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Kpowerscience to launch Memjet-powered high-speed color printers in Taiwan

Monday, January 10, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Las Vegas — Kpowerscience Co., Ltd. today announced plans to bring to the Taiwanese market high-speed color printers powered by Memjet technologies. The “WinJet” – manufactured by Kpowerscience – is set for availability in April. The announcement was made at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Leveraging Memjet color printing technologies, Kpowerscience has developed the WinJet as a new fanfold color printer designed for vertical markets, including healthcare and government. The WinJet will be sold through Kpowerscience’s system integrators.

“Memjet represents an entirely new category of technology that makes possible high-quality color printing at never-before seen speeds and affordability,” said K.C. Yang, CEO of Kpowerscience. “Our slogan is Speed Does Matter, so integrating Memjet technology is a natural progression for our products and our business, enabling Kpowerscience to better serve customers with access to cost-effective high-speed color printing.”

Kpowerscience’s WinJet prints fanfold up to 75 pages per minute (ppm), and prints sheet-fed pages at 60 ppm. Kpowerscience today primarily manufactures and markets monochrome laser printer and color inkjet printer solutions to customers in Taiwan, China, Korea, Europe and the US.

“We’re very pleased to partner with Kpowerscience to bring unique models of remarkably fast and affordable color printers to customers in Taiwan,” said Len Lauer, president and CEO of Memjet. “Kpowerscience has a very strong history of innovation and service to their customers. They are an attractive and capable partner for Memjet.”

Memjet’s High-Speed, Color Printing Technology

Memjet-powered office printers are twice as fast but only half the cost to run of traditional color office printers on average.

Memjet-powered office printers print color at 1600x800 dots per inch (dpi) resolution at the rate of a page a second (60 ppm) in a normal sheet-fed operation. The printers can provide this type of high-quality color at breakthrough speeds because their printheads contain more than 70,000 ink nozzles—17 times the density of traditional printheads. The 8.77-inch wide (222.8mm) Memjet printhead spans the width of an A4/US letter page and releases more than 700 million drops of ink per second.

Kpowerscience’s adoption of Memjet technology—along with other partners announced by Memjet at CES—signals the beginning of the first market shift in decades for the printer market. Memjet technologies are poised to change existing models of how color printers and ink are developed, marketed and sold to customers. Printers built with Memjet technologies are identified through a “Powered by Memjet” logo mark.

As an “ingredient brand,” Memjet supplies manufacturing partners across the printing industry the same way leading-edge chip makers supply manufacturers across the cellphone, smartphone and personal computing industries. Memjet technologies are backed by more than 3,000 global patents, with another 2,000 submitted and pending.

 

 

Discussion

By Bob Raus on Jan 16, 2011

The Consumer Electronics Show is usually associated with new product announcements like the Apple iPad and iPod, RIM Blackberry, Microsoft Windows 7 and more. However, the recent attention about new printing technology from Memjet demonstrates the excitement surrounding inkjet and - despite the exponential growth of electronic correspondence – that printing remains a mainstay for business communications.

RISO welcomes new inkjet players such as Kpowerscience, Lenovo and WeP who recently announced partnerships with Memjet. There is an opportunity here for Mid-Volume Transaction Output (MVTO) in-plants and print service providers that inkjet provides unique value to. View the MVTO blog (http://us.riso.com/mvto) or join 200 industry experts in the MVTO LinkedIn group to follow these stories. http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=2480220

 

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