Blogging Seattle Times: Memjet Printers

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Tired of your inkjet? The Seattle Times recently featured a new-ish printing technology that promises to bring fast, laser-quality prints without the high cost of a LaserJet printer.

The concept is simple, rather than having the print cartridges move across the paper, the printer head is the size of a sheet of paper consiting of over 70,000 nozzels. Documents can be printed at a rate of 60 pages per minute, and 4x6 print in two seconds. The Idaho-based company, Memjet, is trying to pitch this idea to printer manufacturers, such as Dell, Sony, and HP. The prices run from $300-500 for a document printer, and a lower end photo printer for $150. However, its not clear if the companies are buying with HP being rather critical of the technology citing a sacrifice of quality in order to keep the price point low.

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