Continuous Inkjet Technology

Technical glossary of Paul Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG

In continuous inkjet technology, a continuous stream of ink is separated into individual droplets in the print head of the inkjet printer.

A portion of the droplets in this stream of color droplets are electrostatically charged. Then the droplets pass through a deflecting electrode where they are deflected depending on their charge. Droplets without a charge are fed back into the ink circuit through the gutter. Charged droplets are put onto the paper.

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