Memjet launches compact print engine

Memjet has announced the Sirius-12G compact colour print engine sub-system aimed at manufacturers looking for a compact print engine.

The company says its Sirius print engine facilitates printhead maintenance without the need to break the plane of the media, enabling a range of applications including label printing, package printing, mail processing, and print-and-apply labels in product manufacturing operations.

Gus Piccin, senior vice president of global business development at Memjet, says, “Commercial print shops must balance the varying needs of individual, custom print jobs. Sirius makes this possible by enabling original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to develop printers that align with customers’ specific printing needs, whether it be longer runs or diverse print materials, at an attractive price point.”

Memjet says the Sirius system enables OEMs to design printing solutions with greater control and flexibility. The company says that, for example, the above the web configuration enables more efficient print head cleaning when roll-to-roll printing, so that a pause in a print job does not require the web to be cut. Sirius-powered printers are able to move the print zone up and down to accommodate varying material thickness such as stuffed envelopes or board stock. This offers a greater range of media handling options for specific applications.

The Sirius-12G colour print engine is available with the print mechanism assembled or separated into core components. Memjet says that, when delivered as core components, OEMs can leverage Sirius as a development kit of components to be integrated based on specific needs. It adds that the ink delivery system is highly flexible and compatible with a wide range of ink supply cartridges, including customer specific solutions.

The Memjet printhead features over 70,400 nozzles that deliver millions of ink drops every second. The page-width print head provides 1600 dpi native print resolution in full process colour (CMYK). Speeds are 30cm/sec in standard-quality (1600×800 dpi) print mode and 15cm/sec in premium- quality (1600×1600 dpi) print mode.

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