Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has launched Ion, an inkjet-powered digital conversion system for various applications, printing in high quality and at up to 204m/min (668ft/min).

Ion is powered by Memjet’s DuraLink technology. DuraLink combines long-life printheads, pigment ink and flexible modules that can be configured from 216-1524mm. DuraLink’s aqueous pigmented inkset offers a durable, water-resistant and light-fast option for a variety of digital print needs. With these features, PCMC identified that it can ‘quickly and easily’ develop systems for high-volume commercial, packaging and industrial printing markets. This includes labels, folding cartons, flexible packaging and other speciality printing markets.

Ion is fully modular, and available as a mono-colour printbar and also a full-colour printing platform with expanded gamut printing. With a resolution of 1600 x 1585dpi, the system can print in various modes at speeds up to 204m/min.

Rodney Pennings, sales director for printing, coating and laminating at PCMC, said, ‘The combination of PCMC’s vast experience in flexographic printing with Memjet’s breakthrough inkjet technology results in a powerful solution for our customers in a variety of print and packaging markets.’