The Truepress Jet650UV stands apart in production environments in which sharp image reproduction, high print density and front-to-back registration are crucial. The Truepress Jet650UV offers both high output quality and high productivity due to its multiple printhead array, eight-level grayscale inkjet heads and variable drop size from 6 picoliters to 42 picoliters. It supports a maximum resolution of 2,400 dpi x 2,400 dpi, resulting in precision that rivals offset.
The Truepress Jet650UV provides a rich variety of realistic tones, defined gradients, translucent print for backlighting and crisp text on touch panels, dial faces, cellular phone cases, remote controls and meters. Featuring a bed size of 25.5 x 23.6 inches and able to handle media up to 1.96 inches thick, the Truepress Jet650UV is ideal for printing dashboards and instrument clusters found in automobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, watercraft and snowmobiles. In addition, the printing system fulfills the precision and visual confirmation requirements of membrane switches, labels and operation panels used in the manufacture of medical devices.
The Screen-developed flexible UV inks are specially formulated to accommodate industrial applications. Screen’s UV inks deliver exceptional coverage and detail when printing on both sides of transparent media, overprinting on preprinted shells or using thick media. They offer superior adhesion to many difficult substrates and exhibit better durability and abrasion resistance than solvent or aqueous inks. This makes the Truepress Jet650UV a versatile performer for applications that utilize ABS resin, acrylic, PVC, PET and polycarbonate.
The UV inks’ fast-curing properties allow for inline processing. The high degree of flexibility ensures excellent stretching properties. The inks resist cracking or peeling even when formed into three-dimensional molded products, such as 3-D instrument clusters or sample cans for automated beverage dispensers.
Screen enhanced the four-color (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) ink set for the Truepress Jet650UV with the option of additional white, clear and black inks. The white ink option affords customers a wider range of choices for dark or clear substrates. Additional black heads add masking and transparency capabilities.
A variety of printhead quality maintenance functions ensure top quality at all times. An automatic scanning device scans a test print for nozzles in the inkjet head. If clogged, a non-contact cleaning system cleans the inkjet head, preventing misfires and increasing the head’s lifespan.
Adjustable height fittings and vacuum attachments make it easy to accurately position and secure the media for printing. A charge-coupled device (CCD) camera detects the media position and automatically adjusts the alignment if necessary. The printing table is equipped with a microscopic angle rotation feature. A temperature control mechanism keeps the inks at a uniform temperature to ensure consistent printing quality. A media cooler prevents heat emitted by the UV lamps from distorting the plastic substrate.