IIJ launches high speed label press

Industrial InkJet, a British company based north of Cambridge that develops inkjet print solutions using Konica Minolta heads, has improved upon its existing iS label printers with a new high-speed HS range. This runs at 167 metres per minute – double the previous speed – though it’s only available as a monochrome solution for now.

With print widths as standard up to 520mm and enhanced variable information software, IIJ says the new model is ideally suited to printing of variable text, small 2D barcodes and multi-page PDFs at sustained speeds of over 160metres/minute.

Inks available include Low Migration inks for food packaging, white, varnish, high-build varnish and security inks including UV fluorescent. Spot colours are also available.

John Corrall, founder and Managing Director of IIJ, said: “We were getting a significant number of enquiries from tag, label or security printers, who need UV inks to print onto foils or coated stocks. They told us they can’t live with the poor economics caused by the low print speeds of typical one-pass UV inkjet systems.”

IIJ invested over £100,000 in an unwinder / rewinder media transport system capable of 220 metres/minute just to allow realistic and rigorous in-house product testing.

Corrall continued: “When one particular customer in the US challenged us to deliver a truly economic system, we jumped at the chance to deliver for them, and, at the same time add to our extensive product range.” As a result, the first HS system, with a 352mm print width, is now in full production at the US customer’s site, details of which are expected to be unveiled soon.


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