IIJ to launch latest XYPrint system at Fespa
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Industrial Inkjet (IIJ) has announced that it is to unveil its latest system, the XYPrint 300, for the first time at Fespa in Cologne, Germany, in May.
The XYPrint 300 is a high-accuracy inkjet system intended for process development, print research, direct product decoration, additive manufacturing and low-volume production. The new system will be demonstrated live on stand (Hall 6, U98) at the show.
John Corrall, IIJ managing director, said: “Target sectors will include ink developers, universities, media producers, research laboratories, and low-volume product decoration as well as many others.”
The device replaces the company’s previous model, the XYPrint 200 and according to the manufacturer is “twice as fast and even more accurate and flexible”.
The XYPrint 300, as with all IIJ’s machines, is fitted with Konica Minolta printheads.
New features on the XYPrint 300 include a granite bed to ensure accuracy and stability, a reinforced structure to minimise vibration, scan speeds of 0-1.2m/second minimum and mounting for up to 10 printheads inline.
Corrall said: “This system, which has been a year in development on the back of the huge success of the XYPrint 200. It will also have a huge impact in this specialist market.
"We’ve received considerable interest already and show-goers to Fespa can look forward to live printing on to everyday consumer goods on our stand.”
IIJ would not reveal pricing for the new system, but a typical set-up for the XYPrint 200, as shown at Fespa 2013 in London, would cost around £100,000 depending on configuration, according to Corrall.