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Screen develops single-pass UV inkjet label printing system

Today Screen launches the Truepress Jet L350UV UV inkjet label printing system. The new system incorporates innovative technology to deliver high-quality, high throughput, single-pass imaging and will be demonstrated for the first time worldwide at drupa on the Screen stand (9/A40).

In recent years the label printing industry has seen a growing trend of greater product diversification and shorter product lifecycles. As a result, label print companies are increasingly investing in short run POD (Print-On-Demand) systems that deliver high quality, fast job turnaround, and the opportunity to provide added-value services.

Recognizing these industry trends, Screen has developed the Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label printing system. The Truepress Jet L350UV offers print speeds up to 50m (164ft) per minute and can accommodate maximum printing and media widths up to 322mm (12.6in) and 350 mm (13.7in) respectively. As a label printing system it achieves industry-leading productivity of 16.1sqm (173.2 sqft) per minute, delivering outstanding throughput.

The Truepress Jet L350UV features multi-level greyscale printheads with a minimum droplet size of 3 picolitres.  To provide the wider colour gamut often required for labels and packages, the Truepress Jet L350UV supports unique high definition inks and Screen’s owns proprietary high-resolution screening. This is combined with advanced colour management technology based on the Screen EQUIOS Universal Workflow. White ink will be supported that will allow printing on transparent film and metallic foil media to expand application versatility and quality.

The printheads feature an automatic cleaning function, which minimizes maintenance work and helps ensure consistent output results. Screen also plans to connect lamination and die cutting post-press units inline, promising even higher processing efficiency.

“The Truepress Jet L350UV provides Screen with an outstanding offering for the label printing industry” says Kees Mulder, President, Screen Europe. “Our in-depth experience in both digital print and unified production workflow management underlines our commitment to providing world-class solutions for this growing market sector.”

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