Screen has launched two new UV inkjet label presses, enabling the company to further its position in food packaging with new speeds.
The new Screen Truepress Jet L350UV+LM brings unrivalled levels of functionality to food packaging label production. As well as using newly developed low migration (low permeability) inks that offer enhanced safety, the press includes a nitrogen purge mechanism for accelerating the curing of UV inks, further preventing ink migration and UV odour.
Furthermore, the new Screen Truepress L350UV+LM press pushes the envelope in terms of productivity, sharing a host of fresh features with the L350UV+ press, which was developed for high-end, high-speed label production. The L350UV+ system offers superior productivity, substrate compatibility, colour reproduction, operability and other advanced features that provide a significant edge over conventional technologies in a wide range of fields.
Both new Screen presses deliver industry-leading, reliable print speeds of up to 60 metres per minute and enable the reproduction of a wider colour gamut by adding support for a special orange ink to conventional C,M,Y,K and white inks. Each system’s transfer section can also be equipped with an optional chill roller for cooling thin substrates that are particularly susceptible to the heat generated by the UV lamp. Labels such as those required for the wrappers used on PET bottles can now be printed with ease on the Truepress Jet L350UV+LM press. These functions provide print companies with the ability to produce an expanded range of new and profit generating applications with greater quality and productivity than ever before.
The continuing diversification of consumer preferences has led to sustained growth in small- to medium-run work in a wide array of the food label printing market. Brand owners have also sought to create label designs on a greater variety of substrates to differentiate their products from the competition. In response, printers have increasingly been calling for digital label presses that can accommodate a wider range of substrates while maintaining the high safety levels required for food products. Screen meets this rising demand with the introduction of these new products.
‘We announced our first specialised digital label press, the Truepress Jet L350UV system, in 2013. Delivering world-class print speeds of up to 50 metres per minute, the combined quality, productivity and substrate compatibility attracted significant attention, and adoption continues to grow internationally as does its excellent reputation,’ commented Bui Burke, senior vice president sales at Screen. ‘Screen will continue its development of systems designed to meet the needs of the label printing industry and we’re fully committed to the stable, long-term growth of the sector.’
The commercial release of the Truepress Jet L350UV+ and the Truepress Jet L350UV+LM will take place in parallel at the upcoming Labelexpo exhibition.