Packaging has become a key target for Screen’s B2 inkjet sheet fed press the Truepress JetSX, which now offers a new feature that allows it to print onto substrates up to 0.6 mm thick.
At drupa Screen is showing Truepress JetSX samples featuring both UV clear ink-based digital embossing and glitter effects, as well as samples showing digital cutting and creasing to reflect the trend toward diversified, short run and on-demand printing.
The company has also launched new Truepress solutions for signage printing, the Jet W1632 UV, and for label printing, the Jet L350 UV.
The Truepress Jet L350 UV offers print speeds up to 50mpm with maximum printing and media widths up to 322mm and 350 mm respectively. As a label printing system it achieves productivity of 16.1sqmpm and features multi-level greyscale print heads with a minimum droplet size of three 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 proprietary high-resolution screening, combined with advanced colour management technology based on the Screen Equios universal workflow. Screen says white ink will be supported that will allow printing on transparent film and metallic foil media.
The print heads feature an automatic cleaning function for less maintenance work. Screen also plans to connect lamination and die cutting post-press units inline, promising higher processing efficiency.
Screens new, high-speed, flat-bed wide format printer, the Truepress Jet W1632UV inkjet printer uses 12 picolitre micro-droplet print heads to provide throughput of 94 sqm per hour, and supports media sizes up to 1600mm x 3200mm and a maximum 48mm thickness, giving 1200 dpi. It also supports the use of light cyan and light magenta giving it application for photographic-quality and back/front lit display.
These include the PlateRite series of thermal CtP recorders, with a leading global market share*, and the Truepress Jet series which enables high-speed, high-quality POD (Print-On-Demand) and variable-data printing.
Screen has strengthened its range of solutions for the packaging industry in other areas including the PlateRite FX series of CTP recorders, designed for flexo and resin letterpress plates. Offering a maximum resolution of 4800 dpi and featuring Screen’s proprietary Flexo Dotscreening, the company says this new line up delivers stable high-definition printing, answering the growing need for high value-added package printing.
Screen’s Equios Universal Workflow controls and manages output to multiple output devices within a single, flexible and scalable operating environment.