Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the launch of two continuous feed inkjet presses, the WEBJet 200D and WEBJet 100D continuous feed inkjet presses.
These machines are not manufactured by Konica Minolta, but by SuperWeb - and they are fitted not with Konica Minolta inkjet printheads - such as those that enable Konica's own continuous-feed and packaging ranges - but with ones made by MemJet who also provide printheads to Canon.
With lower acquisition and running costs, the WEBjet 200D and 100D presses with standard roll-stand and stacking configurations offer midsize printers a way to expand into new business sectors, to reduce operating costs and to improve profitability.
WEBJet presses deliver extremely high resolution, high speed and high productivity to the transaction, direct mail, publishing and in-plant business sectors. The WEBJet line will complement Konica Minolta’s existing cut sheet toner and inkjet products, and provide customers with a proven technology that has best-in-class features in a relatively compact design. Complete with roll stand and stacker, the WEBjet is a front-to-end solution for growing businesses.
“We are excited to partner with Konica Minolta to extend the reach of our technology to many more customers through a world-class service organization that can support WEBJet in the field,” said Paul Schwartz, President of Super Web. “As we developed the WEBJet product line we worked closely with both partners and customers. Our focus was to build reliable products that were operator-serviceable to maximize uptime and minimize costs.”
Through machine engineering born out of years of offset lithography experience, the WEBJet gives medium-size companies a simple and affordable way to step up to high-quality, variable data color. With a volume capacity of up to 20 million duplex color letter size pages per month, the WEBJet is the right choice for shifting page volume from offset to digital, or moving color toner volume to a more affordable platform. A single operator can manage the WEBJet’s large volume continuous feed — matching or exceeding the productivity of multiple cut-sheet digital machines and operators.
“We’re very pleased with this new strategic alliance because, first and foremost, it will truly benefit the marketplace,” said Dino Pagliarello, Vice President, Product Management and Planning, Konica Minolta. “All in all, it’s a mutually favorable arrangement for everyone. The addition of the WEBjet 200D and 100D fills a gap in our product portfolio we wanted to address. And, it gives Super Web, the manufacturer, and by extension, Memjet, the digital technology provider, a suite of marketing and servicing capabilities to address a wider customer base. This is a unique, win-win partnership.”