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Memjet launches compact print engine

August 20, 2014

The above-the-web configuration enables more efficient printhead cleaning when roll-to-roll printing.

Memjet has announced the Sirius-12G compact color print engine sub-system developed for OEMs in need of creating a compact, cost-effective printer that easily integrates in to their media handling systems. Memjet’s Sirius print engine facilitates printhead maintenance without the need to break the plane of the media, enabling a wide range of applications including label printing, package printing, mail processing, and print-and-apply labels in product manufacturing operations.

Sirius empowers OEMs to design printing solutions with greater control and flexibility. For example, the above-the-web configuration enables more efficient printhead cleaning when roll-to-roll printing, so that a pause in a print job does not require the web to be cut. Sirius-powered printers are able to move the print zone up and down to accommodate varying material thickness such as stuffed envelopes or board stock. This offers a greater range of media handling options for unique applications.

“Commercial print shops must balance the varying needs of individual, custom print jobs,” says Gus Piccin, SVP global business development at Memjet. “Sirius makes this possible by enabling OEMs to develop printers that align with customers’ unique printing needs, whether it be longer runs or diverse print materials, at an attractive price point.”

The Sirius-12G color print engine is available with the print mechanism assembled or separated into core components. When delivered as core components, OEMs can leverage Sirius as a development kit of components to be integrated based on specific needs. In addition the ink delivery system is highly flexible and compatible with a wide range of ink supply cartridges, including customer specific solutions.

The Memjet printhead features over 70,400 nozzles that deliver millions of ink drops every second. The page-width printhead provides 1,600 dpi native print resolution in full process color (CMYK). Speeds are 12 in/sec in standard-quality (1600x800 dpi) print mode and 6 in/sec in premium- quality (1600x1600 dpi) print mode.

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