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WEP to launch India’s fastest color printer

Monday, January 10, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Las Vegas — WeP Peripherals Ltd., one of India’s largest employee-owned companies, and Memjet, a global provider of high-speed color printing technologies, are joining forces to bring the world’s fastest color office printers to India. This WeP printer, which is powered by Memjet’s breakthrough technologies, prints up to 60 pages per minute, making it the fastest color printer available in the country and the world. The printer was announced today at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are delighted to bring multiple benefits of quality color, speed and affordability to our customer base,” said Ram N. Agarwal, Managing Director and CEO of WeP. “The breakthrough Memjet technology truly is a game-changer and aligns with our customer focus to provide products developed with the best technologies at affordable prices. With this we also strengthen our printer product offering.”

WeP is a pioneer and the largest player in Managed Print Solutions (MPS) in India. It has built a vast geographical reach in India to offer comprehensive print solutions to Enterprise as well as SME segment. It boasts the largest MPS service network covering 1400+ urban, semi urban and rural locations in India with many large enterprises as its customers. WeP offers multi brand, multi technology enabled MPS solutions and has onsite and offsite solutions for customers. Recently WeP has been empanelled with UIDAI for the Aadhaar project and is offering printing solutions to enrollment agencies. This path-breaking, high-speed color technology powered by Memjet will be offered to its MPS customers, another first in its offerings for Indian customers. The product and service availability in India will be announced shortly.

Memjet-powered office printers can print color at 1600x800 dots per inch resolution at the rate of a page a second. The Memjet ground-breaking, high-density page wide print heads and associated office-printing devices are twice as fast but only half the cost to run of traditional color office printers, on average.

Len Lauer, president and CEO of Memjet, said that: “WeP is an innovative company noted for its focus on its customers. We believe WeP’s design, development, manufacturing and service expertise, combined with our robust technology, will significantly benefit their customers.”

Memjet’s High-Speed, Color Printing Technology

Memjet represents an entirely new category of technology that makes possible high-quality color printing at never-before seen speeds and quality. Until now, printing technology has been limited to laser and traditional inkjet systems. Current competing office laser printers can provide 60 pages per minute but not in color, and competing inkjet office printers can provide color but only at a fraction of the speed.

Memjet-powered printers provide both color and speed by putting more than 70,000 ink nozzles on a single printhead—17 times that of traditional printheads. The 8.77 inches (222.8mm) printhead spans the width of a page, allowing Memjet-powered printers to deliver more than 700 million drops of ink per second on a page. The Memjet technologies are backed by more than 3,000 global patents, with another 2,000 submitted and pending.

WeP, like other Memjet Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), will incorporate these technologies into its own branded printers that will be “powered by Memjet.”


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