal losses, reduce waste ink and water use by eliminating the need to clean printing plates, and limit the amount of space needed for storing work in process.
We will collaborate and engage in open innovation with business partners to use our unique inkjet technology to actively create new markets and provide the world with new value.