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Meteor Inkjet Ltd

Harston Mill, Royston Road, CB22 7GG Cambridge
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.02  Workflow and data handling software
  • 01.02.040  Image optimization software

Image optimization software

  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.02  Workflow and data handling software
  • 01.02.080  Screening technologies

Screening technologies

  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.02  Workflow and data handling software
  • 01.02.085  RIP systems

RIP systems

  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.12  Digital printing machines and digital printing systems
  • 01.12.010  Inkjet

Inkjet

  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.12  Digital printing machines and digital printing systems
  • 01.12.015  Web-fed inkjet printing systems

Web-fed inkjet printing systems

  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.12  Digital printing machines and digital printing systems
  • 01.12.020  Sheet-fed inkjet printing systems

Sheet-fed inkjet printing systems

  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.12  Digital printing machines and digital printing systems
  • 01.12.050  Inkjet – coating

Inkjet – coating

  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.12  Digital printing machines and digital printing systems
  • 01.12.055  Inkjet – Direct to Shape

Inkjet – Direct to Shape

  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.15  Printing machines and systems for special printing applications
  • 01.15.080  Laboratory printing machines

Laboratory printing machines

  • 04  future technologies
  • 04.01  Printed electronics
  • 04.01.015  Machines and equipment for organic and printed electronics

Machines and equipment for organic and printed electronics

  • 04  future technologies
  • 04.05  3D-print
  • 04.05.025  BJ (binder jetting)

BJ (binder jetting)

  • 06  equipment / services / infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.105  Ink supply systems

Ink supply systems

  • 06  equipment / services / infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.400  Inkjet system components

Inkjet system components

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Apr 2, 2020

Meteor launches eLab Pro, the next generation industrial inkjet RIP

elab-pro-industrial-inkjet-rip-meteor-inkjet.jpgMeteor Inkjet Ltd takes digital printing of labels, packaging and books to a new level with the launch of eLab Pro, a scalable industrial inkjet RIP solution in a complete, plug and play package.

Powered by Harlequin®, the world’s fastest RIP, eLab Pro builds upon the success of Meteor’s eLab, an essential RIP configuration tool. Designed for developers of industrial inkjet systems, eLab Pro works seamlessly with Meteor’s inkjet printhead drive electronics and software offering an attractive, intuitive graphical user interface with the ability to command the RIP directly from the print controller or printer Digital Front End (DFE). Including an out-of-the box DFE and a comprehensive set of ready-made configurations such as QR code generation with variable data imposition, print system builders can be up and running in minutes.

eLab Pro delivers all the benefits people have come to expect from Meteor including integrated, ultra-fast access to ScreenPro™, a multi-level screening engine developed by sister company Global Graphics Software that corrects inkjet print imperfections, and MetCal, wizard-driven software that automates printer calibration and runs Meteor’s exclusive nozzle-out compensation technologies. eLab Pro also works alongside popular VDP PDF products including Harlequin VariData™, STEPZ by Hybrid Software and Variegator by Xitron®.

Operating efficiently on the same PC as MetPrint or any DFE running Meteor’s PrintEngine, eLab Pro can significantly reduce the cost of computing power and switches for industrial print applications. Used together with a spectrophotometer (not included) and ICC profile creation software such as that provided by ColorLogic or X-Rite, colour management and precision spot colour matching capabilities are available. For the ultimate in high-speed book printing or adding variable data to labels and packaging, eLab Pro is available with Meteor’s Scalable RIP Farm where multiple RIPS run in parallel.

Clive Ayling, Meteor’s managing director comments, “After an enormously successful beta test period, we’re excited to launch eLab Pro which is available immediately. This is the perfect tool for industrial inkjet customers, with a great GUI and a seamless interface to any Meteor-based workflow.”

Jonathan “JW” Wilson, Meteor’s head of business development adds, “Existing eLab customers will be pleased to know that we’ve made it extremely easy to upgrade to eLab Pro with complete access to all previously developed configuration files. Customers can contact me or their local account manager for upgrade details.”

About Meteor Inkjet
Meteor Inkjet Ltd is a leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet electronics, software, tools and services. Working closely with major industrial inkjet printhead manufacturers, Meteor offers production-ready solutions to printer OEMs world-wide. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Meteor Inkjet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Graphics plc, a leading developer of platforms for digital printing and type design through its operating subsidiaries Global Graphics Software, URW Type Foundry, Meteor Inkjet Ltd and Xitron.

