In the ever-changing landscape of commercial printing, many of us have lived through a number of important and disruptive technological evolutions. Not so long ago, the migration from offset to digital was all the rage. More recently, everyone is talking about the migration from toner-based digital to inkjet. Here are a few insights from Delphax Solutions Inc. to help you get into, or vastly improve, your position in the inkjet space.
- Inkjet production efficiency
Delphax is already well known for its Elan 500 HD Inkjet Digital Press. This CMYK cut sheet production device has proven itself as a reliable platform at multiple installations. And the upgrade released in April this year, provided the inkjet promise of competitive running costs along with a many-to-one replacement option for toner-based devices with speeds of 500 letter impressions per minute. With the recent release of the Elan HD M at PRINTING United to rave reviews (available Q1 2020 – orders now being accepted), there is now a monochrome device built with the same reliable Memjet printhead technology as the Elan 500 HD. This solution is able to provide a cost-competitive replacement to toner devices, with speeds of over 400 letter impressions per minute. Both solutions are high-speed inkjet, cut sheet, customizable devices. Having options that allow you to reduce the installation footprint on the factory floor (along with the associated labour costs) while providing opportunities for growth by removing legacy toner devices, are key areas in which the inkjet revolution is finally coming of age.
- Consistent and repeatable print quality
One of the key points to consider when selecting an inkjet technology is how well print defects (such as missing nozzles) are handled within a print system – a consideration for any inkjet solution, especially with single-pass technology. The Elan portfolio is powered by Memjet Printhead and VersaPass Technology. Plus, the implementation employed by Delphax not only yields exceptional colour consistency and true 1600 x 1375 dpi print resolution, but also delivers excellent print quality thanks to five levels of nozzle redundancy which minimizes the effects of weak or missing nozzles.
- Substantial cost savings
The Elan family has a very compelling total cost of ownership story to tell. One of the great features is that you can choose to go with an “Out-of-the-Box” costing model that means NO CLICK CHARGES. Or, you could opt for a click charge if you wish. The huge advantage of the Out-of-the-Box model is that you only pay for what you use – the vendor is not leveraging your increased volumes to line their pockets. This harkens back to “the good old days” of offset – yet this is a true digital press. We’d be happy to discuss how an Elan HD could fit into your workflow and show you how it could provide you with significant savings.
With the reduced complexity of inkjet-based systems comes another key area of cost reduction – service. No longer will users require frequent technician visits maintaining toner-based devices with the associated click-based services costs. The Elan family offers dependable self-maintenance programs. What makes this so enticing is that you’re in full control of your equipment all the time. We offer a scalable maintenance-training program to fit your specific needs – even though our presses in the field currently boast more that 90% uptime! That’s more time for you to print.
- Operator-friendly design
One of Albert Einstein’s famous quotes is: “The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.” Delphax engineers have designed a complex system that, at first glance, appears to be fairly simple, especially from an operator’s point of view. Therein lies the genius of the Elan system. Our engineering team did all the hard work so your operators can produce your jobs in the most simple and efficient way possible.
Learn more about the Elan portfolio at www.delphaxsolutions.com or contact 1-833-DELPHAX (1-833-335-7429).