Leaderform, Italy, buys Europe's first Truepress Jet520ZZ high-speed web inkjet printer

The innovative high speed, web-fed Truepress Jet520ZZ joins the company's Screen Truepress Jet520 printer and will be installed in Leaderform's Verona offices in March.

"The speed of the Truepress Jet520ZZ will help us realize our goal of offering high-volume, high-quality, fully-variable data print services to our clients," says Leaderform chairman, Federico Cozza. "Previously, our long-run variable data workflow consisted of pre-printing the job on one of our conventional offset presses before using a variety of digital devices to handle to variable-data component. Thanks to the Truepress Jet520ZZ, a fully digital, long print-run, variable-data workflow finally becomes a viable proposition."

The Truepress Jet520ZZ is an ultra high-speed version of the Truepress Jet520, the world's most successful continuous-feed color inkjet printer with over 250 machines in production worldwide. The Truepress Jet520ZZ boosts productivity by offering four-color high-quality output at a rate of 220 m/min, equivalent to 175,000 A4 pages per hour or 4 million pages per day. Controlled by the Screen's award-winning EQUIOS workflow and RIP, the Truepress is capable of outputting highly complex colour pages at full engine speed through its unique implementation of variable data handling, including variable PDF recognized by many as the future for high-speed variable output.

"The Truepress Jet520ZZ offers a very impressive throughput and ROI for high-volume variable data applications," says Luigi Rescaldani, general manager of Atlantic Zeiser S.r.l., distributors of the Screen Truepress Jet520ZZ in Italy. "Part of Leaderform's continuing success and growth is due to their foresight in adopting and applying disruptive technologies in order to ensure that they continue to deliver the best possible client offering. Their adoption of the Truepress Jet520ZZ is just the latest in a long line of investments that keep Leaderform at the forefront of the industry."

Kees Mulder, president of Screen Europe, says: "Today's print services providers need to be flexible – both in their approach as well as in their value offering. Screen's variable data strategy has always been to offer technology that embraces flexibility together with performance, quality and peerless reliability. Companies such as Leaderform are a great example of how providers can leverage next-generation technologies from Screen to provide a wider range of client services."

The Truepress Jet520 range of engines includes both single engine duplex (SED) and dual engine duplex (DED) options, alongside monochrome and color versions, and a variety of speed options. The SED configuration prints at 420 A4 pages per minute (64 m/min). This model can be economic from as few as 1 million impressions per month, yet can also produce over 5 million as demand grows. As volumes increase, it is simple to add a second printing unit to form a DED press capable of printing duplex at speeds ranging from 64m per minute right up to 220m per minute. The engines combine multi-grey-level technology with Screen's unique colour handling expertise for the highest-quality reproduction of photographs, illustrations and text.