jetlab® 4 - Tabletop Printing Platform

Product Description

In response to our customers’ requests for a low-cost tool to allow exploratory microdispensing investigations, MicroFab is pleased to offer the jetlab® 4. The newest member of our highly successful jetlab® family, currently in use in 23 countries worldwide, leans heavily on the successes of prior generations. By carefully considering the performance and budget requirements of laboratories exploring ink jet as a solution to their deposition challenges, jetlab® 4 provides a cost effective work station for research purposes.

Standard Features

Software controlled X-Y positioning; 160x120 mm2 substrate size & print area; manual Z axis control of printhead height; Print-on-the-Fly (both axes simultaneously) or Point-to-Point printing; raster & vector printing modes; arbitrary printing resolution and direction; complex print job definition through scripting; software based rotation correction; CCD camera for drop observation mounted at 15°, allowing drop impact visualization and coarse substrate alignment; manual pneumatics controls; JetDrive Drive Electronics unit with bipolar and arbitrary waveform modes, and single and burst modes.

Available Options

CCD camera for substrate observation; heated workpiece holder and printheads; motorized Z-stage; drop and fiducial image analysis routines; electronic pressure control; HEPA filter & blower; 21x26 cm substrate size (4xl); improved positioning accuracy (4xl-A); integrated ultra-balance for calibration (4xl-B); computer controlled pressure/vacuum regulator.


Subsystem Standard Optional
X-Y travel 160 X 120 mm printable area 210 X 260 mm printable area (4xl)
Velocity / Acceleration 50 mm/s / 1500 mm/s2  
Accuracy / Repeatability ±30 µm unidirectional / ±20 µm ±20 µm / ±5 µm (4xl-A)
Computer Panel PC; monitor, keyboard and mouse; Windows 10; USB 2.0 & Ethernet ports  
Pneumatics Precision pressure/vacuum regulator with digital readout for jet operation;
three state pneumatic control
Electronic control: pressure/vacuum regulator and three state pneumatics
Vision Horizontal camera at 15° for jet setup, print observation, alignment to features Vertical camera for alignment, inspection Drop and fiducial image analysis software
Printheads & Jetting Devices Select one or more
(not included in base price)
Choose from PH-41, PH-41H & PH-47
xl versions: Mounts all MicroFab standard printheads; Interchangeable
Complex Print Jobs Script file: nesting, repetition with offsets, wait states, maintenance, & TTL controls; arbitrary printing resolution and direction  
Print Modes Print-on-the-Fly and Point-to-Point  
Jet Drive Electronics JetDrive™ V: bipolar and arb mode  


Additional Information (PDF)

Detailed Specifications
CAD Machine Views

Weight: Machine ~150 lbs (~70 kg) and Shipping crate ~400 lbs (~180 kg)

Dimensions: Machine 35x25x21 in./89x64x53 cm and Shipping crate 65x33x30 in./165x84x137 cm

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