New software, hardware and finishing features deliver new levels of quality, productivity and flexibility
At Labelexpo Screen Europe will demonstrate the latest model of the Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label press featuring important new innovations that combine to deliver superb quality, productivity and flexibility (Booth 9B30). Since the innovative Truepress Jet L350UV was launched just two years ago, the press has evolved significantly and in Brussels visitors will see the latest model featuring new ‘vivid colour’ extended gamut, JDF-enabled job control software and inline/offline finishing – all for the first time. Popular with label converters worldwide, 25 systems have already been installed and all are in maximum production and driving business growth. Several companies are now investing in their second press to meet demand.
The high-productivity Truepress Jet L350UV uses Screen’s high-definition CMYK+white UV inks and delivers photo-realistic quality at 50m/minute (16 sqm/min) on web widths up to 350mm. The press incorporates single-pass greyscale piezo printheads with a minimum droplet size of 3 picolitres. Printing resolutions of 600 x 600dpi combined with the very small droplet size gives sharp, well-defined images and text.
The latest Screen Truepress Jet L350UV at Labelexpo further maximises the potential for profitability by offering end-to-end production with new developments in links to MIS and near line finishing. The new link to CERM (MIS) allows JDF communication to the Screen EQUIOS digital front end to eliminate many repetitive manual tasks and automating planning and step & repeat routines. The resultant improvement in efficiency cuts production time still further and enables over 25 short run jobs per shift. In turn information is fed back live to a digital dash board displaying production data, printing speeds and metres printed for all scheduled jobs.
The new Screen JetConverter L350 is a modular finishing solution offering the flexibility of both in-line and off-line operation to achieve the highest productivity. It is equipped with many new standard functions for label printing, including varnishing, lamination, die-cutting and slitting. In addition, advantages such as decreased times for setup and adjustment and reduced paper wastage achieved by a shorter path line enable significant cost reductions during label production.
At Labelexpo Screen launches Vivid colour Mode which allows the Truepress JetL350UV to further extend the colour gamut that can be achieved from the existing vibrant inkset. Vivid colour Mode enhances and simplifies the process of attaining spot colour values using just a simplified four-colour ink set and without the need for spot colour inks.
Finally, already recognised as achieving the smoothest gradations, sharpest detail with the thinnest ink lay down compared to other inkjet label devices, the EQUIOS DFE’s new text resolution function offers HD quality text sharpness by reducing ink spread across the whole job or on selected elements – even on uncoated paper substrates.