FIRST SCREEN DIGITAL LABEL PRESS HEADS FOR AUSTRALIA
26th June 2014
The first Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press to be installed in Australia has arrived and will be commissioned in early July. It will be shown to the industry at the Jet Technologies Sydney Open House on July 25th.
The award-winning press was previewed at PacPrint 2013 and officially launched at LabelExpo, Europe last September. It was awarded ‘Best Digital Label Printing Solution’ by the European Digital Press Association (EDP), in May.
Peter Scott, Managing Director of Dainippon Screen Australia, says: “There has been significant interest in the Truepress Jet L350UV in both Australia and New Zealand but we have lacked a local demonstration machine to run customer trials and demonstrations. Screen and our reseller partner Jet Technologies have cooperated to bring this unit here in a working environment, alongside digital finishing equipment. This will be a tremendous boost to the local industry and of course to Jet and Screen as we move forward in the short to medium run digital label sector.”
The L350UV is significantly different to other digital label presses in that it runs at 50 metres per minute across a 350mm web, with a print swathe of 322mm. This delivers 16.1 square metres of full colour, finely printed labels per minute; or 966 square metres per hour. The wide-gamut CMYK inkset has a white ink option for clear substrates and, since curing is by UV light, a wide variety of standard label stocks can be used.
The 600dpi grayscale printheads eject 3 picolitre droplets and, with Screen’s proprietary screening technology, deliver unparalleled smoothness of gradations and skin tones. As a non-impact inkjet digital press, the repeat length is up to an awesome 2.4 metres.
“We are delighted to partner with Jet Technologies to bring this first Truepress Jet L350UV to the region,” says Scott, adding: “We both look forward to presenting it to the industry on July 25th and thereafter.”
A video of the L350UV can be seen at:
Anyone wishing to attend the Jet Technologies Open House can do so by contacting them via: www.jet-ap.com .