August 6, 2015
SCREEN Americas announced today that the company had tested and approved a diverse array of pressure-sensitive label materials manufactured by Spinnaker Coating, LLC for use in the Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label press. The narrow-web Truepress Jet L350UV prints bright, lively images on inkjet-qualified paper, films, polyester and metalized substrates, and print providers now have more options when it comes to which approved label stock to choose.
Headquartered in Troy, Ohio, Spinnaker Coating produces pressure-sensitive paper and film products for the printing industry. Spinnaker products are the preferred label stock for SCREEN Americas’ customer demonstrations of the Truepress Jet L350UV.
In all, 10 Spinnaker face stocks exhibited the measurable print performance, runnability and adhesion that would give SCREEN customers the image quality, fine text and high speeds they need. Among the approved face stocks are Semi Gloss Paper, 2.0 mil TC Clear BOPP, 2.3 mil TC White BOPP, 2.0 mil Bright Silver Metallized BOPP, Holographic Rainbow PET and others. The 10 face stocks translate to just over 60 constructions. All are available as Trimless constructions with a 3 inches wide and 5,000 feet long single roll minimum.
“The Truepress Jet L350UV excels at being able to produce a wide range of labels on many substrates,” said Ken Ingram, vice president of sales and marketing at SCREEN Americas. “Compatibility of the paper with the production inkjet device is the key to ensuring that every job runs flawlessly. Spinnaker does an exceptional job of keeping up with digital printing technology, the printing process and the requirements of the label market.”
“As we continue to grow our digital portfolio, we are excited to build this partnership with SCREEN Americas,” said Joel Ulrich, digital market manager. “Spinnaker is committed to working with equipment manufacturers like SCREEN to develop label stock for the newer digital print platforms. With higher performance digital presses becoming more widespread, it is critical for our customers’ success that Spinnaker’s portfolio offers the best results.”
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.