Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) has announced new Head Interface Boards (HIBs) for the Kyocera 600dpi KJ4A/B printhead range. The new HIBs replace the previous HIB, which only supported Kyocera’s first generation of 600dpi printheads. There are two versions of the new HIB: one for the Kyocera KJ4A 600dpi UV cure ink printheads; and one for the Kyocera KJ4B 600dpi aqueous ink printheads. The HIBs provide access to all standard printhead settings including temperature control, greyscale drop size mapping, voltage trimming and waveform upload and read back. Almost any print resolution is possible, including native 600dpi x 600dpi; asymmetric (e.g. 1200dpi x 600dpi); non-standard asymmetric (e.g. 480dpi x 600dpi) and interlaced (e.g. 1400dpi x 1200dpi) using multiple printheads. The HIBs also drive full rate binary and greyscale data and require a single 24V power supply to support the full operating voltage range of the printheads.