July 8, 2015
Visitors to the Screen stand at Labelexpo Europe 2015 in the Netherlands will get the first look at significant new software, hardware and finishing features designed to make the Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label press even more productive and profitable for label printers. In booth 9B30 from September 29-October 2 at Brussels Expo, the latest model of Screen’s high-throughput Truepress Jet L350UV will impress showgoers with its expanded color gamut, end-to-end job management and inline/offline finishing capabilities.
The Truepress Jet L350UV delivers the smoothest gradations and sharpest detail with the thinnest ink lay down compared to other inkjet label devices. The press produces photo-realistic quality of fast-turnaround projects at a top speed of 173.2 square feet per minute. It accommodates web widths up to 13.7 inches and has a maximum imaging area of 12.6 inches. Single-pass grayscale piezo printheads emit Screen’s vibrant, high-definition CMYK+white UV inks with a minimum droplet size of 3 picoliters. This tiny droplet size combines with printing resolutions of 600 x 600 dpi to create sharp, well-defined images and text.
To further extend the color gamut achievable from the existing Truepress inks, Screen is launching Vivid Color Mode at Labelexpo Europe. Vivid Color Mode attains spot color values without the need for spot color inks. The simplified process uses Screen’s four-color inkset in a fast, efficient process.
Another new quality-enhancing feature of the Truepress Jet L350UV improves text printing on coated and uncoated substrates. The new text resolution function included in the Equios digital front end elevates text sharpness to high-definition quality by reducing ink spread across the whole job or on selected elements.
The next step in the evolution of the Truepress Jet L350UV to drive profitable growth is a new link to the CERM management information system. Integration with the MIS allows JDF communication to Equios, eliminating many repetitive manual tasks and automating planning and step & repeat routines. The improvement in efficiency enables the Truepress Jet L350UV to complete more than 25 short-run jobs in a shift. Information fed back in real time to a digital dashboard displays production data, printing speeds and feet of labels printed for all scheduled jobs.
The Truepress Jet L350UV's optimized workflow maintains the high throughput required for label printing. Screen will demonstrate the new JetConverter L350, Screen’s modular finishing solution offering high-speed inline and near-line label processing. The JetConverter L350 is equipped with many new standard functions for postproduction of labels, including varnishing, lamination, die-cutting and slitting. In addition, advantages such as decreased times for setup and adjustment and reduced paper wastage achieved by a shorter path line enable significant cost reductions during label production.
Since the Truepress Jet L350UV became commercially available in 2013, 25 systems have already been installed. All are in maximum production and driving business growth. Several companies are now investing in their second press to meet demand.
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