Memjet (San Diego, California) a leading developer of inkjet printing technology, and COASO Incorporated (Nanjing, China) have announced that COASO has used Memjet’s DuraFlex technology to develop a new label press called the iCueLabel Press 420. DuraFlex is a modular single-pass printing solution that combines Memjet’s signature features of speed, simplicity and affordability with new attributes that include enhanced durability, A4-plus and A3-plus widths in a four-colour printhead, a high-speed data path, and modules that control all printhead functions. Together, these features give OEMs like COASO the resources to create affordable presses with quality and speed “previously not available in these types of solutions,” said the companies.
“Our iCueLabel press is an example of what an OEM can accomplish with DuraFlex technology,” said Frank Xu, General Manager of COASO. “In less than three months, we were able to develop a new breed of label press that’s a viable performance alternative to more expensive toner or other inkjet-powered printers. Converters can use the iCueLabel Press to produce high-quality labels the market demands – including food-safe and high-security labels – in a fast, more affordable way.”
The companies added that the iCueLabel 420 will create a new market for itself due to its market-leading 1,600-dpi print quality and ultra-competitive pricing. Print speed is as fast as 46 metres per minute in production mode, and 27 metres per minute in high-quality mode. “Our goal with designing DuraFlex was to create a simple yet robust technology that could give OEM partners the resources to create printing solutions that are powerful, but also affordable,” said Bent Serritslev, Senior Vice President of Business Development at APAC at Memjet. “It’s gratifying to see how COASO has used DuraFlex’s compact, modular design, category-leading speed, and 1600-dpi quality to develop this new label printer. We look forward to seeing the success of this partnership in the months ahead.”