Kyocera Corporation has announced that with the development of its new SLH-Series LED printhead it has achieved the world’s fastest electrophotographic printing at 180m/min in 1200dpi high-resolution. The printhead incorporates a newly developed high-intensity 1200dpi LED chip, that at 150µW (1mA drive current), produces four times more light than Kyocera’s conventional models. This high-resolution printing is available at the world’s fastest speed of 180m/min, with low power consumption.
Theoretically, this means it is capable of printing more than 1,000 sheets of standard A4 size paper per minute. It also consumes just a quarter of the power of its predecessors operating at the same printing speed. High-intensity LED chips provide the optimal light source for amorphous silicon photoreceptor drums the key device in high-speed electrophotographic printers. Use of LEDs has eliminated memory image and sensitivity shortage problems that had to be overcome to allow for further improvements in printing speed leading to the successful development of high-speed, high-resolution LED printheads. The product is scheduled to launch in April 2010. A package with the amorphous silicon photoreceptor drum for high-speed printing will be released at the same time.
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