22 April 2016 High speed printing with polygon scan heads
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To reduce and in many cases eliminate the costs associated with high volume printing of consumer and industrial products, this paper investigates and validates the use of the new generation of high speed pulse on demand (POD) lasers in concert with high speed (HS) polygon scan heads (PSH). Associated costs include consumables such as printing ink and nozzles, provisioning labor, maintenance and repair expense as well as reduction of printing lines due to high through put. Targets that are applicable and investigated include direct printing on plastics, printing on paper/cardboard as well as printing on labels. Market segments would include consumer products (CPG), medical and pharmaceutical products, universal ID (UID), and industrial products. In regards to the POD lasers employed, the wavelengths include UV(355nm), Green (532nm) and IR (1064nm) operating within the repetition range of 180 to 250 KHz.
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Glenn Stutz, Glenn Stutz, "High speed printing with polygon scan heads", Proc. SPIE 9730, Components and Packaging for Laser Systems II, 97301D (22 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2218292; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2218292
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