As a full-service industrial inkjet integration company, we will work with you and your engineering team to assess your requirements, determine whether inkjet technology is a viable solution for your application, and to conceptualize, design and implement a solution that works for you.

We are dedicated to developing positive, collaborative, confidential relationships with our clients. By working closely with you, step by step, we can help you take your application from conception to implementation.

Integrity’s inkjet integration projects typically include several interconnected and iterative phases.

Technical Feasibility

The first step towards successful implementation of inkjet technology is to understand and parameterize each specific application.  We gather information about your application while providing answers to both general and specific questions pertinent to the implementation of inkjet. We discuss all aspects of the system – not only mechanical, electrical, and software but the nature of the fluid, the substrate, and the interaction of the two.

Economic Feasibility

Integrity Integration provides an assessment of the practicality of a proposed project or system. A feasibility discussion aims to rationally uncover the strengths and weaknesses of a proposed project including the financial implications, opportunities, and threats objectively.

Process Optimization

The first step of this process is fluid or ink investigation. Integrity identifies a fluid to be used for your application not only needs to meet your performance parameters, but also needs to meet criteria required for precise and repeatable deposition by inkjet.  The Ink and Fluid Process experts at Integrity have the chemical and fluid dynamics knowledge to create the optimal balance between performance parameters and reliable jetting. In cases where deficiencies are discovered, the Integrity team works with you to implement chemistry improvements to assure optimum performance.

The following step in process optimization is to determine the appropriate inkjet process and deposition methods to meet your application needs.  Integrity has a versatile array of application development tools and test beds to determine the best printhead for your specific application, optimize the deposition method (single pass, scanning, etc.), print frequency, drop velocity,  evaluate drop volume effects, and determine the appropriate laydown order in the case of monochrome, multiple spot fluids or process color.

Engineering Prototype

Mitigating risk for an application

This is intended to be physical system comprised of the major application functions to facilitate active research and data gathering prior to designing an alpha system.

  • Deliverables:
    • Concept system in a lab environment
    • Engineering level user interface and operation
    • Lab demonstration of the major required functionality
    • Leveraging engineered fluids and test protocols

Alpha System

Intended to be the first system with production like form factor that is designed to meet all required functionality and capabilities used for design verification, built in an engineering environment.

  • Deliverables:
    • Production like system that can be operated at a customer site
    • Customer level user interface and operation
    • Long term operation capabilities
    • Production like fluids and maintenance protocols
    • Detailed BOM with quoted costs for the Beta system

Beta System

Intended to be used as a production system that leverages final design intent components and meets all the customer requirements used for design validation, built in a production environment.

  • Deliverables:
    • One or more production systems for customer use
    • Final user interface and operation
    • Customer production capable
    • Production fluids and maintenance protocols
    • Final BOM and cost

Production System

Intended to be the full production system design that can be manufactured repeatedly in an ongoing process without the support of engineering.

  • Deliverables:
    • Final industrial files for production manufacturing
    • Customer documentation and trouble shooting
    • Maintenance and spare parts lists