Both companies see an opportunity to work together on hybrid printing solutions that combine UV LED or water-based flexo technology with digital aqueous pigment inkjet technology. The new developments incorporate Colordyne’s digital print engine using Memjet’s DuraLink printhead technology integrated in the MPS EXL-Packaging product line. With the modular design of the EXL-Packaging product line, any combination of flexo and inkjet technology, plus additional machine functionalities and technologies, can be configurated to meet the needs of the individual customer.
“After the successful experience of offering hybrid solutions for the narrow web market we strongly believe that the hybrid technology will also be part of the future for the mid web packaging market," says Atze Bosma, CEO of MPS Systems. “As we are very much focused on the total process, we believe in the combination of aqueous inkjet technology and flexo for the flexible packaging market. Working with Colordyne on the new aqueous pigment inkjet technology provides an additional way for us to deliver the best solutions to our customers.”
“Both of our companies see an opportunity to expand beyond the narrow web label and tag market,” says Andy Matter, president of Colordyne Technologies. “Working with MPS allows us to deliver complete hybrid solutions featuring wider web widths and the capabilities to expand into packaging applications beyond pressure sensitive labels. We look forward to providing customers in new markets the solutions they need to enhance their production capabilities at and affordable price-point.”