Rigoli Launches First Memjet-Powered Roll-to-Roll Wide-Format Printer
Page-wide color-inkjet printer pioneer Memjet reported on June 15th that its OEM partner, Rigoli s.r.l., has launched the Rigoli MVZ, the first roll-to-roll, wide-format inkjet printer powered by Memjet printing, and designed for flexible package-printing applications.
Memjet says that the new, low-cost solution enables users to produce in-demand colorful, low-run to middle-run lengths of customized flexible packaging. Rigoli demonstrated the printer and showcased customized packaging at the IPACK-IMA 2018 trade show May 29 – June 1, 2018 in Milan, Italy. The MVZ, with its flexibility and small footprint, is said to be easily deployed inline with finishing equipment. Because it uses Memjet printing technology, Memjet says the printer is available at a low cost of entry.
Kevin Shimamoto, chief marketing officer at Memjet, commented: “As brands bring an ever-increasing number of SKUs to market, packaging production has struggled to keep pace. All too often, package-printing solutions lack the quality, flexibility and affordability needed to make on-demand, short-run and late-stage customized packaging a reality. The Rigoli MVZ product family marks a dramatic shift in that paradigm, making it faster, easier and cost-effective for companies of all sizes to make flexible packaging part of their operation.”
The MVZ is said to provide brands and converters the ability to produce variable packaging across a wide variety of applications, sizes, and substrates. Packaging can be produced either offline or inline to create customized solutions. According to Zsolt Tarjanyi, managing director of Rigoli s.r.l, “As the packaging market addresses an increasing demand for varying branding, messaging, sizes and shapes, the MVZ delivers. It has the speed, image quality, reliability and affordability that users demand – and only Memjet technology can provide.”
The Rigoli MVZ1000 can support media widths of up to 1,067 mm (42″), and includes an industrial unwinder and rewinder that can accommodate jumbo rolls. The rewinding options can be printed side-up or side-down, which is said to improve efficiency. The MVZ printer can also be equipped with a buffering unit that allows the printer to be installed inline with other finishing equipment – including cutting and laminating systems, as well as filling equipment. This inline set-up is said to save time and unnecessary steps in the production process. According to the OEMs, the quality produced by the Rigoli MVZ printers “rivals that of offset.”
Powered by Memjet’s single-pass, wide-format technology, it produces 1,600 x 1,600 dpi printing resolution at 9 m/min speed, or 1,600 x 800 dpi resolution at 18 m/min speed.
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