TRUEPRESS JETSX: commercial launch of variable data B2 sheetfed inkjet press
Previewed at Ipex 2010, the B2 sheetfed Truepress JetSX inkjet press receives its commercial launch at drupa. This advanced full-color press with full variable data and duplex printing capability prints 1,620 B2 sheets per hour, equivalent to 108 A4 pages per minute. Enhancements to its specifications include the ability to handle offset and inkjet paper and board up to 0.6 millimeters, and the ability to print fully variable data to any level of output from the Screen EQUIOS front end.
This press handles a wide range of substrates with ease and is aimed at niche applications that require the B2 format that cannot be printed on the current range of toner devices. In addition, anything that can also be printed on a B3 press can be printed on the Truepress JetSX. Its ability to print onto board up to 0.6 millimeters (simplex mode), including textured substrates, makes it ideal for personalized photo, photobook, gift, packaging and prototyping applications.
The Truepress JetSX, combined with the EQUIOS front end and third-party finishing equipment, can be integrated to provide a highly automated, web-to-delivery solution. Files received online can be automatically preflighted, color managed, imposed and placed in the print queue. Once the job is printed, EQUIOS passes the necessary information through to an MIS system for automatic billing if required.
A European beta site will start after drupa.
TRUEPRESS JET520: the world’s most successful high-volume, web-fed inkjet press
Launched in 2006, the Truepress Jet520 range is the most successful high-volume digital web-fed inkjet press in the world today, with close to a 50 percent market share. Screen has shipped over 400 machines, including those manufactured for Ricoh, and 2011/12 is shaping up to the best year to date for sales.
The Truepress Jet520 is suitable for every volume requirement from 1 million to 100 million pages per month. It has grown into an extensive family of products that range from entry-level monochrome machines that are a cost-effective replacement for toner devices right through to Screen’s flagship machine, the four-color Truepress Jet520ZZ, that is capable of printing at almost 3,000 A4 pages per minute.
At drupa, Screen launches JetInspection JI-500, a web inspection option for the Truepress Jet520 that captures every pixel of every page as it is printed and compares it against the RIP data to ensure full data integrity. JetInspection JI-500 is integrated into EQUIOS so that, if it monitors an error, the finishing line is notified to reject the page and a new one is activated, all automatically. This option is particularly important for data-critical transpromo and billing applications.
PLATERITE CTP: the world’s widest and fastest range of CTP for offset and flexo
Screen has been manufacturing PlateRite CTP devices for over 10 years and is the world’s leading developer with the largest market share (41.4 percent) and over 17,500 units sold, most still in use. The company offers 26 different highly automated models spanning 4-, 6-, 8-, 16-, 24-, 36-, 40- and 48-page formats.
Screen is expanding its range of CTP devices for the flexo packaging industry. It offers the Screen PlateRite FX range of thermal platesetters to image all market-leading solvent and water-wash photopolymer plates for flexo and letterpress applications to the highest 4,800 dpi quality levels.