Screen Europe has announced the commercial launch of the Truepress Jet L350UV, its first UV digital label press, and the appointment of Dantex as European reseller for the new machine.
A preview model of the Truepress Jet L350UV was first shown at drupa 2012. Since then the press has been further refined ready for the launch of the production version today and its commercial availability throughout EMEA. As a result, the innovative Truepress Jet L350UV is the fastest digital label press currently available at over 16 sqm of label stock per minute on a 350mm web and delivers photo-realistic quality, fast job turnarounds and stable output.
Combined with advanced colour management technology based on Screen’s EQUIOS universal workflow, the Truepress Jet L350UV creates smooth, vivid gradations. To provide a wider colour gamut than is typical with the four-colour process, the Truepress Jet L350UV uses Screen’s proprietary high-definition UV inks. Optional opaque white ink further boosts colour vibrancy while enhancing application versatility by allowing printing on transparent film and metallic foil. The press incorporates single-pass greyscale piezo printheads with a minimum droplet size of 3 picolitres. Printing resolutions of 600 x 600dpi combined with the very small droplet size gives sharp, well-defined images and text.
The press is engineered as either a roll-to-roll press for near-line finishing, or with the ability to feature automated in-line finishing such as lamination, die-cutting, foiling, coating and embossing etc.
To coincide with the launch of the Truepress Jet L350UV, Screen Europe has announced the appointment of Dantex, a leading supplier to the packaging sector, as distributor for the press in Austria, Benelux, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.
“Screen is committed to providing the packaging industry with a choice high-quality and ultra-reliable imaging and digital printing solutions that deliver flexibility, low cost of ownership and a swift return on investment. The Truepress Jet L350UV is a superb digital press designed to meet the needs of the market to produce highly competitive high-quality, high-value labels,” says Brian Filler, President, Screen Europe. “Our partnership with Dantex is perfect for this new press. They have considerable experience of selling, installing and supporting specialist production equipment within the packaging industry which makes them an excellent partner for us and our customers across the region.”
Richard Danon, Dantex Chairman, adds, “Dantex is delighted to have formed this new relationship with Screen for the sales & marketing of Truepress Jet L350UV. As a specialist manufacturer and supplier to the Label Printing market, we regard this addition to our product portfolio with a great deal of interest and excitement, our Company has a wealth of experience in the label market, and with Screen’s expertise in imaging technology we have established a formidable partnership to bring this leading technology to our customers.
“Our agreement with Screen covers sales rights to most of the countries where Dantex offices are located. This will allow us to extend expertise and guidance to all our customers, who are interested in digital printing without the loss of speed, quality or reliability. We shall jointly launch this equipment with Screen at Labelexpo Brussels and of course look forward to presenting Truepress on our Stand 5D20.”
The Truepress Jet L350UV joins Screen’s range of innovative imaging and digital print on demand technology for the commercial print, book, newspaper and packaging industries. Screen products for packaging applications include a range of thermal PlateRite CTP devices; the Truepress JetSX sheet-fed B2 digital label press for personalised carton and label printing; and now the web-fed Truepress Jet L350UV for label printing.
In addition to working with Dantex in the regions outlined above, Screen will also work with other specialist partners across the EMEA region.
The first European showing of the Truepress Jet L350UV will be at Labelexpo Europe (24-27th September 2013, Brussels) where it will be demonstrated by both Screen (Stand 9G50) and Dantex (Stand 5D20).