Two leading companies in the print industry, Memjet and MGI Digital Technology, has integrated their innovative technology to create the new AlphaJET B1 Inkjet Printing and Embellishment Press. It was presented recently by MGI at the All4Pack Exhibition in Paris, France.
This partnership created the first 40-plus-inch sheet-fed press that integrates Memjet’s DuraLink printing technology, ink and modules. It is also the first five-color digital printing system that offers decorative special effects such as variable embossed foil, and 2D/3D UV dimensional textures.
The AlphaJET uses the functionality of several operational workflows such as primer coating, printing and embellishment and converts them into a single, combined “All-in-One” industrial print factory, resulting in a complete job management.
The new press also utilizes Memjet’s DuraLink ink, modules and print-heads for CMYK color impressions with 1600 dpi resolution. The white and clear varnish inks use UV inkjet technology for a revolutionary convergence of digital printing methods.
This powerful 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 100cm/28 x 40”) per hour.
According to Eric Owen, general manager at Memjet, “the launch of the AlphaJET comes at a time when print markets are experiencing a high demand for inline digital printing, embellishment and finishing. To capture that opportunity, MGI chose the modular nature of DuraLink to develop an industry-changing solution. This is a valuable partnership for MGI, Memjet and the print market as a whole.”