The firm is the sales wing for Konica Minolta’s inkjet technology and is exhibiting on the Japanese manufacturer’s booth, M10S.
The robotic arm, nicknamed “Bob” is programmed to pick up a batch of items, which are then printed in CMYK using Konica Minolta’s KM1024im heads. The placement accuracy is +/- one micron.
The heads can use UV- or water-based inks, have a resolution of 360x720dpi and a linear print speed of 1.2m/sec.
It’s an industrial solution. You can throw 300 items at it and 300 come out at the bottom,” explained IIJ managing director John Corrall. “A system like this could print large cell phone covers at 18-25 parts per minute.”
An XYPrint 200 would cost around £100,000 depending on configuration. IIJ has also develop a rotary chuck for printing onto bottles and tubes
“It’s a flexible system, you could also run it with a conveyor belt,” Corrall added.
Konica Minolta is showing its latest high-performance textile printing system, the Nassenger Pro 120, on the booth.