Supply chain
Orbotech introduces new Sprint 120 inkjet printer for volume production
Press release
Thursday 25 October 2012

Orbotech Ltd., a leading global provider of yield-enhancing and production solutions for printed circuit boards (PCBs), recently announced the introduction of Sprint 120, the company's latest generation of inkjet printers.

Featuring new DotStream Technology, Sprint 120 delivers high speed and top quality for consistent, volume production of advanced legend designs. Sprint's digital printing solution shortens time-to-market with its easy, flexible operation that eliminates the entire screen mask preparation process and requires only one baking cycle.

"The Sprint 120 is answering the major inkjet printing challenge of how to best manage inkflow and curing without compromising on speed", said Mr. Richard Klapholz, President of the PCB Division at Orbotech Ltd. "At the same time, a key success factor in the system's development has been achieving consistent printing of today's complex designs at full production throughput. We believe that with these latest innovations, the Sprint 120 now turns digital legend printing into a cost-effective solution for medium and large volume PCB production."

Sprint 120 with DotStream Technology achieves production quality in a single pass with precise drop control and optimized algorithms for fine text and filled areas. The system's customized print heads are specially designed for the challenges of electronics industry substrates and processes with features that extend their life. UV LED lights enable superior drop curing on-the-fly and printing of features down to 0.5mm. The result is high production quality with less passes than previous generation systems. With automatic measurements and scaling for each panel, registration accuracy of 35μm is attained. Incorporating a high depth-of-focus (DOF) of 1.5mm, Sprint's performs accurate and uniform printing over challenging surface topography. Fully integrated hardware, including vacuum table, clamps and retractable bridges, completely flattens the printing area to ensure top quality results on warped panels and a variety of thicknesses.

About Orbotech Ltd.

Orbotech Ltd. (NASDAQ/GSM: ORBK) has been at the cutting edge of the electronics industry supply chain, as an innovator of enabling technologies used in the manufacture of the world's most sophisticated consumer and industrial products, for over 30 years. The Company is a leading provider of yield-enhancing and production solutions, primarily for manufacturers of printed circuit boards, flat panel displays and other electronic components; and today, virtually every electronic device is produced using Orbotech technology. The Company also applies its core expertise and resources in other advanced technology areas, including character recognition for check and forms processing and solar photovoltaic manufacturing. Headquartered in Israel and operating from multiple locations internationally, Orbotech's highly talented and inter-disciplinary professionals design, manufacture, sell and service the Company's end-to-end portfolio of solutions for the benefit of customers the world over. For more information please see the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at and visit the Company's corporate website at The corporate website is not incorporated herein by reference and is included as an inactive textual reference only.

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