Memjet: 2014 has been a 'Banner Year' with Record Product Development and Growth
San-Diego-based Memjet, maker of page-wide color inkjet print heads for the office-, label-, wide-format-, and package-printing markets, reports that 2014 was a record year for its product development and growth within its partner ecosystem. During 2014, Memjet partners Afinia, Beiren, Colordyne, TechNova, TrojanLabel introduced new Memjet-based printing solutions for the print on-demand business and label-converter businesses. Memjet says that many of its established OEMs also achieved impressive sales growth across desktop label, wide-format, and corrugated packaging applications through channel growth, private-label partnerships, and direct-sales.
Addressing the higher productivity needs of converters and commercial printers, Memjet partner Colordyne introduced the CDT3600 label press, while TrojanLabel and Beiren launched the TrojanTwo and the Supernova DP32 mini-label press devices. Afinia Label and India-based TechNova announced and are shipping two new full-color labeling solutions targeting the short-run label market, the DLQ2000 and the SmartJet LP112 respectfully.
Memjet also says its wide-format OEM partners grew their installed bases significantly in the past year – notably Canon, RTI Digital, and Xante. Canon/Oce re-launched its ColorWave 900 at the FESPA trade show, and the system included a software upgrade and newly available hardware options. As a result, Canon EMEA and Canon Solutions America achieved positive growth quarter-over-quarter. Due to increasing market acceptance of short-run corrugated packaging solutions, Xante also increased its sales for the last three consecutive quarters. Last, RTI Digital expanded its global reseller network with new agreements with Adkote, CMYUK, Druma, and Printingworld to distribute the Vortex 4200.
In 2014, Memjet also released two new print engines, Aspen and Sirius for its press and desktop engine printing partners. Aspen, a page-wide color inkjet print engine, is optimized for speed and high quality, printing at up to 225 feet/minute in full-color, targeting the label and commercial-press markets. Sirius is a compact, single print-head, full-color print engine reference design developed for label OEMs designed to speed up the development of cost-effective roll-to-roll print systems that perform maintenance without needing to cut the web.
Memjet currently has over 30 OEM partners across the globe. For more information on OEM partners, or to become an OEM partner, visit www.memjet.com.