The company has launched the Jetrion 4900, a revolutionary UV inkjet digital printing system that combines high-quality digital printing with in-line laser finishing for label converters. It was on display for the first time at the expo.
The new system makes short-run digital label jobs even more efficient and profitable by eliminating set-up time, substrate waste and inventory requirements associated with the label finishing process. It produces eye-catching, durable labels on an array of substrates.
The system is a robust industrial press that is ideal for label converters looking to transfer high-cost, short- and medium-run jobs to digital systems, from print file straight through to finished roll, said Sean Skelly, vice president and general manager of EFI Jetrion. It produces top-quality labels with cost-savings that go straight to the bottom line, a must in todays business environment where lean manufacturing and efficiency are required to compete.
By integrating printing and finishing for the entire production run, the system offers label converters substantial savings with no additional plates, dies, change overs and make-ready labour needed.
The versatile system combines the proven performance of EFIs market-leading Jetrion UV digital presses with an industrial web finishing and transport system. It prints four-colour and highly opaque white UV inks in a single pass, delivering flexo-quality labels that are heat, cold and chemical resistant, and UL-certified on select substrates.
The finishing system features advanced, high-powered dual lasers from SEI Laser Converting, offering comprehensive capabilities such as die cutting, slitting, and backscoring on a wide range of substrates from paper, foil and film to specialty stock. It runs standard flexo rolls and offers inline and offline modes for special jobs.
Brian Rhoades, vice president of operations for US-based Consolidated Products, Inc., said the Jetrion fits right in line with its lean label operation. We just quoted a job for one million labels with 25 different SKUs [Stock Keeping Units], he said. How many set-ups will we do to complete the job from start to finish? One. The system means real savings, quality labels and peace of mind our customers can count on.
Demand for targeted, variable label content continues to rise, and our system allows converters to keep these frequently outsourced short-run jobs, and profits, in house, added Skelly.
As with all EFI products, system users benefit from the power of EFI integrated workflow and color management software, as well as its global infrastructure for customer training and rapid-response support anywhere EFI products are sold.