SCREEN GP will feature a technology preview of its new Truepress Jet L350UV+LM, at Labelexpo Europe, Brussels and also at Print17, Chicago. The LM stands for ‘Low Migration’ inks and the new press has been designed to run only these inks for the food industry. The new UV inkjet system is designed to expand the ability to print labels for food packages, where contact between inks and the food or beverage itself must be minimised. A second new press, the Truepress Jet L350UV+ will also be previewed, running standard non-low migration inks.
“It will be late this year or early 2018 before we see availability of these new machines in Australia/New Zealand,” says Screen GP Australia managing director Peter Scott, “USA and European release is late September, followed by Japan around November. Our existing successful L350UV model will remain available through ourselves and our dealer Jet Technologies.”
Scott adds: “However, the development of these new presses demonstrates Screen’s total commitment to the label production industry, using fast and colour-accurate inkjet technology borne from years of experience in the field.”
Extra Orange ink, faster speed, chill roller
The Truepress Jet L350UV+LM is equipped with a wealth of functions that make it ideal for handling the labels required for food packages. SCREEN anticipates it will allow printing companies to target an increased range of food applications with greater quality and productivity than ever before.
As well as 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. It also delivers print speeds of up to 60 meters per minute and enables the reproduction of a wider color gamut by adding support for orange ink to conventional CMYK plus white inks.
In addition, the system’s transfer section can be optionally equipped with a chill roller for cooling thin substrates that are particularly susceptible to the heat generated by its UV lamp. The roller mechanism allows these substrates to be transferred and printed with complete reliability. Labels such as those required for the wrappers used on PET bottles can now be digitally printed efficiently.
At Labelexpo and Print17, the Truepress Jet L350UV+LM will be joined by the Truepress Jet L350UV+, a new high-end model developed for standard label applications. The system offers superior productivity, substrate compatibility, color reproduction, operability and other advanced features that provide a significant edge in functionality over conventional models in a wide range of fields. Its ability to maintain both exceptional speed of 60 metres/min and quality make it ideal for general commercial label printing.