Based on industry demand, Kirk-Rudy developed the FireJet 4C color inkjet system, a new breed of inkjet printer that offers a productive alternative to the smaller desktop, toner-based digital color printers on the market, as well as a low-cost alternative to larger production press systems.
“We created the FireJet 4C to give our customers the ability to bring high-speed color printing with near-offset quality to a range of cut sheet markets,” says Bob Mills, general manager at Kirk-Rudy. "The modularity and ease of integration of the DuraFlex technology supported us in that goal, enabling us to develop a printing solution that lets customers grow their business while generating a positive return on their investment.”
The DuraFlex-powered FireJet 4C can print A3+ and A4 cut sheets in full color (CMYK) at 1600 x 1600 dpi and can print at speeds up to 150 fpm. The newly designed user-replaceable printhead has been engineered to provide a longer life — approximately 120 liters — and excellent image quality across a broad range of porous, uncoated offset, inkjet-treated and inkjet-coated media.
“Rather than make large investments in costly, complex equipment, printers in all markets are looking for more affordable, easier-to-use and powerful entry-level press systems with the speed and quality needed to capture new market opportunities," states Kim Beswick, general manager of Memjet’s benchtop and mini-press division. “Memjet plays a key role in helping capable OEM partners like Kirk-Rudy develop these new types of printing solutions and bring them to market faster and at less cost. We look forward to seeing the impact of the FireJet 4C on a printer’s business and the industry as a whole.”