Delphax Technologies Inc., a global provider of high-speed digital monochrome printing equipment, announced plans to enter the color printing arena through a partnership with Memjet, a San Diego-based developer of high-speed color printing technologies.
"Our collaboration will introduce Memjet's disruptive technology in color production to the commercial printing industry in a robust digital print system engineered and manufactured by Delphax Technologies," said Dieter Schilling, Delphax president and chief executive officer. "Memjet has created a print head that represents an entirely new category of digital print technology—a major step forward in speed and economy of high-quality color production. We're excited about joining Memjet on the leading edge of this development."
Delphax plans a product introduction for Drupa 2012, the largest international exhibition of new printing equipment held every four years, in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Memjet achieves an unprecedented combination of high-speed and high-resolution color production by putting more than 70,000 ink nozzles on a single print head. The print head spans the entire width of a page, allowing Memjet-powered printers to deliver more than 700 million drops of ink per second.
The partnership between Delphax and Memjet brings together two companies that hold "world's fastest" titles – Delphax for its toner-based digital monochrome printers and Memjet for its ink-based digital color print heads.
"Delphax Technologies has the industry experience, international reach and engineering expertise that make it an ideal OEM partner for us," said Sean Marske, president of Memjet Labels. "It is a highly innovative company in its own right, establishing a strong competitive position within the commercial printing industry by providing its customers with the cost and performance advantages of high-speed digital equipment."
"The addition of high-speed color capability is an exciting and essential strategic advance for Delphax," Schilling said. "Digital color is a segment of the printing market that has grown despite the recession, and it is projected to gain steadily in share of revenues from equipment, supplies and services.
"Our 30 years of serving the printing industry gives us a profitable base of operations and a solid foundation for the kind of innovation that we are pursuing in our collaboration with Memjet. Delphax was launched through a cooperative application of new technology, and we believe that Memjet's unprecedented combination of high speed and high quality provides a similar opportunity on a larger scale."