If you want reliable, fast and high-quality prints it’s essential to understand what powers your printer - the printhead.

Micro Piezo Technology

Advanced printheads for today and tomorrow

When considering what printer to buy, understanding what type of printhead is used can help you to make an informed decision. There are two main types of printhead technology, using either heat or a Piezo element. All Epson printers use a Piezo element as we think it offers the best performance.

Having made its global debut in 1993, Micro Piezo technology has not only been at the forefront of Epson inkjet printhead advancement, but has laid down the gauntlet to all the other big names in the print industry. Unique to Epson, Micro Piezo provides superb print quality and is a technology that our competitors still find hard to match.

But don’t just take our word for it, find out what makes it so special below.

Technical highlights

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Put the brilliance of our Micro Piezo technology into context.

Minute detail

Trying to identify a single droplet of ink (1.5pl) on a large photograph (12.7 x 8.9 cm) would be as difficult as trying to locate a contact lens on a football field (approximately 10,000m²)! These minute details make it possible to create beautifully realistic photographs with a fantastic range of tones and gradations.

Precise control

Imagine the ejection of a droplet of ink (1.5pl) is a free kick taken from a distance of 15 meters. Can you picture the player trying to aim for a point inside that goal - the size of the ball itself? And hitting that spot with almost 100 percent accuracy, and making 40,000 successful free kicks every second! Micro Piezo printheads are accurate and fast, minimising ink wastage and creating sharp and clear prints.

Incredible performance

If an ink droplet (1.5 pl) was the size of a football, and the ink was ejected from a printhead with 90 nozzles per colour, the time needed to fill Wembley Stadium with footballs would be approximately one second! That’s how quickly Micro Piezo printheads can deliver.

Next-generation printhead technology

PrecisionCore is Epson’s latest printing technology that utilises a revolutionary high-density print chip to generate up to 40 million precise dots.

Useful for more than paper

Epson’s innovative Micro Piezo technology has the flexibility to work in a wide range of fields. In addition to printing in superb colour, and black and white, on various papers, it is also being used in industrial applications. These include fabric printing, colour filter fabrication and applying patterns to electronic circuit boards, among others.

Shaping the future of printing with Heat-Free Technology

Switching from laser to Heat-Free printers helps you to use less energy and reduce the environmental impact on printing.

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