There are three common print heads in the market now: Epson DX5, DX7 print head and Epson 5113 print head. Print head choice can be a challenge. Today, let’s see the difference between them.
The first thing to look at is the specifications of each, while the Epson DX5 print head and 7 both feature 8 lines of nozzles, with 180 nozzles per line, giving a total of 1440 nozzles and a print resolution of 1440dpi, the 5113 printhead has 8 lines of 400 nozzles per line, a total of 3,200 nozzles, more than twice the amount of the other heads for better fine detail reproduction.
They are different sizes too, with the 5113 having an effective width of 1.3 inches, roughly 30% greater than the other two nozzles. The size difference is not just about fitting in all those extra nozzles, there are other advantages that we will see later.
One of the advantages of all those nozzles and the extra size is speed. And the 5113 uses those extra nozzles to great effect, offering speeds close to 40% faster than the DX5 and 7. This gain is increased even further if used in dual head situations, where the Epson 5113 print head scales much more effectively than the previous generation Epson DX 5 or 7 heads could manage.
The extra size and nozzles simply mean it can move more ink in a given time than the others, but those extra nozzles also mean that it has the ability to deliver quality at those speeds, sacrificing nothing which means that output remains consistent while saving time.
According to our end users’ report, 5113 printhead has shorter life span compared to Epson DX5 and DX7 printheads. The reason can be vary. One main reason is that the nozzle is much smaller and ink is quite easy to clog the 5113 printhead and the crystal is easier to break too. So if you want to have a printhead that can last longer, please choose DX5 or DX7 printheads.
Looking at the specification and performance, the Epson 5113 printhead represents a new level of quality for printheads from Epson, however the most convincing reason for using the 5113 has not been covered yet, and that is the cost. Astonishingly, even with its superior performance, the 5113 head is less than half the price of the older DX5 heads that have been a standard printhead for so long.
With price, performance and output all superior to everything that has come before, the 5113 printhead is set to be the new standard for Epson printheads, it really is a huge leap forwards.
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