Durst (9H57) shows the modular 7-colour Tau 330 high speed UV inkjet label press featuring new in-line digital laser finishing and low-migration UV inks for food, healthcare and pharmaceutical applications at Labelexpo. The Tau 330 uses Xaar 1001 printheads and prints up to 48m/min on a 330mm width web to achieve a production capacity of 950sqm/hr. “The way we use the Xaar 1001 printheads is unique. We position them in a particular way in a row and use a second printhead to interleave to image at a higher, 720 dpi resolution, while being able to print at twice the speed,” describes Helmuth Munter, Durst Segment Manager, Label Printing. “The reliability is very good. We’re able to print as many colours as possible and extended gamut inks.” Over 15 installations of the press have been made this year alone.
EFI’s (9H55) Jetrion modular UV inkjet presses combine the performance of the company’s UV inkjet print engine with Xaar 1001 printheads and the flexibility of industrial web finishing. The single-pass Jetrion 4900 family with inline finishing, including laser die cutting, eliminates the need for dies. New varnish and lamination options add even greater versatility. “Jetrion users globally have produced billions of labels on the presses since the Jetrion 4000 family was launched 6 years ago,” explains Steven Billow, CTO, EFI Jetrion. “We’re able to do this in part because Xaar makes a reliable printhead with its TF Technology™.”
FFEI (7L32) Xaar 1001 printheads have been chosen by FFEI Ltd to deliver the high productivity, reliability and quality its customers require from its new-generation Graphium digital UV inkjet press. Graphium, distributed by Fujifilm, is a modular, 4-colour narrow web, digital UV inkjet press with additional high-opacity digital white ink and varnish capability. Print speeds of up to 50m/min on a 410mm web width delivers productivity up to 1,230 sqm/hr. Supporting up to six digital modules and six flexo stations, Graphium enables users to integrate optional flexo and finishing stations in line for conversion in a single pass. “The Xaar 1001 is absolutely perfect for handling high-viscosity fluids,” says Andy Cook, FFEI Managing Director. “There is just no other printhead that could deliver Graphium’s performance and day-in, day-out reliability with low maintenance.”
INX International Ink Co (9G38) In conjunction with Spartanics, INX International will show the NW140 inkjet UV digital narrow web press. The press incorporates 12 Xaar 1001 printheads with six ink channels and is powered by the JetINX™ printhead drive and ink recirculation system to deliver fast UV-LED cure single-pass output on any label stock. “With so many short-run jobs, label printers must rely on digital presses that can print high quality labels comparable with flexo and offset, while keeping up with demand,” says Renee Schouten, INX Corporate Marketing Manager. “That’s why we designed the NW140 press with Xaar 1001 printheads. TF Technology™ helps keep our presses running with little maintenance.”
JF Machines (9G70) shows the PicoColour 140 digital colour label press using Xaar 1001 inkjet printheads and CMYK Sunjet UV inks. The machine features rotary die cutting, an optional fifth colour and is available in 70, 140 and 210mm print widths. Enhancements introduced at the show include variable data printing capability and a new high-precision drive technology.
Stork Prints (6H40) shows the DSI® UV inkjet label printer which can be configured as a stand-alone digital printer or a complete line with in-line (semi-rotary) converting and in widths from 135mm-530mm. The DSI features four Xaar 1001 printheads as standard, however an additional six can be added to enable options such as digital white, digital primer and an extended colour gamut by adding orange and violet. “The combination of Xaar printheads and the Stork UV LED pinning stations, together with our own in-house manufactured and Xaar-approved inks, produce excellent colour results.” says Désirée Ordelman, Stork Prints Communications Manager.