The core of the UV printer is the printhead. At present, only a few countries have the ability to develop and produce printheads. The most concentrated production country is Japan. The brands include Epson, Ricoh, Toshiba, Seiko, Kyocera, etc. The following are the characteristics of different printheads.
Epson printheads are mainly DX5, DX7 and DX10. The printing precision of Epson is high, but speed is slow. The lifespan is about 6 months.
The lifespan of the Seiko printhead is about 2 years, but the biggest problem is that the nozzle is large and the precision is not high. It's suitable for industries that don't need high precision.
Compared to other printhead, Toshiba printhead was introduced to the market in 2016. It has high precision and slower printing speed.
The Kyocera printhead is a nobleman in the printhead. The advantage of the Kyocera printhead is reflected in the number of nozzles, it has great advantages in production capacity, but the price of Kyocera printhead is very high and the maintenance cost is also expensive.
Ricoh printhead is a industrial grade printhead, suitable for using in a variety of industries. It's corrosion-resistant, high-precision and fast. It's the most cost-effective of all printheads.