With print widths up to 520mm, the industrial inkjet pioneer says these new models are ideally suited to printing of variable text down to 2 point fonts at over 50 metres per minute.
IIJ provides a wide range of inkjet modules ready for installation onto customers’ existing flexo label presses, for example Nilpeter, Mark Andy and Gallus. Combining inkjet as a module onto a flexo press provides a flexible, reliable and economic alternative to stand-alone inkjet label presses.
Powered by Konica Minolta inkjet technology, the company says the modules offer remarkably high uptime and the longest printhead life in the industry.
Following the successful launch of its “iS” range of high quality colour inkjet modules in 2014, IIJ has been busy working on its monochrome range. These units print full variable images in black, white, varnish or spot colours, as well as security inks such as IR black or UV-fluorescent. In early 2015 IIJ launched its new “HS” or high-speed models that print high resolution continuously variable text images and barcodes at a sustained speed in excess of 160metres/minute. Now IIJ is extending its mono offering to include 600dpi native resolution.
IIJ tests and approves inks from a wide range of ink suppliers, both UV and water-based, which ensures that the optimum ink is available for every customer’s specific application.
John Corrall, Managing Director and Founder of IIJ, said: “Compared to stand-alone units, our modules provide the lowest cost of ownership, estimated at between 30 and 60% lower than competitors. Combined with a wide choice of inks, from process colour to special effect and invisible security inks, they offer the best break-even point when compared with the cost of flexo print.”
He added: “With over 150 production lines running across the world, IIJ’s range of ColourPrint and MonoPrint inkjet modules are a proven cost-effective solution, as our customers testify.”