Epson S3200 print head is a big man, with a print width of 4.73 inches (120.2mm). Some people like to call it: MonnaLisa, which is actually an illusion. Because MonnaLisa is the brand equipment name of a high-end digital printing machine developed by Epson.
First of all, there are currently two types of Epson S3200 series nozzles, namely: S3200-U1 (UV/ECO: the oil-based head) and S3200-A1 (the water-based head);
At present, the equipment on the market is mainly based on three major types of ink: water-based ink, eco-solvent ink and UV ink. In general, the same type of print head has a greater advantage for water-based ink, but not necessarily for oil-based ink. For Water-based ink, S3200, Kyocera, Brother 1680, and I3200 all have good responses. For oil-based ink, Ricoh G6, Toshiba CJ1, Konica 1024a have a good reputation.
For the scheme of multi-heads combination to increase the output: the 1-2 inch wide print heads such as Brother 1680, I3200, Ricoh G6 are not as convenient as the Kyocera, S3200 and other 4-inch wide print heads. Therefore, it is best for the machine factory to plan whether the maximum amount of print heads for 1-2 inches wide should be controlled within 8 heads. Of course, it is also possible to use 16 or 64 heads, but the print quality at this time will not be as good as the Kyocera and S3200 multi-heads. For example, the selection requirements of UV flatbed and roll to roll are also different. The precision of flat-bed is higher and the output of roll to roll is higher. When there is too much splicing, it also affects accuracy. At this time, it is suitable to select a wider print head.
In terms of two-year application life, the current price/performance ratio of the S3200 print head in several new print heads is not very prominent, but it still has a greater advantage than the traditional Kyocera print head. The cost performance of the I3200 print head is still the highest, but if it is based on the three-year application life, then the ratio of its actual flow rate to high price will be 270 yuan/ml, which is greater than the value of 250 yuan/ml of the brother 1680 print head. At this time, I3200 print head retreated to second place. Because the current calculation of the I3200 print head is not the official price, it can only be used as a reference, so the advantages of these new print heads are still very obvious.