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Memjet printers begin to hit the market, deliver on promised performance

When you set out to buy a new printer, you really have two options: Inkjet and laser. Or at least that used to be the case, anyway. A new player has emerged in the printing game, and its name is Memjet. We covered this new technology in the past, but it’s always been something that’s “coming soon.” Well no more, Memjet printers are finally starting to hit store shelves, and they’re going to change the world of printers forever.

The first Memjet printers have hit in China, and they are delivering the 60ppm mark that we’ve been promised before. This is possible thanks to the 70,400 nozzles dropping ink onto your paper at once. It’s not just doing that for black and white prints, but color as well. With cartridges delivering around 7,300 (b/w) and 6,600 (color) at a cost of 1-2 and 6 cents a page, respectively, this looks to be a very desirable printer. The biggest drawback at the moment seems to be limited availability, as they have only hit a few countries thus far. The company is working hard to expand production so that they can bring their printers to the rest of the world. If they can do that, I think we’ll see Memjet technology being very competitive in the market.

via PCMag

3 Comments

  • It's good to see the Memjet are still developing and producing some quality printing systems, especially when the tablet is developing so quickly and trying to kill of the use of printers. Will we get to see any of these systems in shops throughout Western Europe?

    • The tablet is killing off printers? Now that's an interesting concept. :)

  • I saw a video demo of one of these and it was incredibly fast; full colour pages being shot out as fast as you could count them.

    Very impressive.

    @Graham – I think printers will never die off… it is still a huge market!

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