Following a preliminary roll-out of the Seiko 508GS print-head with nozzle guard earlier this year, Hollanders Printing Systems has announced that the latest revision is to be included in all of its future ColorBooster XL installations as well as being available as an option for its existing user base of machines.
This new head features a stainless steel cap to protect the anti-wetting layer of the nozzle plate from deterioration during operation and cleaning cycles. In-line with the adoption of the new print-head, Hollanders has also introduced a capping station that includes a nozzle plate cleaning system with fluid flush and soft wipers. All ColorBooster XL 320 systems will be upgraded to incorporate this modification as an integrated element of the print-head maintenance solution that extends the current life-cycle.
When used in combination with the new capping station with integrated cleaning system, the warranty will be extended on the print-heads with nozzle guards, a policy which is backed fully by the head manufacturer. Hollanders recommends that the capping station upgrade is carried out as part of the standard periodical pre-planned maintenance visits.
‘Attention to detail with print-head performance and the option to offer improvements to our customer base is of vital importance when ensuring our users get optimum reliability from the ColorBooster XL systems,’ said Roland Biemans, Marketing and Communications Manager at Hollanders Printing Systems. ‘The capping station and print-head change might appear to be relatively minor elements in the overall machine, but all key parts that are upgraded must be acknowledged and factored in as a benefit for the increased life and easier maintenance of the printer.’