Memjet, MGI Form Strategic Inkjet Technology Partnership
Memjet announced that MGI Digital Technology, a French manufacturer of digital printing presses and finishing solutions, has integrated Memjet’s DuraLink printing technology into its new AlphaJET B1 Inkjet Printing and Embellishment Press.
This is the first 40-plus-inch sheetfed press to integrate the DuraLink inkjet printheads, ink and modules. It is also the first five-color digital printing system to offer decorative special effects such as 2D/3D UV dimensional textures and variable embossed foil. MGI is previewing the AlphaJET this week at the All4Pack Exhibition in Paris, France.
“The launch of the AlphaJET comes at a time when print markets are experiencing a high demand for inline digital printing, embellishment and finishing,” said Eric Owen, GM at Memjet. “To capture that opportunity, MGI chose the modular nature of DuraLink — its extremely fast speeds, 1600 by 1600 resolution and affordable cost — to develop an industry-changing solution.”
“Memjet has developed superb core technology with the DuraLink architecture and ink modules,” Michael Abergel, MGI’s managing director, said. “In addition, their teamwork and technical support for the AlphaJET product has allowed us to quickly achieve unprecedented functional advancements.”
The AlphaJET utilizes the new Memjet DuraLink ink, modules and printheads for CMYK color impressions with 1600 dpi resolution. The white and clear varnish inks use UV inkjet for a best-of-breed convergence of digital-printing methods. This powerful array of high-speed ink deposition processes allows the AlphaJET to both print and embellish corrugated flute board, paper, plastic and synthetic substrates at 1,800 B1 sheets (70.7 x 100cm/28 x 40”) per hour.