Kyocera SLH Series LED Printhead Is A Speed Demon Too
Speaking of speedy, although it was overshadowed by the KJ4 news, Kyocera also unveiled the SLH Series LED printhead at the Japan Graphic Arts Show. The company said the SLH is the world's fastest electrophotographic printhead at 180 m/min. in 1,200 dpi high resolution.
The printhead uses a newly developed high-intensity 1,200 dpi LED chip and produces four times more light than Kyocera's conventional models. The company said that theoretically this means it is capable of printing more than 1,000 sheets of standard A4 size paper per minute. In addition, it also consumes a quarter of the power of its predecessors operating at the same printing speed.
The product is scheduled to launch in April 2010. A package with the amorphous silicon photoreceptor drum for high-speed printing will be released at the same time.