Memjet has announced today that its OEM partner, Rigoli s.r.l., has launched the Rigoli MVZ: the first roll-to-roll, wide format, inkjet printer powered by Memjet and designed for flexible packaging applications. This new, low-cost solution enables users to produce the colourful, low- to middle-run lengths of customized flexible packaging that are in demand in today’s market. Rigoli will be demonstrating the printer and showcasing customized packaging at the upcoming IPACK-IMA 2018, which will take place between May 29 and June 1, 2018, in Milan, Italy.
The MVZ is a unique solution that provides the ultimate flexibility. With its small footprint, this package-printing solution can easily be placed in-line with finishing equipment. Because it utilizes Memjet printing technology, the printer is available at a low cost of entry. This means that users are able to realize a faster return on their investment based on increased productivity, lower inventory and reduced scrap costs. This combination of functionality and quality makes the MVZ unlike any other solution on the market.
“As brands bring an ever-increasing number of SKUs to market, packaging production has struggled to keep pace,” says Kevin Shimamoto, chief marketing officer at Memjet. “All too often, package printing solutions lack the quality, flexibility and affordability needed to make on-demand, short-run and late-stage customized packaging a reality. The Rigoli MVZ product family marks a dramatic shift in that paradigm, making it faster, easier and cost-effective for companies of all sizes to make flexible packaging part of their operation.”
The MVZ offers brands and converters the ability to produce variable packaging across a wide variety of applications, sizes and substrates. Packaging can be produced either off-line or in-line to create customized solutions. Zsolt Tarjanyi, managing director of Rigoli s.r.l, says, “As the packaging market addresses an increasing demand for varying branding, messaging, sizes and shapes, the MVZ delivers. It has the speed, image quality, reliability and affordability that users demand—and only Memjet technology can provide.”
The Rigoli MVZ1000 can support media widths of up to 1,067 mm. The printer includes an industrial unwinder and rewinder that can accommodate jumbo rolls. The rewinding options are printed side up or printed side down, which improves efficiency. The MVZ printers can also be equipped with a buffering unit that allows them to be installed in-line with other finishing equipment, including, cutting, and laminating systems as well as filling equipment. This in-line setup saves time and unnecessary steps in the production process.
The quality produced by the Rigoli MVZ printers rival that of offset. Powered by Memjet’s single pass wide format technology, the solution produces 1600×1600 dpi printing resolution at 9 m/min speed or 1600×800 dpi at 18 m/min speed.