Memjet has announced the release of a new inkjet technology platform called DuraLink. This digital printing platform reportedly 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 will showcase both of its inkjet technologies at the upcoming PRINT 17 trade show on Sept. 10–13, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.
Eric Owen, general manager of commercial printing at Memjet, says, “Memjet set out to develop an additional inkjet technology that would bring quality, speed and affordability to high-volume markets. To be successful, this technology also needed to keep pace with the rapid rate of change happening in the industry. The result of this effort is DuraLink. By bringing together a long-life printhead, durable pigment ink, 100 inches (2.5 meter) maximum print width and a range of versatile modules, DuraLink enables the rapid, cost-effective development of next-generation solutions for commercial, packaging and industrial printing markets.”
At the heart of DuraLink is a new long-life printhead. Unlike most printheads on the market today, DuraLink reportedly integrates redundancy at the nozzle level. DuraLink has 5x nozzle redundancy across 70,400 nozzles. With five nozzles printing each pixel column, if one jet goes out, it will go virtually unnoticed in the printed image, according to Memjet.
The company claims the long-life DuraLink printheads require less maintenance and enable longer print runs. Moreover, it said, printing companies no longer need to take on the cost and complexity of adding additional print bars to achieve nozzle redundancy or implementing costly image-quality monitoring systems.
“Businesses report that a key benefit of inkjet has been the way it greatly simplifies the print production process while still achieving the level of quality their customers demand,” explains Owen. “DuraLink now brings those benefits to markets that require longer print runs, making the production of these jobs faster, less expensive and easier than had been previously possible.”
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