Memjet Launches Next-Generation Print Engine, Sirius, for More Versatile Media Handling


Memjet, maker of page-wide print heads for color inkjet printing, and headquartered in San Diego, California, is launching its next-generation Sirius-12G compact color print engine sub-system developed for printer manufacturers that wish to create compact color inkjet printers that easily integrate with their their media-handling systems. Memjet says its Sirius print engine makes print-head maintenance easier, as print-head maintenance can be performed without breaking the plane of the media, enabling a wider range of applications, including label printing, package printing, mail processing, and print-and-apply labels.

According to Memjet, Sirius empowers original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to design printing solutions with greater control and flexibility. For instance, an above-the-web configuration is said to enable more efficient print-head cleaning when roll-to-roll printing, so that a pause in a print job does not require the web to be cut. According to Memjet, Sirius-powered printers are able to move the print zone up and down to accommodate varying material thickness such as stuffed envelopes or board stock. This provides a greater range of media-handling options.

“Commercial print shops must balance the varying needs of individual, custom print jobs,” commented Gus Piccin, senior vice president of Global Business Development at Memjet. “Sirius makes this possible by enabling OEMs to develop printers that align with customers’ unique printing needs, whether it be longer runs or diverse print materials, at an attractive price point.”

The Sirius-12G color print engine is available with the print mechanism assembled or separated into core components. When delivered as core components, OEMs can leverage Sirius as a development kit of components to be integrated based on specific needs. Memjet says the ink-delivery system is also highly flexible and compatible with a wide range of ink-supply cartridges, including customer-specific solutions.

The Memjet print head features over 70,400 nozzles that deliver millions of ink drops every second. The page-width print head provides 1,600 dpi native print resolution in full-process color using cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK) inks. Speeds are 12″ per second in standard-quality (1,600 x 800 dpi) print mode and 6″ per second in premium-quality (1,600 x 1,600 dpi) print mode.

memjet print head

Memjet’s page-wide print head for CYMK color inkjet printing.

Memjet-powered printers are sold only through authorized Memjet OEM partners. For more information on OEM partners, or to become an OEM partner, visit Memjet here.

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