Konica Minolta has introduced two new continuous feed inkjet presses, the Webjet 200D and the Webjet100D..
The company says the devices will soon have an official launch as a result of a three-way, marketing, distribution and servicing partnership with Super Web and Memjet. Manufactured by Super Web, and powered by Memjet printhead technology, the continuous feed inkjet printers ai for high quality, high speed, and high volume in the transaction, direct mail, publishing and in-plant business sectors.
The Webjet line will complement Konica Minolta’s existing cut sheet toner and inkjet products, and the company says it will provide customers with a proven technology at an attractive acquisition cost. Konica Minolta claims the devices have the highest-measured true resolution in the market and a compact design that comes standard with rollstand and stacker, making them was built to perform in the current competitive business environment.
Dino Pagliarello, vice president for Product Management and Planning at Konica Minolta, says “We are pleased with this new strategic alliance because, first and foremost, it will benefit the marketplace. All in all, it’s a mutually favourable arrangement for everyone. The addition of the Webjet 200D and 100D fills a gap in our product portfolio we wanted to address. And, it gives Super Web, the manufacturer, and by extension, Memjet, the digital technology provider, a suite of marketing and servicing capabilities to address a wider customer base. This is a win-win partnership.”
Paul Schwartz, president of Super Web says, “We are excited to enter into this agreement to extend the reach of our solutions to many more customers through Konica Minolta and its world-class service team – which will support Webjet in the field. As we developed the Webjet product line we worked closely with both partners and customers. Our focus was to build reliable products that were operator-serviceable to maximise uptime and minimise costs.”
Konica Minolta says that, through machine engineering born out of years of offset lithography experience, the WebJet gives medium-size companies a simple and affordable way to step up to high-quality, variable data colour. The new presses claim a volume capacity of up to 20 million duplex colour letter size pages per month, which Konica Minolta says makes them the right choice for shifting page volume from offset to digital, or moving colour toner volume to a more affordable platform. The company says a single operator can manage the WebJet’s large volume continuous feed — matching or exceeding the productivity of multiple cut-sheet digital machines and operators