23 August 2017

Screen launches two new digital label presses for labels & food packaging

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Screen (stand 9B30) launches two new UV inkjet label presses, expanding its remit into food packaging and further strengthening its position within the digital labels sector. The commercial release of the Truepress Jet L350UV+ and the Truepress Jet L350UV+LM will take place in parallel at Labelexpo Europe.

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 odor.

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 by Screen for high-end, high-speed label production. The L350UV+ system offers superior productivity, substrate compatibility, color 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 meters per minute and enable the reproduction of a wider color 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.

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