A key technology in Epson's worldwide inkjet printing leadership, Epson's Micro Piezo print head is designed to extend print head life significantly and deliver the highest image quality possible.
Unlike thermal inkjet technology, Epson's Micro Piezo technology does not "cook" the ink to eject the ink droplet, instead applying an electric charge to the piezo element. This electrical charge swiftly changes the form of the chamber plate creating a "pull, push, pull" motion, which rapidly brings the ink through to the ink chamber and then out through the print head nozzle onto the media with superb accuracy.
Adding significantly to the Epson Stylus Pro 9880 highspeed capabilities is a oneinch print head with a horizontal by vertical configuration of 180 x 8 ink nozzles. In stark comparison to earlier models with only 96 nozzles per colour the new print head has the ability to cover a greater printable area for each pass, which dramatically improves print speeds.
Featuring Variable Sized Droplet Technology, which achieves the highest possible print speed without sacrificing image quality, Epson's Micro Piezo print heads also provides users with the following key benefits: