Printheads are a key component of any wideformat printer, so it’s important to understand how they work.
There are many bits of technology that go into making a large format printer, but arguably the printhead is the beating heart of the machine. It is the thing that pumps the ink directly to the media and it’s the printhead that determines the defining characteristics of the printer.
It dictates the type of ink the printer uses and the resolution, so the heads play a pretty big part in the overall image quality and the printer’s productivity. This is why vendors will often release new versions of their printers as new printheads become available.