Screen launches ‘best-in-class’ roll-to-roll system for Truepress Jet W3200UV printer

Screen Graphic and Precision Solutions announces the global launch of a 3.2m wide roll-to-roll system for its Truepress Jet W3200UV. The new system integrates with the flatbed Truepress Jet W3200UV to turn it into one of the industry’s most versatile wide-format printers, producing high-quality UV print on both sheeted and roll-fed substrates at 150 sqm/hr. The Truepress Jet W3200UV with new dual flat/roll capability makes its global debut at FESPA 2015 (May 18-22 in Cologne, Germany, Stand U20/Hall 6).

The Truepress Jet W3200UV flat/roll printer is a joint development between Screen and its subsidiary company Inca Digital. It unites Screen’s roll media handling technology, developed for its successful high-end digital web presses, with Inca’s leading digital flatbed technology. Able to handle rolls from 0.75m up to 3.2m wide, the new system can be purchased with a new printer or can be easily retro-fitted in the field. Very easy to use, the operator can switch from a fast flatbed into a fast roll-fed printer in the time it takes to walk around the machine! Once the table is locked the printer effectively converts into roll mode. The 3.2m x 1.6m wide flatbed table is driven by magnetically encoded linear motors to achieve precision movement. In addition, the printer includes features typically found on printers that come with much higher price tags, such as pop-up registration pins, auto-cleaning capability, intelligent nozzle mapping and a head-crash detection system.

The Truepress Jet W3200UV features six colours plus two white-ink channels and different print modes which can be selected depending on the finished product. For example, Photo Quality and Fine Photo Quality modes can reproduce fine lines, serif fonts and detail in highlight areas, while the Production Mode is optimized for point-of-purchase materials. Text as small as 4-point and 6-point reversed are sharp and legible in all modes. Like the flatbed machine, the new roll system features an advanced multilayer option enabling up to 8 layers to be merged.

As a result, this single all-round printer can produce the widest range of both commodity and high-value products, such as everyday display graphics, hard/soft signage, wallcoverings, banners, lorry curtains, window film, quality POS, 1 to 8 multi-layers, backlit and day/night graphics and accurate 75lpi lenticulars.

“Retailers today want their print suppliers to be able to produce a wide variety of graphics and POS products using many different solid and flexible substrates, with a fast turnaround and at the best quality,” says Bui Burke, Vice-President, Screen Europe. “The versatile Truepress Jet W3200UV’s ability to print on both roll and flat materials at full 150 sq/m hr production speeds delivers the best of both worlds. No other printer comes close to this level of flexibility.”

There are two models of the Truepress available: the 85sqm/hr Truepress Jet W3200UV ST and the 150sqm/hr Truepress Jet W3200UV HS. Users can upgrade from the ST to the HS on-site as and when they wish.