JETx-M

Inkjet printer for PCB manufacturing

PiXDRO JETx-M is at the heart of the technology revolution in solder mask application.

The award winning novel inkjet-printed solder mask solution for PCBs (printable circuit board) enables drop-on-demand inkjet printing. The advantages of inkjet-based manufacturing are significant. It avoids costly photo processes, which typically include resist coating, exposure and development steps.

Inkjet printing considerably reduces capital equipment investments, associated labor, floor space, chemicals usage and related handling and disposal costs. Because inkjet is digital and additive, it is highly flexible, thus minimizing manufacturing turn-around time.

Highlights

Additive and cost-effective solder mask deposition, eliminating photo processes

High flexibility with digital patterning

Environmentally friendly, reducing chemicals and waste

High resolution and registration accuracy

No missing dams, improving yield

No solder mask in holes and vias

SUSS MicroTec PiXDRO JETx-M

Main features and options

  • Industry-proven functional inkjet printing technology
  • Multi-head arrays for high volume production
  • Multiple fiducial alignment for accurate registration
  • Integrated UV curing for tack-free processing
  • Minimized environmental impact
  • Compatible with all commercially available inkjet solder mask materials

Software package

For conversion to inkjet printable format

The Advanced Gerber File Rasterizer for PiXDRO inkjet printers enables conversion of Gerber files to an inkjet bitmap format. The software package supports the printing of masking layers, interconnection circuits, encapsulation coatings and many other applications.

Typically, the conversion of a vector (Gerber) file to a bitmap print file can cause rounding and pixelization errors. The Advanced Gerber File Rasterizer minimizes these errors, and can conserve the minimum feature sizes of the original design. The software package is specifically designed for LP50 and JETx inkjet printers.

 

Your benefits:

  • Specifically designed for PiXDRO inkjet printers, based on extensive functional inkjet experience
  • State-of-the-art Gerber RIP
  • Extremely fast and robust, enabling on-the-fly file conversion
  • Precise, high resolution conversion
  • User-friendly interface

Main features and options

  • Droplet Size Compensation: prevents lines from becoming too wide, and gaps from becoming too small
  • Ink Coverage Control: controls the ink density along the print periphery and within the interior
  • Narrow Line Recovery: narrow lines with dimensions close to the dropsize could disappear during Gerber file conversion, but will be recovered by this function
  • Expert Mode: all commands and options are accessible in the print recipe
  • Independent X-Y DPI: can apply different resolutions for the X and Y axes
Downloads
Inkjet Printing Technology Brochure 887kb
Jet-x Brochure 861kb
Solder Mask for PCB Brochure 478kb