“It was a natural progression for our company to consider expanding our range from PicoColour," says Richard Danon, Dantex Group chairman. "We needed to go wider, faster and finer in resolution, and Ricoh became the partner of choice for us.”
PicoJet, developed by the Dantex Advance Engineering Team, works at 350mm width and at 75 m/m (250 fpm). Using Ricoh heads, PicoJet offers 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution at 2.5pl dot size. It is ideally placed for high quality and long run lengths. PicoJet is a 7-color printing system, which can be custom configured to offer wide color gamut printing.
PicoJet includes static control, web cleaning and corona treatment for wide choice substrate printing capability, for which Ricoh heads are ideally suited.
"At this year's Labelexpo, we are proud to present Ricoh inkjet head technology in our PicoJet, which is capable of printing high quality at high speed," adds Danton. "Dantex has been delivering high tech consumables, equipment and services to the label printing industry for 40 years. It was important for us to choose a partner who was able to understand the high-end quality needs of our industry. The development of PicoJet required close technical collaboration with Ricoh, and thanks to their support we were able to meet the timetable to present PicoJet at this year’s Labelexpo.
"Ricoh has given us the ability to meet today's challenges, and their technology has given us the opportunity to develop a state-of-the-art inkjet printing solution for the label printing industry.”
"The partnership with Dantex further demonstrates our commitment to collaboration and empowering digital workplaces," says Peter Williams, general manager, Commercial Printing and Industrial Printing Business Groups, Ricoh. "We take pride in pushing the boundaries of inkjet printhead innovation and look forward to supporting Dantex on their own exciting journey.”