Screen’s latest high-speed web-fed inkjet press, the Truepress Jet520HD, will be the centrepiece of the Screen exhibit at this year’s Hunkeler Innovationdays (Messe Lucerne, 23rd to 26th February).
The Truepress Jet520HD will print “live” alongside a standard Truepress Jet520, producing a variety of commercial print applications, including high-quality cookery books and short-run magazines. In addition, the Screen Truepress Jet520HD will also be used to produce the complete set of Hunkeler brochures in five different languages. The commercial work will be saddle-stitched on the Screen stand while the cookery books will be perfect-bound on the Hunkeler/Horizon stand. In addition the two presses will print a ticketing application for the Hunkeler laser perforating line.
Setting a new benchmark in quality and flexibility
The 520mm-wide Truepress Jet520HD, a major extension of Screen’s inkjet press line-up, will be making its exhibition debut following its launch in September last year. Designed from the ground up to offer market-leading print quality on a wider range of materials, the press incorporates a new paper transport system, new drying techniques, new printheads capable of producing variable-size droplets, and new screening technologies that make the most of new high-density, wide-gamut inks.
The result is a high-speed, high-quality press designed to deliver the highest product flexibility through an unrivalled combination of speeds and resolutions (from 50 m/min at 1200x1200dpi to 120 m/min at 600x600dpi) and the widest range of substrates (from 40gsm to 250gsm). Screen Europe’s VP of Marketing added “The press is already producing outstanding results at our European early adopter (Nic Oud, in the Netherlands), they have been particularly pleased with the vibrancy of the colours and the consistency of the results and we look forward to demonstrating this at HID.”
New software tools boost productivity
Screen will also show a new version of the EQUIOS workflow software, specifically developed to exploit the superb print quality of the Truepress Jet520HD. New features include In-RIP Smart Imposition, ICC Profile Editor and Spot Colour Editor. Using the latest Adobe core, EQUIOS can process all levels of variable data at the full engine speed. In addition, Screen will show a redesigned version of its highly-regarded Jetinspection camera-based security system that is fully integrated into EQUIOS. Jetinspection undertakes real-time, full-pixel and full-colour comparison of the printed result to the RIP data, which gives a complete guarantee of content as well as providing the basis of an automated reprint workflow.
Screen’s Smart Book Solution is a new feature of EQUIOS that provides a sophisticated automated on-demand book printing workflow, from processing and imposition of files at input, through printing to book binding and finishing.