Intelligent Interweaving technology
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Intelligent interweaving is a way of laying down ink onto a large format printing substrate. It is a large format printing process which makes use of waves (interweaving process) to solve some common straight line printing problems and increase printer performances. It was originally developed by Mutoh Europe nv with the brand name i² (pronunciation: I Square/ ae skwer).
Conventional ‘straight line printing’ problems
Banding: a gap occurs when the media is overfed
Banding: an overlap occurs when the media is underfed
Ink bleeding: Is the process of different ink colors in the image being mixed at the hard edges and creating a ‘bleeding’ effect. Other conventional printing problems are ink mottle where the printed image visually appears undesirably blotchy, streaky or non-uniform. It’s mostly the result of uneven ink deposition or non-uniform ink absorption across the substrate’s surface. Another common problem is missing nozzles and misfired nozzles.
The interweave or ‘wave process’ eliminates the hard edge between the passes of the print head, making the printing process more tolerant with regard to inaccurate substrate feeding and reducing banding substantially. The process detects hard boundaries between color blocks and compensates with a more intelligent dot placement and ink flow.
The interweave or wave process eliminates the hard edge between the passes of the print head, making the printing process more tolerant with regard to inaccurate substrate feeding.
The technology detects hard boundaries between color blocks and will compensate with a more intelligent dot placement and ink flow.