Contacts:
Tracey Brown
Director of Strategy & Marketing, Meteor Inkjet Ltd
+44 34 584 40012
Email: tracey.brown@meteorinkjet.com

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Sep 30, 2019

Meteor is pleased to work with Epson on electronics and software to drive new PrecisionCore printheads

Meteor Inkjet Ltd, leading supplier of electronics, software tools and services for industrial inkjet, further expands its product portfolio with the launch of the HDC-ES3200 driver card for Epson S3200 PrecisionCore printheads.   

Announced by Epson in May at the FESPA Global Print Expo, PrecisionCore printheads embody differentiated technology that enables outstanding image quality, productivity, durability and printhead scalability.  

Duncan Ferguson, Epson Europe’s Vice President, Professional Printing & Robotics said, “Epson is keen to help as many customers as possible convert from analogue to digital printing.  We think the best way to ensure seamless adoption of our printheads is for our customers to engage with technically excellent companies that have significant experience in industrial inkjet.  Meteor’s long track record of offering robust, reliable printhead electronics and software gives me confidence that our customers will be in a safe pair of hands.”  

Clive Ayling, Meteor’s Managing Director comments, “Meteor has enjoyed an easy relationship with  Epson in our development of electronics and software to drive the S3200 printhead.  We’re excited about the potential this printhead offers and we look forward to further opportunities to work with Epson on printheads to come.” 

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About Meteor Inkjet Ltd
Meteor Inkjet Ltd (www.meteorinkjet.com) is a leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet electronics, software, tools and services. Working closely with all major industrial inkjet printhead manufacturers, including Fujifilm Dimatix, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Ricoh, Seiko Instruments, Toshiba TEC and Xaar, Meteor offers production-ready solutions to printer OEMs world-wide.  Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, Meteor Inkjet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Graphics plc.

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies.  With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics. 

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 85 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts. 

About Epson Europe  
Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the Group’s regional headquarters for Europe, Middle-East, Russia, and Africa.  With a workforce of 1,830 employees, Epson Europe’s sales for fiscal year 2017 were 1.7 billion Euros.  www.epson.eu 

Contacts:
Tracey Brown
Director of Strategy & Marketing, Meteor Inkjet Ltd
+44 34 584 40012
Email: marketing@meteorinkjet.com

Bruno Rost 
PR Manager, Corporate Epson Europe B.V. 
+44 144289 8163

Email: bruno.rost@epson.eu 

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About us

Company details

Meteor Inkjet Ltd is a leading independent supplier of industrial inkjet electronics, software, tools and services. Working closely with all major printhead manufacturers, including Fujifilm Dimatix, Epson, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Ricoh, Seiko Instruments, Toshiba TEC and Xaar, Meteor supplies robust, production-ready solutions to printer OEMs and print system builders worldwide. Headquartered near Cambridge, UK, Meteor Inkjet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Graphics plc.

Meteor understands the commercial realities of industrial inkjet and delivers products to support systems from concept to production.

Electronics
State-of-the-art hardware to drive industrial printheads
Meteor electronics are powerful, flexible and scalable. The same architecture is used from prototype through to production providing integration ease and speed to market.

Software
Extensive suite of software for any application
Developed and tested by an experienced team of software, electronics and systems engineers, Meteor provides a complete suite of software for building printers from the ground up while reducing development time and risk.

Tools & Services
From waveform development to DropWatching systems, Meteor offers a collection of tools and services for ink characterisation, print reliability analysis and printhead evaluation.

Meteor offers a menu of waveform optimisation services which includes real-time evaluation of drops in flight; process mapping of drop volume and velocity response to drive voltage and frequency; visualisation and image capture of drop and ligament formation; analysis of a fluid’s rheology; determination of printhead open time and latency; assessment of jetting reliability, fluid build-up and misting; and print reliability testing using both standard images and customer-provided application-specific images.
 
One of Meteor’s newest innovations is set to change the face of the inkjet industry by resolving some of the biggest challenges of single-pass industrial print systems. In particular, by addressing long-standing issues such as single pixel streaks caused by clogged or failed nozzles, Meteor’s new NozzleFix™ technology is helping to make high-throughput inkjet printers a reality.

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