SCREEN to show latest inkjet technologies at Hunkeler Innovation Days, Switzerland

Hunkeler’s popular Innovation days will return to Lucerne, Switzerland, from 27th February to 2 March 2nd and once again, SCREEN is a leading supporter.


Screen GP Australia Managing Director Peter Scott says: “I would normally be there myself but I can’t make it this time. It’s a pity because the Hunkeler Innovation days have proven to be highly valuable in demonstrating what can be accomplished using high-volume digital inkjet production and finishing.”


He continues: “What I can say is that Screen will be showing both the Truepress Jet520HD+ digital web press with newly launched SC+ ink for offset-quality of offset stocks and a first look at the Truepress PAC520P, developed for environmentally-friendly flexible paper packaging, using water-based pigmented inks that comply with appropriate food safety regulations.”

The development of the Truepress PAC520P is in response to the trend of reducing plastic material in packaging. It is a high-speed, water-based inkjet digital press for paper-based packaging substrates, with a much lower environmental impact than conventional printing processes. This is due to a drastic reduction in energy and material waste. Building on almost two decades of experience in inkjet printing, the Truepress PAC 520P uses newly developed proprietary water-based pigment inks that comply with appropriate food-safety regulations for sustainable flexible-packaging applications.

Winner of two technology awards – Intertech and the Japanese Society of Printing Science and Technology – the Truepress Jet520HD+ press with its newly launched ink, SC+ Ink, is a very reliable and productive commercial, transactional and publishing digital press. It will be configured with the Hunkeler Cut & Stuck system (CS8) at HID 2023.

Scott adds: “Our Truepress Jet520HD+ offers high printing quality on standard matt, silk and gloss offset papers at great productivity – with the added power of variable and short-run print-on-demand.”


New Partnerships

In addition to new products, Screen will demonstrate how it cooperates with 3rd parties, for the benefit of customers.  One is with Solimar Systems, with the aim to streamline production flows, enabling greater automation and labour savings, while also reducing production losses and errors in the printing process. Solimar’s SOLitrack system provides excellent visualisation of each job’s progress and status of equipment, creating a seamless digital workflow with Screen’s highly reliable EQUIOS RIPing.

The second is with colour measurement and software solutions from MYIRO.  All Truepress Jet 520HD printers will now come with MYIRO, a modern, automatic colour-calibration system that makes colour management much faster, easier, accurate, and reliable.

With almost 100 exhibiting companies, Hunkeler Innovation Days is held at Messe Lucerne exhibition facility, Switzerland from February 27th to March 2nd, 2023. Screen can be found in Hall 2, stand #P4