There hasn’t been a lot of ground breaking innovations in the field of printing in the last few years. The printers that are coming out from various manufacturers have only made very minimal improvements, if at all. Most of the improvements have really concentrated on connectivity than anything else – putting in Bluetooth or wifi for wireless printing or attaching a card reader and screen so that you won’t have to open your PC just to print something. But with regards to actual printing tech, we haven’t seen anything yet… until now.
During the early part of this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Memjet showed conference goers its new high speed printhead technology. The company calls it PSA or Page Straight Array. With this new printhead technology, about 70,000 nozzles were successfully placed on to a single head. This has allowed for considerably faster printing without sacrificing print quality itself. The people at Memjet said that Lenovo has already licensed the technology so that they can use it for their new generation printers. But if we will base it on announcements it looks like LG will beat Lenovo to the punch with its new printer carrying Memjet’s technology.
The new printer, the Machjet LPP6010N will be the first application of Memjet’s PSA technology. Imagine being able to print 60 full color documents at 1600 x 800 dpi resolution per minute and you’ll get the idea why it is generating interest. What’s more the new LG Machjet only consumes a very low 32 watts of power compared to the relatively large 600 watts that a color laser printer consumes. What’s more it will reportedly consume less ink.
Expect the LG Machjet to ship out to stores in the next few weeks. No pricing is available as of yet.