November 2, 2018
SCREEN Americas, a leading supplier of digital inkjet printing technology for the graphic arts industry is reprising its participation at the Digital Packaging Summit, the popular packaging industry convocation being held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, November 5-7, 2018.
“We’re excited to be part of this great event again,” said Mark Schlimme, VP of Marketing for SCREEN Americas. “While the Label & Packaging markets are going through the same pressures and changes we see in other print markets, we see unique challenges in this segment because of the variety of applications and solution platforms specific to them. These challenges raise questions for decision makers – toner or inkjet, aqueous or UV, hybrid or standalone. The Digital Packaging Summit provides a relaxed but focused environment to have serious and in-depth conversations with the market we serve.”
SCREEN manufactures a line of digital UV inkjet label presses that have established a growing user base among label producers and converters in the US and throughout the globe, now with over 100 label presses installed. Two new models of the press were recently featured and demonstrated at Label Expo 2018 in Chicago in September.
The Truepress Jet L350 UV+ and Truepress Jet L350 UV+LM machines both feature SCREEN’s famous 3-picoliter drop size and four-level grayscale technology for unmatched print quality and brilliant and wider color gamut achieved with SCREEN’s CMYK+W+Orange inks. And their industry leading uptime, productivity and substrate versatility are also shared equally. The only difference? The L350UV+LM is the press equipped with Low Migration ink capabilities for food label print production.
Many SCREEN L350UV users have found the technology’s simplicity of use, high uptime and productivity plus unmatched quality is leading to significant conversion of many of their label jobs from offset to digital UV inkjet with the Truepress platform. The company believes its “PRINT. SHIP. BILL. REPEAT.” message reflects the real profitability that label companies are experiencing in producing prime, flexible, durable and standard labels digitally.
InPrint, located this year at MiCo Convention Centre in Milan is the industry's showcase for high-level expertise, cutting-edge technology, product launches and industrial print solutions. SCREEN GA will feature an extensive range of products and solutions (stand 1130) that aim to show the strength of their leadership in the field of industrial inkjet printing:
SCREEN GA's successful Truepress Jet L350UV+LM label printer features low migration (low permeability) inks that offer unrivalled levels of functionality to food packaging label production. The Truepress Jet L350UV+LM was awarded 'Best Label Printer' by the European Digital Press Association (EDP) in 2018. The printed samples of those recognized technologies are available in our booth.
SCREEN GP IJC Ltd, a subsidiary of SCREEN GA, is developing the print engine technology, which will be integrated into a BHS Corrugated Inline Digital Print Solution. This print engine will be printing single-pass, aqueous inks onto widths up to 2.8m wide at speeds of up to 300m/min. On display will be a section of the print engine, as well as print samples and an on-stand video showing the 1.6m wide single-pass technology demonstrator in action.
SCREEN has been named an award recipient for the SCREEN Truepress Jet520HD using SC Inks in Printing Industries of America's (PIA's) 2017 InterTech Technology Awards. Truepress Jet520HD delivers offset quality printing with the vibrancy and rich color gamut required for high-quality publishing and commercial printing. Combined with SCREEN GA's specially developed SC Inks, Truepress Jet520HD owners have the ability to print on the same coated litho stocks that they currently use on their offset presses without pretreatment or primer. The printed samples will be showcased at our stand.
SCREEN will use its stand to profile its growing range of bespoke robotic material handling systems, which are increasingly being installed at businesses looking for automation and productivity improvements. Visitors to the show will also be able to see the print samples including the metal plate with Inca Digital's Onset M B1 digital inkjet technology. Demonstration videos will run with specialists on the stand to answer questions and provide industry leading case studies.
A traditional offset printer with a primary focus on folding cartons, Pacer Print and Packaging of Chatsworth, California, shifted 80 percent of its label business in-house with the new inkjet press.
FastCap, LLC, a lean manufacturer of unique household products located in Ferndale, Washington, installed the press in June 2020 and has since increased its productivity by 500 percent.