EPSON DEBUTS 7-COLOUR INKJET DIGITAL LABEL PRESS AT DRUPA

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Epson has debuted its SurePress L-4033AW, a high-quality, short-run digital label press with white ink, at drupa, building on the success of the SurePress L-4033A. Delivering exceptional print quality and accurate colour reproduction on a wide variety of standard label substrates, the L-4033AW enables label converters and commercial printers to expand their service offering and improve profitability.

To give a wide colour gamut for precise colour matching and accurate reproduction of spot/speciality colours, Epsons SurePress AQ ink-set includes green and orange inks. The difference is especially noticeable in the bright green to yellow and yellow-orange-red portions of the colour space, with higher colour saturation and lifelike shades that make labels more eye-catching.

The ink-set now includes white ink for solid, opaque white printing on materials such as clear film and metallic substrates. Users have the flexibility of printing white first or last.

Epsons Micro Piezo printheads use micro-fine nozzles to deliver perfectly accurate dot shape and placement. This results in superior colour quality and sharp detail for barcodes and small text. Epsons Variable-size Droplet Technology enables ink droplets as small as three picolitres to be produced for smooth gradations and optimum image quality.

Marc Tinkler, senior business development manager at Epson Europe, said: The L-4033AW helps label converters and commercial printers to increase their profit in a number of ways. First, it expands their service offering with its white ink and short-run capabilities. Second, it streamlines their production processes. Unlike conventional presses that require long and complex make-ready, the L-4033AW is quick and easy to set-up, with no plates or films to prepare. Lastly, the L-4033AW maximises uptime with automated printhead maintenance and hot-swappable ink cartridges, with no need to stop the press to change them during production.

The Epson SurePress L-4033AW will be available towards the end of the year.

Key features
-7-colour inkjet digital label press with white ink for high-quality, short-run label printing.
-Delivers exceptional print quality and accurate colour reproduction on a wide variety of standard label substrates.
-Epson SurePress AQ ink-set includes green and orange for a wide colour gamut, precise colour matching and accurate spot/speciality colours.
-White ink for solid, opaque white printing on clear film and metallic substrates.
-Can print white first or last.
-Epson Micro Piezo printheads deliver perfectly accurate dot shape and placement, providing sharp detail for barcodes and small text.
-Delivers smooth gradations and optimum image quality thanks to Epsons Variable-size Droplet -Technology and a three picolitre minimum droplet size.
-Fast and easy set-up with no need for substrate pre-treatment/coatings, plates or films.
-Streamlined production with user-friendly, touch-screen operation.
-Designed for maximum uptime with automated head maintenance and hot-swappable ink cartridges.
-Kinder to the environment with water-based inks and no need for chemicals, plates or films.

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