Screen announces today the landmark first purchase of its Truepress Jet L350UV+LM press by brand management, digital print and interactive media provider Springfield Solutions Ltd. The sale, signed today at Labelexpo, represents Springfield’s fourth Screen label press and sees Screen continue to strengthen its position in the digital labels sector and expand its remit in food packaging labels.
An early adopter of technology since its inception in 1975, Springfield Solutions was among the first to use CTP, created some of the earliest digital assets for packaging, invested in one of the first Apple Macintosh computers, pioneered the use of ISDN to send artwork and installed the first of Screen’s label presses in Europe in 2014. Since then the Hull-based company has developed an extremely fruitful relationship with Screen, purchasing another two Truepress Jet J350UV presses to meet growing demand, becoming Screen’s biggest customer worldwide, advising on R&D routes, and now making another milestone investment.
“When Screen announced a new press with low migration inks we were instantly curious,” states Dennis Ebeltoft, Operations Director at Springfield Solutions Ltd, “With the additional accommodations for food packaging combined with such a productive, high quality digital press, it’s a very compelling proposition. Innovation and growth are paramount to who we are as a company and Screen shares and supports those values. Our previous experience with Screen and the reliability and efficiency of its technology meant that this new innovative machine was a natural choice for us.”
The new Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+LM uses newly developed low migration (low permeability) inks that offer enhanced safety and unrivalled levels of functionality to food packaging label production. Additionally, the press includes a nitrogen purge mechanism for accelerating the curing of UV inks, further preventing ink migration and UV odour. Furthermore, the digital press delivers industry-leading, reliable print speeds of up to 60 meters per minute and enables the reproduction of a wider colour gamut by adding support for a special orange ink to conventional C, M, Y, K and white inks.
“Springfield Solutions is forming a habit of making landmark purchases from Screen,” says Bui Burke, Senior Vice President Sales at Screen. “Pioneers like them are essential for us to bring the most relevant technology to market. In the case of the L350UV+LM, they advised on additions such as the chill roller, and have been advocates from early on. Its invaluable. Our relationship with Springfield has gone from strength to strength since 2014 and we’re delighted to work with such a forward-thinking company.”
Find out more about the Truepress Jet L350UV+LM press at Labelexpo, Brussels, on stand 9B30 from 25-28th September.