SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. Will have a major presence at PRINT 17, Chicago, USA, which opened on Sunday the 10th September. The stand theme is ‘Achieve the Extraordinary in Print.’ Significant upgrades to Screen’s Truepress Jet520 series of high-speed, roll-fed inkjet presses will be shown, including the new SC inks that allow printing on coated and uncoated offset stocks without priming. Screen’s EQUIOS universal workflow platform will feature some ground-breaking advances for short-run book production.
As previously announced and also at Labelexpo, Brussels, will be a new version of the Truepress Jet L350UV digital label presse – the L350UV+LM with low migration inks for food labels and packaging. It features a nitrogen purge mechanism that accelerates UV curing to prevent deep ink penetration of substrates and now runs at up to 60 metres per minute.
However, it is Screen’s response to requests from high volume digital press users for inkjet printability on standard coated/uncoated offset stocks, rather than more expensive inkjet-receptive coatings that is attracting the most attention. Although still being refined for commercial release, Print17 visitors will be treated to technology demonstrations of the Truepress Jet 520HD reel-fed press printing with up to six colours for an unrivalled gamut, and with new SC inks that adhere to standard offset stocks with outstanding definition.
Peter Scott, Screen GP’s Australian Managing Director says: “What initially sets the Truepress Jet520HD apart is its unique printhead technology. The press is able to place 2-picoliter droplets — the world’s smallest level — exactly where the dots are required on paper as it moves through a high-speed transfer system. Combined with the maximum true resolution of 1,200 dpi, the Truepress Jet520HD clearly images detail smaller than 0.10 of a point. The result is a sharp, eye-catching finish with no ink spread or jaggies.”
Scottt continues:”Now with the release of SC inks, digital printers have breakthrough absorption technology eliminating any pre-processing or additional primer coatings that are typically required to print to standard offset coated papers. Printing directly to the paper saves time and cost and preserves the paper surface texture to open up a range of new possibilities and new markets for inkjet printing including commercial print, catalogues, magazines and high end books. The term ‘offset quality’ is perhaps overused, but this is the closest to it I have seen. The Printing Industry of America thinks so too as the 520HD with SC inks has just been awarded its 2017 Intertech award for innovation excellence.”
PRINT17 Chicago runs from September 10 to 14 and Screen’s stand number is 2613.