Imaging Technology International Corporation - 5/31/2006
iTi Introduces Inline Curing Printer for Development of Inkjet Materials
May 31, 2006 - Boulder, Colorado - imaging Technology international (iTi), a global designer and manufacturer
of industrial inkjet systems, announces the release of the XY Materials Deposition System 2.0 (XY 2.0). The
XY 2.0 delivers fully integrated inline curing functionality in scanning, inkjet printing system which offers extreme
drop placement accuracy for demanding industrial applications. It is the first inkjet printing system available that
provides user control over both printing and curing when developing inkjet-based processes. iTi's XY 2.0
complements the company's existing materials deposition system - the XY 1.0.
iTi's XY Materials Deposition Systems provide developers with a flexible and sophisticated platform for the
development of jettable fluids, the analysis of the interaction between fluids and substrates and the development
of pilot production processes. They are highly accurate systems with positional repeatability of ±1µm, suited for
emerging inkjet applications in sectors including Flat Panel Displays, coatings, precision deposition of
biomedical, conductive and resistive fluids, and full color process printing.
The XY 2.0 adds user controllable curing and allows customers to specify their preferred curing device. iTi's
software controls the platen movement through the curing area to control the duration of cure exposure. The
print process allows arbitrary insertion of curing passes into the deposition order enabling multilayer, multi-fluid
processes to be developed within a single contained unit. The XY 2.0 currently supports Dimatix and Xaar
printheads. Future support for Trident and other industrial printheads is planned.
"This platform allows production curing methods to be factored directly into the development of inkjet fluids,
substrates, and processes," says iTi CEO Mr. Bruce Morgan. "Developers now have the flexibility of using
several commercially available printheads and curing systems inline which opens the doors to finding the
optimal inkjet solution."
Development of industrial inkjet systems is driven by the desire to replace inefficient analog production
processes with digital manufacturing. As an additive process, inkjet precisely controls the order and amount
of fluids applied so expensive fluids and materials are not wasted. It offers the dual advantages of reduced
materials costs and fewer processing steps over traditional analog methods such as lithography, screen printing,
iTi will demonstrate the XY 2.0 using Xaar printheads and Cima NanoTech conductive silver ink to print
electronic test circuits at SID 2006, San Francisco, CA, June 6 - 8, booth 1709.