IIJ targets Fespa for world launch of XYPrint 300

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The worldwide launch of Industrial Inkjet Ltd's (IIJ) new XYPrint 300 system will be at Fespa in Cologne, Germany, from May 18-22 2015.

Live printing will be carried out over the five days of the show on the industrial inkjet specialist's 83 square metre stand, U98 in Hall 6.

IIJ comments that its XYPrint 300 is a complete, high-accuracy inkjet system ideal for process development, print research, direct product decoration, material deposition/additive manufacturing and low-volume production.

The company continues: Using Konica Minolta inkjet printheads for highest possible accuracy, repeatability and reliability, the IIJ XYPrint 300 is designed to cover the widest possible range of process parameters. It offers fully flexible control of printhead setup, print parameters and ink drying / curing, combined with high speed, high accuracy motion.

With true single-pass and multi-pass print capability, as standard, it comes with a simple syringe-based ink system for rapid change of ink type and minimal ink wastage.

New features include a granite bed to ensure highest accuracy and stability, a reinforced structure which minimises vibration or shock, scan speeds of 0-1.2m/sec minimum, electronics and software drive for up to eight printheads, mounting for up to 10 printheads in line, for example white, CMYK, spot colour, LED and varnish. There is also an improved ergonomic design, providing access into the enclosure, and all controls are mounted externally.

John Corrall, Managing Director of IIJ, a company that doubled its manufacturing base to cope with a 60% sales rise last year, said: "This system, which has been a year in development on the back of the huge success of the XYPrint 200, is twice as fast and even more accurate and flexible. It will also have a huge impact in this specialist market.

"Target sectors will include ink developers, universities, media producers, research laboratories, and low volume product decoration as well as many others. 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 has its headquarters at Cambridge, UK, with administration, R&D, engineering, manufacturing, service and sales operations. Sales offices are also based Germany, Italy and the USA where there's also a technical support centre.

IIJ is also the official sales and technical support centre for Konica Minolta Inc. products outside of Asia.

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