Memjet will showcase the capabilities of its new DuraFlex modular, single-pass print solution for OEMs at Labelexpo later this month (25-27 September). With the development, Kim Beswick, general manager of Memjet’s benchtop and mini-press division, claims “Memjet now has the technology to power any type of digital printer in the market”.
Beswick said: “Our goal with designing DuraFlex was to create a simple yet robust technology that could give OEM partners the resources to create affordable printing solutions that were powerful, yet affordable. DuraFlex delivers on this goal. With its compact, modular design, category-leading speed, 1600-dpi quality and economical cost, DuraFlex provides partners robust resources for creating benchtop and entry-level label and packaging presses as well as other light production and wide-format print and packaging applications.”
He continued: “DuraFlex complements other Memjet printing technologies – it strategically fits between our VersaPass and DuraLink printing solutions. DuraFlex also adds a pigment ink solution to the compelling dye ink solutions provided by VersaPass technology.”
With 1600 x 1600dpi and built-in nozzle redundancy, DuraFlex is said to produce market-leading print quality at print speeds up to 46m/min.
DuraFlex modules and printheads will come in both A4 and A3 plus formats and can be stitched up to 1.2m wide. It comes with an embedded Rip datapath and supports external Rip digital front ends for enhanced performance and datapath control.
DuraFlex uses aqueous pigment inks that are lightfast, water durable and scratch resistant. DuraFlex inks have been developed for use in indirect food contact applications and are compatible across a broad range of porous, uncoated offset, inkjet treated and inkjet coated media.