GIS supports new Ricoh MH5220 printhead


Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), a leading developer of software, electronics, user interfaces and ink supply components for industrial inkjet systems, announces that it supports the recently launched Ricoh MH5220 printhead.


The MH5220 is the latest addition to the Ricoh printhead range with 600dpi native resolution, 1,280 nozzles and a sub drop size of 2.5pl with 4 grey levels. Configured with 4 x 320 nozzles and a print width of 54.1mm, the MH5220 can jet up to two colours per head – UV curable inks – and is targeting high resolution label, packaging and wide format graphic applications.

The GIS Head Interface Board (HIB-RH-1280) provides access to all the standard MH5220 printhead settings, including waveform control for binary, greyscale and multi-pulse printing. The GIS electronics are designed to deliver data and precision DAC-controlled waveforms at the higher jetting frequencies and slew rates required by the MH5220 head.

“This small drop 600dpi head is an important addition to the Ricoh family of industrial printheads and we expect rapid adoption in the market" said GIS CEO, Nick Geddes.

The GIS HIB-RH-1280 Head Interface Board for the Ricoh MH5220 is available now to OEM/system builders and integrators.


About Global Inkjet Systems

Founded in 2006, Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) has rapidly expanded to become a leading developer of fully integrated printhead operating systems. GIS Print Manager Boards, Head Interface Boards, Drivers and User Interface Software with the GIS Variable Data RIP are designed to work reliably in rugged industrial settings and are currently being used in key industrial printing applications such as ceramics, labels, textiles, plastic cards, wide format graphics, 3D printing and materials deposition.



Debbie Thorp, Business Development Director


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Global Inkjet Systems provides industry leading technology to system builders integrating industrial inkjet printheads.

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