We first mentioned the Memjet high speed printing technology early last year and now it looks as though the products are almost ready for prime time. A prototype was on the stands at CES and spokespeople were saying that products from various manufacturers would be on sale later this year. Printing at 1 second per page on the desktop is quite an amazing concept, so it will be interesting to see whether the tech lives up to the expectations.
Kim Beswick, Memjet’s VP of marketing, said that, despite some delays, printers using Memjet technology would be on the US market later this year, before coming to Australia in early 2010. “We’ve had inkjet and laser for 25 years and Memjet is essentially a new generation of printing,” she said. “It’s a second per page and there’s almost no warm-up time, and it prints that continuously – there’s no difference in how fast the first page prints versus the fifth page.”