New Wide-Format Memjet-Powered Printer for Package Printing

On May 22nd, Memjet announced that its OEM partner, Rigoli s.r.l., has launched the Rigoli MVZ, which is said to be  the first roll-to-roll, wide-format, inkjet printer powered by Memjet, and which is designed for flexible package-printing  applications.

According to Memjet, the new solution enables users to produce the colorful, low- to middle-run lengths of customized flexible packaging. Rigoli will be demonstrating the printer and showcasing customized packaging at the upcoming IPACK-IMA 2018, which will take place between May 29 and June 1, 2018, in Milan, Italy.

With its small footprint, this package-printing solution can be placed in-line with finishing equipment. Because it uses  Memjet page-wide color inkjet-printing technology, Memjet says the printer is available at a low cost of entry.

“As brands bring an ever-increasing number of SKUs to market, packaging production has struggled to keep pace,” commented Kevin Shimamoto, chief marketing officer at Memjet. “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.”

Memjet says the MVZ offers brands and converters the ability to produce variable packaging across a wide variety of applications, sizes, and substrates. Packaging can be produced either off-line or in-line to create customized solutions.

The Rigoli MVZ1000 can support media widths of up to 1,067 mm. The printer includes an industrial unwinder and rewinder that can accommodate jumbo rolls. The rewinding options are printed side up or printed side down, which is said to improve efficiency. The MVZ printers can also be equipped with a buffering unit that allows them to be installed in-line with other finishing equipment , including  cutting, and laminating systems as well as filling equipment. This in-line setup saves time and unnecessary steps in the production process.

Powered by Memjet’s single-pass wide-format technology, the solution produces 1,600 x 1,600 dpi resolution at 9 m/min speed, or 1,600 x 800 dpi at 18 m/min speed.

For more information on Rigoli’s MVZ family, visit Rigoli here.

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