Matt Ellis, MD at Luminar: “Since working with the new system, we have found that it is incredibly efficient and agile.”
Sydney-based packing and labelling specialist Luminar has expanded its digital printing operations with the installation of a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV Inkjet press, supplied through Jet Technologies.
Supported by partner of ten years, Jet Technologies, Screen’s Truepress Jet L350UV has proven to be Australia’s leading digital inkjet label press. Since rolling out the L350UV, Luminar has extended its digital printing capacity and streamlined its existing digital operations.
Positioned as a hybrid digital labelling and flexible packaging company, Luminar’s broad industry base includes industrial and automotive customers such as ACCO Brands, and food & beverage customers such as My Muscle Chef and Mingle Seasoning, as well as craft beer and health and beauty customers.
“With such a diversity of customers, we needed a solution that would increase our printing efficiency without sacrificing quality or attention to detail. The decision to select the L350UV came about after a long association with Jet Technologies, where they systematically proved the L350UV’s unrivalled reliability and high productivity,” says Matt Ellis, Managing Director of Luminar. “Since working with the new system, we have found that it is incredibly efficient and agile; offering a wide range of material solutions that are used to service our existing customers whilst also supporting our growth trajectory as a business.”
The L350UV is the most flexible and automated label production system in its class, delivering industry-leading speeds and uptime for a digital label and flexible packaging system, of up to 60 linear meters per minute. The top-of-the-range SAI S model runs with up to seven colours and white ink at 50 metres-per-minute.
Ellis adds: “Since 2018, our flexible packaging sales have grown by over 100% year-on-year and, in an effort to continue servicing our customers at the highest level, we felt the L350UV was the best solution for us and our customers to cater for this business growth. Having local support from both Screen and Jet Technologies made the decision a no-brainer, and we are excited about the additional strength this system will provide for our already-strong printing capabilities.”
David Reece, Director of Sales at Jet Technologies says: “We have worked with Luminar for many years and are very excited at the digital printing opportunities that the L350UV will bring to the business. The L350UV is an incredibly reliable and highly productive machine and will support Luminar’s ongoing growth across multiple markets.”
Peter Scott, Managing Director of Screen GP Australia adds: “It’s fantastic to welcome Luminar to the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV family. Luminar has become a major force in the label and packaging industry, from quite humble beginnings working from a garage, then small commercial premises and now the production hub in Northwest Sydney. Screen and our distribution partner Jet Technologies are proud to be a part of this next growth phase for Matt Ellis and his team.”