See Screen at Pacprint 2017
23rd May 2017
Screen GP is sharing its stand D67 with its Label and Flexo reseller Jet Technologies and there will be ample working equipment.
New for PacPrint is the Truepress Jet L250AQ digital label press, first shown at Auspack Sydney in March. This 250mm wide inkjet web machine is the perfect entry into digital label production for Flexo printers wanting to address the increasing demand for short-run and variable data label production. As Auspack showed, the quality and definition – even for the finest type – is excellent and a range of gloss, matt and silk stocks have already been tested and approved for use with the 1600 x 1600dpi Memjet printeads and dye-based aqueous inks. The ink droplet size is amongst the smallest in the industry at 1.9 picolitres, which yields the finest definition text and details.
When operated at 1600 x 800dpi, speed jumps from nine linear meters per minute to eighteen linear metres, with the results still very acceptable. A small but floor-standing device, it is built with proper reel-to-reel web handling with cleaning and an intuitive touch-screen GUI for ease of operation. Part of the supplied software suite can even calculate the cost per each label based on substrate and ink usage.
Alongside the L250AQ will be its ‘big brother’ the Truepress Jet L350UV, a UV-ink curing press with a wider 350mm web width and the addition of white ink. As a UV machine it can print on a broader range of substrates and also lends itself to flexible packaging and folding carton work. Flexo printers will be impressed by its ability to adjust register in a similar way to conventional presses, and the ability to run reels down to 100mm in width. A reel-to-reel press, it can be partnered with inline or offline finishing solutions such as Screen’s own Jetconverter 350, or other devices.
Rounding off the working demonstrations is the Truepress Jet W3200UV flatbed UV printer for sign, display, POP and short-run packaging. The 3200 x 1600mm bed device will be shown complete with roll-to-roll option, six-colours plus white inks, auto head cleaning and nozzle mapping. The latest MkII version is capable of speeds of up to 230 sqm/hr in Billboard mode.
“It will be a very active stand, “says Screen MD Peter Scott. “Both Screen and Jet personnel will be on hand for label press demos and Fujifilm will have our PlateRite 4600S CtP on their stand (E10) also.”