SAN DIEGO — September 13, 2021 – At PackExpo Las Vegas, Memjet® OEM partners will showcase a range of innovative printing solutions that keep pace with the demands of today’s changing packaging and label markets. At Pack Expo, attendees can learn how these Memjet-powered digital printing solutions combine speed, quality, and affordability to give providers the resources they need to capture opportunities in the evolving packaging market. Pack Expo is taking place September 27-29, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A Changing Market
The pandemic had a strong but varied impact on the label and packaging market. Trends towards in-house and local print-on-demand capabilities accelerated, while new demands came from consumers living through unprecedented times.
Sales through e-commerce, which were on the rise before the pandemic, skyrocketed during times of social isolation. Packaging providers kept pace, producing personalized and customized packaging that could help brands connect with the consumer.
In the past year, health and hygiene concerns eclipsed sustainability as a top concern for consumers. While that trend has evolved, concerns about health and hygiene have not gone away, and now providers must consider producing packaging that is both safe and sustainable.
“The impact of the pandemic on packaging and labeling markets will be felt for many years to come,” says Kim Beswick, general manager of global sales at Memjet. “At Pack Expo, Memjet partners will be showcasing a range of short-run package and label printing solutions that provide fast, affordable ways for print providers and converters to gain greater control of their packaging supply chain and meet the evolving need for quick turnaround of packaging and labeling solutions.”
DuraFlex Technology Produced a New Breed of Inkjet Solutions
An inkjet print solution Powered by Memjet DuraFlex® technology combines Memjet’s signature features of speed, simplicity and affordability with new attributes such as enhanced durability, A3+ (13 inch) four-color single-pass printheads, water-based pigment inks and high-speed data path options.
At Pack Expo, attendees can find Memjet’s DuraFlex technology in booths of these partners:
Arrow Systems (Booth N-12002)
Arrow Systems offers over 40 years of experience in the packaging, printing and coating industries. The company specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of innovative printing systems and materials worldwide. Arrow’s newest roll-to-roll press, the ArrowJet Aqua 330R, is designed for mid-volume label and flexible packaging production. The press features an integrated Colordyne ChromaPlex LT print engine, Powered by Memjet DuraFlex printhead technology, which provides enhanced print quality, fast speeds and greater production flexibility than previous aqueous inkjet technologies.
Kirk-Rudy (Booth SU – 7433)
Kirk-Rudy will showcase the FireJet 4c Powered by Memjet DuraFlex technology. This innovative printing solution offers users the flexibility to print a wide variety of customized materials, including bubble mailers, napkins, bags, coasters, folding carton and envelopes – all with exceptional speed and quality.
V-Shapes (Booth C-4703)
V-Shapes is a supplier of convenient, hygienic, and sustainable single-dose packaging equipment. At Pack Expo, the company will demonstrate its unique AlphaFlex print, form, fill and seal solution. This compact, professional-grade dosing and delivery system will feature high-quality synchronized printing on both sides of the sachets, Powered by Memjet DuraFlex technology.
Value of VersaPass Technology Continues to Expand
Memjet partners are also demonstrating solutions that feature Memjet’s VersaPass® technology which set the standard for full-color, page-wide, single-pass inkjet printing. Combined with water-based dye inks, it can achieve the highest combination of image quality and reliability in label and package printing.
VIPColor (Pacific Barcode Booth N-16004)
VIPColor will show two of its newly launched VersaPass powered printers. The VP550 color label printer is budget-friendly and intended for first-time buyers or those upgrading from thermal printers. It can print >1,000 6×4″ labels in 10 min using enhanced eco-friendly water-resistant dye inks. VIP Color is also showing the new VP610 label printer that brings high-quality label printing to smaller enterprises with faster speed, larger ink cartridges and lower cost-per-print.
Afinia Label (Booth N-12011)
Afinia will showcase the FP-230 Flexible Packaging Press with integrated L901 industrial label printer which gives providers and fast, easy way to produce flexible packaging. The L801 commercial color label printer that produces high-quality labels at 1600 dpi will also be on display.
AstroNova Product Identity (Booth C-3106, Booth SL-6519)
AstroNova will show a range of Memjet-powered solutions that combine speed and flexibility for your packaging operation including the QuickLabel QL-850, a four-color, wide-format tabletop inkjet label printer. Also, the TrojanLabel T2-C high-volume tabletop press for labels and flexible packaging materials will be on display at the main booth in Central Hall C-3106 and in the Healthcare Packaging booth South Lower Hall SL-6519.
Rena (Booth N-9905)
RENA by Quadient is a leading provider of tabletop inkjet printing systems for commercial printers. Leveraging Memjet’s inkjet technology, the MACH 6 Digital Color Printer is able to print on applications beyond the envelope and paper, like folding cartons and paper packets up to 3/8″ thick. The MACH X Color Label Printer handles die-cut or continuous roll-to-roll printing. Both solutions dramatically improve packaging while maintaining an extremely low total cost of ownership.
“As converters and print providers move forward, many are looking for new markets and opportunities, as well as how to protect and future proof their business,” concludes Beswick. “Memjet’s OEM partners have a growing number of compelling and relevant solutions providers should evaluate in order to meet customer’s needs, expand their business, and find a profitable path forward.”