At the Printing United show, recently held in Las Vegas, Kirk-Rudy not only showcased a large variety of their most popular machines used in the mailing and printing industries today, but also their highly sought after FireJet 4C.
This was the first show that their new envelope flap opener and closer were demonstrated inline with the FireJet, allowing it to print on the front of the envelope and also the back flap at the same time, in one pass. The unit gently plows open the flap before entering the FireJet print head, then as it exits, and the printed image is revealed, a plow fold mechanism closes the flap once again and is delivered to a shingle conveyor for packing.
The FireJet fills a unique niche market for printers who have developed a short run, color envelope business. Currently, most printers use small desktop inkjet and dry toner printers that produce good quality, but are painfully slow and have a hard time feeding certain envelopes and small products. Kirk-Rudy engineering, along with the new Duraflex print head technology from Memjet, have combined to create the FireJet 4C, a production-grade four color inkjet envelope press capable of printing 18,000 full color envelopes per hour.
At the show many customers stopped by the booth to share their success stories with their Kirk-Rudy unit and explain how they were able to increase their colored envelope business and ROI. A few printing company owners were explaining that due to the quick and easy set up of all sizes of envelopes and specialty products, and the fact that there is virtually no make ready and material waste, many of them were replacing not only their desktop printers, but also their offset envelope presses.
Mike Yannone, the Production Manager from MBI Direct Mail in Deland, FL said, “We liked our first one so much, within a year we purchased a second FireJet and replaced all our offset Halm Jet Presses.”
For more information visit our FireJet page: https://www.kirkrudy.com/firejet-4c/