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Tonejet Introduces Widest Industrial Digital Printhead

Press release from the issuing company

November 6, 2007 - Tonejet, part of The Technology Partnership, has introduced the widest integral printhead for use in an industrial digital printer. The 172mm-width printhead is part of the recently launched Tonejet digital printing technology and will enable the vast majority of food and drink packaging to be printed in a single pass, bringing substantial logistics and cost savings to the packaging industry.
Tonejet digital print technology enables fully variable, high quality, high-speed decoration at competitive costs.
The width of the printing area, combined with Tonejet's high-precision dot control, means that it is now possible to create digitally the excellent image quality and colour usually associated with traditional print methods, on any surface, with a robust, thin and flexible ink layer.
Guy Newcombe of Tonejet comments: "This technology is a real breakthrough for anyone wanting to print directly onto finished products. It removes the need for labels on curved or uneven surfaces, and will bring massive opportunities to the packaging industry. In addition to cutting delivery times and eliminating waste, it will also open up new design possibilities for branding and marketing professionals who can now have free rein over how their products are decorated."
The Tonejet print technology was launched to the market in March this year. Tonejet has been trialling the process with packaging manufacturers and has successfully delivered customised decoration into the marketing mix while matching or bettering the costs associated with conventional printing, even for very Long run lengths. The team at Tonejet has been working with a number of industry leaders in the printing and packaging sectors to commercialise the technology.