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Memjet showcases DuraLink technology

09.27.18

The DuraLink Platform combines long-life printheads, pigment ink, and flexible modules.

One year after the launch of DuraLink, Memjet has announced the company has signed new OEM partners, formed alliances with strategic primer and integrator companies and hired new personnel to support the demand from OEM partners around the globe. Memjet and its OEM partners have been showcasing these developments at Labelexpo Americas.

The DuraLink Platform combines long-life printheads, pigment ink, and flexible modules to give OEM partners a fast, easy way to develop solutions for high-volume commercial, packaging and industrial printing markets.

Memjet's first DuraLink Integration Partner is Graphic Systems Services. Located in Springboro, OH, GSS has over 20 years of experience in the integration of inkjet writing systems for web applications and have designed and manufactured over 150 digital inkjet web presses. GSS has recently completed a full build and integration of a system that will be for Memjet demonstrations and samples.

“We have met our goal of bringing quality, speed and affordability to high-volume markets,” says Len Lauer, chief executive officer at Memjet. “We’ve been in talks with dozens of OEM partners. These conversations are ongoing, and we are proud to announce four exciting partnerships. Further, we have made inroads with partnerships around primer developments and integrators that extends the economic value of DuraLink. Finally, we have hired a seasoned industry professional who is uniquely qualified to expand the DuraLink technology in the EMEA region. The Memjet team has accomplished a great deal in one year, and I look forward to even more success in the years ahead."

Two partners will be announcing DuraLink solutions at Labelexpo.
  1. Colordyne Technologies is a strong, Memjet OEM partner that has demonstrated success using Memjet’s VersaPass technology to power its range of labeling solutions. Colordyne is using DuraLink technology to develop a print engine that will be used in a variety of print applications. At Labelexpo, Colordyne (booth 6047) is discussing those applications, including a new label press projected to launch in 2019.
  2. PPSI is an experienced developer of custom inkjet printing and manufacturing solutions. The company is using DuraLink technology to create a versatile modular writing system for labels, commercial and other custom applications. The extended width of this new technology, combined with its speed and quality, make it a viable alternative to UV inkjet and other printing methods. PPSI is showing its DuraLink-powered solution for printing labels, cartons and corrugated packaging in booth 6445 at Labelexpo.
“The feedback from OEMs tells us that DuraLink addresses a need in the marketplace that has not been met,” says Eric Owen, general manager at Memjet. “OEMs who serve the high-volume label, packaging and commercial print markets now have the technology they need to create a new breed of printing solutions designed specifically for the markets they serve.”

Memjet has also formed a partnership with Michelman to develop a primer that enables printing on coated offset stock, as well as packaging materials such as folding carton and coated corrugated. That primer enables providers to use their existing offset stock for their inkjet print jobs, adding greater flexibility and economic benefits.

“At the very start, we set out to develop an industry-wide solution that allows for unprecedented quality at significantly lower cost of ownership,” explains Lisa DiGate, Michelman’s vice president, Printing & Packaging. “Michelman is investing heavily to enable digital printing. This development with Memjet is incredibly exciting, opening up new spaces and applications, globally, and across industries.”