PixDro research & development of industrial inkjet applications

About PixDro

PixDro is an innovative company, specializing in the research & development of industrial inkjet applications and the manufacturing of advanced inkjet systems for research and industry. Our experience in the inkjet market has resulted in various innovative technologies and products.
Our products consist of printing modules embedded in a system architecture allowing PixDro to customize their systems to the various requirements of process and application.

As part of the OTB-Group, Pixdro offers complete printing solutions including pre and post processing; thereby, providing a complete solution to your requirements. If needed, we will team up with other system / print head providers to supply you with the optimal system.

Target market & Applications

Developments in inkjet technology are expected to make a significant impact on the industrial world in the next five years. Inkjet technology will replace existing technologies but can also create new possibilities. Inkjet has many unique properties, high accuracy, high material utilization, contact less technology.

As such print technology has a large potential in the many areas, some of which are:

  • Memory
  • RFID
  • Plastic electronic – Passive components, conductive patterns
  • Solar
  • Lighting
  • Signage
  • PCB manufacturing
  • Laboratory equipment
  • OLED Displays
  • Photo resist application

    LP50 Desktop Print System

    System description

    The PixDro LP50 desktop print system is a low cost R&D inkjet printer for startup companies and research facilities. It is designed for evaluation and development of inkjet materials and processes. It’s compact design and ease of use makes it an ideal system for a laboratory environment. The intuitive Graphical User Interface supplies the operator with various tools guiding him/her through the inkjet process. As the system is using standard Pixdro modules, easy scaling into an industrial system is possible.

    Main product features

  • Accurate research printing platform.
  • High chemical-resistant industrial Print Head and ink supply system;
  • Integration of various types of print heads possible;
    • PixDro PL128
    • XAAR Omnidot 360/720
    • Spectra SE/SL/SM 128
    • Konica Minolta KM 256/512
  • Good control over printing process and access to printing /
    jetting parameters.
  • Ease of operation, guiding starters into inkjet technology.
  • Optionally the system can be supplied as a module integrated into
    a glove-box.

LP150 Versatile Print System

System description

The PixDro LP150 is a versatile high precision inkjet system.

It is designed for evaluation and development of inkjet materials and inkjet processes. It allows use of multiple print heads, enabling research of various materials’ layers and multi layer applications. As the system is built around industrial print heads, it enables the development of an industrial process on laboratory scale, evolving into an industrial system. E.g. dedicated system architectures like multi-head single pass solutions can be engineered on request based on this product platform. The compact design allows the system to be used or integrated into a lab or glove-box. The intuitive Graphical User Interface is easy to use and supplies the operator with various tools guiding him/her through the inkjet process.

Main product features

  • Accurate printing platform.
  • Allowing the use of up to four independent print head assemblies.
  • High chemical-resistant industrial print head and ink supply system
  • Possibility to integrate various types of print heads;
    • PixDro PL128,
    • XAAR Omnidot 360/720,
    • Spectra SE/SL/SM 128,
    • Konica Minolta KM 256/512.
  • Good control over printing process and access to printing /
    jetting parameters.
  • Ease of operation, guiding starters into inkjet technology.
  • Optionally the system can be supplied with an inert gas-enclosure or
    as module built into a glove-box.

LP150-MB

The LP150 can be integrated in an M-Braun glove box, enabling easy integration in research environment. This way your system can profit from all M-Braun functionalities.

IP350 Industrial Print system

System Description

The PixDro Industrial Printer 350 is an industrial production- line print system. The system can also work as a standalone unit. The PixDro IndP350 has all the functionality needed for high quality inkjet printing required in industrial applications, such as plastic electronics. The modular design allows an optimized design for every application.

Main Product Features:

  • Accurate platform.
  • Substrates size in the range of 350mm square
  • Robust industrial design
  • High chemical-resistant industrial Print Head and ink supply system;
    easy to exchange.
  • Integration of various types of print heads possible, including:
    • PixDro PL128
    • XAAR Omnidot 360/720
    • Spectra SE/SL/SM 128
    • Konica Minolta KM 256/512
  • Good control over printing process and access to printing /
    jetting parameters.
  • Ease of operation, guiding starters into inkjet technology.
  • Optionally the system can be supplied with pre and post processing, clean air functionality, inert environment, different curing and drying functionalities etc.

Vertical integration

An inkjet printing device is a highly complex system. It integrates many subsystems and operational elements into a single, highly synchronized working machine. PixDro has based its development concept on this notion. It believes that the only way to develop a successful inkjet product is by integrating these elements in all development stages.

Varies elements exist in inkjet systems design:

System concept – A global vision of the system as a whole is essential to provide a solid backbone to a good printing system.

Print heads – The print heads are obviously a key element in the printing system. The adaptation of the print heads to the specific application is essential for the success of the whole project.

Chemistry – Chemistry and material science play a major role in the operation of an inkjet system. The formulation of printing liquids, the adaptation of print heads, Substrate treatments, drying and curing, are among the highly challenging tasks facing the chemical scientist. Chemical development is strongly integrated with all other disciplines throughout the development process.

Ink Supply & Maintenance system – These auxiliary mechanical systems have a crucial effect on the functionality of the inkjet printing system.

Motion systems – Design and implementation of all components upon the requested performances, costs and target markets

Print Algorithms and workflow – Special proprietary algorithms play a major role in obtaining better product quality, printing throughput, and system reliability in industrial environments. These algorithms are normally implemented over a range of disciplines comprising software, hardware and mechanical design.

Software – Inkjet systems are normally software integrated. The software controls all components of the machine and operates them in a synchronized manner.

Hardware – A good hardware design is essential to obtain a smooth machine control, high throughput and excellent quality. Various complex algorithms are implemented in hardware and require very high design skills.

Drying process– Only after the dry /cure process the layer will require its functional property.

The ability to master all these elements is a prerequisite for the development of inkjet printing systems. PixDro has it.

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