MGI integrates Memjet DuraLink tech into new AlphaJET B1
By PrintAction Staff
By PrintAction Staff
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, making it the first 40-plus-inch sheetfed press to integrate the DuraLink inkjet printheads, ink and modules, it says.
According to the companies, this is also the first five-colour digital printing system to offer decorative special effects such as 2D/3D UV dimensional textures and variable embossed foil. They say the AlphaJET consolidates the functionality of traditionally separate, disconnected operational workflows such as primer coating, printing and embellishment and converting them into a single, combined “All-in-One” Industrial Print Factory for complete job management.
“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, General Manager 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. This is a valuable partnership for MGI, Memjet and the print market as a whole.”
The AlphaJET utilizes the new Memjet DuraLink ink, modules and printheads for CMYK colour impressions with 1,600 dpi resolution. The white and clear varnish inks use UV inkjet technology, boasting “best-of-breed convergence” of digital-printing methods. This 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 100 cm / 28 x 40 inches) per hour.
“Memjet has developed superb core technology with the DuraLink architecture and ink modules. In addition, their teamwork and technical support for the AlphaJET product has allowed us to quickly achieve unprecedented functional advancements,” Michael Abergel, MGI Managing Director, said. “The AlphaJET has been designed to introduce a new model of printing, packaging and finishing productivity. For such an important product, we found an ideal business partner in Memjet. They understand the spirit of innovation that drives MGI.”