Global Inkjet Systems expands its Konica Minolta KM1024i, KM1800i printhead support to its Ethernet platform; product portfolio expansion increases the technology choices for OEMs, system integrators that use printheads for labels, product decoration

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February 24, 2023 (press release) –

GIS Expands KM1024i_KM1800i Support Platform

This product portfolio expansion increases the technology choice on offer for OEMs and System Integrators for these popular Konica Minolta printheads, used in applications including labels, security, wallpaper, product decoration and direct to shape.

Support for the KM1024i & KM1800i printheads on the GIS Ethernet platform is achieved through the GIS Head Management Board, the HMB-DG2. A new Digital Head Board (DHB), the DHB-KM-Xi, connects to adapt the HMB-DG2 signals to drive each Konica Minolta KM1024i or KM1800i printhead to its fullest potential.

The new GIS HMB-DG2 / DHB-KM-Xi combination, with its flexible and compact design, can drive up to 2 x Konica Minolta KM1024i or KM1800i printheads off each DHB. It comes with an option to add up to 2 x stackable MEZ daughter boards to support up to 6 x printhead connections and multiple HMBs can be scaled to support larger systems. The HMB-DG2 includes data management, head drive voltage control and printhead diagnostics, all accessed over Ethernet. The GIS datapath hardware is complemented by Atlas® software offering optional RIP, VDP and Image Quality (IQ) Tools to achieve the high-quality, demanding printing requirements of industrial applications.

GIS will continue to supply the USB datapath solution alongside the new Ethernet solution.

“GIS Konica Minolta printhead support via the USB platform is long established with hundreds of installations worldwide. We are delighted not only to continue this successful product line, but also to add the Ethernet platform to give our customers greater choice for their industrial print production systems,” says Debbie Thorp, Business Development Director.

Contact GIS now to discuss your industrial print application requirements.

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