Ink-jet Printing -- Coming Up Heads and Tales
Ink-jet technology is also finding its way into the digital printing arena in other forms. MGI USA has now officially launched its JETvarnish spot UV coater that uses DOD print heads to apply matte or gloss varnish to sheets up to 20x29?. The company has indicated that it also intends to adopt ink-jet imaging for its digital color presses, which are capable of printing on paper and plastic.
Even though it’s still relatively early days for this latest wave of ink-jet presses, the expectation is that these technologies will already be industry workhorses by the time Drupa 2012 rolls around. Still, there’s an outside chance the show’s theme will turn out to be “Ink-Jet Drupa, the Sequel: Now the Presses Really Work.” PI