SAN DIEGO — Aug. 13, 2019 — Memjet (Memjet.com) announces that OPM Europa BV in Tilburg, Netherlands, has combined robotics and Memjet’s VersaPass technology to create a direct-to-shape printer called LabelSaver. OPM’s LabelSaver integrates its own robotic system with the Memjet-powered Trojan Label print engine and proprietary coatings to create a self-moving printer that shows the possibilities of label-less production.
In recent years, the proliferation of SKUs and increased demand for short-run labels have driven small manufacturers to look for more economical ways to label their products. Dursun Acun, founder and European sales director at OPM Europa BV, set out to provide a solution to this challenge by integrating robotics into label production to create label-less production that would improve the speed, cost and environmental impact of label printing.
Once Acun developed the robotic technology, he needed a printing technology that could bring the device to life and support his goals of efficiency, economy and improved environmental impact. After considering several technologies, Acun chose to work with Trojan Label and include Memjet’s VersaPass printing technology in his solution. Memjet’s combination of innovation, speed, simplicity and affordability made it the right choice for the LabelSaver solution.
“VersaPass has the unique combination of features needed to realize my vision of true label-less printing,” said Acun. “Not only could VersaPass produce four-color, high-quality printing from one printhead, its water-based inks make it safe to use in most environments, including food, which is important to us as we look to expand our markets.”
Acun added that the modularity of VersaPass meant he could get his robotic printer to market quickly and economically. He said, “The modularity of VersaPass technology, combined with the support of Trojan Label, meant I could save money on engineering costs and offer this unit at a more affordable price.”
The LabelSaver prints high-quality color directly on a variety of objects, including jerry cans, metal paint cans and plastic containers The LabelSaver can print at a rate of 500 jerry cans per hour in full color, 360 degrees. The solution is also capable of printing on Memjet-receptive coatings for flexible packaging and films.
Memjet’s Senior Vice President Russell Boa said, “LabelSaver has given us a glimpse into the future of the label printing process. This printer shows us how robotics and the right printing technology can work together to improve operational efficiency and be more responsive to their customer’s demands. We envision a future that gives manufacturers a whole new way to approach the production and application of labels.”
We approach the world of print from our partners’ perspectives: the challenges they face, the barriers they must overcome, and the contributions they make to the markets they serve. By thoughtfully combining innovation and imagination, Memjet produces exceptional printing technologies that enable OEMs to explore new opportunities, grow their businesses, and go to market faster.
Most printhead manufacturers provide you with the printhead and leave sub-system development to the OEM partner. Memjet takes a different approach. We design and develop modular printing technologies that combine printheads, inks, data paths, and modules. Providing this complete sub-system creates peak printhead performance and enables OEM partners to easily integrate Memjet technology into their custom-built printing solutions, and swiftly deliver on their business plans.
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