Memjet Announces Partnerships, Showcases OEM Solutions at drupa
After wowing those who saw its inkjet printheads in action at Graph Expo last year, Memjet is making a splash at Drupa right now. It just announced partnerships with several top print vendors, including Oce, Toshiba and Xanté.
With Memjet’s “waterfall” technology, each printhead fires millions of ink drops per second, achieving very high-speed color printing at low costs. The printhead requires minimal warm-up time and prints in one pass with out scanning back and forth.
At drupa, Memjet is featuring partners’ demos of the latest printing solutions, including Memjet-powered industrial, commercial and office products. Key Memjet highlights at drupa include:
- Oce, a Canon Group company, through a technical partnership with Memjet, has developed a large-format color concept. Project Velocity prints up to 15 times faster than conventional inkjet systems, with the capability of printing up to 500 A0 prints at 1,600×800 dpi per hour.
- Toshiba TEC announced a partnership with Memjet for the development of multi-function office products (MFPs) featuring Memjet’s revolutionary page-wide printhead, controller chip, software and ink. The MFP will feature a scanner, photocopier and color printer that produces high-quality color pages at 60 pages per second. Additionally, Toshiba TEC announced that it is currently evaluating Memjet technologies for labels and logistics printing in industrial and commercial markets.
- Delphax Technologies is introducing its new elan 500 digital color print system at drupa. Powered by Memjet technologies, the system combines major advances in inkjet and paper-handling technologies to offer full color and 1,600 dpi print quality at speeds of up to 500 impressions per minute.
- Xante‘s Excelagraphix 4200 Inkjet Print System will be on display both at Memjet’s stand as well at the Xante stand. The Excelagraphix 4200 features Memjet Waterfall Printhead Technology that delivers more than three billion drops of ink per second, for print speeds up to 8 times faster than traditional inkjet technology. Its now possible to print over-sized architectural/engineering documents, maps, indoor signage, P-O-P displays, packaging, folding cartons, corrugated boxes, newspapers, and more, all on-demand. Xante will be shipping the first engines in June of this year.
- Colordyne Technologies will be showcasing the Colordyne CDT-1600 PC Sprint, the first affordable, high speed Production Class printing system of its kind running both pre-die cut labels and non-die cut master rolls for post-print finishing. The 1600 PC Sprint features five revolutionary Memjet printheads; each containing 70,400 nozzles that are integrated into five interchangeable ink delivery blades. The system can be integrated with the Colordyne 1600 PC Pro inline finishing system to offer a complete solution that features the unique combination of quality, high speed, productivity and unmatched low cost of ownership. The CDT-1600 PC Sprint will be on display at Memjet’s stand.
- Astro Machine Corp. has partnered with Memjet to produce the AstroJet M-Series Printers, which provide the ideal solution for high quality on-demand printing requiring quick, cost-effective turnarounds. The AstroJet M1 prints up to 3,600 letter size pages or 9,000 envelopes per hour, while the new AstroJet M2, being shown for the first time anywhere, is a professional-grade standalone color-page printer to be released this year that features a large, high capacity 5,000 sheet feeder.
- After announcing the Memjet-powered Lomond EvoJet Office in April 2011, London-based Lomond and Memjet are teaming up again to present two new office products, the EvoJet Office 2 and the EvoJet Office Pro. EvoJet Office Pro is a l3-in-1 Memjet-powered multi-functional printer, with a 20 ppm automatic document feeder and a 1,200 dpi scanner.
Memjet technologies make possible very fast and efficient digital color print systems that combine controller chip, ink and revolutionary printheads. Memjet technologies, protected by more 4,000 global patents, are specialized in MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical Systems) technology and have taken more than a decade to develop and patent. Each Memjet A4 printhead consists of 70,400 inkjet nozzles on an 8.77″ fixed width for the delivery of 1,600×800 dpi color at 60 pages per minute, or 12˝ per second. Memjet technology paves the way for a scalable inkjet printing business model creating lower capital, operating and consumables costs. On average, a Memjet-powered printer is twice the speed and half the cost versus legacy printing solutions.
Today, Memjet reported it was assuming direct ownership and control of the intellectual property portfolio related to the Memjet technology, as well as all research, development and commercialization activities for Memjet technology. To learn more about Memjet’s news announced at drupa, visit www.memjet.com/buzz.