Printware Releases iJetColor 4.0 Press and Workflow
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – Printware, the leader in prepress and digital solutions, will debut the iJetColor 4.0 Press and Workflow to commercial printers during Graph Expo held at the Orange County Convention Center-North in Orlando, Florida, September 25-28 in Booth 941.
The iJetColor 4.0 Press and Workflow is the most advanced release of the iJetColor Press and Workflow recognized as an award winning product by industry experts. The iJetColor 4.0 system ships with a production-ready CPU and system print driver, running the latest iJetColor RIP & Workflow based on the Navigator Harlequin RIP Version 11 and delivering critical customer improvements designed to improve productivity and speed.
The iJetColor 4.0 RIP is fully compatible with Windows 10 and provides significant speed improvements with image-heavy work, jobs with heavy use of live PDF transparencies, and PDFs with a large number of pages where ranges are printed in a single request.
The Brand Color Editing feature allows brand colors, defined as spot, to be specifically defined for CMYK reproduction. In additional, speed improvements have been made for variable data and packaging and labeling.
The new release features a number of new features and enhancements along with an already robust feature set to help customers further their productivity and profitability including:
- Production-ready CPU Hardware with Enhanced Print Drivers.
- High Speed Ethernet communications support – Very Fast Network Support.
- Navigator Harlequin RIP 11 with full support for Windows 10.
- Brand color editing for better spot color printing as CMYK
- Speed improvements in image-heavy work.
- Enhanced handling of jobs with PDF transparencies.
- Speed increased for PDF files with large number of pages printed in ranges.
- Automation for color spot matching with Color Boost Technology.
- Built in cost calculator – for even more accurate profitable printing.
- New Printware Exclusive On-Line Training Modules for lifetime trouble-free operation.
- Color output – advanced profiles and PMS color matching.
- Toolbox controls – for easier operation and care.
- User control over cleaning/maintenance cycles.
- Mask optimization for transparencies.
- Maintenance algorithms to optimize print quality.
“The iJetColor 4.0 is the latest release keeping with Printware’s commitment to our customers to continually develop and improve the iJetColor RIP and Workflow,” commented Tim Murphy, President of Printware. “Since the first shipments began in 2012, we have offered the iJetColor Press users improvements and enhancements that improve their productivity and profitability. Today, we have customers that have printed more than 4,000,000 prints on their iJetColor Press, something unheard of with similar devices based on expensive outdated toner technology.”
Upgrades for existing iJetColor 3.0 users are available for purchase directly from Printware and will begin shipping in October. New iJetColor Press systems will begin shipping with the iJetColor 4.0 RIP & Workflow.
The iJetColor Envelope Press, is a compact, table top, 4-color inkjet press powered by Memjet technology suitable for supporting production paper stocks as heavy as .02 inch/.5 mm on up to 8.5” by 17” substrate for product personalization of:
- Direct Mail and Post Cards
- Invitations and Greeting Cards
The iJetColor Label Press is a compact, table top, 4-color inkjet press suitable for supporting production label stocks for product packaging personalization, variable data barcoding, shelf labels, product labels for retail and industrial applications. The system features:
- Roll-to-roll printing
- Fan fold printing
- Continuous label printing
- Integrated cutter
- 60 feet per minute speed
- Gap mark sensing
- Black mark sensing
- Production quality Harlequin RIP Workflow
- Advanced spot color matching application
- Variable data-enabled workflow
- Integrated touch-screen user control system
Memjet technology was designed to deliver speed by bringing the fastest inkjet technology of its kind to the market. Using a completely re-envisioned printhead design along with a custom controller chip and software, each component was engineered to deliver printing speeds unheard of in the inkjet world.
iJetColor Press systems are offered with a comprehensive package that includes an easy to use workflow, expert color matching software built in for a wide variety of readily available inkjet stocks, variable data enabled tools, proven Harlequin RIP technology, professional installation, 24/7 support and a no-finger pointing quality guarantee.
Printware was awarded a “MUST SEE ’EM” Best in Category during PRINT 13 and a “Game Changer” at Graphics of the Americas 2014 for its iJetColor™ Envelope Press and Workflow.
Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
The iJetColor Press family of products takes advantage of Printware’s complete service and open architecture supply plans providing customers the lowest total cost of ownership of any comparable solution on the market. Many consumables and parts are user changeable, further improving uptime for the shop. The performance of the iJetColor Press system provides industry leading results with low variable costs for print personalization. Initial customer installations demonstrate fast return on investment of less than one year.
Printware’s 24/7 Support offers a no risk service program to allow customers to maintain high uptime. Utilizing Remote DiagnosticsSM, 100% complete system coverage, 24/7 telephone support, Advanced Technical TrainingSM and optional on-site technical support, customers have the options and flexibility they need to stay in production.
In these times of great volatility in world markets, the Printware Secure Supply GuaranteeSM eliminates the need for customers to worry about running out of supplies.
iJetColor inks are available in both single color and combo packages. Other user replaceable consumables and parts are also offered in a spares kit for users to have on hand when needed to allow for maximum uptime performance.