Donnelley Installs 1,200 DPI Ink-jet Web Press
CHICAGO—RR Donnelley has installed a proprietary Integrated Printing System (IPS) 3, which it is touting as the industry’s first 1,200 dot per inch (DPI) four color ink-jet web press. Crafted in-house by Donnelley, the digital press promises to deliver enhanced speed and affordability for high quality variable printing applications.
“RR Donnelley has been quietly developing printing technologies for more than thirty years,” said Tom Quinlan, RR Donnelley’s president and CEO. “We listen carefully to our customers and serve their needs with an optimal blend of proprietary and commercially available solutions. Our talented technology team developed IPS 3 to support growing customer demand for a higher quality, higher speed and more cost-effective four color variable printing system.”
At 1,200 dots per inch the IPS 3 doubles the resolution of the RR Donnelley-developed IPS 2 600 DPI four color ink-jet web presses that the company deployed more than a year ago. The new 30” wide IPS 3 ink-jet web press runs at rated production speeds of 400 feet per minute for four color print output and 800 feet per minute for two color output.